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Researchers show how plastics can be reused

The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Oceans to have more plastic than fish by 2050? Innovative solutions to #BeatPlasticPollution

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019 is observed every year on 3rd July. The CSIR-National Physical Laboratory of India has come up with solutions to tackle plastic pollution in India by turning waste plastic into colourful tiles. #PlasticFreeDay #PlasticTiles

Jul 03, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Ban on single-use plastic in Puducherry from August 1

The Puducherry government Friday announced its proposed ban on sale and consumption of single-use plastic products, postponed earlier, will come into effect from August 1.

Jun 21, 2019, 19:16 PM IST

In a first, Lucknow to get road constructed with plastic waste

In a first, the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) is constructing a road using plastic waste. The road is constructed from Gomti Nagar Police Station to Indian Institute of Management (IIM) under a pilot project by LDA in the state`s capital.

Jun 16, 2019, 09:05 AM IST

Deshhit: Humans eat a credit card-size amount of plastic: Study

Humans eat a credit card-size amount of plastic every week : Study

Jun 13, 2019, 21:24 PM IST

You're consuming plastic equivalent to one credit card every week: Study

The study, commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), suggests that people are consuming about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic every week -- amounting to about 21 grams a month, just over 250 grams a year.

Jun 12, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

Researchers turn plastic waste into jet fuel

For the study, the research team tested low-density polyethene and mixed a variety of waste plastic products like water bottles, milk bottles, plastic bags and ground them down to around three millimetres, or about the size of a grain of rice.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

How toys are doing more harm than good to our children

Toys are among a child's first possessions. But do you know that the chemicals used in the manufacturing of these toys can adversely affect your child’s health? According to a new study, these contaminated toys can prove dangerous to children with serious health implications.

Dec 22, 2018, 11:46 AM IST

Centre asks citizens not to use plastic national flags on Independence Day

The Home Ministry said the national flag represents hopes and aspirations of the people of India and hence should occupy a position of honour.

Aug 14, 2018, 09:50 AM IST

Railways installs plastic bottle crushers in several stations in AP, Telangana

At a time when plastics in general, and plastic bottles in particular, are being widely recognised as being extremely harmful for the environment, the Indian Railways is attempting to do its bit to raise awareness. 

Jun 28, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Plastic manufacturers forced to donate election funds, alleges MNS chief Raj Thackeray

In a serious allegation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray claimed that plastic manufacturers are being forced to donate funds for election. 

Jun 26, 2018, 15:14 PM IST

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, Sri Sri appeal to people to cut consumption of single-use plastic

India was the global host of 2018 World Environment Day celebrations, the largest UN-led celebration on environment. The theme for this edition was 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.

Jun 07, 2018, 00:34 AM IST

World Environment Day: Tamil Nadu to ban plastic from 2019

Tamil Nadu is all set to introduce a complete plastic ban across the state from January 1, 2019. This was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on June 5, coinciding with the World Environment Day.

Jun 05, 2018, 12:40 PM IST

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The directive by the commission comes after the Union Environment Ministry issued an advisory, saying India is the global host of this year's World Environment Day celebrations.

May 19, 2018, 12:14 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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