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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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Surat to have plastic waste mgmt centre

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

A two-member team from Union petroleum ministry-run Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) visited the Diamond city on Tuesday. They had come to discuss the initial plan for setting up a plastic waste management centre in the city. Surat is one of the...

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Food major Cargill redesigns packaging to reduce use of plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

US-based food major Cargill on Monday said it has redesigned packaging for edible oil to reduce the usage of plastics and make it recyclable. "Cargill in India is working to address plastic waste management in three ways: reduce, recycle and recover," the company said in a...

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Centre widens import ban of plastic waste

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of how private recyclers are slyly bringing plastic waste into the country in the form of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) flakes and lumps, the Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable...

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Deposit plastic bags, bottles at metro stations, get a jute bag

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will soon let passengers deposit plastic bags and bottles into disposal machines at metro stations and get jute bags for free. The metro stations will also install disposal machines or kiosks where one can put the bottles, which will then...

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All PET recycled in State: PepsiCo India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

PepsiCo India has said it has achieved the milestone of 100% PET collection and recycling in Maharashtra as part its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programme. The State is the second after Delhi to achieve the 100% PET recycling target, the company said. PepsiCo...

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ADB willing to lend over $12 billion to India over the next three years

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it was ready to commit over $12 billion in lending to India over the next three years (2020-22), pledging support to the Narendra Modi-led government’s new flagship initiatives such as the Jal Jeevan Mission. This was conveyed during a...

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Sun Pharma’s Initiative To Recycle Plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd initiated setting up of treatment and recycling plants, through registered recyclers and engaged scrap vendors for materials like plastic and high-density...

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Plastics could be recycled to create renewable energy says a new research

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2019

Scientists have found a way to recycle plastics to create high-value materials such as carbon nanotubes, which can not only conduct heat and electricity but also help reduce plastic waste. While...

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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2019

Over the last year,...

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