Plastic

New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

Paired with carbon capture technology, this could lead to an incredibly green production mechanism for everyday plastics, meanwhile sequestering harmful greenhouse gases.

Jan 16, 2018, 18:08 PM IST
'Sightless' corals relish the taste of plastic, says study

'Sightless' corals relish the taste of plastic, says study

Visual cues, such as a resemblance to prey, do not factor into the appeal because corals have no eyes.

Oct 25, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
NGT miffed at availability of prohibited plastic in Delhi, seeks report from AAP govt

NGT miffed at availability of prohibited plastic in Delhi, seeks report from AAP govt

On Monday the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) had come under fire for delaying compliance of orders on the Yamuna cleaning project of the NGT.

Oct 24, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
These 10 rivers are responsible for feeding the seas with 95% of plastic waste

These 10 rivers are responsible for feeding the seas with 95% of plastic waste

While eight of these 10 river systems are in Asia, two are in Africa.

Oct 18, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Goa to ban plastic from all government offices: Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar said he exhorted government officials to make Swachh Bharat a "personal agenda".

Oct 04, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

The finding has prompted fears that as the ice melts, because of climate change, plastic that has long been trapped in it is flowing into the Arctic.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Fire breaks out at Raigarh's plastic factory

Fire breaks out at Raigarh's plastic factory

Despite the heavy smoke and flames, firefighters kept the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.

 

Sep 02, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Augmented reality may help guide plastic surgery

Augmented reality may help guide plastic surgery

 Japanese researchers have shown that an augmented reality (AR) system could be a useful guide to planning, performing and evaluating the results of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Aug 26, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
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
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020

The chief minister also stressed on the need to improve the quality of primary education in the country and also in Goa, and said the society should join in the efforts for the same.

Aug 15, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
Men, beware! Chemicals in everyday plastic can cause chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, hypertension

Men, beware! Chemicals in everyday plastic can cause chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, hypertension

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute tested more than 1,500 men for the presence of potentially chemicals known as phthalates, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.

Jul 13, 2017, 12:05 PM IST
Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

Ganga second-most polluting river in world; China's Yangtze tops the list

The study added that two-thirds of the pollution comes from the 20 most polluting rivers, with majority of them in Asia.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year, an amount that need between 48,000 to over 100,000 dump trucks to carry it away.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
Breathtaking sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day

Breathtaking sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day

Pattnaik's sand art at Versova beach in Mumbai, dedicated to our oceans, also reads “Say No To Plastic”, though which he appealed to all to keep the environment clean plastic free.

Jun 05, 2017, 14:39 PM IST
Newly-developed compound will be able to break down plastic waste!

Newly-developed compound will be able to break down plastic waste!

Although amide bonds can give great strength to plastics, when it comes to their recycling at a later point, the difficultly of breaking these bonds usually prevents recovery of useful products.

May 29, 2017, 20:12 PM IST

DNA: Analysing the harmful effects of plastic toys

Analysing how plastics used in toys can lend children into dreadful diseases. Watch complete news story for getting the detailed news updates!

Apr 29, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

Fungus that devours plastic may help clean environment

 Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an unexpected solution to the growing plastic problem in the form of a soil fungus.

Apr 02, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
Bizarre! Kolkata man held for selling 'fake' eggs made out of plastic

Bizarre! Kolkata man held for selling 'fake' eggs made out of plastic

The Kolkata police arrested a man in city's Tiljala area in West Bengal on charges of selling fake eggs on Friday

Apr 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Plant cellulose may replace plastic in 3D printing

Plant cellulose may replace plastic in 3D printing

Using cellulose acetate the number of hydrogen bonds in this material was reduced by the acetate groups.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:24 AM IST
Juhi Chawla wants to raise awareness about plastic's harmful effects

Juhi Chawla wants to raise awareness about plastic's harmful effects

The Supreme Court says unless we examine a ban on plastic, the next generation will be threatened with more serious threats than the atom bomb. Plastic can't decompose.

Jan 08, 2017, 09:28 AM IST