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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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“Swachhata Hi Seva” Campaign Kicks Off – Public Waste Management Is Modi’s New Buzz Word

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

The celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of the peace apostle, Mahatma Gandhi, was marked by citizens all over India enthusiastically heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for “Swachhata Hi Seva” that targets reducing the country’s plastic foot print with...

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India hopes to end single-use plastics within 3 years

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

India announced an ambitious campaign on Wednesday aimed at eliminating single-use plastics within three years. Environment ministry official Chintan Mishra said efforts to “sensitize” the public against single-use plastics started Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of...

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80% of 1.5 lakh metric tonne daily garbage remains exposed, untreated

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 22, 2019

India is getting buried under mounds of garbage as the country has been generating more than 1.50 lakh metric tonne (MT) of solid waste every day. Worse - approximately 90 per cent (1,35,000 MT...

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Solar power: India Inc leaders now walk the green talk

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

At the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, around 7,000 handmade bags made from plastic waste were distributed. The message, coming just a few days ahead of World...

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Industry leaders join hands to address climate change, create new model of growth by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2019

Industry leaders have come together under the umbrella of India 2022 Coalition to address the...

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Environment Ministry plugs loophole that allowed plastic waste import

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 7, 2019

The government has plugged a loophole that allowed the import of plastic waste into India for processing. ...

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Ultralight ‘supermaterial’ made using plastic bottle waste

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2018

Scientists have developed a way to convert plastic bottle waste into flexible and durable aerogels that could be used for heat and sound insulation in buildings, oil spill cleaning, and as a...

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Plastic ban impact: Coke, Pepsi, Bisleri start printing buyback value on PET bottles

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 20, 2018

Top beverage makers including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Bisleri have begun printing a buyback value on all PET (plastic) bottles sold in Maharashtra to comply with new regulations and help check...

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UGC directs universities to ban plastic bottles on campus

By : Sustainability ..., May 21, 2018

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities and higher educational institutions to ban the use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles and bags on their campuses...

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