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Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

As pollution and environmental damage linked to the rise in plastic waste became known in countries like Malaysia and Thailand during 2018, protests led to tighter waste regulations and import restrictions by authorities, the study found.

Ultralight 'supermaterial' made using plastic bottle waste

NUS researchers developed a way to convert plastic bottle waste into flexible and durable aerogels for many useful applications


Maharashtra: NGO drive to collect, recycle, reuse plastic

The NGO plans to recycle and reuse the collected plastic for creating a special art installations as well as making benches for senior citizens and waste bins.

Here's how you can do your bit to rid the world from suffocating with plastics

Seven Dials' book "101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world" talks about the need to combat plastic pollution and explores some interesting alternative solutions.

UP too bans plastic: Learn the difference between good and bad plastic

As per the Central Pollution Control Board, at least 25 Indian states have some form of plastic ban, but the implementation is often very lax.

India showed global leadership by pledging to phase out single-use plastics by 2022: UN

During an event to celebrate the WED-2018 on June 5 in New Delhi, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pledged to eliminate single-use plastics from India by 2022.


Novel plastic can be recycled 'infinitely': Study

Researchers have created a new plastic that can be recycled 'infinitely', and not be much of an environmental hazard like current polymers.

Novel 3D printer can create self-folding plastics: Study

Researchers have created a 3D printer that produces self-folding material, an invention that could flat-pack furniture, and hep create emergency shelters.

Microplastics contaminate 90 per cent bottled water globally: Study

A study covering top local and internatioal brands across 19 locations in the world has shown that 93 per cent of all bottled water contains microplastics contamination.

Carbon dioxide can be converted to plastic through new copper catalyst

Researchers have made use of a catalyst, based on copper, that can convert carbon dioxide to plastic, and minimises methane production.