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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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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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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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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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PM’s message on plastic waste calls for a collective action from govts, corporates, civil society

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

India CSR, the largest network on corporate social responsibility and sustainability on Tuesday (27 Aug) organised a dialogue on responsible plastic uses and waste mitigation in New Delhi. The...

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Kotak recycles over 1,500 Kg plastic bottles in FY19

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) replaced single-use plastic water bottles with glass water dispensers and recycled, over 1500 kg of used polyethylene (PET) bottles in FY2018-19, which earned the...

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How about a consortium of companies to collect plastic waste! Dabur shows the way

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2019

Dabur India Ltd has formed a consortium with other business groups to put together the system for collecting post-consumer plastic waste, particularly non-recyclable multi-layer plastics (MLP),...

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Mahindra recycles over 209 ton of e-waste for plastic waste management

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2019

Tech Mahindra Ltd sent over 209 ton of E-waste for recycling in FY 2018-19 through an authorised vendor and encourages associates to prevent single-use of plastic and use eco-friendly products....

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Dabur aims to be a plastics waste free company by 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 20, 2019

Home-grown FMCG major Dabur India has set its sights on becoming a plastic waste free company by the end of March 2021 by collecting, processing and recycling 20 million kgs of post-consumer...

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Kerala paves the way for recycling plastic

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2019

Whenever you enter a city or a town in India, mountains of burning waste is a common sight. Bhalswa in Delhi and Deonar in Mumbai are quite infamous all over the world. It is a known fact that...

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