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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.

How to reduce use of plastic products around your child

Toddlers have a habit of putting every object in their mouth. If it is a plastic item, your child is likely to be exposed to toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic hardening agent used in many plastic products.

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Chandigarh: Civic body proposes fine for not segregating waste

For failure to segregate waste in accordance with the rules, a residential house will be fined Rs 200, while marriage, party or festival halls, lawns, exhibitions and fairs with area less than 5,000 square metre will have to shell out Rs 10,000.

South Mumbai: MP Milind Deora launches drive to collect plastic waste

Assistant Municipal Commissioner (A Ward) Kiran Dighavkar, Leader of Opposition MCGM Ravi Raja and actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India Dia Mirza were also present.

Hold big corporations accountable for plastic waste they produce: Greenpeace to government

"The Indian government has pledged to eradicate single- use plastic by 2022. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, we need to wait and how well the government is implementing it," Greenpeace India said.

Kalyan and Dombivli: NGO, residents team up with civic body to recycle plastic waste

Office bearers of the Urjaa Foundation said that they initially started by cleaning a local market in Dombivli (east) and urging citizens to stop buying vegetables in plastic bags. They also distributed cloth bags to citizens on January 26, 2016.

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10 rivers, including Ganga, are source to 95 per cent of plastic in seas

Upto 95 per cent of plastic debris found in the sea is carried by 10 major rivers, including the Ganga, scientists have found.

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet': Study

Global production of plastics increased from 2 million metric tonnes in 1950 to over 400 million metric tonnes in 2015, according to the study published in the journal Science Advances, outgrowing most other human-made materials.

Maharashtra govt to use plastic waste with tar to build roads

"The Centre in its recommendations has stated that using plastic waste along with tar to build roads improves the quality. It also helps reduce soil pollution caused by plastic," said a PWD official.

Pune: A team that collects your plastic waste

Over a month ago, she learned of a group that facilitates door-to-door collection of plastic once a month from various parts of the city.

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Back To Waste Basics

Urban food discards were also recognised as a potential resource, not a waste. In Portuguese Goa, bullock carts would move from bungalow to bungalow, collecting kitchen leftovers for on-farm composting. This was the earliest Indian version of doorstep waste collection. In big cities like Bangalore, farmers would bring their produce to town for early-morning auctions, […]

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