Plastics have outgrown most man-made materials and have long been under environmental scrutiny. However, robust global information, particularly about their end-of-life fate, is lacking. By identifying and synthesizing dispersed data on production, use, and end-of-life management of polymer resins, synthetic fibers, and additives, we present the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured. We estimate that 8300 million metric tons (Mt) as of virgin plastics have been produced to date.

PANAJI: The workshop was to discuss and share ideas on how the problem of e-waste has been a burning issue which needs to be tackled in Goa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapesh Bhardwaj Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/07/2017 regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board, Uttar Pradesh.

Amidst opposition from the area residents against the location of the solid waste management plants in the state, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Punjab government to operationalize

“The use of Bio-CNG will contribute in a positive manner to the Smart Cities proposition of keeping them clean and is a good option for wet garbage management,” Head of Commercial Vehicles Business

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/07/2017 regarding bio-medical waste management of hospitals in Kolkata, West Bengal.

NGT grants the erring hospitals a final opportunity to comply with the pollution norms as recommended by the State PCB within three months. This shall include obtaining authorisations, consents to operate and completion of ETPS.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the State Environment Leadership Awards-2017 in a prize distribution ceremony organised by the Department of Environment, Science and Technology, Himacha

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 12/07/2017 regarding inadequate solid waste management practiced by hotels and malls in Delhi. The counsel appearing for the MoEF submits that he will seek instruction whether M/s. Lemon Tree Hotel has been inspected or not. No reply to the show cause notice has been filed. NGT grants last opportunity to file the reply.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Capt. Mall Singh & Others Vs. State of Punjab & Others dated 11/07/2017 regarding collection and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste and other waste in the state of Punjab.

CHANDIGARH: In order to tackle the problem of silt collected in sewerages, Haryana government would explore the possibility of generating energy from liquid waste in the urban areas of the state.

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