Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding plastic waste management in Madhya Pradesh, 11/02/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwin Rastogi Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 11/02/2020 regarding plastic waste and the steps needed to be taken for its disposal in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The NGT disposed of the application with the direction that the state of Madhya Pradesh should abide by and comply with the directions given in the NGT order of December 6, 2019.

The 2019 order had given detailed and elaborate directions which included the following: a) National Framework for extended producers liability be finalized and enforced as far as possible within three months b) CPCB to submit report on the compensation regime c) The state to submit time targeted action plans d) An institutional framework to ensure that no unregistered plastic manufacturing/recycling units are in operation and the units are not running in non-conforming/residential areas and plastic carry bags less than 50 microns thickness should not be manufactured.