Plastic Ban

Wheat beats plastic: Ernakulam native comes up with ‘edible’, eco-friendly cutlery

After two years of research, Ernakulam-based entrepreneur Vinayakumar Balakrishnan created ‘Thooshan’, edible cutlery that can tastefully replace single-use plastic

published on : 1st June 2021

Trent Hypermarket fined Rs 1.5 lakh for charging Rs 6 for plastic carry bags

During the hearing, the Commission noticed that the store was not following the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and found that the store doesn’t have permission to sell plastic bags.

published on : 10th January 2021

Mexico City begins New Year with ban on single-use plastics

Mexico City's environmental secretary urged people to think of always carrying reusable containers like never leaving home without their cell phones.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Opposition to corner Fadnavis government on Nanar refinery, farm loan waiver at Maharashtra Assembly's monsoon session

The opposition Congress and NCP have been critical of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, and are planning to corner the government over it during the session, which will conclude on July 20.

published on : 1st July 2018

Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban for retailers

The relaxation granted to small retailers is on the lines of a similar exception already available for branded products.

published on : 28th June 2018

Raj Thackeray questions haste over plastic ban and silence of Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Thackeray referred to the fine amount “as an attempt to collect election funds from plastic manufacturers.

published on : 26th June 2018

Maharashtra traders unhappy with plastic ban; Mumbai civic body collects Rs 2.95 lakh fine

The BMC inspected over 8,000 shops in the city since the statewide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry-bags and thermocol, came into effect on June 23.

published on : 26th June 2018

Retailers, vendors feel the heat of single-use plastic ban in Maharashtra

Several companies that deal in home delivery of food through apps and websites are feeling the pinch due to the ban as single-use plastic carry bags are largely used in this emerging sector.

published on : 24th June 2018

Maharashtra plastic ban: 72 fined, Rs 3.6 lakh collected in Nashik

Nashik Municipal Corporation stated that various civic teams fanned out across the six municipal divisions of the city and fined violators as per the provisions of the plastic ban notification.

published on : 23rd June 2018

Environment minister warns action against manufacturers as Maharashtra braces for plastic ban

Kadam also reviewed the state's preparedness to strictly enforce the ban at a high-level meeting of officials from the state pollution board.

published on : 23rd June 2018

Hold big corporations accountable for the plastic waste they produce: Greenpeace to Centre

During an event to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, in PM Modi's presence,  had pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.

published on : 10th June 2018

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation to train nodal officers to implement green protocol

The city Corporation has upped the ante and taken its war against plastic to another level.

published on : 27th April 2018

Off with meat, paan and romeos in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh: Five points

Adityanath has asked officials to ensure a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero tolerance would be exercised in this regard.

published on : 22nd March 2017