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For India’s effort to ban disposable plastic, one state offers a playbook

August 01, 2022 2:11 pm

Tamil Nadu was not the first state in India to try to curtail plastic pollution, but unlike others, it was relentless in enforcing its law. Vasudevan was fined repeatedly for using throwaway bags.

Single-use plastic ban in India kicks in: Here are some alternatives you can use

July 02, 2022 3:41 pm

Deepak Aggarwal, Nonwovens Federation of India told that plastics "fly in the air and choke the drains which causes so many civic and environmental issues"

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

July 01, 2022 10:57 am

Major legislation passed and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday aims to significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging in the state and drastically boost recycling rates for what remains.

Phased ban on plastics is welcome. Challenge will lie in enforcement, bringing in viable substitutes

June 30, 2022 7:42 am

In the past five years, more than 20 states have put in place some form of regulation on plastic use. But by all accounts, their implementation has been patchy at best.

Delhi Confidential: RLD activates cadre amid mounting pressure on the Centre over Agnipath scheme

June 29, 2022 10:37 am

Sensing discontent over the Agnipath scheme, the Rashtriya Lok Dal has launched a series of 'yuva panchayats' in Western Uttar Pradesh to engage with the youth.

Govt to set up control rooms to enforce single-use plastic ban: Minister

June 29, 2022 7:32 am

The list of banned items include ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration, plastic plates, among many others.

Mumbai: BMC issues fresh directive against use of banned plastic, warns of action

June 02, 2022 8:43 am

While the state government had issued a notification prohibiting the use of plastic in 2018, the implementation and enforcement of the law came to a halt after the outbreak of Covid-19.

Amul says bracing for sales disruption due to straws ban

April 11, 2022 3:11 pm

Amul has not worked out any practical solution to replace the tiny plastic straws and the paper variant is not feasible, said R. S. Sodhi, Amul's managing director.

Britain seeks ban of single use plastic plates and cutlery in England

November 20, 2021 1:42 pm

The UK government also launched a separate call for evidence to address other sources of plastic pollution, such as wet wipes, tobacco filters, sachets and other single-use cups.

Candy sticks to earbuds: Govt bans single-use plastic from 2022

August 14, 2021 7:47 am

Polythene bags with thickness less than 50 microns are already banned in the country. Now, the Ministry has chalked out a phased manner of banning-single use carry bags as well as other commodities.


Cups, straws, spoons: India starts on single-use plastic ban

July 04, 2022 7:38 pm

India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people.