PLASTIC BAN RAILWAYS
Rly commissions govt's first waste to energy plant; to turn e waste, plastic into light diesel oil
The foot print of the plant is small hence the area required for installing it is less when compared with conventional method of processing. All constituents are converted into valuable energy thereby making it zero discharge process.
Indian Railways’ first waste to energy plant commissioned
The plant has a catalytic converter and it converts the waste materials into light ...
Three militants of banned outfit held in Tripura
North Tripura district police chief Bhanupada Chakraborty said that acting on an intelligence input, the police arrested the militants -- Phanijoy Reang, Samprai Debbarma and Kanti Marak, from Panisagar and Dharmanagar railway stations on Wednesday night. The police also seized one 9 mm pistol, huge live cartridges and many incriminating documents.
Kerala govt bans single use plastic from January one
After considering environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the government decided to ban single-use-plastic products in the state from January 1, 2020, a government press release said. Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based fancy items and others have been banned.
Railways to recharge phones of passengers using plastic bottle crushers at stations
Railways have issued directions that from October 2 this year, single use plastic will not be used on its premises.
Regulations may prove to be another Patanjali for FMCG firms
Proposed bans on single-use plastic and on sale of junk foods may prompt FMCG companies to change.
Industry seeks clarity on single-use plastic ban; officials say each state following its own policies is fragmenting industry
Industry has urged the Centre to issue clear guidelines on phasing out single use plastics by 2022. Companies said an outright ban would escalate costs and lead to job losses which currently stand at 4.5 lakh with 10000 units facing closure.
Government may list 8 single-use plastic items
Defining single-use plastic is the first step in the direction of doing away with such products in India by 2022, as called for by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. While many states have banned plastic, there are wide variations in implementation and the range of products covered.
Railway Board orders strict plastic ban from October 2
Railway Board has asked all its zonal offices to enforce a strict plastic ban at all stations from October 2.
Unilever announces commitments to reduce plastic waste; to halve use of 'virgin' plastic by 2025
Virgin Plastic, is produced directly from the petrochemical feed-stock, like natural gas or crude oil, which has never been used or processed before.
Single-use plastic ban: Industry still waiting for 'definition'
Currently the industry provides employment to around 1 crore people directly and 10 crore indirectly, Plastindia Foundation president Jigish Doshi said.
How plastic ban will affect businesses and consumers
India’s plastic-processing industry has over 30,000 units and an annual turnover of Rs 2.25 lakh crore.
Kulhad pe charcha across 400 railway stations
Terracotta products like kulhads, glasses and plates will be used for serving food and beverages.
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