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Plastic ban: Most dairies in Maharashtra yet to start buying back and recycling of milk pouches

While some milk dairies claim they have submitted the buyback plans to the government and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the MPCB says it is awaiting government approval to proceed with collection and recycling.

MPCB to hold talks with plastic manufacturers over EPR plans

The MPCB said it has received around 350 EPR plans from plastic manufacturers in the past few months. “...It was surprising to find out that not more than ten per cent of the total plans was functional,” said a senior MPCB official.


Pune: Banned plastic items resurface in city shops

As per the ban, anybody found manufacturing, stocking or selling goods in these banned plastic materials could attract a fine of Rs 5,000 or more.

Maharashtra: State urges civic bodies to follow MPCB rules for dealing with slaughterhouse waste

The MPCB had made it mandatory to set up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to treat the waste generated in slaughterhouses and to ensure that no untreated waste was released. The remains of the animals also have to be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines of the MPCB.

Maharashtra: Tests show crackers exceed noise limits

While the single crackers were found to be within their permissible limits of 125 dB(A), with most measuring between 116 to 119 dB(A), they were still found to be higher than last year's highest reading of 117 dB(A).

NGT asks pollution control board chief to leave post

Orders removal of nine others; MPCB chairperson says will move SC.


Sound pollution from vehicle horns: NGT slams cops for non-compliance

MPCB laid down standards on July 31, 2014 on the use of horns, sirens and multi-toned horns for vehicles

Faster MPCB nod for industries soon

From June, all industries can apply online for consent.

MPCB forms squads to enforce ban on plastics

According to MPCB officials, there are 414 registered manufacturers of plastic bags in the state, of which 84 are in Mumbai.

139 industrial units get MPCB notice

Pollution control board cracks down on factories, distilleries in Pune region.