The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 6th July 2022 has published the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to the state cabinet's decision taken on May 18 this year to ban single use plastic in the state, the department of forest, environment & climate change has framed 'Manipur Plastic Policy 2022' and issued notification in this regard on June 20.

Knowledge gathered over the past four years in the IUCN Close the Plastic Tap programme is the basis of this publication.

Report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board regarding implementation of the notification issued by the state of Tamil Nadu banning single use plastics within the state.

The units which were manufacturing throw away plastics illegally were being identified during regular inspection and monitoring process and also brought to the knowledge of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. Directions for closure and disconnection of power supply were issued to 117 industries who were involved in the manufacture of banned plastic from January 2019 to October 2021.

Plastics have been a development driver for decades but have turned into a development problem due to their omnipresence in the environment. Marine litter and plastic pollution have attracted much attention and commitments from governments and the private sector alike in the past few years.

The perennial presence of plastic waste in the Indus River and its tributaries is a recent addition to the already extensive list of threats to water quality, ecological health, and environmental sustainability in Pakistan.

The Department of Urban Development, Goa on 19th May 2022, has published the Model Goa Municipal Plastic Waste Management Byelaws, 2022 which shall apply to every waste generator, manufacturer, producer, importer and brand owner operating within the jurisdiction of the council in the State of Goa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Mitra Vs State of Gujarat dated 09/05/2022.

To encourage use of alternatives of plastics, government think-tank NITI Aayog has suggested strengthening waste minimisation through extended producer responsibility, proper labelling and collection of compostable and biodegradable plastics.

Plastic waste management and recycling activities have the potential to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic production and to tap the economic value of would-be waste materials through circular economy approaches.