Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satish Kumar Vs Union of India & Ors. regarding plastic collection and burning in the area of Mundka and Nangloi villages of Delhi dated 20/05/2013. NGT directs the Police to ensure that no plastic is burnt in that area nor any plastic waste is carried out from that area.

Plasma pyrolysis is one of the technologies which could be opted for disposal of plastic waste. In Plasma pyrolysis, high temperature is produced using plasma torch in oxygen starved environment to destroy plastic waste efficiently and in an eco-friendly manner.

The synthesis and assessment is prepared in two parts. Part I provides information to allow comparisons of GHG inventory data across Annex I Parties, as well as descriptions of common methodological issues. Part II provides a preliminary analysis of individual Annex I Party inventories.

United States court order on Bhopal Gas Disaster dated 26/06/2012.

The new e-waste rules notified by the government are an important step forward. However, loopholes which allow producers to evade their responsibility and the informal sector to evade environmental and health controls need to be addressed. It is also important to create mass awareness and make it easier for the consumer to dispose e-waste. Policy should encourage cooperation rather than competition between those responsible for disposing e-waste.

This set of zero waste case studies profiles nine diverse communities, each providing a real-world example of authentic progress toward the goal of zero waste.

Women living in an illegally polluted region of Italy are more likely to have birth defects, possibly due to accelerated ageing of their cells.

The report is the result of a two-year study on the technology and policy options for improving energy efficiency of the Indian cement manufacturing industry. It takes into consideration the diversity in processes, raw materials, fuels and operating conditions.

This new report by World Bank on the state of municipal solid waste (MSW) around the world predicts a sharp rise in the amount of garbage generated by urban residents between now & 2025. It offers consolidated data on MSW generation, collection, and disposal by country & by region.

The laws are ineffectual, the facilities are inadequate and hazardous wastes continue to pile up. (Editorial)