MICROSCOPIC PLASTIC PARTICLES
How India's efforts towards reducing its plastic footprint have worked so far
All offices of central and state governments and major PSUs have been told to prohibit single-use plastic products.
Say goodbye to painful needle pricks: Wearable sweat sensor can detect health problems
The skin sensors provide real-time updates on health i...
A Pacific paradise is getting buried under tonnes of plastic waste
Henderson Island is an uninhabited coral atoll that lies halfway between New Zealand and Peru, with 5,500km of the ocean in either direction. Despite its extreme isolation, a freak confluence of geography and ocean currents means Henderson has one of the highest concentrations of plastic pollution on the planet with an estimated 18 tonnes of accumulated plastic.
You are eating plastic in salt, finds IIT-Bombay study
The study revealed that Indians are consuming about 117 micrograms (0.117 milligrams) of microplastic annually if the average person has a daily salt intake of 5 grams.
Seaweed solution to plastic bottle crisis
London, April 9 (IANS) Pointing at a solution to plastic packaging, Narayana Peesapaty from Hyderabad has designed an edible spoon made of millet flour that can be a proxy dessert after one's lunch or dinner, a media report said.
You will need a powerful microscope to see the world's smallest Christmas card
The 15x20 micrometre card could fit over 200 million cards in a single postage stamp.
Online shopping may get costlier, thanks to Maharashtra plastic ban
e-commerce firms say that their cost of packaging shipments has increased by nearly 75 per cent and the extra cost will ultimately have to be borne by the consumers.
Indian companies contest plastic in water bottles study
The findings suggested that a person who drinks a litre of bottled water a day might be consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles each year.
Over 5 trillion plastic particles floating in world's oceans, finds study
Over 5.25 trillion plastic particles, with a combined weight of 269,000 tons may be floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study that collected data from all major oceans and seas in the world.
The plastic menace: How mankind is treating oceans as a global trash can
When UN member countries come together in New York for the Oceans Conference in June, addressing marine litter will be a priority.
Turning plastic to oil, this startup has a game-changer technology
For financial backers including the U.K. government and more than 100 private investors, the technology could mark a breakthrough in how plastic is managed globally.
Slow poison: 80% of New Delhi’s tap water has plastic toxins
Beirut was marginally behind at 93% followed by India at 82%. European nations, including UK, Germany and France, had the lowest contamination rate of 72%.
Ban disposal of micro-plastic into sea, fishers forum urges Centre
The National Fisherfolk Forum (NFF) has urged the central government to ban the disposal of micro-plastic into the sea.
Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service