8,000 block level plastic waste management units on anvil
Every village will be asked to start waste segregation and send its plastic waste t...
View: Government should stop dithering from banning single-use plastic. There are enough innovative alternatives
There are hundreds of solutions & alternatives to single-use plastics that are ready now, or in the pipeline.
Highways ministry to utilise waste plastic for road construction
A stretch of road has recently been constructed using waste plastic on NH-48 near Dhaula Kuan. A portion of Delhi-Meerut expressway and Gurugram-Sohna road have also been planned for construction using plastic waste.
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.
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.
Himachal govt approves policy to buyback plastic
In an effort to make the state litter-free, the Himachal cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft policy to buyback non-recyclable plastic waste, an official spokesperson said. Plastic would be purchased at a minimum support price of Rs 75 kg by urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state, an official said. Purchasing centres in all 54 urban local bodies of the state would soon be opened, he added.
Heavy fines in the works for violating plastic norms
Govt plans to ask cos to set aside funds to incentivise consumers to return used plastic, levy advance disposal fee, monitor compliance.
Parle Agro to invest Rs 50 crore for recycling PET bottles
Under this programme, Parle Agro plans to facilitate an annual collection of 310 crore PET bottles, recycling nearly 50,000 tonne of PET waste.
Mass awareness programmes to kick off fight against plastic
The idea is to cut back single-use plastic significantly by 2021-2022.
Indian Oil builds a road to tackle plastic menace
Indian Oil has built 850 metres of road using 16 metric tonnes of single-use plastic waste.
Modi wants to take away India’s plastic bags and spoons
A crackdown on plastic in India risks jobs losses in an economy that’s seeing the slowest expansion in six years.
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.
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