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Worried over surging plastic waste, experts stress on reuse of certain components of PPEs

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

As soon as the lockdown was announced to flatten the coronavirus curve, people realised that the environment was getting cleaner. However, now there is a growing concern over the surging plastic waste, especially due to the increasing use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE...

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Plastics For Change raises $2 million from Mirova Natural Capital

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

Bangalore-based Plastics For Change (PFC), a recycled plastic supply chain organisation, has raised $2 million from Mirova Natural Capital, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers. The funding will support PFC's business model to help coastal communities across India and...

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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Partners With UNDP To Launch ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila Pao’ Campaign

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India’s top FMCG companies, has helped collect more than 30,000 kg of different kinds of plastics from 9 locations across 7 cities of the country in the first phase of the‘Plastic Lao, Thaila Pao’, a multi-city social awareness...

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Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab Form Partnership to Address Plastic Waste in Cities

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment.

Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by the Grameen...

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Root out plastic bag less than 50 microns: National Green Tribunal

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

The National Green Tribunal has asked Central Pollution Control Board to ensure that no plastic bag less than 50 microns of thickness be manufactured, stocked, sold and used across the country. The green court also asked CPCB to ensure that no unregistered plastic...

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Surat to have plastic waste mgmt centre

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

A two-member team from Union petroleum ministry-run Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) visited the Diamond city on Tuesday. They had come to discuss the initial plan for setting up a plastic waste management centre in the city. Surat is one of the...

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Environment minister launches plastic waste mgmt programme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Energy and environment minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy launched the plastic waste management programme at the Ajith Singh Nagar dumping yard in the city on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the state government is committed to making the state plastic...

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Lack of affordable, eco-friendly alternatives is the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

A very large proportion of Indians say that they are aware of climate change and are keen to address it, but do not have the option to buy environment-friendly products. According to a research by the Mahindra Group, the principal explanation for this paradox is the absence...

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Noida to get plastic bottle-crushing machines on Friday

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Three plastic bottle-crushing machines will be installed in the city on Friday as part of efforts to ensure proper disposal of plastic waste, the Noida Authority has said. One machine each will be installed at the Noida Authority office in Sector 6, Brahmaputra Market in...

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Meghalaya Government Launches Project ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

The Meghalaya government on Monday launched a project to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla’ at Laitumkhrah Parking Lot Shillong. This initiative is basically launched to reduce the use of plastic and use environment-friendly bags and materials. This project is a...

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