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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rita Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 14/01/2020 regarding violation of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 in village of Dughneri, District Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, on account of failure to handle waste which is being burnt, causing air pollution, resulting in diseases and loss of livestock and contributing to forest fires and loss of wildlife.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kripakar Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/01/2020 regarding illegal dumping of solid waste near village Raup, Majholi Padadi, Sonbhadhra District Hospital and the protected forest area in Robertganj.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 dated 07/01/2020 regarding status of compliance of waste management and other issues in different States/UTs in compliance of earlier orders of the NGT.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saloni Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/12/2019 regarding compliance of Plastic and Solid Waste Management Rules, preventing discharge of effluents, management of water at Railway stations, compartments and tracks and removal of encroachments causing environment degradation.

The NGT directed that observations of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) be taken into account in the process of implementation of action plans of the railways for all the major stations.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Urban Solid Waste, 06/12/2019. The Ministry has comprehensively revised all waste management Rules, including solid and plastic waste management rules in the year 2016.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Uttarakhand & Others Vs Ram Shankar & Others dated 29/11/2019 regarding shifting of a solid waste dumping site away from the riverbed of Ganga, Munikriti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jai Anant Dehadrai Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 27/11/2019 regarding indiscriminate dumping of solid waste material in Pushpabadhra River, which traversed through the town of Jibhi in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of State Level Monitoring Committee, Kerala Vs State of Kerala dated 20/11/2019 regarding legacy waste dumped at and around Bharampuram in the outskirts of Kochi City.

Black soldier fly colonies can produce about 100 times more protein per year than chicken or soybeans, not to mention cattle, on the same area of land. The flies can directly feed on different types of organic wastes, leapfrogging closed loop processes within a circular food economy.

Europe relies heavily on material resources for almost all of society’s activities. Its extraction and production of material resources have significant impacts on the environment and human health, as well as on the economy.

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