Centre widens import ban of plastic waste- The Times Of India
The Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable for all kinds of plastic waste in all forms. It was necessitated as the recyclers in India had started importing plastic flakes and lumps, made from washing and cutting of plastic waste, to circumnavigate the ban rule which did not initially specify the status of different forms in as many words. The expanded ban order was issued on October 3.
Ban on plastic bottles, cups: Centre told to act in 3 months- The Hindu
The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Centre and other agencies to take action based on recommendations made by an expert committee which sought ban on small water bottles, pouches and cups, within three months. “The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Directorate General of Health Services, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and other agencies concerned shall take action within three months,” the NGT said.
Drive against single-use plastic launched in Delhi - The Hindu
Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, on Thursday administered oath to school students, teachers, morning walkers and officials of saying no to single-use plastic and also flagged off teams of New Delhi Municipal Council school students for plogging drive in Nehru Park.
KDMC appeals to traders- Hindustan Times
Civic chief Govind Bodke recently met shopkeepers and traders at Anand Bal Bhavan in Dombivli and appealed them to stop stocking or giving single-use plastic. “Shopkeepers and traders should stop giving single-use plastic to customers. Once they stop doing that, customers will also get used to it and they will stop using plastic bags,” said a KDMC official, who did not wish to be named. The civic body has distributed cloth bags among traders and shopkeepers.
Waste collection charges revised in Mohali- The Hindustan Times
The Punjab local bodies department has fixed new rates for door-to-door garbage collection in Mohali while also introducing penalties for failing to segregate waste and littering. The new rates for residential properties range between Rs 50 and Rs 200 per month, depending upon the size of plot, and have been fixed as per the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. The Mohali municipal corporation had earlier fixed the rates between Rs 100 and Rs 150 per month, which were notified in June this year. The new user charges are also applicable on gatherings and processions in public places and range between Rs 5,000 and Rs 20,000. Charges for other properties have also been revised.
41 challans issued for not segregating waste- The Indian Express
41 challans, including one to a door-to-door waste collector, were issued in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The challans were issued in sectors 22, 20, 23, Manimajra, Ramdarbar, and Hallomarja. All the challans were issued for Rs 200 under Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Municipal Commissioner K K Yadav said, “The challan drive will continue. Today people were challaned for Rs 200. But in the coming days, the fine will be increased.
Get cracking on solid waste or face action, HC says to BBMP- The Deccan Herald
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday set a one-month deadline for the BBMP to effectively manage solid waste, failing which it directed the state government to take serious action, including the dissolution of the BBMP Council. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice S R Krishna Kumar said Bengaluru, once known as the 'Garden City', had turned out to be the worst place to live due to the BBMP’s apathy.
Agra Nagar Nigam to use radio frequency id tags for waste disposal- Hindustan Times
The Agra Nagar Nigam has decided to streamline solid waste management by installing radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at 99,450 houses of 51 wards and handing over 350 RFID readers to the sanitary inspectors. The house owners have to store dry and wet waste in different dustbins which would be collected from the door step for Rs 65 per month.
Common solid waste collection points mooted- The Hindu
The Department of Local Self-Governments (LSG) has recommended the setting up of common solid waste collection points under the Kochi Corporation to streamline the waste collection and disposal process. “In addition to door-to-door collection, there should be manned common collection points where people can drop off waste as they will be helpful for those who are not able to adjust with the collection timings of the corporation,” according to the recommendations.