Plastic pollution

Godrej & Boyce joins India Plastics Pact as founding member

Godrej & Boyce said its joining of the pact is aimed to strengthen the commitment of corporate India towards combating the growing environmental concern about plastic pollution.

published on : 3rd September 2021

The climb to bring waste down

Prakritii first took shape in 2011 when Vaibhav Jaiswal and Amardeep Bardhan decided to tackle plastic pollution.

published on : 4th August 2021

Puducherry Pollution Control Committee seizes 10 lakhs worth of banned plastic products

The government of Puducherry has imposed ban order on 10 types of Single Use Plastic in the Union Territory since August 2019.

published on : 20th July 2021

'Serious matter': SC agrees to hear plea against NGT order on use of plastic for packaging

The court issued notices to the Centre, Central Pollution Control Board and others seeking their responses on the plea against this year's January 8 order.

published on : 9th July 2021

Rise in plastic consumption raises pollution concerns in Odisha's Sambalpur

With increased demand for home deliveries during the second wave and no recycling or disposal system in place, the city is witnessing mounds of single-use plastic products.

published on : 24th June 2021

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

Plastics from burning container ship cover Sri Lanka beach

The plastic-covered beach, normally a draw for tourists and known as a fishing centre, was declared off limits. The smoking container ship could be seen on the horizon.

published on : 28th May 2021

Only India can help itself combat pollution: UN Environment head Erik Solheim

India produces over 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year, of which only 43 million tonnes is collected, only 12 million tonnes treated and the rest dumped.

published on : 5th June 2018

World Environment Day: Narendra Modi urges people to beat plastic pollution

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urged people to vow not to use low-grade plastic.

published on : 5th June 2018