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Shopping bags make a fine fuel: Indian-origin scientist

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 13:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 18:06

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

Explore use of bio-degradable plastic bags: NGT to states

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 18:00

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the authorities of all the states to explore possibility of introducing use of bio-degradable plastic bags instead of polythene bags of any thickness.

Traders openly flout ban on plastic bags in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 18:21

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.

Ban of plastic bags in Delhi comes into effect

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 09:24

A blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and use of plastic bags with stiff penalty against violators including imprisonment up to five years will come into effect in New Delhi on Friday.

Plastic manufacturers move HC against ban on plastic bags

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 16:08

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.

For a plastic-free Delhi, but not everyone happy

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 10:29

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

Dec 22 deadline to stop manufacture of plastic bags in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 21:07

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 13:19

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:56

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

A month on, Delhi yet to notify ban on plastic bags

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 16:39

The Delhi cabinet Sep 11 approved a blanket ban on manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital.

Plastic bags banned in Vrindavan

Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10:11

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