plastic waste

Pharma firms in Hyderabad get Central Pollution Control Board notice over plastic waste

Companies were to develop this plan by involving the State urban development departments, either individually or collectively.

published on : 11th July 2019

1,057 tonnes of plastic presence estimated on Kerala beaches: Study

As many as 1.66 pieces of plastic litter are present in every square meter of sand along the coast of Kerala, according to a study carried out by city-based NGO Thanal.

published on : 14th June 2019

To tackle plastic holistically

The river expedition is in partnership with The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), the University of Dhaka and WildTeam. Excerpts from the interview.  

published on : 12th June 2019

IPL fans to converge in Hyderabad to spread awareness on reducing use of plastics in stadiums

Representatives of fans associations of six IPL franchises will hold a round table conference in Hyderabad, leading to the signing of 'Hyderabad Declaration' on plastic waste management.

published on : 10th May 2019

Central Pollution Control Board seeks report on Material Recovery Facility from Tamil Nadu

Material Recovery facilitys act as a temporary storage and segregation area before transporting the materials for recycling.

published on : 4th April 2019

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

Philippines has been tagged as one of the world's biggest ocean polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic.

published on : 18th March 2019

Philippines survey shows 'shocking' plastic waste

It contains eye-popping figures: every day, almost 57 million shopping bags are used throughout the Philippines, adding up to more than 20 billion a year.

published on : 8th March 2019

Thick smog engulfs Kochi after plastic waste catches fire

A few people complained of irritating eyes and heavy chest. Residents stayed indoors after closing doors and windows.

published on : 23rd February 2019

VMC plants to recycle plastic waste in Vijayawada

The plastic waste collection and recycling unit was set up in December last by Hyderabad-based E Sree Foundation with the financial support of United National Development Programme and Coca Cola. 

published on : 15th February 2019

Local bodies spend lakhs ferrying plastic waste to cement firms in Chennai

To transport plastic waste to cement companies, five municipalities are spending more than Rs 30 lakhs each month.  

published on : 18th January 2019

Handover plastic waste to cement manufacturers: AP Pollution Control Board

Moreover, emissions from MSW will be low when compared to coal as it will burn completely in the energy plants and will have less impact on the environment.

published on : 15th November 2018

Now, say goodbye to accumulated plastic waste

Till now, the Corporation conducted drives for non-biodegradable waste including plastic and e-waste on a monthly basis.

published on : 6th November 2018

Two forest department employees strive to keep Yana caves free of plastic waste 

They were appointed by the Village Forest Committee of Yana village to collect waste in a stretch of 2.5 km near Yana Caves. 

published on : 23rd September 2018