Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution News

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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.


Part 1 - 5 countries, 13,000 km, 1 goal: Challenge the everyday use of plastic

I was on a 3-month bike ride across five countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand , Cambodia and Nepal, to challenge the everyday use of plastic through an activity called Plogging - a mix of jogging and picking up trash.

Thailand is addicted to plastic, but here's how it can kick the habit

This story is the second of a four-part series on documenting plastic pollution in Southeast Asia.  

8 ways to raise kids in a plastic-free home

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.

Ahmedabad: Asked to shut, plastic makers seek more time

Addressing the plastic manufacturers, a Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) official said that in the past three years, the state government had been trying hard to get the plastic industry to comply with environmental norms but things have been moving at a slow pace.