Crackdown on banned plastic materials

The inspections were led by four health inspectors and 16 junior health inspectors (JHIs).

published on : 20th January 2022

Meendum Manjapai campaign: Tamil Nadu plans 14 green alternatives to get rid of plastic

Principal Secretary (Environment) Supriya Sahu said that the next phase of the campaign will be raising awareness about alternative materials such as jute and banana fibre.

published on : 19th January 2022

Another bid to ban single-use plastics 

City corporation plans to enforce ban on plastic and other disposable items from Jan 15. 

published on : 5th January 2022

Guntur civic body partners with NGOs to inch up ban on plastic; distributes cloth bags 

The civic body’s efforts have reaped results as most of the shop vendors now use only cloth bags, besides encouraging consumers to bring their own bags from home.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Plastic-free TN? ‘Buy back’ plastic policy on anvil  

As part of Extended Producers Responsibility, firm to build 1K toilets out of plastic waste

published on : 24th December 2021

Back to future: Revert to yellow bags, appeals Stalin

As commercial establishments provided beautiful plastic bags to the public, the practice of carrying yellow bags decreased.

published on : 24th December 2021

Tamil Nadu: 75 tonnes of plastic waste removed from Besant Nagar beach 

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also took part in the event and handed over certificates to students who collected the most waste.

published on : 13th December 2021

Boats fuelled by plastic oil eat into Tamil Nadu government coffers

The fishermen said the insufficiency of the subsidised fuel and the spiralling diesel price have forced the owners of the fishing vessels to opt for the cheaply available plastic oil.

published on : 8th December 2021

Power supply disconnected in plastic factory in Puducherry for manufacturing SUP items

By the order of the Secretary, Environment, power connection of the unit has been disconnected immediately, said an official press release from the Department of Science , Technology and Environment.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Task force teams conduct special drives to enforce ban on plastic bags in Guntur

The officials informed that along with hefty fines, legal cases will be filed under the National Tribunal and Solid Waste Management Act against the manufacturers if they do not follow the regulations

published on : 3rd December 2021

Puducherry gets action plan to eliminate single-use plastics

Plastic waste forms more than 10 percent of the total waste generated in UT, as identified by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCC).

published on : 2nd December 2021

England plans ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery

Under proposals in a 12-week public consultation, businesses and consumers will need to move towards more sustainable alternatives.

published on : 20th November 2021

Drive begins to make Odisha's Deomali pollution free

Deomali, the highest mountain peak of the State in Koraput’s Pottangi, is gearing up for a fresh look with a cleanliness drive initiated by the block administration last month. 

published on : 15th November 2021

Covid-19 pandemic generated eight million tonnes of plastic waste: Study

The researchers noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for single-use plastics such as face masks, gloves, and face shields.

published on : 10th November 2021

Plastic ban in Guntur from November 10

People should carry their own bag either plastic or jute bag when they go to market.

published on : 8th November 2021
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