A Chinese firm opened a 4.5 billion shilling (45 million U.S. dollars) plastic waste recycling plant in eastern Kenya on Monday to help curb environmental degradation.

That was said by the minister for State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment), Mr January Makamba, during a question-and-answer session in Parliament today, April 8.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (State of Maharashtra) dated 08/04/2019 regarding the status of compliance of orders of this Tribunal on the subject of solid waste management and allied issues.

Officials of the Municipal Corporation raided various business establishments in the city today and recovered Rs 73,000 as fine after challaning 49 shops for using polythene.

The Kenyan press is reporting "an outcry" over a ban on all plastic bags coming into effect today.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohammad Yusuf Abdullah Shaikh & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 02/04/2019 regarding remedial steps against air pollution caused by melting of plastic at Malegaon in the State of Maharashtra. NGT directs for the constitution of a joint Committe

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Original Application No. 606/2018 Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (State of West Bengal) dated 02/04/2019 regarding status of compliance of orders of the NGT on the subject of solid waste management and allied issues.

Some of the directions given by NGT are the following:

The ban on non-woven bags take effect from today.

Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be subject to a congestion charge starting in 2021 and single-use plastic bags will be banned across New York state in less than a year

Landmarks in nations across the world, from Samoa to the UK, were plunged into darkness on Saturday as activists marked Earth Hour.

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