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As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)

Multi-layered plastics form 44% of total plastic waste in city: Swach audit

By Namrata Devikar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The audit was a part of a global initiative by Break Free From Plastic to identify producers of plastic waste
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Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using plastic pens(Twitter/pinklizardpromo)
Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using plastic pens(Twitter/pinklizardpromo)

Environment Ministry suggests ‘buy back’ and other models for re-using plastic pens

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Instead of disposing plastic pens when they are no longer useful for consumers, Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using them
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The concept of EPR was introduced by amending the Plastic Waste Management Rules in 2016, but there are currently no comprehensive processes or guidelines that manufacturers or brands must follow. So, there are no fixed recycling targets.(HT image)
The concept of EPR was introduced by amending the Plastic Waste Management Rules in 2016, but there are currently no comprehensive processes or guidelines that manufacturers or brands must follow. So, there are no fixed recycling targets.(HT image)

New guidelines to put recycling onus on plastic manufacturers

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 05:26 AM IST
To this end, the government is pushing manufacturers to put in place evidence-based mechanisms so that authorities can track what recycling firms undertake as EPR obligations, one of the officials cited above said.
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Shopkeepers use plastic bags after the statewide ban in Bandra.(HT Photo)
Shopkeepers use plastic bags after the statewide ban in Bandra.(HT Photo)

Still carrying plastic bags in Mumbai? Get ready to pay a fine

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 02:32 PM IST
So far, the implementing authorities were avoiding taking action against individuals found violating the directives
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In its survey, SWaCH found that 52% of the branded plastic packaging was multi‐layered, followed by single layer plastic (40%), PET (6%) and hard plastics (2%). They also found 86% of the branded packaging was from food product packaging, followed by 8% personal care products and 6% household products.(HT FILE PHOTO)
In its survey, SWaCH found that 52% of the branded plastic packaging was multi‐layered, followed by single layer plastic (40%), PET (6%) and hard plastics (2%). They also found 86% of the branded packaging was from food product packaging, followed by 8% personal care products and 6% household products.(HT FILE PHOTO)

World Environment Day: Indian brands make up for 87% waste

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 04:53 PM IST
Brand audit covered Bavdhan, Kothrud and Garware bridge areas betwwn May 16 and May 20
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The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.
The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.

Ban on plastic: Maharashtra govt excludes small bottles, pushes deadline

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 11:59 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not be able take any punitive action against citizens till June 23
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