27 Jan 2021
This 'plastic' deathbed is a clarion call to save climate
Aakash Ranison, 25, is a young climate change activist who, through his life and work, advocates a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
22 Jan 2020
Coca-Cola says customers want plastic bottles; wouldn't ban them
Despite being one of the largest producers of plastic waste, the leading beverage brand Coca-Cola has indicated that it has no plans to ditch plastic.
25 Sep 2019
'Bigg Boss 13' follows 'Coolie No. 1,' ditches plastic completely
Recently an event was hosted to launch Bigg Boss 13, which saw its host Salman Khan making a striking entry in a metro titled Celebrity Express.
26 Aug 2019
Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2
The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.
17 May 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags
Let's face it, plastics are a threat for everyone, from humans on the land to creatures in the deepest parts of the ocean.
08 Jan 2019
AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.
18 Dec 2018
Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order
The Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturer's Association (TNPMA) moved the Madras High Court today seeking to quash a government order banning plastic, which would come into effect on January 1.
24 Oct 2018
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.
29 Sep 2018
Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products
The Union Environment Ministry might impose a uniform, countrywide blanket ban on four single-use plastic products - styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery, and all plastic carry bags.
06 Sep 2018
PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2yrs
Food and beverages firm PepsiCo India is planning to install reverse vending machines to crush PET plastic bottles in all the 36 districts of Maharashtra over the next two years, as part of its plastic waste management initiative, a top executive said.
25 Aug 2018
Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations
'Tik Tik Plastic Tik Na Paye Re', a song penned by noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire and composed by singer Shaan was screened at the United Nations in New York as part of its anti-plastic campaign.
20 Aug 2018
Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic
To encourage customers to do away with plastic bags for carrying food parcels, hotels in Tamil Nadu have announced discounts to those who bring utensils.
03 Aug 2018
Railways, metro, airports can act against plastic ban violators: Maharashtra
Maharashtra government today told Bombay High Court that it has authorized the railways, metro and airport authorities to initiate action, within their jurisdictional areas, against those violating the state's plastic ban.
14 Jul 2018
Karnataka bans plastic in all technical education colleges
The Karnataka Government has taken the lead in implementing a first-ever 'no plastic policy' across all technical education institutes in the state.
13 Jul 2018
Bombay HC bans usage of thermocol decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi
The Bombay High Court today declined to relax the ban on sale of decoration items made of thermocol for use in the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.
10 Jul 2018
CM-Patnaik bans plastic in parts of Odisha from October 2
Moving towards the target of making Odisha plastic-free over the next two years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a complete ban on the use of plastic in several places from October 2, this year.
07 Jul 2018
Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators
Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.
06 Jul 2018
Plastic ban: Allow bags weighing 20g, demand manufacturers
Days after Maharashtra Government relaxed the norms for FMCG firms by just self-proving that they only use recyclable multi-layer packaging, plastic manufacturers are raising their voices.
06 Jul 2018
UP follows Maharashtra with a complete plastic ban
UP is going the Maharashtra way. Weeks after the western state banned most forms of plastic, UP has issued similar orders.
04 Jul 2018
In 10 days, Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban yet again
The Maharashtra government is a confused lot. Since a plastic ban was imposed 10 days ago, it has changed rules at least twice.
01 Jul 2018
Maharashtra government likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products
Maharashtra government is likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products as well as plastic bottles below 200ml capacity for water and beverages.
29 Jun 2018
Maharashtra plastic-ban: Food-delivery to get costlier by up to 30%
After Maharashtra imposed plastic ban last week, restaurant-owners, especially those who deal with home-delivery, are facing the brunt.
29 Jun 2018
Next on Maharashtra government's radar: Tetra packs and multi-layered packaging
The Maharashtra government, which last week enforced a statewide plastic ban, is now mulling bringing tetra packaging and multi-layered packaging under its ambit.
26 Jun 2018
'Is condom included,' asks Poonam Pandey on plastic ban
Internet sensation Poonam Pandey is in the news once again and the reason may not surprise you at all.
24 Jun 2018
Maharashtra plastic ban: Industry stares at loss of 3L jobs
The state-wide plastic ban, including carry-bags and thermocol by Maharashtra government, will result in loss of up to Rs 15,000 crore and nearly 3 lakh job, says the plastic manufacturing industry.
24 Jun 2018
Maharashtra plastic ban Day-1: Rs. 7L collected as fine
Maharashtra entered a new era yesterday, figuratively, as a ban on several plastic and thermocol items went into force.
23 Jun 2018
Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from today
The Maharashtra government's state-wide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry-bags and thermocol, came into effect from today.
23 Jun 2018
Maharashtra's plastic ban: Items banned, penalty and other information
Starting Saturday, Mumbai joined cities like Seattle (US), Montreal (Canada), and Hamburg (Germany), which have banned the sale, distribution and storage of single-use plastic.
05 Jun 2018
Tamil Nadu announces ban on plastic items, effective from 2019
On "International Environment Day", the Tamil Nadu Government announced a ban on the use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019 to "gift a plastic-free" state to future generations.
05 Jun 2018
#WorldEnvironmentDay: 5 small ways you can go plastic-free
That plastic is killing our planet and we need to act before it's not too late, is something everyone knows.
18 May 2018
Mumbai: Video showing deer eating plastic leaves environmentalists fuming
A video has surfaced on social media that has left wildlife experts and environmentalists fuming.
28 Apr 2018
Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!
Newspapers, all-purpose flour or maida, stencil and jute strings: that's all they need to make 100% biodegradable dustbin liners or garbage bags.
16 Apr 2018
After plastic ban, Mumbai to get 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines
To help citizens adapt to the recent plastic ban, BMC plans to install around 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines, which will be funded by corporates through CSR.
14 Apr 2018
Maharashtra Govt tells HC why plastic ban was necessary
Are plastics and thermocol banned in Maharashtra? Yes, said the state government to the Bombay High Court, adding that those found using them would be penalized.
30 Jan 2018
This Indian techie can make fuel from plastic-waste
The planet is suffocating under the millions of tons of plastic-waste we create daily. The non-recyclable plastic-waste dumped on land also pollutes oceans and air.
28 Dec 2017
Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads
Maharashtra Government, after proposing plastic ban, is looking to create tie-ups between waste-to-energy units and municipal bodies, cement plants, and industries for disposing of plastic waste.
29 Aug 2017
Kenya bans plastic bags, violators may be fined $38,000
A ban on plastic carry bags has come into effect in Kenya.