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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.

60 kg plastic seized during raids in Chandigarh city

June 10, 2018 10:49 am

A statement issued by the union territory administration said that seven challans amounting to Rs 5000 each and six of Rs 500 each were issued. On June 5, World Environment Day was observed in the city.


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.