plastic ban

COVID-19 leads to rise in single-use plastic in Vijayawada

Though major outlets in the city have shifted to cloth bags, street vendors, flower shops and meat stalls are reluctant to abandon the ‘banned’ plastic carry bags. 

published on : 28th September 2020

Report sought on plastic ban enforcement

Complaint over continuous production and distribution of banned plastics

published on : 30th June 2020

Tamil Nadu bans plastic packaging of goods

This means that even items such as biscuits and chips can no longer be packed in non-compostable plastic covers.

published on : 9th June 2020

COVID-19 pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans amid fears of virus clinging on to reusable items

The plastics industry in US has seized the moment and is lobbying hard to overturn bans on single-use plastics by arguing disposable plastics are the safest option amid the crisis.

published on : 8th April 2020

One-tonne banned single-use plastic glass seized in Vijayawada raid

Speaking to TNIE, Venkata Ramana said the enforcement teams carried out surprise checks on 100 stalls at night food court near Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium on Tuesday night.

published on : 5th March 2020

Complete plastic ban in Puri's Jagannath temple from April 1

The decisions were taken after a meeting with 'Chattisa Nijog', the apex body of priests of the temple, he said.

published on : 4th March 2020

Despite ban, single-use plastic bags still popular in Vijayawada

Inspections by special enforcement team do little to fully implement ban 

published on : 1st March 2020

Two months since ban on plastic bags, Kochi looks other way

The state government’s decision to impose a blanket ban on single-use plastic carry bags to restrict environmental hazards and health issues has failed miserably in the city.

published on : 29th February 2020

Plastic-coated carry bags, hoardings included in Kerala's revised ban guidelines

It has also been mandated that the hoarding prepared using such materials should bear a logo stating ‘recyclable, PVC-free’ along with details of the expiry date, printing unit, and printing number.

published on : 24th February 2020

VMC's ban on single-use plastic starts yielding results

Waste generation declines to 700 quintals a day from 4 MT in city

published on : 17th January 2020

Make, sale of banned plastic products to be fined from Wednesday

Plastic carry bags in the possession of people will not attract fine. But those manufacturing and selling the banned plastic products will be fined.

published on : 15th January 2020

Telangana government's plan on plastic ban may hit two lakh jobs, warn manufacturers

Plastic industries association claimed that the Rs 15-crore industry may suffer losses of 10 to 15 per cent and suggested increasing thickness of plastic to 75 microns to aid recycling.

published on : 11th January 2020

Complete ban on plastic may wipe out forests: Senior Telangana government official

Special Chief Secretary (Environment and Forests) Rajeshwar Tiwari felt that lack of proper management is the problem and recycling might be a solution.

published on : 11th January 2020

Kerala Plastic Manufacturers seek 8 months for a ‘decent exit’

The Kerala Plastic Manufacturers’ Association has demanded that the ban on single-use plastic, which came into force in the state on January 1, be implemented after six to eight months.

published on : 3rd January 2020

After plastic ban, traders shift to compostable bags

However, owners of grocery shops are finding it hard as they cannot charge customers for carry bags.

published on : 2nd January 2020
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