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40% plastic waste littered on India's streets: Javadekar in Lok Sabha

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

As much as 40 per cent of plastic waste collected in India remains uncollected and littered on the streets, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha on November 22, 2019. A whopping 25,940 tonnes per day of plastic waste is...

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Answer to plastic pollution found? Big breakthrough as Indian Oil converts plastic waste into oil

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

Big technological breakthrough likely in store for India! The country’s largest PSU refiner and retailer, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is about to complete and finalize on a research which could lead to one of the biggest technological breakthroughs and help the...

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Ahmedabad: When plastic waste turns into fuel

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

The 2018 figures of the city’s solid waste generation put the estimate of plastic waste at 10% of 3,700 tonnes of daily waste minus 370 tonnes, coming to 11,100 tonnes monthly or 1.35 lakh tonnes annually! Due to lack of segregation, the waste cannot be processed and thus the...

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Subject Tags: plastic waste , pyrolysis

Plastic polluting pristine streams in Shivalik hills

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Increased footprints of tourists are filling the pristine perennial streams flowing through Shivaliks with plastic waste as footfall of picnickers and adventure seekers are searching for untouched areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Plastic, polythene and non-biodegradable waste now...

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In a first, NHAI uses plastic to lay road

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

BENGALURU: In a major eco-friendly initiative aimed at using plastic waste, the Bengaluru unit of the National Highway of India (NHAI) on Wednesday completed laying a 600m stretch on the Bengaluru-Hyderabad highway using plastic waste. This is in line with the repeated push...

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Centre widens import ban of plastic waste

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of how private recyclers are slyly bringing plastic waste into the country in the form of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) flakes and lumps, the Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable...

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ACC Commences Initiative to Dispose Modern-Day Ravana ‘Plastic Waste’ to Support the “Swachhata Hi Seva” Mission

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

ACC, one of India’s foremost producers of cement and ready mix concrete, is playing a lead role in the “Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) 2019 mission of the government – a countrywide awareness and mobilisation campaign with special focus on plastic waste awareness and management....

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“Swachhata Hi Seva” Campaign Kicks Off – Public Waste Management Is Modi’s New Buzz Word

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

The celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of the peace apostle, Mahatma Gandhi, was marked by citizens all over India enthusiastically heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for “Swachhata Hi Seva” that targets reducing the country’s plastic foot print with...

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India hopes to end single-use plastics within 3 years

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

India announced an ambitious campaign on Wednesday aimed at eliminating single-use plastics within three years. Environment ministry official Chintan Mishra said efforts to “sensitize” the public against single-use plastics started Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of...

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80% of 1.5 lakh metric tonne daily garbage remains exposed, untreated

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 22, 2019

India is getting buried under mounds of garbage as the country has been generating more than 1.50 lakh metric tonne (MT) of solid waste every day. Worse - approximately 90 per cent (1,35,000 MT...

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