plastic

Study in Goa flags alarming levels of microplastics in seafood

Fishing activities may also contribute to the microplastic pollution in the estuary, it said.

published on : 14th January 2021

Single-use plastic on its way out

This guide is designed to assist businesses in meeting their commitments to be single-use-plastic free and thereby contribute positively towards betterment of the city.

published on : 14th January 2021

NGT raps govt over delay in report on import of hazardous waste

The NGT has rapped the Environment Ministry over delay in a report by the committee which was set up to review imports of hazardous waste including tyres, lead and PCBs.

published on : 13th January 2021

Kerala government allots private firm 2 acres land to set up waste treatment facility at Kadungalloor

An order dated December 29, 2020, issued by the state has allotted the said land to a private firm identified as SeaQueen Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd for a period of 30 years.

published on : 11th January 2021

Transforming waste to wealth: DM sets up plastic-shredding unit in insurgency-hit Changlang district

To turn its economy around, DM set up a plastic-shredding unit in insurgency-hit Changlang. They are used for road construction, writes Prasanta Mazumdar

published on : 10th January 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

Single-use plastics ban: Ernakulam district to keep violators on a tight leash

As a step to enforce the ban on single-use plastics in the district strictly, special squads will be formed at the panch-ayat-level to deal with violators.

published on : 5th January 2021

Coconut vendor’s green alternative is talk of Vaitheeswarankoil town

A tender coconut vendor in Vaitheeswarankoil is leading by example by adopting an eco-friendly alternative.  Senthil is lauded by consumers and officials for using straws made of the papaya leaf stalk

published on : 4th 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

IRS officer uses waste plastic bottles to create vertical gardens in Ludhiana

Mehra said he has set-up vertical gardens in schools, colleges, gurudwaras, churches, police stations, government offices and railway stations.

published on : 20th December 2020

TN plastic industry seeks regulatory body

Hit by pandemic, the industry wants authority set up to check undue profiteering by petrochemicals producers

published on : 8th December 2020

Move over plastic bags, gloves are the new menace in Kochi

Disposable plastic gloves, which were introduced in malls and other places to protect customers from the virus, have emerged as an environmental threat during Covid times.

published on : 5th December 2020

Annie hops on the recycle revolution

Fifty-three-year-old Annie Varghese is the poster woman for creative sustainability.

published on : 4th December 2020

Risk of plastic contamination in drinking tea from disposable paper cups, suggests Study

Paper cups are usually lined by a thin layer of hydrophobic film which is made of mostly plastic and sometimes co-polymers to hold the liquid in the paper cup.

published on : 8th November 2020

Making a big change: Ramdas’s plastic walks

The world may be divided on climate change, but Vypeen native Ramdas is all about less talk and more action when it comes to preserving the environment.

published on : 7th November 2020
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