Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

Plastic Pandemic: COVID-19 Trashed The Recycling Dream

Plastic Pandemic: COVID-19 Trashed The Recycling Dream

According to experts, since 1950, the world has created 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste, 91 per cent of which has never been recycled ...
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Expert Blog: Exercise Plastc Upvaas in the COVID World

Expert Blog: Exercise Plastc ‘Upvaas’ in the COVID World

'Upvaas' in Hindi means fasting; plastic 'upvaas' means limiting the use of single-use plastic and swaping it with eco-frindly alternatives ...
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National Green Tribunal Recommends One District In Each State Must Comply Plastic Waste Management Rules

National Green Tribunal Recommends One District In Each State Must Comply Plastic Waste Management Rules

National Green Tribunal stated that at least one district in every state should be made a model for compliance of plastic waste management rules in the first instance and thereafter, the entire State should be made so compliant ...
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Waste Management: Citizens Of Gujarat’s Morbi District Can Now Get Household Utilities In Exchange For Plastic Waste

Waste Management: Citizens Of Gujarat’s Morbi District Can Now Get Household Utilities In Exchange For Plastic Waste

Gujarat’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has launched a pilot project in the district Morbi to raise awareness about waste segregation by offering household items of everyday use in exchange for plastic waste ...
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Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres

Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres

Named as Bottle Hub, the shed at the bus stop at Kinar near Thrippunithura in Kerala has been built by the members of a recreational club, BSB Arts and Sports Club ...
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Amazon India Scraps Single-Use Plastic In Packaging Across Centers

Amazon India Scraps Single-Use Plastic In Packaging Across Centers

In October 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called on citizens to help end the usage of single-use plastic - seen as a pollutant - by 2022 ...
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PM Narendra Modi Urges Use Of Eco-Friendly Idols During Ganesh Chaturthi

PM Narendra Modi Urges Use Of Eco-Friendly Idols During Ganesh Chaturthi

In his monthly address to the nation, Prime Minister Modi requested the people to forgo the worship of such idols, which, after being immersed in rivers or ponds, become a hazard for the water and the living organisms in it ...
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World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts

World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts

World Environment Day 2020 calls for action to stop the degradation of the natural world, which according to experts, is accelerating with the increased use of single-use plastic in the form of personal protective gears against COVID-19 ...
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Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?

Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?

While humans are staying indoors due to coronavirus induced lockdown, nature is thriving, healing and highlighting the damage being done to the environment, one of them being plastic pollution ...
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Despite environmental concerns, plastic output seems poised to increase

Drowning In Plastic: Visualising The World’s Addiction To Plastic Bottles

Plastic production has surged in the last 50 years, leading to widespread use of inexpensive disposable products that are having a devastating effect on the environment ...
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Sanitary Pad Manufacturers To Provide Disposal Bags From Next January

Sanitary Pad Manufacturers To Provide Disposal Bags From Next January

According to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, January 2021 onwards all sanitary pad manufacturers will have to compulsorily give degradable bags for disposal of each sanitary napkin and added that this rule is already in existence but is not being followed by the manufacturers ...
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Mumbai: Municipal Corporation Seizes 410 Kilogram Plastic, Slaps Rs. 6.60 Lakh Fine

Mumbai: Municipal Corporation Seizes 410 Kilogram Plastic, Slaps Rs. 6.60 Lakh Fine

Since the Government of Maharashtra first banned the single-use plastic in 2018, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has seized 86,000 kilogram of plastic and recovered a fine of Rs. 4.65 crore between June 2018 and February 2020 ...
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