After fighting a losing battle with the growing tide of municipal waste, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the new Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 with clear responsibilities assigned to various classes of consumers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of SND Public School Vs. State of Haryana & Ors. dated 10/03/2016 regarding dumping and burning of municipal solid waste near SND Public School, Palwal District, Haryana. Counsel appearing for the Respondents (State of Haryana & Others) submits that they would identify the proper dumping site and would dump the municipal solid waste in accordance with law and ensure that there is no Environmental degradation resulting therefrom.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kamal Kishore Vs. U.O.I. & Ors. dated 11/01/2016 regarding air, water and noise pollution created by unauthorized and illegal industries run in non-conforming residential areas at Mandoli, Delhi lying within in the limits of East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Air pollution issues from waste incineration activities across Europe may be “significant” and “serious”, a report produced for Zero Waste Europe argues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhdev Vihar Residents Welfare Association & Ors. Vs. State of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 18/11/2015 regarding waste-to-energy plant in Okhla, Delhi.

Central Pollution Control Board approved guidelines for poultry farms to address the environmental problems from poultry farms.

National Green Tribunal on 26 June directed Chief Secretary, NCT Delhi and Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit status report on pollution of air and water by scrap dealers in Delhi. Read full text of this NGT order.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Mahaganga Printpack Industries & Ors. Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors. dated 22/06/2015 regarding air pollution by burning tyres in the open and emanating black carbon by industries leading to severe damage of the health of the residents

India is the fifth largest generator of e-waste in the world revealed this new report released by the United Nations University. India (1.7 Mt) along with Japan (2.2 Mt)  and China (6.0 Mt) is amongst the top three Asian nations with the highest e-waste generation in absolute quantities. 

After two years of decline, total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013 over the previous year. That surge was fueled, in large part, because of a growing economy, falling coal prices and a cold winter, the U.S.