Is this the beginning of the end of the plastic menace for India?

By Princess Kalyani, NUSRL, Ranchi.

“Beat Plastic Pollution”-the theme for the World Environment Day, 2018; India being a major producer of plastic waste was a perfect host for the UN event. With almost 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into the sea each year, plastic pollution is a huge problem worldwide. The UN has speculated that there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish, by the year 2050. With the tremendous overuse of this cheap, versatile material worldwide, and most of it going into the sea as waste, plastic pollution is now a lethal threat. (more…)

Plastic Waste Management Rules: An Analysis

By Ravi Boolchandani, Amity Law School, Delhi.

The word plastic is derived from the Greek word (plastikos) meaning “capable of being shaped or molded”. Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics. Due to their relatively low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility and imperviousness to water, plastics are used in an enormous and expanding range of products, from paper clips to spaceships. (more…)