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Ultralight ‘supermaterial’ made using plastic bottle waste

By : editor_2, 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 : editor_2, 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 : editor_2, 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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Government declaring all protected areas 'plastic free zones' symbolic initiative: Greenpeace

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 30, 2018

Greenpeace India has termed the recent move by the environment ministry declaring all protected areas in the country 'plastic-free zones' as a "symbolic initiative" and said production of...

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IIT-Madras students develop mobile unit that turns plastic waste into fuel oil

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 6, 2018

A team of students from IIT-Madras has developed a solar-powered mobile unit that converts non-recyclable plastic waste into fuel oil that is cheaper than diesel and can be used as a substitute...

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Plastic ban policy draft not final yet for Maharashtra State

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 21, 2018

The state government on Tuesday told the Bombay high court that the draft policy for banning plastic and thermocol is yet to be finalized. It was replying to a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka...

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Rourkela Steel Plant initiates project to use waste plastic in road construction

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 19, 2018

Steel Authority of India's Rourkela Steel Plant has initiated a new project of utilising waste plastic in road construction, the first such initiative taken up in Odisha.  ...

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Garbage bonfires compromise state’s air, water

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 16, 2018

For every household, shop, bank and other business or commercial establishment handing over dry waste to garbage collectors, there are many which simply resort to burning it as a means of...

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Advanced waste to energy plant will be set up at Njeliyanparamba in Kozhikode

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 14, 2018

Minister for Local Administration KT Jaleel here on Tuesday said that a private company has come forward to set up an advanced waste to energy plant in the limit of Kozhikode Corporation....

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AIPMA demands one law for plastic waste management in country

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 28, 2017

Blaming poor implementation of existing rules, the All India Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) has demanded one law, on the lines of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), for plastic waste...

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