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.

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.

Gujarat CM announces ban on plastic

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ways to help save environment

Ways to help save environment

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plastic bags banned in Vrindavan

Millions of pilgrims visit the holy shrines associated with Sri Krishna in Mathura district, round the year.

SC mulling total ban on plastic bags

The Supreme Court Monday said it would consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.

Ban on plastic bags; violators to face 5-year jail

The Delhi government will impose a blanket ban on usage and manufacturing of plastic bags in the next two months.

Blanket ban on plastic bags in Delhi

Currently, around 400 plastic bag manufacturing units are operating in Delhi.