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UN hails India for championing phase-out of single-use plastics

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

The United Nations has hailed India for "championing" the phase-out of single-use plastics and for its engagement in the Clean Seas Campaign among other programmes, including marine litter, air pollution, environment and health. In a letter to Environment Secretary C K Mishra...

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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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Urban Indians averse to single-use plastics, 78% want complete ban: Survey

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Majority of urban Indians are willing to take a tough stand on plastics with 78 per cent favouring a complete ban on single use plastics, says a new survey by market research firm Ipsos. Over 80 per cent...

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Kerala to bid adieu to single use plastic by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

The Kerala government has decided to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic from January 2020. The decision has been taken in light of the environmental and health hazards caused by discarding single-use plastic. Banned plastic products include: Plastic carry...

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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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After Chhattisgarh’s, ‘Meal In Exchange For Plastic Waste’, Odisha Starts A Similar Scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Earlier in October this year, India’s second cleanest city according to Central Government’s cleanliness survey, Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, opened the door of a unique ‘garbage café’ where the poor and homeless are provided food free of cost in lieu of plastic waste deposited...

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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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