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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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Answer to plastic pollution found? Big breakthrough as Indian Oil converts plastic waste into oil

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

Big technological breakthrough likely in store for India! The country’s largest PSU refiner and retailer, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is about to complete and finalize on a research which could lead to one of the biggest technological breakthroughs and help the...

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Ahmedabad: When plastic waste turns into fuel

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

The 2018 figures of the city’s solid waste generation put the estimate of plastic waste at 10% of 3,700 tonnes of daily waste minus 370 tonnes, coming to 11,100 tonnes monthly or 1.35 lakh tonnes annually! Due to lack of segregation, the waste cannot be processed and thus the...

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Subject Tags: plastic waste , pyrolysis

Plastic polluting pristine streams in Shivalik hills

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Increased footprints of tourists are filling the pristine perennial streams flowing through Shivaliks with plastic waste as footfall of picnickers and adventure seekers are searching for untouched areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Plastic, polythene and non-biodegradable waste now...

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In a first, NHAI uses plastic to lay road

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

BENGALURU: In a major eco-friendly initiative aimed at using plastic waste, the Bengaluru unit of the National Highway of India (NHAI) on Wednesday completed laying a 600m stretch on the Bengaluru-Hyderabad highway using plastic waste. This is in line with the repeated push...

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Centre widens import ban of plastic waste

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of how private recyclers are slyly bringing plastic waste into the country in the form of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) flakes and lumps, the Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable...

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ACC Commences Initiative to Dispose Modern-Day Ravana ‘Plastic Waste’ to Support the “Swachhata Hi Seva” Mission

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

ACC, one of India’s foremost producers of cement and ready mix concrete, is playing a lead role in the “Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) 2019 mission of the government – a countrywide awareness and mobilisation campaign with special focus on plastic waste awareness and management....

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