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Segregation of Waste at Source & Ban on Disposable Plastic Glasses in Delhi NCT


In a recent order related to pollution in Delhi NCT, the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal has directed the following:

All major sources of municipal solid waste generation – hotels, restaurants, slaughter houses, vegetable markets etc. should be directed to provide segregated waste and handover the same to the Corporation in accordance with rules. Any such body, person, hotels, residents, slaughter houses, vegetable markets etc. which does not comply with the directions or throw their waste over any drain or public place shall be liable to pay environmental compensation at the rate of Rs. 10,000/- per default. It is their obligation to segregate the waste at their place and handover the same to the Corporation centers for waste collection or the Agencies appointed.

Use of disposable plastic glasses is prohibited in entire NCT, Delhi at hotels, restaurants and public as well as private functions. The NCT, Delhi shall take appropriate steps against storage, sale and use of such plastic material at above places and it shall stand prohibited w.e.f. 01st of January, 2017.

Click here to read the order.

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