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Plastic Ban

The War On Plastics

Plastics were introduced in the middle of the last century, and their damaging effects to the environment have been known for long

06 August 2022

Kunal Jaisingh, Mridula Oberoi, Mitaali Nag, Shubhangi Atre

TV Stars Urge Followers To Make Single-Use Plastics Ban Work

TV actors, Kunal Jaisingh, Mridula Oberoi, Mitaali Nag, Shubhangi Atre, are requesting their audience to stop the use of plastics.


Delhi Plastic Ban: Warning Notice Till July 10, Action After It For Single Use Plastic Ban Violation

The punishment after July 10 will include a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or a jail term of up to five years or both, said Environment Minister Gopal Rai.


New Method Causes Plastics To Break Down Under UV Light

The research demonstrated that the method could accelerate the rate at which these polymers degrade in the environment

05 July 2022

Cigarette Makers Shifted To Biodegradable Overwrap On Packets, Well Ahead Of Plastic Ban

Tobacco Institute of India (TII) also lauded the "proactive steps" taken by the government towards reducing the burden on the environment by banning certain single-use plastic items


Plastic Ban: Street Vendors In Delhi Start Switching To Green Alternatives

In a notification by the Union environment ministry issued in February, all states and Union territories (UTs) were directed to phase out SUP items in a planned manner by July 1, 2022.

30 June 2022

Paper Stocks In Demand Amid Ban On Certain Single-Use Plastic Items

Over the past one month, some of the paper manufacturers, including Seshasayee Paper, have risen in the range of 3-8 per cent. In contrast, equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty have declined 5 per cent during the same...

04 July 2022

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Single-use plastic ban from July 1: Check banned items, penalty amount, other details

The central government has refused to extend the July 1 deadline despite repeated requests from several interest groups, comprising Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies

30 June 2022

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23 June 2022
Single-Use Plastic Ban: What Changes From July 1? Check Banned Items, Penalty Amount, Other Details Here 

Single-Use Plastic Ban: What Changes From July 1? Check Banned Items, Penalty Amount, Other Details Here 

Plastic waste poses a big threat to the environment as it remains in the environment for long durations of time and does not decay, eventually turning into...


22 June 2022
India Bans Single-Use Plastic Products From July 1

India Bans Single-Use Plastic Products From July 1

As per the information, the ban is imposed on single-use plastic items which are low in utility but have high littering potential


20 June 2022
Companies Scramble For Imported Paper Straws, Ask Govt To Extend Plastic Ban Deadline

Companies Scramble For Imported Paper Straws, Ask Govt To Extend Plastic Ban Deadline

The manufacturers, however, want the government to extend the implementation date of the ban till proper infrastructure for producing paper straws locally is...


13 June 2022
My Little Panda Is Helping People To Stop The Flood Of Daily Routine Plastic Products

My Little Panda Is Helping People To Stop The Flood Of Daily Routine Plastic Products

In the UK, there has been a complete ban on the manufacture of products containing microplastics. During World Environment Week, several countries gathered to...


09 June 2022
Amul Urges Environment Ministry To Postpone Ban On Plastic Straw By One Year; Cites Paucity Of Paper Straws

Amul Urges Environment Ministry To Postpone Ban On Plastic Straw By One Year; Cites Paucity Of Paper Straws

The government's ban on single-use plastics, including plastic straw, is going to be effective from July 1, 2022


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09 June 2022
Jammu & Kashmir’s Patnitop Hill Resort Imposes Ban On Open Cooking And Use Of Polythene

Jammu & Kashmir’s Patnitop Hill Resort Imposes Ban On Open Cooking And Use Of Polythene

According to reports, a fine will be imposed on people for violating the rule


02 June 2022
Will A Nationwide Ban On Single-Use Plastic From July Kill The Polluting Monster?

Will A Nationwide Ban On Single-Use Plastic From July Kill The Polluting Monster?

As the Centre gears up to implement a nationwide ban on single-use plastic from July 1, experts tell us we need to go beyond bans to take on the plastic menace


03 March 2022
Countries Agree To Target Plastic Pollution By Force At UN Meet, Indian Proposal Not Included

Countries Agree To Target Plastic Pollution By Force At UN Meet, Indian Proposal Not Included

The UNEP resolution, endorsed by representatives from 175 nations in Nairobi, will be implemented through an internationally binding agreement and address the...


03 July 2021
Why India Needs A Plastic Recycling Revolution

Why India Needs A Plastic Recycling Revolution

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


16 November 2020
Note To Companies: Get Eco-Friendly, Or Prepare To Fold

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

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

Rohtang Tunnel Leaves Filth In Its Wake

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


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09 December 2019
A Plastic Chokehold

A Plastic Chokehold

About two months after the buzz about a natio­nal ban on single-use plastics made headlines, the government has come up with the semb­lance of a definition...


02 October 2019
On 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah Says 'Modi Only PM To Establish Mahatma's Values'

On 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah Says 'Modi Only PM To Establish Mahatma's Values'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah underlined the perils of single-use plastic, saying it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.


11 September 2019
PM Modi Sits With Rag-Pickers, Picks Plastic From Garbage

PM Modi Sits With Rag-Pickers, Picks Plastic From Garbage

Some 25 garbage workers met Prime Minister Modi as part of the "Swachhta Hi Seva" programme.


06 September 2019
'Reuse Clothes To Make Sanitary Pads,' Says Meenakshi Lekhi In A Bid To Reduce Plastic Use

'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...


23 January 2019
Pune: 12-Year-Old Designs Ship To Remove Plastic From Ocean, Save Marine Life

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

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


01 October 2018
Maharashtra: MPCB To Act Against Plastic Manufacturers Violating Ban

Maharashtra: MPCB To Act Against Plastic Manufacturers Violating Ban

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,...


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