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NEW DELHI: India generates 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but 40% of it remains uncollected causing choking of drainage and river systems, littering of the marine ecosystem, soil and wat

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naveen Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2019 regarding setting up of Solid Waste Processing Plant without obtaining consent to operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and removal of waste dumped on the land along Kaali River in Ganwri village in Meerut district. The applicant alleges that unscientific dumping of solid waste is taking place in village Ganwri on the banks of river Kaali which is creating health issues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurwinder Singh Boparai Vs State of Punjab dated 16/01/2019 regarding dumping and burning of garbage taking place at Sultanpur Lodhi, District Kapurthala, Punjab. The Municipal Council, Sultanpur Lodhi is not taking the requisite steps for compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Revolv, a new container rental service, is launching in Singapore and could help cut single-use plastic from food and drink takeaways, the fastest growing source of plastic waste in the convenience

China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling “bases” by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of its resources after extending a ban on foreign trash imports.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abhay Dahiya & Others Vs State of Haryana dated 15/01/2019 regarding dumping and burning of garbage in violation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and discharging of untreated water by the Municipal Council, Sonepat near Deenbandhu Chotu Ram Science and Technology University, Murthal creating lot of pollution and adverse impact on the health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sacred Heart Public School Chopra Education Society Vs Municipal Council & Others dated 14/01/2019 regarding illegal dumping and burning of garbage near a school by the Municipal Council, Kapurthala. The smoke generated by the fires is causing hazardous pollution, threatening the public health, including the health of the children.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jitender Yadav Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 at Almora, State of Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding disposal of solid waste in Kollam, Kerala.

The government introduced amendments to the law banning plastic bags. Moroccan consumption of the raw material used in manufacturing plastic bags dropped by 50 percent since 2015.

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