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Mexico City begins 2021 with ban on single-use plastics

January 02, 2021 5:47 pm

One of the world's biggest cities has prohibited the use of single-use plastic materials including plastic forks, straws and cups. Mexico's capital is striving to revamp its image as an eco-friendly, sustainable city.

Is it safe to store drinking water in glass bottles?

September 19, 2020 10:01 am

Are you buying good glass bottles? Find out here

A retired village officer's quest to keep his home plastic-free in Kerala

November 08, 2019 4:17 pm

In early 2017, when the Vazhakkad panchayat, a rural outpost where Moosad worked as a senior clerk, picked up a campaign to build a plastic-free village, he endeared himself to the cause.

Plastic planet: The scale and problem of single-use plastics

September 22, 2019 11:47 am

In 5 minutes, around the time it takes to read this piece, around 5 million plastic bottles will be bought around the world, many of those in India. With PM Modi calling for an end to single-use plastic, The Indian Express examines the scale of the problem. But first off, what is single-use plastic?

Ban on single-use plastics: Manufacturers, traders, workers hold protest in Ahmedabad

September 20, 2019 1:59 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, urged the people to shun “single-use plastics” from October 2. It is likely that the Union government might implement a ban on single-use plastic items.

Explained: PM wants a war on plastic. Here's the big picture

August 29, 2019 6:51 pm

The PM invoked Gandhi in his appeals, and it has been speculated that a specific ban may be announced on October 2, the Mahatma's 150th birthday.

In markets along the Yamuna, plastic ban remains on paper while river bears brunt

June 13, 2019 6:52 am

According to records, Delhi produces 2,51,674 tonnes of plastic each year — 50% of which is single-use. That's roughly 63,000 elephants worth of plastic.

Ban all single-use plastic, says Chandigarh's Department of Environment

May 29, 2019 11:27 am

Chandigarh is among 25 states/UTs that failed to submit the action plan and may have to pay environmental compensation of Rs 1 crore.

Makafui Awuku is turning plastic trash into cash in Ghana

June 27, 2018 5:31 pm

Makafui Awuku understands how plastic has become one of the biggest resource of waste in Ghana and through his efforts, has helped open avenues for employment. Take a look at the video here.

Plastic manufacturers’ plea against ban: HC to decide date for final arguments on July 20

June 23, 2018 7:21 am

Granting interim relief to the manufactures of plastic items, the court asked them to make a representation before the state government within a week.


Our ocean of waste: Turning the tide on plastic pollution

September 09, 2019 7:24 am

The call for a mass movement came days after PM Modi’s Independence Day’s address in which he had urged people to shun ‘single-use’ plastic to protect the environment.