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Written submission by the Conservation Action Trust & Others dated 18/11/2020. Conservation Action Trust had filed the appeal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) challenging the Environment Clearance of November 2, 2016 granted for the proposed expansion of Alang-Sosiya Ship Recycling Yard (SRY) from the present ship breaking capacity of 400 ships per year to 600 ships per year at Alang and Sosiya villages, Bhavnagar district, Gujarat.

Reply by Vapi Nagar Palika in the matter of Kirti Desai & Others vs Collector Valsad & Others (Original Application No. 57/2016) dated 26/10/2020.

The matter related to solid waste management in the city of Vapi.

Action taken report on behalf of Delhi Pollution Control Committee in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order of May 20, 2020.

The matter related to management of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. The NGT had directed that steps should be taken to ensure increase of off take and lifting of C&D recycling material. Capacity for processing of waste needed to be adequately enhanced within a specified timeline. Also, it was not desirable to allow dumping of C&D waste at Bhalswa landfill site, which had already crossed its capacity.

Affidavit on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others, 17/09/2020.

The matter relates to conducting an environmental audit to ascertain environment impact due to beaching method and ship breaking method used at Alang Ship Recycling Yard and also to verify the compliance of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of August 19, 2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saloni Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2020.

Bio-waste – mainly food and garden waste – is a key waste stream with a high potential for contributing to a more circular economy. This report provides an overview of bio-waste generation, prevention, collection, and treatment in Europe.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pawan Kumar Sharma Versus Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 20/05/2020 regarding violation of environmental norms by IL & FS Company at Jahangirpuri, Delhi.

The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The Rules prohibit the use of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic less than fifty microns in thickness. Sachets made of plastic material for storing, packing or selling gutkha, tobacco and pan masala are also prohibited.

Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular — just two years ago it was 9.1%.The global circularity gap is widening. There are reasons for this negative trend, but the result remains the same: the news is not just bad, it is worse.

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees.

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