Plastic-free Baliyatra: Pallishree Mela shows the way

The tea cups manufactured by the three producer groups hailing from the Dampada, Salepur, and Kantapada blocks of the Cuttack district have replaced plastic cups at the fair.

published on : 3rd December 2023

Andhra HC to deliver verdict on shifting of LG Polymers unit on December 7

Ravi informed the court that it is not possible to shift the machinery and equipment through sea route.

published on : 29th November 2023

‘Bartan Bank’ for plastic-free community feasts

To curb use of plastic during feasts, a utensils depot has been opened at Kurumunda village by sarpanch Saroj Devi which can be used by villagers free of cost, writes Mayank Bhusan Pani.

published on : 26th November 2023

Use of plastic garlands for felicitation, a threat to environment, say activists in Bengaluru

Activists have urged government bodies and citizen to take a hard look at the items used to felicitate in these events, reassess their choices and shift to sustainable methods.

published on : 24th November 2023

Nukkad natak focuses on waste management

Witnessed by hundreds of citizens and visitors, the natak delivered a message on waste reduction by championing the ‘3Rs’: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

published on : 23rd November 2023

Fire breaks out in 5-storeyed plastic warehouse near SP Road in Bengaluru

Kavita used to stay on the terrace and her husband used to work for one of the shops.

published on : 21st November 2023

Nanoplastics promote conditions for Parkinson's, dementia: Study

Improperly disposed plastics have been shown to break into very small pieces and accumulate in water and food supplies, and were found in the blood of most adults in a recent study.

published on : 20th November 2023

Drive to make Odisha's picnic spots ‘plastic free’

The theme of the drive is the ‘plastic-free picnic challenge’ and it involves creating awareness among people on the use of plastic and its hazards.

published on : 12th November 2023

Why plastics pollution needs to be checked now

Traces of microplastics have been found in breast milk, tap water and the bloodstream of humans.

published on : 10th November 2023

Dollars on the railway track: Bengaluru ragpicker on the lookout for junk finds ‘USD 3 million’ in plastic bag bearing UN seal

Kaleem Ullah informed the matter to City Police Commissioner B Dayananda.

published on : 7th November 2023

With plastic waste threatening to choke Kerala's Gavi, officials seek action

Ignoring signs, visitors continue to leave plastic waste in eco-tourist region and roadsides.

published on : 4th November 2023

BMC to deploy ‘swachhata units’ at puja pandals

A decision to this effect was taken by the civic body during Durga Puja preparatory meeting chaired by mayor Sulochana Das.

published on : 9th October 2023

Plastic in clouds must jolt planet to action

It is found in the digestive tracts of deep-sea marine species as well as in the wombs of pregnant women.

published on : 4th October 2023

Newly-inducted BMC squads to ensure plastic-free festival

This apart, the civic body will also attempt to make Dussehra litter-free this year.

published on : 3rd October 2023

Honnavar Port project in deep water in Karnataka, Forest Minister promises action 

J Crasta said with Karnataka being the second highest GST payer and GDP growth accelerating, more needs to be exported from here, so we need more ports.

published on : 3rd October 2023

Man aims to keep hometown clean, makes art out of waste

For hundreds of youngsters and women in Puducherry, Satyajit Agarwal is a mentor who taught them the art of transforming plastic waste into useful products.

published on : 1st October 2023

Carry containers to buy food from eateries; grab 5 to 10 per cent discount 

The food safety authorities are planning to enforce the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations 2018 in the state to enhance food security in Kerala.

published on : 1st October 2023

New Delhi Municipal Council to hold 356 events on Oct 1

In order to make the events successful, the NDMC has designated 9 higher-level officers of HoD level as nodal officers to conduct various events in association with RWAs, MTAs, sanitation etc.

published on : 30th September 2023

Publicity material made of plastic banned by NDMC

NDMC stated that the organizers booking municipal properties will have to submit an undertaking stating that plastic and related items will not be employed  as publicity material.

published on : 23rd September 2023
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