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PMC moots 200 plastic, e-waste disposal centres

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 2, 2016

Taking care of domestic plastic and electronic waste will not be your headache any more as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to set up 200 disposal facilities across the city soon....

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Beauty, Packaging No Longer Need to Come at the Expense of Our Oceans

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2016

The ocean’s value has been estimated as high as $24 trillion, yet despite its inherent connections to the health and well-being of wildlife, humans, and the global economy, it continues to be...

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GM Drives Closed-Loop Manufacturing, Recycles Water Bottles for Car Parts

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 13, 2016

General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine.


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Clean drinking water from a hi-tech waste bin

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 11, 2016

Capitalising on the Swachh Bharat campaign, Chandigarh-based start-up Trestor is building a machine that can provide clean drinking water to people, especially the urban poor. However, to get...

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Env ministry introduces new laws for plastic waste disposal

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 22, 2016

New laws have been introduced by the environment ministry for disposing and handling plastic waste, amending the plastic waste management and handling rules, 2011. Union environment minister,...

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Plastic Munching Bacteria Can Make Trash Biodegradable

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 16, 2016

 A durable plastic called PET is considered a major environmental hazard because it's highly resistant to breakdown. But researchers have found a potential new match for this hardy plastic: a...

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NGT seeks Centre's response on plea for ban on micro-plastics

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 14, 2016

The National Green Tribunal has sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking ban on use of micro-plastics in cosmetic and bodycare products in India alleging their use is extremely...

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Scientists use micro-organisms to produce 'green' plastic

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2016

Korean researchers have developed a unique biorefinery system to create non-natural polymers from natural sources, allowing various plastics to be made in an environmentally-friendly and...

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Manali to ban disposable glasses and plates

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 4, 2016

Come March 31, there will be a complete ban on use of disposable glasses and plates in Manali town.

"Initially, the ban on use of disposable glasses and plates will be imposed in the main town area and only extended later to areas falling under our entire...

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“Customers appreciate sustainable products but are unwilling to pay the right price for it”

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2015
Sustainability Outlook spoke to Uday Shetty, Operations Director, DSM Engineering Plastics (of the Royal DSM Group), India, about sustainability in the plastics industry and its future in India

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