Order of the National Green Tribunal on ban of single use plastic, 28/07/2020

  • 28/07/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/07/2020 regarding restriction on use of plastic bottles and multi layered plastic packages used for packaging of carbonated soft drink and liquor as well as other items, in view of the adverse impact on the environment and health.

An action taken report was filed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on February 14, 2020 which stated that the matter of banning single use plastic was discussed in the "meeting of Committee of Secretaries (COS) at the apex level at Cabinet Secretariat on the measures taken by the MoEF&CC and its line Ministries.” In response to it, the court listed the matter for further hearing on September 10, 2020.