Single-use plastic

MCD to fine violators of single-use plastic policy in community halls

Officials said that a pledge to not use SUPs is being demanded by the civic authority from the organizers who are booking the community places for marriage and other social events.

published on : 4th March 2023

Five tonnes of banned plastic items seized in Coimbatore last year

The civic body has so far seized around five tonnes of banned plastics in the city and imposed a total fine amount of Rs 14,47,450 against the violators in the past year.

published on : 26th January 2023

MCD launches 100-day campaign against plastic

The campaign was launched by Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and he sought massive public participation to make it a success.

published on : 22nd January 2023

England to ban few single-use plastic items from October

The department said England uses around 2.7 billion items of single-use cutlery per year, mostly plastic, with only one in 10 items recycled.

published on : 14th January 2023

Single-use plastic prohibited, hefty fines for violators: Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner

All residents and merchants are advised to ban the use or selling of single-use plastic materials in any manner.

published on : 12th January 2023

P-squads for  green mission

Govt set to constitute special enforcement teams to implement the plastic ban across the state

published on : 6th December 2022

Maha govt tweaks policy on single-use plastic, allows compostable materials 

But it will be mandatory to get approval from the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

published on : 3rd December 2022

VMC urges firms, traders to avoid single-use plastic

The Mayor warned that the enforcement team will conduct raids on traders and impose hefty fines.

published on : 21st September 2022

Vijayawada: Special teams to monitor single-use plastic ban

It may be noted that the Central and State governments have banned single-use plastic from July 1.

published on : 15th September 2022

Govt plans studies on frothing in Yamuna 

One of the studies will ascertain the reasons behind the froth on the river surface which reflects the “deadness of the water and nil dissolved oxygen in it”.

published on : 27th July 2022

Submit report on phasing out plastic, Delhi government asks schools

In a circular, the DoE listed actions to be taken by all the schools, including displaying “single-use plastic-free school’ on the main gate and at prominent places inside their premises.

published on : 26th July 2022

Schoolkids in Bhubaneswar to become ‘no plastic use’ messengers

The children will take the message home and will act as catalysts in ending the use of single-use plastics both in individual households and communities in general, sources said.

published on : 18th July 2022

WasSUP ? A rundown on Kerala's battle against single-use plastic

Enforcement of the ban on single-use plastic is yet to gain momentum.

published on : 13th July 2022

Packing problem without single-use plastic

Packing food has emerged as a big headache following the Centre’s ban on single-use plastic, say industry stakeholders.

published on : 13th July 2022

Paper stocks in focus as India bans single-use plastic

The state boards have further been directed to intensify inspections of industrial and commercial establishments for effective implementation of the ban.

published on : 12th July 2022

Plastic ban: Delhi Pollution Control Committee issues closure notice to 14 units

“Also, the electricity distributor in the area has been directed to cut off the supply of these 14 units so that they are not able to function,” said a senior DPCC official.

published on : 12th July 2022

Delhi government to take penal action against plastic ban offenders

All complaints related to the violation of the ban and action taken by the direct enforcement teams will be received at the control room, an official said.

published on : 11th July 2022

Telangana doctor’s relentless fight against single-use plastic

A 69-year-old general physician from Karimnagar is fighting against the rampant menace of singleuse plastic (SUP).

published on : 10th July 2022

Single-use plastic ban to have minimal impact on big FMCG companies 

The current ban covers items, which have a low utility and high littering potential, which are not widely used by large consumer companies and hence will have a limited impact for now.

published on : 6th July 2022

Government to train eco-club members to spread awareness about ban on single-use plastic items

To spread awareness about the recently implemented ban on single-use plastic (SUP) items, the government will impart training to the members of various eco-clubs in the city. 

published on : 5th July 2022
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