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.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 14:31
The manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags made of virgin plastic in Punjab will get tougher from May 1. Rigorous imprisonment up to three months would be given to the offenders.
Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 19:13
Stressing that every developmental
endeavour should be eco-friendly, Himachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today sought people`s cooperation
in making the hill-state polythene-free.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:05
The project, a part of the vision of the housing & environment department, was launched 3 years ago.
Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 15:09
Cotton bags offered by many supermarkets may be less "green" than plastic carriers.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 23:27
Concerned over alarming pollution
level in the Ganges river, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday
asked Uttar Pradesh government to issue a notification banning
the use of polythene in the vicinity of the river.
Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 21:02
The Haryana government Saturday announced a complete ban on usage, storage and recycling of polythene carry bags in the state
Last Updated: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 18:20
The Himachal Pradesh government
will launch the second phase of its drive against the use of
polythene in the state next week which aims at "zero tolerance
strategy for plastic/polythene".
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 09, 2010, 20:10
American scientists have developed
a new variety of polythene, the most widely used polymer, that
can conduct heat like most metals do yet remains an electrical
Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009, 18:44
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhariyal Nishank today announced a total ban on the use of
polythene bags in the state.
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