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IIT Madras researchers use agri waste, plastic to make biofuel

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed a microwave process to produce biofuel from plastic waste, rice straw and sugarcane bagasse. A team of three researchers led by R. Vinu, associate professor in Chemical engineering department, published...

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Harmful waste used for land reclamation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 11, 2020

Officials of Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) who inspected a private property near Karimugal, not far away from the Brahmpuram waste plant, following complaints have found that the low-lying plot was being illegally levelled by rampant dumping of hazardous waste...

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World Bank launches $50M project to help South Asia curb marine plastic pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

The World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) launched today, on World Oceans Day, a $50 million regional project to help South Asia curb its marine plastic pollution and ramp up eco-innovation to reinvent plastic use and...

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Disposable cutlery and packaging make a comeback

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

The pandemic has undone months, if not years, of awareness campaigns on the need to use more eco-friendly options such as steel cutlery and crockery. In the past two months, there has been a shift to disposable items such as paper cups – not all of which are recyclable –...

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Chennai-based environmental group seeks more norms for disposal of COVID-19 medical waste in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental group, has requested the Tamil Nadu government that a few more recommendations, in addition to the regulations released by the Central Pollution Control Board for disposal of medical, and other waste used in treating COVID-19, be...

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Plastics For Change raises $2 million from Mirova Natural Capital

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

Bangalore-based Plastics For Change (PFC), a recycled plastic supply chain organisation, has raised $2 million from Mirova Natural Capital, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. The funding will support PFC's business model to help coastal communities across India and...

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Circulate Capital fund invests in plastic recycling firm Lucro

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2020

Circulate Capital, the Singapore-based investment management company, on Tuesday said it has made its debut deal in India by betting on plastic recycling firm, Lucro Plastecycle Pvt Ltd. The investment was made through Circulate Capital Ocean Fund, which is dedicated to...

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Adani Wilmar to recycle 100% of plastics used by it in 3 years

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

Fortune brand owner Adani Wilmar Ltd is aiming to recycle 100 per cent of the plastics used by the brand in the next three years, Angshu Mallick, Deputy CEO, Adani Wilmar, has said. “We use about 22,000 metric tonne (MT) of plastic in packaging out of which 90% of our...

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Paper to capture 25% of the Rs 80,000 cr single-use plastics market by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Amid a growing debate over impact of single use plastics on environment, paper offers a sustainable option and can capture a fourth of the Rs 80,000 crore single use plastics market by 2025, if its use is totally banned by the government, a new study said. India generated 26,...

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40% plastic waste littered on India's streets: Javadekar in Lok Sabha

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

As much as 40 per cent of plastic waste collected in India remains uncollected and littered on the streets, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha on November 22, 2019. A whopping 25,940 tonnes per day of plastic waste is...

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