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On World Environment Day, IRCTC launches bagasse-based food packaging on premium trains

Baggase is a by-product of sugarcane which is obtained after extracting sugarcane juice and also serves as a perfect alternative to petroleum based Styrofoam and plastic products.

Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019

"Considering the damage caused by plastic, and to ensure this is not left behind for future generations, the Amma government has decided to ban non-biodegradable plastic covers, plates, cups, water packets, straws and bags," he said.


World Environment Day 2018: Simple lifestyle hacks for a greener living

World Environment Day 2018: Most of us contribute to pollution without even realising it as it's a part of our everyday life. It goes without saying that all must try to conserve water and electricity as much as possible. Apart from that, here are seven easy hacks for a greener environment.

World Environment Day: History and significance

World Environment Day 2018: The theme for this year's edition is 'Beat Plastic Pollution', and  several government agencies and individuals are coming together for the cause. The program began in 1972 to spread awareness about the degrading environmental conditions and the unstable ecological footprints.

World Environment Day 2018: Meet the campaigners who are making your city plastic-free

World Environment Day 2018, themed ''Beat Plastic Pollution'' lays bare the concern of plastic choking the environment. While the UN is observing it by spreading awareness on how plastic is a slow killer, here are some front-runners near you who are striving for a plastic-free world.

World Environment Day: Sportspersons pledge to reduce use of plastic, urge people to save environment

World Environment Day 2018: Sportspersons tweet their concern about environment and pledge to reduce the use of plastic.


World Environment Day 2018: How fishing community in Kerala is bringing back PLASTIC from the sea

World Environment Day 2018, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’: Under the campaign of Suchitwa Sagaram which translates to Clean Sea, in English, plastic waste from the waterbodies are collected. So far, 10 tonnes of plastic bags and plastic bottles and 15 tonnes of discarded nets, plastic ropes and other items from the sea have been removed.

On World Environment Day, Punjab govt to launch ‘Tandrust Punjab’

The decision to launch such a mission was felt after isolated efforts by different organs of the state machinary failed to yield the desired results despite having various laws in place.

Pune-based startup among 15 firms at UN Environment Day global celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the last day of the programme, themed “Beat Plastic Pollution” and aimed at uniting the world to combat single-use plastic, on the last day, on Wednesday. The celebrations started on June 1.

World Environment Day 2018 theme, slogan: Moving towards a plastic-free future

Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, and is a call for individuals to take charge of their surroundings and realise the severity of using plastic in daily life.

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World Environment Day: Tendulkar, Rohit, Kohli and Sushil lead the way

Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane in Mumbai and Virat Kohli, Sushil Kumar in Delhi plant saplings on World Environment Day.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.