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450 kg of plastic waste collected at Chhota Udepur fair

December 13, 2019 4:56 am

Over 200 people participated in the fair on Wednesday and around 450 kg of plastic waste was collected. For every kg of plastic, citizens were provided with a coupon worth Rs 70 with which they could buy items like tea, sugar, rice, etc.

Plastic waste management: Surat among four cities chosen for central project

November 20, 2019 12:53 am

The Central government will fund Rs 6 crore each to the four cities to develop Plastic Waste Management Centres.

Chennai: Doctors remove 52 kg plastic from cow's stomach

October 22, 2019 9:06 am

The team of surgeons took five-and-a-half hours to remove all the waste the cow had consumed for close to two years.

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.

How to reduce use of plastic products around your child

April 23, 2019 10:35 am

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.

Chandigarh: Civic body proposes fine for not segregating waste

July 25, 2018 4:03 am

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

June 12, 2018 6:13 am

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

June 10, 2018 2:08 pm

"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

January 25, 2018 4:16 am

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.

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

October 20, 2017 8:20 pm

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


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