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Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2
India

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.
#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags
Business

#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.
AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads
India

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.
Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order
India

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.
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
India

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.
Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products
India

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.
PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2yrs
India

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.
Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations
Entertainment

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.
Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic
India

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.

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