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4th quarterly report for year 2020-2021 by the government of Telangana in Original Application No. 606 of 2018 in the matter of compliance of MSW Management Rules, 2016.

Around 39% (4053 TPD) of waste generated is segregated at source and transported in Telangana and this is the status for the quarter January 2021 to March 2021. In all the 142 urban local bodies (ULBs), transportation of segregation of waste is implemented. Further, 52 ULBs have commenced biomining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hem Singh Yog, Deendayal Upadhyay Vichar Manch Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 05/01/2021. The application seeks execution of NGT Order, March 4, 2021 on the issue of remedying unscientific legacy waste dumped near Nagla Kolhu in Mathura Municipal Council/TTZ area.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change presented a notification for regulations for the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres that will be effective from the new fiscal year. According to the data, India scraps around 275,000 tyres each year but does not have a complete plan.

Affidavit filed by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka in the Original Application No. 606 of 2018 regarding compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Urban areas of Karnataka generate approximately 11,085 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW). MSW collection has increased from 10,108 TPD to 10,198 TPD from July 2019 to December 2019. 100 per cent door to door waste collection is taking place in 6635 wards out of 6728 wards (98.61%).

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has experienced significant population growth and an increase in living standards for years, resulting in increased solid waste generation and solid waste management (SWM) challenges.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on November 12, 2021 has issued Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans boundary Movement) Rules, 2016. This shall come into force on November 12, 2021.

Niti Aayog has suggested that urban local bodies (ULBs) could provide land to set up material recovery facilities (MRFs) to be used by various industries to set up infrastructure for efficient plastic waste management.

Plastics have become an omnipresent part of the everyday life of billions of people. Properties like low cost, low weight, durability, and barrier tendency have gradually raised the demand for plastic materials and it is bound to increase further in the coming years.

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized by the informal processing of discarded electrical or electronic devices according to this new ground-breaking report from the World Health Organization.

Public understanding of plastic pollution has risen consid­erably in the last couple of years. Far less understood is the broader context in which this pollution exists, and of the full extent of its impacts.

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