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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Plastic Pollution


The hidden pandemic of single-use plastic

March 17, 2021 8:52 am

Covid halted, and even reversed, much of our progress against plastic pollution. What are the steps we can take now?

During the pandemic, strides made over the last year in dealing with single-use plastic have suffered a setback

July 04, 2020 9:11 am

If each of the 7.8 billion people around the world had to be inoculated, this would amount to an additional plastic consumption of 400 tonnes. Are we going to wait till the end of the pandemic to effectively dispose of plastic waste, or is the time now?

Telangana: Medaram Jatara going 'plastic-free' this year

February 03, 2020 10:46 am

The district administration has also erected check posts on all roads leading to Medaram, where plastic is collected from pilgrims and they are given cloth or jute bags instead.

Ganga basin covers nearly 40% of India, has big role in carrying trash from source to sea: Heather Koldewey

October 10, 2019 4:10 pm

"The reason why plastic pollution has got so much attention is that science has shown the scale of the problem. Every single place that any marine scientist has ever looked, they have found plastic everywhere," she said.

People must be convinced to adopt plastic alternatives: IISER professor

October 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Dr Samrat Ghosh, an assistant professor in the Chemical department at the Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research (IISER), tells The Indian Express about how important the ban was and how people must adapt to the replacement of plastic.

No more plastic: Hotels to serve drinking water in reusable glass bottles

September 18, 2019 3:23 am

The latest directions of FSSAI also specify that these glass bottles should not be kept for sale outside the hotel premises.

From creating awareness to wearable fabric: How companies are fighting single-use plastic pollution

September 08, 2019 5:25 pm

To fight single-use plastic pollution, and go the eco-friendly way, popular brands are opting for measures that align innovation with sustainability.

Scientists find large amounts of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow

August 16, 2019 11:31 pm

Scientists say tiny bits of plastic are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried long distances to some of the remotest corners of the planet.

Will launch campaign against single-use plastic: Prakash Javadekar

August 16, 2019 12:50 am

Prakash Javadekar made this announcement at Sau Paulo in Brazil after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Thursday urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged the use of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment.

8 ways to raise kids in a plastic-free home

July 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Instead of using plastic bottles, you can use stainless steel bottles and mugs at home and even while travelling. Plastic may leach chemicals into the water and aluminium bottles are lined with epoxy resin, which might also leach into the water.