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For first time, guidelines set for processing non-recyclable plastic (May Week #4 (2016))
 For first time, guidelines set for processing non-recyclable plastic [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81766]

On the directions of the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has brought out guidelines to manage plastic waste generated from thermoset plastic, that cannot be remoulded or recycled. This is the first
time that the pollution watchdog has drafted guidelines for managing this type of waste generated from the auto, electrical and electronics, building and construction sectors and domestic use. This material is used in cars, trucks, trains, domestic electrical
products, fuses, coffee machines toasters and even sanitary ware.




Pollution problems? Now you can complain through an app (May Week #4 (2016))
Pollution problems? Now you can complain through an app [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81767]

Citizens affected by air pollution in their area will be able to post complaints, attach pictures and provide their suggestions through an internet application developed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).




Cloth-like plastic bags also banned, says official (May Week #4 (2016))
Cloth-like plastic bags also banned, says official [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81768]

The Forest Department will soon launch an awareness drive to educate people that bags that resemble cloth being used by shopkeepers instead of plastic carry bags have been banned by the government.




NGT asks green board to monitor Paradip's air quality (May Week #4 (2016))
NGT asks green board to monitor Paradip's air quality [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81744]

BHUBANESWAR: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to monitor the ambient air quality, stack emission, and waste water discharged from a polluting plant at Paradip in the Jagatsinghpur district.

Hearing a petition filed by five villagers of Udayabata in Paradip on April 27, the tribunal on Tuesday issued the directive. The next hearing will be held on July 25, said petitioners counsel, Sankar Prasad Pani.

Protection of dead trees vital for cavity nesting birds, say experts (May Week #4 (2016))
Protection of dead trees vital for cavity nesting birds, say experts [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81732]

Coimbatore: Even dead trees play a vital part in maintaining a region's biosphere, say ornithologists. According to them, dead trees are usually preferred for setting up nests by certain bird species like the woodpecker and mayna. They make cavities in
tree trunks for nesting. The same nest is reused by a host of other bird species during breeding. Removal of dead trees to plant new ones or for firewood can have a serious impact on the biosphere




MoEF panel gives ToR for project with Nepal (May Week #4 (2016))
MoEF panel gives ToR for project with Nepal [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81734]

In a significant step, an expert panel of the Union environment ministry has recommended the terms of references for long-impending joint India-Nepal Pancheshwar multipurpose project to avoid any delay in its environmental impact study.




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