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This report provides an overview of the current state of circularity in the electronics value chain in Africa, identifies key areas of concern, provides appropriate recommendations, and proposes priority actions to improve circularity of the sector.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Singh Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 30/05/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure of the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) to scientifically manage solid waste in accordance with statutory obligation under the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2010 and constitutional obligation to provide a clean environment to the citizens, which is part of the right to life.

The application was filed December 17, 2014 and came up for hearing first time, January 7, 2015.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Sopore Vs Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board dated 25/05/2022.

The appeal was filed by the Municipal Council, Sopore, Jammu & Kashmir against order of the Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board - levying compensation of ₹130.46 Lakhs on ‘Polluter Pays’ principle.

The Department of Urban Development, Goa on 19th May 2022, has published the Model Goa Municipal Plastic Waste Management Byelaws, 2022 which shall apply to every waste generator, manufacturer, producer, importer and brand owner operating within the jurisdiction of the council in the State of Goa.

A study published by the Housing and Urban Development Ministry has stated that a large amount of municipal waste can be prevented from being dumped in landfills by recycling them and that a complete ban on the disposal of recyclables at such sites can be avoided, and in doing so will be able to produce Rs 30,000 crore per annum.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Village Adampur, PO Masodi Khera, District Dholpur Vs State of Rajasthan dated 12/05/2022.

The issue taken up for consideration related to remedial action against illegal dumping of solid waste in village Adampur, tehsil Wadim, district Dholpur, Rajasthan affecting the Ramsagar pond and the soil of the area but later the scope of the proceedings was extended to managing solid waste throughout the state.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jagdish Kumar Vs State of Haryana dated 09/05/2022.

The issue for consideration initially taken up was the remedial action for restoration of the site where garbage was unscientifically dumped at Gohana, district Sonepat, Haryana. However, in the light of earlier proceedings, the Tribunal took up for consideration the steps for compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in the entire state since timelines given for various steps under the Solid Waste Management Rules had expired.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradeep Norula Vs Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon & Others dated 29/04/2022.

Grievance of the applicant is that malba / waste material was being dumped behind the lane of T-1 of DLF Phase-III, Gurgaon, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Times of India dated 26.04.2022 titled “Haryana: Massive Fire at garbage mound in Manesar, 2 dead” dated 28/04/2022. Proceedings had been initiated in the matter in the light of media report on the death of two persons and injuries to two others in a fire in the garbage mound spread over 25 acres of land at Manesar, District Gurugram, Haryana.

Plastic waste management and recycling activities have the potential to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic production and to tap the economic value of would-be waste materials through circular economy approaches.