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Plastic Pollution

Why India Needs A Plastic Recycling Revolution

Jul 03, 2021 Vaibhav Rathi

The huge volumes of leakages in plastic wastes demands a clarion call for a recycling revolution in the country.

Garbage Cafe: You Can Now Get Free Lunch For A Kg Of Plastic Waste In Delhi

Jan 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The plastic waste may include empty water bottles, cold drink bottles, plastic canes and other such items, said officials.

Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.

Plastic Pollution From Fishing Nets Threatening Ganges Wildlife: Study

Nov 30, 2020 PTI

Short lifespan of fishing equipment and lack of appropriate disposal systems have amassed plastic waste in the sea, the research showed.

Environment-Friendly 'Kulhad' Will Replace Plastic Tea Cups At Railway Stations

Railway minister Piyush Goyal said the initiative will be the contribution of the Railways towards a plastic-free India.

16 November, 2020

Note To Companies: Get Eco-Friendly, Or Prepare To Fold

Nawneet Vibhaw

Environmental, social and governance credentials of a company are key factors determining its success and growth.

16 October, 2020

Rohtang Tunnel Leaves Filth In Its Wake

Ashwani Sharma

Locals rattled as lack of facilities, irresponsible tourists lead to littering, open defecation, and even eve teasing and theft

06 September, 2019

'Reuse Clothes To Make Sanitary Pads,' Says Meenakshi Lekhi In A Bid To Reduce Plastic Use


My grandmother, your great grandmother, everyone would have used cloth, which could be destroyed after a single-use. More conversation around this will help rather than pushing plastic, polymers as sanitary pads, the BJP MP said.

23 January, 2019

Pune: 12-Year-Old Designs Ship To Remove Plastic From Ocean, Save Marine Life

Outlook Web Bureau

Haaziq has been working with different people, organisations and forums to create public awareness for highlighting the hazards of ocean plastic pollution and measures to prevent it.

01 October, 2018

Maharashtra: MPCB To Act Against Plastic Manufacturers Violating Ban

Outlook Web Bureau

MPCB had given a deadline until Sunday for creating a buy-back mechanism for collection of plastic used by retailers and multi-layered or tetra packaging, which was followed by the board's instruction to speculate.

20 August, 2018

Contact Lenses Contribute To Microplastic Pollution

Outlook Web Bureau

Discarded contact lenses are contributing to the rising micro-plastic pollution in the world’s water bodies and could eventually find their way to the human food supply, scientists including one of Indian origin have found.


10 July, 2018

Plastic To Be Banned In Parts of Odisha From October 2

Outlook Web Bureau

Patnaik made the announcement while participating in the "Ama Mukshya Mantri, Ama Katha" (Our Chief Minister, our talk) programme, a video confecencing initiative to connect with the people in every nook and cranny of the state.

23 June, 2018

Plastic Ban In Maharashtra From Today: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Bureau

The fine for the first-time and second-time offenders will be Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively. A third violation will attract a fine of Rs 25,000 and a jail term for three months.

02 June, 2018

Whale Dies In Thailand After Swallowing 80 Plastic Bags

Outlook Web Bureau

Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near the country's popular beaches each year.

Photo Gallery

Bajrang Dal members stage a protest against the recent killings of Hindus and vandalism of a Durga idol by miscreants in Bangladesh, at Krishnanagar in Nadia.

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Visually impaired make 'diyas' for the upcoming Diwali festival, inside Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh in Ahmedabad.

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Farmers ride tractors as they move towards a protest site during an agitation against Noida authority, in Noida.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media persons after a cabinet meeting in Chandigarh.

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Kutumba Surakshya Mission NGO members protest against the recent killing of Hindus and vandalism of Durga idol in puja pandal by miscreants in Bangladesh, in front of the office of the Assistant High Commissioner of...

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu