The world's electronic waste generation is increasing five times faster than documented e-waste recycling, according to the United Nation's fourth Global E-waste Monitor (GEM) report.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on March 14, 2024, issued the Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 to further amend the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.

With municipal waste set to rise by two thirds and its costs to almost double within a generation, only a drastic reduction in waste generation will secure a liveable and affordable future, according to this new report by the UNEP. 

Present status report filed by the Deputy Collector, Palakkad in the matter of K M Sanjeev Vijayan Vs The Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala & Others dated August 17, 2023. The matter related to the dumping yard of the Ottapalam municipality located in Panamanna ward not complying with environmental laws and causing pollution.

Six monthly progress report on solid waste and liquid waste management of Manipur state in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, December 12, 2022.

A team of officers from Department of Tribal Affairs & Hills and Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Urban Development, PHED and officials from Directorate of Environment and Climate Change have visited at Indore City for exposure of success story on waste management. Now, the team is preparing an integrated action plan for waste management in urban, rural and hill areas.

The transition to a circular economy could lead to the creation of millions of new jobs. At the same time, this shift calls for informed policies that promote both job quality and environmental sustainability.

The report provides state of knowledge on chemicals in plastics and based on compelling scientific evidence calls for urgent action to address chemicals in plastics as part of the global action on plastic pollution.

There are a total of 16 legacy waste dumpsites in the state and 263641 tonnes of legacy waste has been dumped at dumpsites. Around 83311.28 tonnes of legacy waste has been cleared from the dumpsites.

Two legacy waste dumpsites at Sunder Nagar and Sarkaghat have been cleared and in 14 legacy dumpsites bio mining has started. The state of Himachal Pradesh has set the time frame for clearing all legacy dumpsites by December 2023.

In partnership with Anthesis Group, The Circulate Initiative conducted a detailed assessment of wastesheds in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This report provides a summary of the key findings for each of the wastesheds covered in this study, including aspects of the plastics recycling supply chains where improvements can be made.

India’s petrochemical industry is adding to the burgeoning problem of plastic pollution in the country. But instead of dissuading, the Centre is encouraging it, a new report by Delhi-based think-tank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has said. The production of polymers (plastic) by the petrochemicals industry is on the rise, as is consumption, according to The Plastic Life-Cycle.