Plastic ban

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

Canada to ban single-use plastics such as bags, straws by end of 2021

According to Ottawa, Canadians throw away three million tonnes of plastic waste each year -- including 15 billion bags annually, and 57 million straws daily.

published on : 8th October 2020

COVID-19 leads to rise in single-use plastic in Vijayawada

Though major outlets in the city have shifted to cloth bags, street vendors, flower shops and meat stalls are reluctant to abandon the ‘banned’ plastic carry bags. 

published on : 28th September 2020

Report sought on plastic ban enforcement

Complaint over continuous production and distribution of banned plastics

published on : 30th June 2020

Tamil Nadu bans plastic packaging of goods

This means that even items such as biscuits and chips can no longer be packed in non-compostable plastic covers.

published on : 9th June 2020

COVID-19 pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans amid fears of virus clinging on to reusable items

The plastics industry in US has seized the moment and is lobbying hard to overturn bans on single-use plastics by arguing disposable plastics are the safest option amid the crisis.

published on : 8th April 2020

One-tonne banned single-use plastic glass seized in Vijayawada raid

Speaking to TNIE, Venkata Ramana said the enforcement teams carried out surprise checks on 100 stalls at night food court near Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium on Tuesday night.

published on : 5th March 2020

Complete plastic ban in Puri's Jagannath temple from April 1

The decisions were taken after a meeting with 'Chattisa Nijog', the apex body of priests of the temple, he said.

published on : 4th March 2020

Despite ban, single-use plastic bags still popular in Vijayawada

Inspections by special enforcement team do little to fully implement ban 

published on : 1st March 2020

Two months since ban on plastic bags, Kochi looks other way

The state government’s decision to impose a blanket ban on single-use plastic carry bags to restrict environmental hazards and health issues has failed miserably in the city.

published on : 29th February 2020

Plastic-coated carry bags, hoardings included in Kerala's revised ban guidelines

It has also been mandated that the hoarding prepared using such materials should bear a logo stating ‘recyclable, PVC-free’ along with details of the expiry date, printing unit, and printing number.

published on : 24th February 2020

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
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