Focus on coasts to clean up plastics in ocean

The most efficient way to clean up plastics floating in the oceans is to place plastic collectors near coasts, suggests a new study.

Watch: Japanese man shows how to convert plastic waste to oil

Watch: Japanese man shows how to convert plastic waste to oil

A video which has re-surfaced on social media shows how a Japanese scientist invents a magic machine that produces oil from waste plastic! This innovation can potentially be solution to plastic disposal problem of a colossal scale.

Panchayat in Theni to impose fine on those selling plastic

With a view to curbing use of plastic bags, Panchayats of this district have decided to impose fine on those selling banned plastic cups and bags and using them in roadside eateries and hotels.

3,501 tonnes plastic waste generated daily in 60 major cities

Over 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in 60 major cities in the country, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Environment Ministry seek comments on draft waste management rules

The Environment Ministry has sought public comments on draft rules for waste management including bio-medical and e-waste.

Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans

Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans

Prince Charles made an impassioned speech Wednesday in Washington about the deteriorating state of the world`s oceans, striking a somber note on the first full day of his US tour with wife Camilla.

New device turns plastic into 3D-printing material

Researchers have developed a new desktop device that quickly turns plastic waste into raw material needed for 3D printing.

Plastic waste responsible for nearly 92% life-threatening cases in marine life

Plastic waste responsible for nearly 92% life-threatening cases in marine life

Debris in the ocean, such as plastic and glass, has been having a life-threatening global impact on marine life.

Bowling woes bog down India's cricket World Cup title defence

Bowling woes bog down India's cricket World Cup title defence

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was part of the design process when manufacturers decided to recycle around 33 bottles to produce one Team India kit, making smart use of the plastic waste that litters every Indian road.

Mumbai: School kids plan to use plastic waste in roads construction

Mumbai: School kids plan to use plastic waste in roads construction.

Govt to launch campaign against plastic waste soon

Describing the increasing amount of plastic waste in the country as a 'serious issue', Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar Saturday said the government would soon start a special campaign to make people aware about its hazards.

World's deep seas littered with plastic waste

Around four billion microscopic plastic fibres could be littering each square kilometre of deep sea sediment around the world, shows a study.

New type of rock formed from plastic waste

Researchers have discovered a new type of rock created by melted plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii.

Urban bees turning to plastic waste to build hives

Ever heard of bees who use plastic bags and plastic building materials to construct their nests? There are some and this shows how they have adapted to the human world with time.

Indian researchers develop method to convert plastic waste into liquid fuel

A team of researchers have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products.

Ensure no plastic waste is burnt in two villages: NGT to Delhi Police

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today asked the Delhi Police to ensure that neither plastic waste is burnt nor carried in and out of Mundka and Nangloi villages in West Delhi.

For a plastic-free Delhi, but not everyone happy

Each of Delhi`s 14 million households uses about five plastic carry bags a day.

Tamil Nadu to act against plastic waste soon

In a bid to create a clean environment in the state, the Tamil Nadu government would soon take steps to clean up plastic waste strewn in public places and tourist hubs.

Edible bottles could replace plastic waste

Fancy a bottle that could be as edible and tasty as its contents and get rid of the plastic waste that such products currently generate.

STEPS to set up plant to turn plastic waste to fuel

The Mumbai based firm has also succeeded in generating diesel from algae.