Now, biodegradable plastic to be made from rice, parsley waste

A new study has shown that it may soon be possible to make chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags from cocoa, rice and vegetable waste.

Bombay HC throws out PIL asking Railways to re-impose ban on plastic

Bombay High Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL which sought a direction to the Central Railway (CR) to re-impose a ban on use of plastic to pack food items sold at suburban platforms and in local and long- distance trains.

Fish consuming vast quantities of plastic ocean waste

Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.

Indian student in UAE readies for NASA launch of experiments

The experiments of an eleven-year-old Indian student in the UAE would be launched into space under a NASA programme, a media report said.

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.

Plastics that not only heal but regenerate

Here is some good news as researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a plastic that can regenerate itself by regrowing.

New porous materials boon for industry

Finally, here is a new way of making a class of porous materials that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the long-time industry standard.

New finding confirms link between chemical in plastic and cancer

Researchers have found liver tumours in mice exposed to the Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical present in plastic - via their mothers during gestation and nursing.

Set up plastic parks, provide technology upgrade fund: Group

The apex body of plastic industry Tuesday appealed to the Centre to set up plastic parks across the country and provide fund for technology upgradation of units operating in the key sector.

Himachal Pradesh court extends stay on plastic ban

The Himachal Pradesh High Court extended the stay on the state government notification banning 25 junk food items in plastic packaging till December 09.

Exposure to chemical in plastic could lead to miscarriage

Exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that is found in plastic, could raise risk of miscarriage among women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

Video: Watch world’s first self-healing polymer in action

Scientists in Spain claim to have created the world’s first self-healing polymer, a plastic that repairs itself spontaneously and independently without any outside intervention.

Exposure to chemical in plastic may up prostate cancer risk

Exposing developing tissue to low levels of the plastic bisphenol A (BPA) is associated to a greater incidence of prostate cancer in tissue grown from human prostate stem cells.

Fungi, the next alternative to plastic

Fungi really deserve more respect, as they have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable.

Chemical in plastic linked to obesity

Children and adolescents with higher concentrations of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), a manufactured chemical found in consumer products, had significantly increased odds of being obese, a study has found.

Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures

The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures.

`Jersey Shore` ornament line renders cast in plastic

Dreaming of an orange Christmas, or at least an orange-skinned one?

World`s most efficient plastic OLEDs developed

Plastic use can substantially reduce the cost of production, while providing designers with a more durable and flexible material to use in their products.

‘No gutkha, pan masala export in plastic sachets’

Exports of gutkha and pan masala
in plastic sachets will not be allowed, the Central Board of
Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said.

China to step up fight against plastic addiction

China will expand a ban on free shopping bags in a bid to rid the country of "white pollution".