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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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Supreme Court rejects plea against Karnataka decision to ban plastic

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 8, 2017

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea to stay operation of the Karnataka government's decision to ban manufacture, supply, sale and use of plastic carry bags and other products....

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Sturdier, safer, cheaper: India urged to build more roads with plastic waste

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 30, 2017

India should use its biggest investment in road construction to make its roads safer and build them cheaper with a home-grown technology that salvages plastic waste, analysts said. ...

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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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