June 29, 2022 6:29 pm
Phased ban on plastics is welcome. Challenge will lie in enforcement, bringing in viable substitutes
June 08, 2022 12:19 pm
World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8, as a reminder that oceans are in need of support and that urgent decisions need to be taken to preserve and protect them
March 06, 2022 12:25 am
"In theory, most plastics are recyclable! In practice, it's more complicated than that"
January 17, 2022 3:32 pm
Barkat had a stark message to convey. Years earlier, she said, she had been struck by an image of children scavenging on a once-beautiful beach awash in plastic waste.
October 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Some 300 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced annually, according to the United Nations Environment Programme
May 19, 2021 11:38 am
Half of the world’s single-use plastic is made by 20 big companies. Two U.S. companies, Exxon Mobil and Dow, lead the pack, followed by Sinopec, a Chinese-owned petrochemicals giant, and Indorama Ventures, which is based in Bangkok.
April 22, 2021 4:58 pm
"We need to start now because in a few years it's going to be too late to do anything," said Esohe Ozigbo, the 15-year-old climate change activist who leads the group of youngsters, on the need to address environmental issues
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?
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?
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.