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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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Environment minister launches plastic waste mgmt programme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Energy and environment minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy launched the plastic waste management programme at the Ajith Singh Nagar dumping yard in the city on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the state government is committed to making the state plastic...

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Lack of affordable, eco-friendly alternatives is the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

A very large proportion of Indians say that they are aware of climate change and are keen to address it, but do not have the option to buy environment-friendly products. According to a research by the Mahindra Group, the principal explanation for this paradox is the absence...

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Noida to get plastic bottle-crushing machines on Friday

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Three plastic bottle-crushing machines will be installed in the city on Friday as part of efforts to ensure proper disposal of plastic waste, the Noida Authority has said. One machine each will be installed at the Noida Authority office in Sector 6, Brahmaputra Market in...

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Meghalaya Government Launches Project ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

The Meghalaya government on Monday launched a project to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla’ at Laitumkhrah Parking Lot Shillong. This initiative is basically launched to reduce the use of plastic and use environment-friendly bags and materials. This project is a...

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6,000 kg plastic waste for road works

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2019

For the first time, the national highway authority of India (NHAI) is using shredded plastic for road works in the state. The regional office of NHAI is planning to utilize around 8,000kg of shredded plastic, of which 6,000 kg will be used for the works of service roads of...

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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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Take action on panel report seeking ban on sachets, pouches within 3 months, NGT tells Centre

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2019

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal Monday directed the Centre and other agencies to take action within three months on a report by an expert committee which sought ban on small water bottles, pouches and cups saying these constitute a considerable amount of plastic waste...

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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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Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

The commerce and industry ministry has advised e-commerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products being sold through their platforms, in line with the government's commitment to reduce use of such material, an official said. The companies have...

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