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Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.

Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters, according to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft. Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia, according to the report.

The European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal and the main topic of this year's EU Green Week.

Public understanding of plastic pollution has risen consid­erably in the last couple of years. Far less understood is the broader context in which this pollution exists, and of the full extent of its impacts.

How have plastics and a convenience lifestyle become so widespread in a part of the world that traditionally adhered to a refill, reuse, and recycle mindset and where natural materials for packaging and refillable containers were the norm?

Concerns about the environmental and social harm caused by plastic waste and pollution have led to a surge in laws and policies designed to control the production and use of single-use plastic products.

The Environment Ministry has amended rules allowing thermal power plants within 10 kilometres of the National Capital Region (NCR) and in cities with more than 10 lakh population to comply with new emission norms by the end of 2022, according to official notification.

This report is aimed at examining the issue of single use plastic in Indonesia. The public’s behavior, the role of manufacturers and governmental policies will all be considered. Plastic has now become a global issue which requires and integrated management system to find a solution.

This UNEP report communicates the current status of the world’s urgent issues -- climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution-- and opportunities to solve them

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of James Jose, Managing Director, CGR Hallmarkers Pvt. Ltd. Vs Government of India dated 19/01/2021. The issue for consideration was the need for a regulatory regime to check acidic activities in testing of gold.  

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