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“The problem is not with plastic. The problem lies in our attitude towards handling plastic. Improper littering habits and lack of awareness on plastics waste management have resulted in many hazards,” he pointed out.(PTI)

Problem not with plastic: VP calls for responsible use of plastics

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:13 PM IST
He said plastics played a significant role during the Covid-19 pandemic through their wide use in medical protection equipment and PPE kits.
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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)
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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Secretary of Municipal Corporation, Ambala City said, “Awareness is being created among people and announcements are also being made. Polythene and single-use plastic are lethal.”(PTI file photo)
Secretary of Municipal Corporation, Ambala City said, “Awareness is being created among people and announcements are also being made. Polythene and single-use plastic are lethal.”(PTI file photo)

Ambala to ban single-use plastic and polythene bags from November 1

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Ambala
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Municipal Corporation, Ambala City, has requested shopkeepers to not give goods to customers in polythene bags. To customers, it has requested not to accept such bags
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(REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Chandigarh admn lifts ban from three categories of plastic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Marks them as ‘extended producer responsibility’, making manufacturers responsible for their disposal.
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Arjun Kapoor is urging all to be more considerate towards the planet.
Arjun Kapoor is urging all to be more considerate towards the planet.

Arjun Kapoor urges all to reduce use of plastic to fight climate change

By Asian News International | Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Arjun Kapoor has shared a video on Instagram, asking all to be more careful in how they treat the planet.
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Use of plastic is being discouraged(HT Photo)
Use of plastic is being discouraged(HT Photo)

Karnataka govt orders NGOs to avoid distributing food in plastic bags

By Asian News International | Begaluru
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 06:07 AM IST
According to the government, during Covid-19, not only government departments and agencies but also various organisations and NGOs are providing meals to workers in polythene covers.
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The recycling temple of Wat Chak Daeng is one bright example of recycling for Thailand, one of five countries that account for more than half of plastic in the world’s oceans.(Facebok/ Wat Chak Daeng)
The recycling temple of Wat Chak Daeng is one bright example of recycling for Thailand, one of five countries that account for more than half of plastic in the world’s oceans.(Facebok/ Wat Chak Daeng)

These Buddhist monks are recycling plastic bottles into robes

By Reuters | BANGKOK
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The monks have crushed 40 tonnes (88,185 lb) of plastic over two years since starting the programme, aiming to curb plastic waste entering the Chao Phraya River, which flows south to the Gulf of Thailand in the western Pacific Ocean.
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The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.(Twitter/@ANI)
The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.(Twitter/@ANI)

Eat meal, pay in plastic. Odisha’s waste management scheme wins Internet

By Asian News International | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the state government’s Aahar Scheme.
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Pupils participate in the contest on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT)
Pupils participate in the contest on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT)

HT and National Museum of Natural History essay contest: Spotlight on single-use plastic and saving water

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Students expressed their views on two major problems faced by India at the competition
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Researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida on Thursday announced the discovery of two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally.(PTI)
Researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida on Thursday announced the discovery of two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally.(PTI)

Shiv Nadar University team discovers plastic-eating bacteria

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida on Thursday announced the discovery of two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally.
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A video posted by Kiren Rijiju on Twitter shows the meat vendor using leaves to pack items instead of using plastic.(Twitter/Kiren Rijiju)
A video posted by Kiren Rijiju on Twitter shows the meat vendor using leaves to pack items instead of using plastic.(Twitter/Kiren Rijiju)

Meat vendor in Arunachal Pradesh replaces plastic bags with leaves, impresses Kiren Rijiju

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 01:27 PM IST
PM Modi has called for freeing the country of single-use plastic items by 2022.
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Instead of a no-ban on SUPs, the least the Centre could have done was ban six SUPs — plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws, and certain types of sachets — and then others in a phased manner.(Getty Images)
Instead of a no-ban on SUPs, the least the Centre could have done was ban six SUPs — plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws, and certain types of sachets — and then others in a phased manner.(Getty Images)

Plastic will choke India in the long run. Tackle it | Analysis

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:54 PM IST
What is most troubling is not the plastic challenge in cities because they would still have the first access to information, technology, funds, and expertise to tackle the problem. The real challenge lies in smaller towns and kasbahs
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Students, teaching and non-teaching staff of St Vivekanand Millennium School demand plastic-free India.(HT Photo)
Students, teaching and non-teaching staff of St Vivekanand Millennium School demand plastic-free India.(HT Photo)

Children in Pinjore demand plastic-free India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Important or interesting events that took place in Chandigarh school recently.
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NDMC also organised street plays, poster exhibitions, cycle rallies and plogging drives. (Representational image)(HT file)
NDMC also organised street plays, poster exhibitions, cycle rallies and plogging drives. (Representational image)(HT file)

32,000 NDMC school students say no to plastics

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 11:47 AM IST
To get rid of the menace of plastics, which posed threat to the life and environment, was the need of the hour, said NDMC Chairman Vijay Kumar Dev.
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Plastic bottles used to build a homestay in Uttarakhand.(HT photo)
Plastic bottles used to build a homestay in Uttarakhand.(HT photo)

UP couple builds homestay using plastic bottles in Uttarakhand

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 11:10 AM IST
They wanted to give a message of using plastic in a better way in the mountains, instead of making the himalayas a dumping ground.
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Single-use plastic banned in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Violation to invite up to five-year jail and fine of Rs 1 lakh
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A city-based not-for-profit, Project Mumbai, is planning a week-long initiative to collect plastic waste from housing societies, educational institutions and corporates across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to recycle it into public amenities.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A city-based not-for-profit, Project Mumbai, is planning a week-long initiative to collect plastic waste from housing societies, educational institutions and corporates across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to recycle it into public amenities.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Donate plastic to Mumbai NGO to make items out of it

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:19 AM IST
Educational institutes such as St Xavier’s College and Cathedral School; residents of 20 buildings in Hiranandani, Powai and more than 75 buildings in Goregaon; schools from Kandivli to Peddar Road; and individuals from Thane and Navi Mumbai, have registered to donate their plastic waste under the Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon-Ek Baar Phir! initiative, from October 2 to October 8.
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The Lok Sabha Speaker’s office told HT that big water dispensers will be installed in large numbers across the Parliament building, library and the annexe.(REUTERS)
The Lok Sabha Speaker’s office told HT that big water dispensers will be installed in large numbers across the Parliament building, library and the annexe.(REUTERS)

Plastic out, bottles from home back as Parliament goes green

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
According to two senior officials involved in the purchase of water bottles that were widely used in the Parliament complex, an average of 2,000 bottles of Rail Neer, a product of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, were bought daily.
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Watch | Discontinuing single-use plastic: How easy, how difficult

By Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:52 AM IST
In this episode of Metro Matters, a weekly show on everything that matters to Delhi, Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh speaks to Swati Singh Sambyal, programme manager (waste management) at the Centre for Science and Environment, about the feasibility of discontinuing the use of single-use plastics following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to shun such items.
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The North MCD will encourage the use of stainless steel crockery instead of that made from plastic for community events.(Getty Images / iStockPhoto)
The North MCD will encourage the use of stainless steel crockery instead of that made from plastic for community events.(Getty Images / iStockPhoto)

North MCD to ask religious establishments to use steel crockery, shun plastic

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:10 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will also make school students “brand ambassadors” of the anti-plastic campaign.
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Thailand is the sixth largest global contributor to ocean pollution, and plastic is a scourge.(PTI)
Thailand is the sixth largest global contributor to ocean pollution, and plastic is a scourge.(PTI)

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

By Agence France-Presse | Bnagkok
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Whether it’s for wrapping up street food, takeaway coffees or for groceries, Thais use 3,000 single use bags per year -- 12 times more than someone from the European Union.
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The Uttar Pradesh government plans to launch an extensive cleanliness drive with a special focus on single-use plastic goods on October 2.(PTI)
The Uttar Pradesh government plans to launch an extensive cleanliness drive with a special focus on single-use plastic goods on October 2.(PTI)

Major cleanliness drive in UP villages to focus on single-use plastic

By Brajendra K Parashar | Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:35 PM IST
The campaign against the single-use plastic has already gained momentum in cities and it may now resound in villages as well after October 2.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded radio station “Fever FM” for its innovative campaign against single-use plastic. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded radio station “Fever FM” for its innovative campaign against single-use plastic. (ANI Photo)

PM lauds Fever FM’s drive against plastic

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Last month, during his monthly radio address to the nation, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister had pitched for launching a “new mass movement” against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi(PTI)

PM Modi on teachers’ day seeks participation of teachers in curbing single-use plastic

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 04:54 PM IST
“If teachers explain to the students the harm caused to our environment by single-use plastic and advice them to shun it, students will feel motivated to become a part of the cause. This would be a great tribute to beloved Bapu on his 150th Jayanti,” he added.
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Found only in Africa, large herds of such buffaloes are encountered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Cape buffaloes are known to kill lions and humans and are often tagged as Black Deaths.(HT Photo)
Found only in Africa, large herds of such buffaloes are encountered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Cape buffaloes are known to kill lions and humans and are often tagged as Black Deaths.(HT Photo)

Delhi zoo’s last Cape Buffalo dies after eating plastic

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:29 AM IST
In his Independence Day speech this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic by October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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The event was part of a British Council ISA project(HT)
The event was part of a British Council ISA project(HT)

Universal Public school Delhi starts drive against plastics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Important or interesting events that took place in Delhi-NCR schools recently
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Plastic bottles(Getty Images)
Plastic bottles(Getty Images)

UGC asks universities to ban single-use plastic

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 03:43 PM IST
The move comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a mass revolution against single-use plastic from October 2, which will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Pictures of this special garden are leaving many impressed.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)
Pictures of this special garden are leaving many impressed.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)

Forest officer’s innovative use of plastic bottles to grow plants wins Twitter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:14 PM IST
Pictures show how he has decorated the entire garden with plants growing in plastic bottles.
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visit a plastic recycling plant at Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun on Tuesday. The plant processes plastic waste into fuel.(PTI photo)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visit a plastic recycling plant at Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun on Tuesday. The plant processes plastic waste into fuel.(PTI photo)

Plastic to petrol: IIP scientists develop tech to counter ecological threat

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 04:04 PM IST
The mission is to develop a technology that will not only help in disposing of the plastic but will also result in generating revenue from it. After much effort, the institute developed a technology to convert plastic into petroleum products such as diesel, petrol and other aromatic compounds.
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