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Wednesday, December 11, 2019



Ensure no plastic in Sabarimala pilgrim offerings: Kerala HC to Devaswom boards

November 25, 2019 4:19 pm

The court stated that the Devaswom boards must give appropriate directions to the temples under their jurisdiction so that the priests do not include, plastic utensils and items in the 'irumudiketti'.

A retired village officer's quest to keep his home plastic-free in Kerala

November 08, 2019 4:17 pm

In early 2017, when the Vazhakkad panchayat, a rural outpost where Moosad worked as a senior clerk, picked up a campaign to build a plastic-free village, he endeared himself to the cause.

Here's how plastic could be linked to type 2 diabetes risk

November 08, 2019 10:48 am

However, there is disagreement among governments and scientists as to how much of a risk BPA presents to public health.

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

October 27, 2019 11:37 am

Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas.

Easy tips to do away with plastic from your daily life

October 13, 2019 3:55 pm

Wondering how is it possible to do away with plastic? Here are some easy ways to get rid of plastic while switching to eco-friendly methods.

Delhi: 120 kg plastic products seized, unit fined Rs 2 lakh

September 22, 2019 2:39 am

The unit was found keeping and selling carry bags and other plastic products with a thickness of less than 50 microns, in violation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.

Pune: Calls for plastic ban intensify, but dairies yet to find alternative for pouches

September 12, 2019 8:07 am

Back in December 2018, when the state government had banned single-use plastic, dairies which sell milk in plastic pouches were asked to sign extended producer responsibility with plastic manufacturers for recycling the pouches. But the plan failed to yield the desired result.

From creating awareness to wearable fabric: How companies are fighting single-use plastic pollution

September 08, 2019 5:25 pm

To fight single-use plastic pollution, and go the eco-friendly way, popular brands are opting for measures that align innovation with sustainability.

Delhi: Using plastic may soon attract fine up to Rs 50,000

September 08, 2019 2:41 am

Fines ranging from Rs 50,000 for bulk users to Rs 2,000 for smaller businesses have been recommended in the new laws. Consumers found accepting single-use plastic products could also be fined.

Scientists find large amounts of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow

August 16, 2019 11:31 pm

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.


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.