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Of the 8,300 million tonnes of plastic produced from 1950 to 2015, only 7% has been recycled while more than half has been discarded in landfill or leaked into the environment. Companies, organisations, and governments are taking measures to tackle plastic pollution.

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution Caused by Coal Based Power Plants, 18/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution due to e-waste, 15/07/2019. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2005 estimated 1.47 lakh ton of ewaste in the country. As per the United Nations University report, “The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017”, 20 lakh ton of e-waste generation was reported in the country in 2016.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in order to conserve, protect and improve the quality of environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution has decided to identify beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nuggehalli Jayasimha Vs Government of NCT of Delhi dated 08/07/2019 regarding non compliance of environment norms by the dairies operating in Delhi. It is alleged that solid, liquid and gas waste is generated and dumped into the drains which are meeting the river Yamuna and thus, this activity results in contamination of river Yamuna. The waste clogged the drainage system which was becoming breeding ground for mosquitoes and other inspects and thus creating health hazard.

Liu Xiao spends her weeks visiting sludge and organic waste treatment plants across China.

Tao Guangfa, a 67-year-old Chinese villager, still remembers how people used to be afraid to eat corn, rice and other crops in the fields and along a waterway around a local arsenic mine.

Mumbai/Surat: “Plastic waste is a great impediment to tourism,” said former United Nations environment chief Eric Solheim on Tuesday morning in Surat. His statement sounded a gong for action.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental pollution due to coal mining, 24/06/2019. Different coal mining operations namely, drilling, blasting and material handling contribute to dust generation and water pollution. Transportation of coal by uncovered trucks, also adds to dust generation along roads.

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