Akhara Council decides to ban use of plastic in Kumbh Mela

To conserve the environment, the Akhara Council has decided to put a ban on the use of plastic items and loudspeakers at the venue of the ongoing Kumbh Mela here.

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 per cent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050.

90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

 Nearly 90 percent of individual seabirds alive today have consumed some form of plastic and about 60 percent of them, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, have plastic in their guts, estimates a new study.

Ban on plastic packaging of food, drugs: NGT seeks Centre view

Ban on plastic packaging of food, drugs: NGT seeks Centre view

 The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and various stakeholders to file their submissions on a proposal that there should be a complete prohibition on the use of plastic packaging in food and pharmaceutical formulations of any kind.

Inexpensive graphene made from tea tree extract

Inexpensive graphene made from tea tree extract

A cheap and quick way to manufacture the 'wonder material' graphene using tea tree extract has been developed by scientists, including one of Indian-origin.

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Gujarat CM announces ban on plastic

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

NGT raps govt for failing to conduct study on plastic use

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the government for failing to come up with a study on plastic packaging of products and generation of such municipal waste, saying the people should know whether its use is harmful.

AIB: Polythene ban - Do we care enough?

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Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Eco-friendly plastic substitute could reduce dependency on fossil fuels: Indian scientists

Indian scientists have created an environmentally-friendly material from renewable natural marine resources that could eventually replace the fossil fuel-derived plastics commonly used in a variety of applications.

Earth Day 2015: Take the lead, make each action count!

Earth Day 2015: Take the lead, make each action count!

Earth Day is the day we celebrate our beautiful planet and pledge to protect it. Our amazing planet is constantly being ravaged by human activities and we seem to have forgotten that this is our home.

Ban on plastic packaging: NGT grants stakeholders more time

The National Green Tribunal, which is mulling ban on plastic packaging of products including PET bottles, Wednesday granted more time to various stakeholders to file their submissions on the proposal.

Scrap market closure: NGT asks authorities to reply in 2 weeks

The National Green Tribunal has granted authorities in Gokalpur scrap market area here two weeks time to ensure compliance of its orders on burning of tyres and plastic.

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.

Way found to make self-folding 3D structures

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.

New incubator uses fungi to turn plastic into food

Austrian researchers have developed a working model of an incubator that uses fungi to break down waste plastic and turn it into edible nutritious food.

Over five trillion pieces of plastic litter world's oceans: Study

The health of our oceans is at grave risk, with a study revealing that more then five trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans, media reported.

A plastic that breaks down on demand

A plastic that breaks down on demand

A new plastic made from natural materials that breaks down to its soluble building block molecules when exposed to ultraviolet light has been created by scientists.

Scientists turn ageing brain into 'plastic' child-like state

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a way to revert an adult brain to the "plastic", child-like state that is more able to form new connections quickly.

Bottle-feeding may risk your baby's health

Toxic substance in plastic, known as Bisphenol A, or BPA found in bottles used to feed babies can be potentially harmful to their health and can cause several diseases.