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New Method Causes Plastics To Break Down Under UV Light

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

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...

04 July 2022

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

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

09 June 2022

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

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31 May 2022
6 Apps To Help You Make A Conscious Ecological Choice Each Time You Travel

6 Apps To Help You Make A Conscious Ecological Choice Each Time You Travel

Look for sustainable ways that make you a responsible traveller and the earth a little less ecologically vulnerable


26 May 2022
Australia’s Pormpuraaw Community Are Crafting Art From Ghost Nets To Combat Marine Pollution

Australia’s Pormpuraaw Community Are Crafting Art From Ghost Nets To Combat Marine Pollution

Next time you are in Queensland in Australia, make sure the Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre is on your itinerary. It is a creative space for indigenous...


14 May 2022
Delhi Secretariat To Ban Single-Use Plastic Items From June 1

Delhi Secretariat To Ban Single-Use Plastic Items From June 1

The staff will be encouraged to use kulhads, stainless steel glasses or paper cups to drink water in the premises


31 March 2022
P&G India Becomes 'Plastic Waste Neutral' Company

P&G India Becomes 'Plastic Waste Neutral' Company

The company, which has a portfolio of power brands including Ariel, Tide, Whisper, Gillette, Oral B, head & shoulders and Vicks, joined the club of a few FMCG...


18 March 2022
Pollution Board Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Jaggery Units For Burning Plastic

Pollution Board Slaps Rs 25,000 Fine On Jaggery Units For Burning Plastic

According to the Regional officer of UPPCB Ankit Singh, the units were fined for burning plastic waste.


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09 March 2022
This New Water Bottling Plant In Goa Will Eradicate Use Of Around 350,000 Plastic Bottles Annually

This New Water Bottling Plant In Goa Will Eradicate Use Of Around 350,000 Plastic Bottles Annually

Alila Diwa Goa becomes the first hotel to install a water bottling plant (in partnership with Impact start-up Boon). It is set to prevent an estimated 50 tons...


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...


18 February 2022
New PWM Rules Strengthen Plastic Collection, Stresses On Its Reuse, Recycling: IPCA

New PWM Rules Strengthen Plastic Collection, Stresses On Its Reuse, Recycling: IPCA

Ashish Jain, the director of IPCA, an NGO providing waste management solutions, welcomed the government notification on extended producer responsibility (EPR)...


18 February 2022
Environment Ministry notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

Environment Ministry notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

Taking forward the commitment to eliminate single-use plastics, the Environment Ministry has notified comprehensive guidelines on Extended Producer...


02 December 2021
Pollution Control Day: Why India Has Some Of The Most Polluted Cities In The World

Pollution Control Day: Why India Has Some Of The Most Polluted Cities In The World

Commemorating the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, the National Pollution Control Day is observed every year. Let's have a look at how pollution affects our lives,...


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.


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29 January 2021
Garbage Cafe: You Can Now Get Free Lunch For A Kg Of Plastic Waste In Delhi

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

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


27 January 2021
Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

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.


30 November 2020
Plastic Pollution From Fishing Nets Threatening Ganges Wildlife: Study

Plastic Pollution From Fishing Nets Threatening Ganges Wildlife: Study

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


29 November 2020
Environment-Friendly 'Kulhad' Will Replace Plastic Tea Cups At Railway Stations

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

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


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...


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...


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