Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 27/05/2019 regarding exploitation of East Kolkata Wetland, to the detriment of the environment and ecology. Subhas Datta had conducted a survey that revealed large number of constructions that have sprung up within the said area for different purposes which includes commercial/ industrial and other activities that are deleterious to the water body in violation of the East Kolkata Wetland (Conservation and Management) Act, 2006 and rules framed thereunder.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Arun Kumar Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 24/05/2019 regarding violation of norms by plastic industries making shoe soles and other plastic goods in Narela and Bawana in Delhi. Report submitted by a committee found open dumping of waste and open burning of plastic waste, drains fully chocked by waste in absence of collection of waste generated by industries and untreated waste water from industries being directly discharged into the drains in Narela as well as Bawana industrial areas.
Amidst growing concern about the impacts of plastic on the oceans, ecosystems, and human health, there’s another largely hidden dimension of the plastic crisis: plastic’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.