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Plastic packaging might be biodegradable after all

June 01, 2022 9:28 am

The PHL7 enzyme disintegrated an entire piece of plastic in less than a day.

Become supply hub, set Rs 10 lakh crore target: Goyal to plastics sector

April 17, 2022 12:39 am

Goyal praised the plastics sector for its performance on the exports front, as the industry achieved exports of $13 billion in FY22 with a growth of 30 per cent and lauded the export target of $25 billion it has set for 2025.

Mumbai: BMC seized 2 lakh kg of single-use plastic in city, collected Rs 5 cr in fines

March 20, 2022 8:47 am

On July 29, 2021, the CPCB directed all state pollution control boards for a quarterly assessment of phasing out of single-use plastic in their jurisdictions along with details of production capacity and alternatives.

How much do you know your plastics?

March 06, 2022 12:25 am

"In theory, most plastics are recyclable! In practice, it's more complicated than that"

Fresh push to eliminate plastic in East Delhi by EDMC

February 15, 2022 8:54 am

Commissioner, EDMC, Vikas Anand said that the East Delhi area can be made plastic free only on the basis of public participation.

Philippines group turns plastic waste into planks

October 25, 2021 4:56 pm

Some 300 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced annually, according to the United Nations Environment Programme

Plastics to outpace coal's greenhouse gas emissions in US by 2030: report

October 22, 2021 12:28 pm

The report projected that the United States plastics industry releases at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year.

Ivorian artist turns discarded flip-flops from beach into masterpieces

August 13, 2021 4:59 pm

Plastic and other waste - including large quantities of flip-flops lost or tossed away - is strewn across most urban beaches in West Africa, as rubbish discarded into city canals is carried out to sea, then back to shore with the shifting tides

Thought of creating art 'for' nature instead of art 'on' nature: Manveer Singh aka Plasticvalla

July 06, 2021 6:56 pm

In the past three years, the Haridwar-born artist has successfully diverted 250kgs of plastics that would otherwise have been dumped into landfills

The Big Bang Theory actor Mayim Bialik uses stainless steel utensils instead of plastic; know the benefits

May 21, 2021 1:14 pm

Stainless steel utensils are commonly used in many Indian households. While they may not look too fashionable, here's what makes them sustainable


Our ocean of waste: Turning the tide on plastic pollution

September 09, 2019 7:24 am

The call for a mass movement came days after PM Modi’s Independence Day’s address in which he had urged people to shun ‘single-use’ plastic to protect the environment.