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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Capt. Mall Singh & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors. dated 06/09/2017 regarding waste to energy plant in Bathinda, Punjab. Counsel appearing for the State of Punjab has submitted before the Tribunal that the solid waste management plant is functioning satisfactorily. He also pointed out that the Project Proponent is not starting the waste to energy plant in accordance with the terms of contract and that the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) which generated is not being accepted by the end user.

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in Queensland from July next year after the state parliament passed new legislation on Tuesday night.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Srinagar and the surrounding area. NGT makes it clear that any further delay in addressing the issue would be tolerated particularly as it is leading to the the indiscriminate dumping in Achan lake side. People are stated to have been suffering from different diseases because of this huge dumping and even the water body which is stated to be at a distance of 250 Mtrs.

The NGT also issued notice to the NHAI to show cause why it has not started lifting segregated waste despite specific directions from the tribunal.

The massive volume of garbage that toppled down at Ghazipur last week had cost the East Delhi Municipal Corporation up to Rs 1,800 per tonne to be put there — paid to private contractors as tipping

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/09/2017 regarding the inefficiency of the local authorities and Government of NCT Delhi in the handling, collection and disposal of municipal solid waste management. The Tribunal expressed its displeasure at the fatalities caused by the Ghazipur garbage hill collapse "because of improper, unscientific and indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste at these sanitary landfill sites".

Durban - Tensions are mounting in Upper Highway communities after allegations of discrimination by EnviroServ’s employees and associates.

Kenyans, who produce, sell or even use plastic bags, risk being punished by up to four years in prison or a fine of USD 40,000.

Traders and consumers from Nyanza region Monday took on a new life without plastic carrier bags by using alternative packaging material following the coming to force of a ban on the polythene bags.

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences o