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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunita Thakur, Pradhan, Bageshwari Mahila Mandal, Sudher Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 29/03/2019 regarding illegal dumping of garbage in village Sudher near Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) workshop, Dharamshala, affecting the public health. The Municipal Corporation Dharamshala and Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (State PCB) has submitted an action taken report in the matter.

China will not relax its ban on imports of foreign waste after seeing a rapid decline last year, a senior official said on Thursday.

China aims to cut solid waste imports to zero by next year as it looks to reduce pollution and encourage recyclers to treat soaring volumes of domestic trash, a senior environment ministry official

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunil Kumar Vs Delhi Pollution Control Committee & Others dated 26/03/2019 regarding operation of garbage godowns in Ward No. 60E Soniya Vihar, Shahdra, Delhi, without consent to operate causing noise and air pollution beyond the prescribed norms, affecting health of the inhabitants. According to the applicant, there are 400 garbage godowns where garbage is continuously burnt and high decibel noise pollution is created. In the said godowns, there is breakage of iron and steel garbage, releasing dangerous oxides.

Hearing on a petition regarding plastic waste and draining of sewer water in the Ganga river at Har ki Paidi in Haridwa, the High Court of Uttarakhand has directed the municipal corporation of Hari

Nairobi — Kenya is amongst the countries in Africa set to benefit from a Sh3.8 billion fund from Coca-Cola to stimulate plastic recycling industries and create awareness on plastic waste pollution.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (State of Bihar) dated 15/03/2019. The issue for consideration is status of compliance of orders of the Tribunal on the subject of solid waste management and allied issues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the Vivek Kamboj & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2019. The issue for consideration is the remedial measures against contamination of ground water on account of leachate discharge adversely affecting the inhabitants and failure to comply with solid waste management norms, including burning of waste. Foul smell emitted by the garbage dumped is affecting the air quality.

Simondium residents picket over uncollected refuse, clean water and threat of eviction

Plastics SA has called on the government to take steps immediately to ring-fence the plastic bag levy so it can all be used for recycling.

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