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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N. & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 29/10/2018 regarding waste management in Kollam, Kerala. NGT in its previous order had directed the Kollam Municipal Corporation to quantify the waste generated in the municipal corporation area and the capacity of the decentralized treatment plant.

Freedom Island is drowning in garbage.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Basant Pant, Editor Dehradun Ki Jhalak Vs. State of Uttarakhand dated 09/10/2018. Proceedings have been initiated in this matter on a letter alleging that there is lot of waste dumped in the area from Kaddukhal Bazar to Surkanda Devi Temple in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The dumped garbage affects the pilgrims. They find it difficult of breathe and are subjected to several diseases.

A third of all waste generated in cities of Latin America and the Caribbean ends up in open dumps or in the environment, polluting soil, water and air, and threatening the health of the population, according to a UN Environment report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/10/2018 regarding garbage dumping in Deepor Beel, Kamrup District, Assam. Senior Additional Advocate General submits that proposals have been made in respect of the integrated MSW treatment plant in question, and the matter relating to the railway track.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shri V. Eswaran, Coimbatore Vs. The District Collector, Coimbatore & Others dated 03/10/2018 regarding dumping of solid waste in the Vellalore dump yard and landfill site falling with the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation area which, as per the applicant, has been a cause of serious health hazard for the people of the area as the soil is getting contaminated due to leachate and the air pollution being caused by emission of foul smell.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Proceedings initiated against the Unscientific of accumulated Waste leading to environmental pollution and health problem Vs. State of Kerala & Others dated 03/10/2018 regarding waste management in Kerala.

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Municipal Council, Kullu Vs The State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 01/10/2018 regarding unplanned dumping of waste in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

In an unprecedented move against plastic pollution in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic by 2030.

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action.

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