Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Waste: Trash Found Littering Ocean Floor In Deepest-Ever Sub Dive

Prior to Mr. Cameron’s dive, the first-ever expedition to Challenger Deep was made by the U.S. Navy in 1960, reaching a depth of 10,912 meters
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Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench to find plastic waste ...
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National Geographic Society To Launch Expedition To Study Plastic Pollution In River Ganga

The socio-economic team will survey local communities along the expedition route to better understand awareness and perceptions of plastic pollution
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The expedition will be carried out by a team of 15 scientists and engineers, co-led by National Geographic Fellows who will work with international partners to provide science-based, actionable information to help combat the plastic pollution in Ganga ...
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This 66-year-old Mumbai Woman Is Saving The Environment By Upcycling One Plastic Bag At A Time

This 66-year-old Mumbai Women Is Saving The Environment By Upcycling One Plastic Bag At A Time
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Take cue people! 66-year-old Rita Maker from Mumbai got inspired by watching a do-it-yourself (DIY) video over the internet and started managing the waste of plastic bags and packaging all by herself by upcycling the daily plastic items into beautiful clutches, bags, baskets, tea coasters ...
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United Nations General Assembly President Praises India’s War On Plastic Pollution

India pledged last year to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022
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The UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, has made the war on single-use plastics a priority of her presidency and announced a festival against plastic pollution called "Play it Out" to grab the attention of the younger audience ...
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Take Cue India! London Marathon Runners Quench Their Thrist With Edible Water Pods To Reduce Plastic Waste

The water pods may help find a strong alternative to single-use plastic bottles and could be used for other events such as music festivals among others
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In a bid to reduce plastic waste, organisers of the annual London Marathon distributed water and energy drink in edible pods to about 41,000 runners ...
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Dia Mirza ‘Heals The Himalayas’, Contributes In A Four-Hour Clean-Up Drive To Do Her Bit For The Environment

Ms. Mirza was in Himachal Pradesh, shooting her upcoming web series, when she decided to join the Sunday clean-up drive
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Dia Mirza recently teamed up with the volunteers of Healing Himalaya Foundation for a cleanup drive and the team collected about 120 sacks full of plastic waste ...
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#BeatPlasticPollution: Goa Government To Eliminate Production And Usage Of Single-Use Plastic By September

The new policy speaks of imposing fines on those found either using or manufacturing and even storing single-use plastic
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Keeping in-line with India’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic products by 2022, Goa has finalised a blanket ban on the single-use plastics in the state, which is expected to come in effect by September ...
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Plastic Pollution: Indian Student Invents Robots To Clean Oceans And Help Farmers

Last year, Sainath collected nearly 2,500 kg of paper and 250 kg of plastics with the help of the robot
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Sainath Manikandan, a school student in UAE built the Marine Robot Cleaner that helps preserve the marine environment and Agriculture Robot that help reduce the labour of farmers ...
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Researchers Try To Track The Sources Of Plastic Pollution

The results of this initial survey showed a much wider variety of plastic types in the samples than had been anticipated
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'The 100 Plastic Rivers' project analysed both primary microplastics, such as micro-beads used in cosmetics, and secondary microplastics - from larger plastic items that have broken down in the environment ...
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The Plastic Mess: Annual Plastic Waste Generation In India Much More Than It Reports, States CPCB

#PlasticBan: Why Have You Not Enforced It Strictly, National Green Tribunal Questions Delhi Government On Overuse Of Plastic Bags istock_660
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A recent report by CPCB states that India is generating much more plastic than it is reporting and underlines the grim statistics of India's plastic waste management reality, here's all you need to know ...
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Punjab Calls For Use Of Eco-Friendly Election Items To Prevent Waste

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said some plastics are Poly Vinyl Chloride based which produces emissions on burning
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Karuna Raju asked parties not utilise single-use plastic material as it causes adverse impact on human health and environment ...
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New York Poised To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

The ban would outlaw the use of single-use plastic bags at most stores, but would allow certain industries to continue using them
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“These bags have blighted our environment and clogged our waterways," Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo said, adding that the ban imposed on single-use plastic bags would protect our natural resources for future generations ...
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