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Urban Indians averse to single-use plastics, 78% want complete ban: Survey

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Majority of urban Indians are willing to take a tough stand on plastics with 78 per cent favouring a complete ban on single use plastics, says a new survey by market research firm Ipsos. Over 80 per cent...

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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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Kerala to bid adieu to single use plastic by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

The Kerala government has decided to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic from January 2020. The decision has been taken in light of the environmental and health hazards caused by discarding single-use plastic. Banned plastic products include: Plastic carry...

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Industry seeks clarity on single-use plastic ban; officials say each state following its own policies is fragmenting industry

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

New Delhi: Industry has sought clarity on the government’s plan to phase out single-use plastic by 2022 and urged the Centre to issue clear guidelines. An outright ban would escalate costs and lead to job losses and disrupt supply chains, companies said. The uncertainty “has...

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Corporates get responsible about plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

It is not clear how sustainable the movement will prove, but if a Business Standard story on MNCs cutting plastic-use is anything to go by, there is a lot of room for optimism. While FMCG major HUL and its parent company, Unilever, are relying on changing the design and...

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Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi: India Likely To Ban Single-Use Plastic Products From Oct 2

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

To remove single-use plastics from cities and villages that are considered to be most polluted India the government is eyeing a blanket ban on single-use plastic products on October 2, 2019, which marks the150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Two officials under the...

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NGT asks govt to consider banning plastic campaign material

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2019

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Election Commission, the Centre and...

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Environment Ministry Asks States And UTs To Avoid Single-Use Plastic Material During 2019 Elections

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2019
In order to curb pollution during preparations for Lok Sabha elections, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has asked states and the Union Territories to avoid...
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Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic items

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2019

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday imposed a ban on single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country. Single-use plastic items are used only once and then thrown in...

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High Court directs Bihar to ban plastic bags

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2018

The Patna High Court on Monday directed the Bihar government to impose a ban on the usage of plastic bags.

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