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Plastic carrybags completely banned in 17 states, Union Territories: Government

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

Altogether 17 states and Union territories have imposed complete ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic carrybags, the Lok Sabha was informed today.     


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Plastic waste to be converted to diesel

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 6, 2017

A systematic plastic waste management in the city has begun with the commissioning of a plastic waste management plant at Bhatar.


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Plastic waste used to lay 1,000 km roads in Tamil Nadu in last five years

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 21, 2017

More than 1,600 tonnes of plastic has been used to lay over 1,000 km length of roads in Tamil Nadu in the last five years as part of the government’s thrust on effective use of plastic waste....

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Dell Says ‘Ocean Plastic’ Packaging Is Cost-Effective, Scalable

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 20, 2017

Dell has begun shipping its XPS 13 in materials made in part from plastic pollution from the ocean. The company spent about 18 months doing a detailed assessment and validation, followed by a...

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Scientists develop compound to break down plastic waste under mild conditions

By : sustainabilityo..., May 30, 2017

Plastic waste is a menace that is the result of industrialization and to an extent, human activities, without realizing that it ends up affecting our health as well.


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NGT notice to states, UTs for violating plastic waste management rules

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 28, 2017

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench, headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, issued on Thursday notices to all state governments and Union territories on CPCB's application that plastic...

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Industry should make sustainable plastics for infrastructure: Suresh Prabhu

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 2, 2017

 As part of an effort to grow while preserving the fragile environment, industry should try and make sustainable plastics for developing infrastructure, said Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways...

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India recycles 90% of its PET waste, outperforms Japan, Europe and US: Study

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 20, 2017

There is every possibility that India has the highest recycling rate for polyethylene terephthalate or PET, a kind of plastic used to for manufacturing drinking water bottles and food containers...

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Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli Corporation gets award for effective plastic waste disposal

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 16, 2017

Tirunelveli Corporation has received the Centre’s ‘Best Corporation Award’ for implementing Swachh Bharat Mission by separately collecting nondegradable plastic waste on a dedicated day every...

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Unilever commits to 100 per cent recyclable plastic by 2025

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 20, 2017

Unilever, the maker of ubiquitous food, personal care and home brands such as Knorr soups, Dove soap and Domex on Saturday committed to ensuring that 100 per cent of the plastic packaging in its...

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