Tribunal bans burning of plastic, rubber

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned “unregulated open burning” of plastic, rubber or such other articles across the country.

“All the plastic waste/scrap dealers and/or recyclers including the members of the PVC and Plastic Waste Dealers Association, respondent herein, shall be restrained from carrying on their business of segregation of plastic waste and its eventual transfer to recyclers or disposal contrary to and without registration under the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011,” a bench headed by National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

“There shall be no unregulated open burning of plastic or rubber or such other articles anywhere in India,” the bench added.

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