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MCap investing over $6M in PET bottle recycling firm Ganesha Ecosphere

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2014

Private equity fund MCap is acquiring 15.6 per cent equity stake in Kanpur-based Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd through a preferential allotment for around Rs 37.94 crore (over $6 million), as per a stock market disclosure.
The board of directors of the listed company has...

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DSM continues to drive sustainable engineering plastics production in India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2013

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations. Following a dramatic reduction in water consumption at its engineering plastics site in Pune, India, announced earlier...

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Subject Tags: plastics

Indian plastics industry poised for major growth in new technologies: AIPMA

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2013

 Indian plastics industry is poised for a substantial growth in investment in new technologies with the increasing demand from various sectors such as agriculture, automobile, engineering, packaging, infrastructure and healthcare. 9th Plastivision India 2013 to be held in...

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Waste to Fuel: An innovative approach

By : Recycle Energy ..., Jul 22, 2011

An expert from Recycle Energy Co., Ltd., a Japan based waste management company writes about an alternative to use waste plastics by converting them into oil. 

Petrochemicals, such as plastics, are everywhere and indispensable in the modern society. Several...

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Drive to make Yercaud free from plastics waste

By : sustainabilityo..., May 25, 2011

The Salem district administration has undertaken an ambitious drive to make Yercaud free from plastics waste.

As a prelude to it, the administration in association with Lions Club International District 324 B2 had launched the plastics-free campaign at the foot hills...

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India bans plastic packaging of foodstuffs

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 8, 2011

India on Tuesday banned packaging of foodstuffs in recycled plastics or compostable plastics.

In a notification issued here India’s Environment Ministry also banned the use of plastics for packaging gutka and other tobacco products.

On 2nd February, India’s Apex...

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Which is more sustainable: Paper or Plastic?

By : Pranay Kumar, Nov 18, 2010

This next article in the ‘Sustainable Consumption Series” analyses the plastic vs. paper war and positions plastic as more sustainable than paper and other packaging materials such as aluminum and glass (wherever, replaceable)*.      

Almost 7 million tonnes of plastic...

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High-quality plastics from waste electrical equipment

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 3, 2010

All over Europe, electrical and electronic scrap is the waste stream showing the highest growth rates. Since electronic equipment contains the most varied kinds of materials, the recycling of such waste involves high demands with respect to separation and sorting processes....

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Subject Tags: Environment , plastics

Plastic electronics can slash cost of solar panels

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 3, 2010

A new technique developed by engineers for producing power-conducting plastics could slash the cost of making solar panels, say researchers.

With mounting concerns about global warming and energy demand, plastics could represent a low-cost alternative to indium tin...

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Subject Tags: electronics , plastics

Plastic bags vs. paper bags: a classic case for 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

By : Upendra Bhatt, Oct 15, 2009

The law by the State Govt of Delhi to ban the use, sale and storage of all kinds of plastic bags has meant that customers, shopkeepers, hoteliers and hospital staff face a fine and a possible jail sentence for using non-biodegradable bags.

For last several years, Delhi...

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