Plastic Bags

Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister

Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed officials to strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns, an official statement said.

Aug 18, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns in Delhi

NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns in Delhi

 Last year, the green body had banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from January 1, 2017 and directed the city government to take steps to reduce dumped waste.

Aug 10, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Plastic bags below 50 microns banned in Goa

Plastic bags are the main cause of choked drains in Goa and there was an urgent need to crack down on its excessive use.

May 30, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh bans plastic/polythene bags from May 1

Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to ban plastic/polythene carry bags across the state from May 1 saying that its consumption results in large number of cow deaths.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
Delhi Govt open to use of 'biodegradable' plastic bags

Delhi Govt open to use of 'biodegradable' plastic bags

 The city government is open to allowing "biodegradable" plastic carry bags in the national capital and may convey this to the Delhi High Court which had stayed a complete ban on their use in 2012.

Feb 07, 2016, 14:13 PM IST
NGT for complete ban on plastic bags in Punjab, Haryana

NGT for complete ban on plastic bags in Punjab, Haryana

The National Green Tribunal has prohibited use of plastic carry bags in various areas of Punjab and Haryana and sought responses on imposition of a complete ban across the two states.

Jan 17, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Gujarat CM announces ban on plastic

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state.

Aug 15, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

30-kg plastic can be found in every dead cow/buffalo in India

At least 30 kilograms of plastic can be found from the stomach of every cow or buffalo which dies in India, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Saturday, adding that a 'plastic carry-bag free India' campaign would be soon launched.

Mar 28, 2015, 15:47 PM IST
Maharashtra to target manufacturers, stockists of plastic bags

Maharashtra to target manufacturers, stockists of plastic bags

In bid to check pollution due to use of plastic bags, the Maharashtra state government has decided to target manufacturers and stockists of plastic bags below thickness of 50 microns.

Feb 23, 2015, 23:18 PM IST

Be sympathetic to animals, ban plastic bags: Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court today asked state governments to be sympathetic towards animals by banning plastic bags which are consumed by stray cattle making them suffer.

Nov 18, 2014, 20:32 PM IST

Eco-friendly bags to check usage of plastic

An NGO here Saturday launched a campaign to distribute eco-friendly bags to reduce the usage of plastic in daily life.

Jun 07, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

Ways to help save environment

Ways to help save environment

Jun 04, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

PIL seeks ban on plastic in platforms,trains; HC asks Central Railways to reply

The Bombay High Court has asked Central Railway to file a reply to a PIL seeking a direction to re-impose the ban on plastic bags of food items at platforms on suburban network and in local and long-distance trains.

May 14, 2014, 17:08 PM IST

Shopping bags make a fine fuel: Indian-origin scientist

Plastic shopping bags - an abundant source of litter on land and at sea - can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, shows a promising research led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Feb 13, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

New method turns plastic bags into high-tech materials

Scientists have developed a new method for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.

Sep 26, 2013, 18:06 PM IST

Traders openly flout ban on plastic bags in Delhi

Over two months after a blanket ban on use of plastic bags was imposed, traders across the national capital have been flouting it, thanks to slack enforcement and lack of a cost effective alternative.

Feb 10, 2013, 18:21 PM IST

Plastic manufacturers move HC against ban on plastic bags

A plastic manufacturers` association on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the city government`s notification imposing a blanket ban on plastic bags in the capital.

Nov 06, 2012, 16:08 PM IST

Dec 22 deadline to stop manufacture of plastic bags in Delhi

The Delhi government has set a deadline of December 22 to stop manufacture, sale and storage of plastic bags in the national capital.

Oct 28, 2012, 21:07 PM IST

No plastic bags in Delhi from Dec 22

The Delhi government has set a deadline of December 22 to stop manufacture, sale and storage of plastic bags in the national capital.

Oct 28, 2012, 13:19 PM IST

December 22 deadline to stop manufacture of plastic bags in Delhi

The Delhi government has set a deadline of December 22 to stop manufacture, sale and storage of plastic bags in the national capital.

Oct 28, 2012, 10:56 AM IST