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Home Couture: This DIY couture fashion trend during lockdown is making waves on Instagram

Hindustan Times | By Srishti Jha
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Home Couture: Couture gets reinvented as pillow-clad voluminous gowns, cardboard dresses, utensil fascinators, bedsheet wrap dresses, tin can headgears are winning hearts across the world and it is creating a fairytale in fashion of a different kind, a simpler kind. Read on.
HT Image
HT Image

Show selfie with segregated waste, get free organic compost in Kharar

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:53 AM IST
The campaign is aimed at implementing government directions on waste segregation and Solid Waste Management Rules 2016
The prisoners have also started stitching jute folders to replace the plastic ones used in Tihar’s administrative office.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
The prisoners have also started stitching jute folders to replace the plastic ones used in Tihar’s administrative office.(HT Photo/ Sourced)

Tihar leads way in cutting out plastic in jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 05:40 AM IST
For the last 10 months, these prisoners have been stitching jute bags for use across Tihar jail to ensure that no plastic bags are used in the premises, and have started selling them to government departments.
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University.
File photo of Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Jamia Millia Islamia to go plastic-free from October 2

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The entire campus, including all hostels, Jamia Community Centre, all canteens, shops and coffee houses, will become plastic-free, with the university deciding to ban all single-use plastic items, it said.
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

Bnagkok | By Agence France-Presse
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.
PM Narendra Modi also announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030.(File photo: PTI)
PM Narendra Modi also announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030.(File photo: PTI)

‘Time to say goodbye’: PM Modi goes global with campaign against single-use plastic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:21 PM IST
PM Modi cited India’s experience with Swacch Bharat campaign that expanded sanitation cover from 38 % to 99% in five years to underscore that real change would not come by introducing new frameworks but would be powered by teamwork on the ground.
The lifeguards saving the turtle was captured on camera (representational image).(Unsplash)
The lifeguards saving the turtle was captured on camera (representational image).(Unsplash)

Lifeguards rescue turtle tangled in plastic bag. Moment captured on camera

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:50 PM IST
The sea turtle was struggling to get free from the plastic bag at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket.
Plastic bottles floating in the sea(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Plastic bottles floating in the sea(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A First: E.Timor to Recycle All Plastic Waste

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 02:51 PM IST
In a region where seas are awash with trash, East Timor is set to become the world’s first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers recently to build a revolutionary recycling plant.
A man carries a polythene bag in Noida, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
A man carries a polythene bag in Noida, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Noida to be made plastic-free city, residents urged to use cloth bags

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 02:35 PM IST
Under the campaign, the authority will start the distribution of cloth bags to vendors, traders and individual residents in order to make them aware that using plastic bags is causing huge environment issues.
Authorities have been looking for the girl’s mother since June 6, taking to Twitter to ask if anyone in the area knows a female who was in late stages of pregnancy.(Getty Representative Images/iStockphoto)
Authorities have been looking for the girl’s mother since June 6, taking to Twitter to ask if anyone in the area knows a female who was in late stages of pregnancy.(Getty Representative Images/iStockphoto)

‘Baby India’: Video shows newborn found in plastic bag in US

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The video, recorded on an officer’s body camera and made public on Tuesday, shows sheriff’s deputies in Cummings, Georgia discovering the infant tied up in a bag and left by a roadside the night of June 6.
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)

Pollution body seizes 28,000 kilos of plastic

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:23 AM IST
Manufacturing, sale and trading of plastic bags measuring less than 50 microns are banned in Delhi.
The citizens’ group, Green Circle, has launched a campaign named ‘Paivitra Peepal’ to clear plastic, pooja material, and concrete waste dumped around trees. Image for representational purpose only.(PTI file photo)
The citizens’ group, Green Circle, has launched a campaign named ‘Paivitra Peepal’ to clear plastic, pooja material, and concrete waste dumped around trees. Image for representational purpose only.(PTI file photo)

Citizens’ group starts clearing garbage from peepal trees, helps them breathe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 06:31 AM IST
The citizens’ group, Green Circle, has launched a campaign named ‘Paivitra Peepal’ to clear plastic, pooja material, and concrete waste dumped around trees.
Ranchi ,Jharkhand, INDIA:(FILE PHOTO) Anti polythene campaign hoarding put by Ranchi Municipal Corporation(RMC) at Harmu colony in Ranchi - (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi ,Jharkhand, INDIA:(FILE PHOTO) Anti polythene campaign hoarding put by Ranchi Municipal Corporation(RMC) at Harmu colony in Ranchi - (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Plastic bags being widely used in Jharkhand 18 months after the ban

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/ Dhanbad/ Jamshedpur | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Plastic bags have started dominating markets once again, and the drive against plastic has slowed down in most major cities in Jharkhand, eighteen months after a ban on use of plastic carry bags was imposed. Though enforcement began on a promising note, plastic bags were back in use within a year of the ban
The result might remind some of Black Widow’s outfit from the Avengers movie series.(Twitter/@DanikaRussell)
The result might remind some of Black Widow’s outfit from the Avengers movie series.(Twitter/@DanikaRussell)

Weird #vacuumchallenge is the latest online craze keeping people busy

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The challenge may seem funny, but one shouldn’t try it because of the dangers associated.
India, United Kingdom and several countries have taken steps to curb the use of plastic amid growing concerns over pollution, but claims that some bags are biodegradable don’t stand up to scrutiny.(AFP File Photo)
India, United Kingdom and several countries have taken steps to curb the use of plastic amid growing concerns over pollution, but claims that some bags are biodegradable don’t stand up to scrutiny.(AFP File Photo)

Are plastic bags biodegradable? Not really, says new UK research

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 05:36 PM IST
The biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable and conventional plastic formulations remained functional as carrier bags after being in the soil or the marine environment for over three years, the study published in Environmental Science and Technology says.
hopkeepers using plastic bags after banning plastics in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
hopkeepers using plastic bags after banning plastics in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)

Nine months on, plastic bags still in use in Mumbai markets

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The BMC’s own plan to auction over 52 tonnes of seized plastic bags for recycling has not seen much progress, as the first bid to auction the plastic received only one tender. The seized plastic bags have now been kept at the civic body’s godowns.
A BMC official makes a local women understand the harmful effect of using plastic bags at Keshavji Nayak road near JJ Hospital in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)
A BMC official makes a local women understand the harmful effect of using plastic bags at Keshavji Nayak road near JJ Hospital in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)

After ban, BMC earns Rs 1.1 crore fine, collects 18,000 kg plastic

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:30 AM IST
BMC claims success, but citizens say plastic making comeback.
Bags less than 50 microns thick are harder to recycle and separate from trash, and often clog the drains.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Bags less than 50 microns thick are harder to recycle and separate from trash, and often clog the drains.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Delhi traders beat ban with polybags stamped ‘approved’

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 09:40 AM IST
The ban on the thin carry-bags was announced in August, 2017 by the National Green Tribunal, which ordered government and civic agencies to ensure strict implementation.
The fire broke out around 3.50am on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
The fire broke out around 3.50am on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

Nangloi plastic bag manufacturing unit gutted, no one hurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:14 AM IST
Maintaining that no casualty has been reported in the incident, senior fire officials said that prima facie, it appears that a short circuit has sparked the blaze.
DIY Kites are the new preference for Delhiites.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
DIY Kites are the new preference for Delhiites.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

Why buy when you can DIY: Recycled kites are flying high this I-day

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Move over, retail kites! Delhiites are choosing to DIY kites this Independence Day.
Member of anti-polythene squad issues challan to a shopkeeper for keeping polythene bags in Dehradun.(HT Photo)
Member of anti-polythene squad issues challan to a shopkeeper for keeping polythene bags in Dehradun.(HT Photo)

Rawat tightens noose on use of polythene, plastic bags in state

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haridwar/Rudrapur/Haldwani/Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:07 PM IST
In Dehradun, 69 kg polythene was seized on Wednesday. Eight teams raided 453 shops on the first day and 160 of them were found to have polythene bags.
Plastic dumped by a warehouse in Basai village in Gurugram, June 2018.(Pankaj Gupta / HT File Photo)
Plastic dumped by a warehouse in Basai village in Gurugram, June 2018.(Pankaj Gupta / HT File Photo)

Plastic has turned into an environmental disaster

By Latika Thukral
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Cutting down trees to increase the production of paper products combined with the increased energy used to make them has an equally detrimental effect on the environment
Plastic use has an environmental cost that is much higher than the economic cost.(HT File Photo)
Plastic use has an environmental cost that is much higher than the economic cost.(HT File Photo)

Plastic ban: Economic vs environmental cost

Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 01:52 PM IST
The arguments against banning plastic are similar to those made in other countries that have introduced bans of some kind on production and use of plastic products.
People use plastic bags near Tulshibaug market on Tuesday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
People use plastic bags near Tulshibaug market on Tuesday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Day 10 of plastic ban: As Pune civic body’s checking squads go easy, plastic bags quietly slip back into use

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 02:42 PM IST
PMC fined three traders on Tuesday, down from four on Monday and eight on Sunday.
Despite the ban, few residents still carried plastic bags in Thane on Saturday.(Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)
Despite the ban, few residents still carried plastic bags in Thane on Saturday.(Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)

Plastic ban: Shopkeepers, traders face action in Kalyan Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2018 01:21 AM IST
KDMC collected a total fine of 25,000 after taking action against 5 shopkeepers
BMC inspectors speak to a shopkeeper in Mumbai on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
BMC inspectors speak to a shopkeeper in Mumbai on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Day 1 of Maharashtra plastic ban: 11 shops in Mumbai mall flout rules, refuse to pay fine

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 01:04 AM IST
BMC’s 250 inspectors visited major markets and public spaces to explain the nuances of the ban
Paper bags and cloth bags have replaced plastic carry bags in most stores, but they do not provide relief from monsoon damage.(HT File Photo)
Paper bags and cloth bags have replaced plastic carry bags in most stores, but they do not provide relief from monsoon damage.(HT File Photo)

Plastic ban in Maharashtra: Retailers switch to bubble wraps, tin foil, paper bags

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Alternatives to plastic will come at an additional cost for all stakeholders.
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai plastic ban begins today, first-time offenders will be fined Rs 5,000

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:15 PM IST
From today, plastic bags from your local grocer, takeaway containers from your favourite restaurants and even garbage bags to dispose of your waste become illegal. However, the fines will be imposed only from Monday.
The plastic ban will come into effect from Saturday.(HT File Photo)
The plastic ban will come into effect from Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Special BMC squad set to educate Mumbaiites, implement plastic ban courteously

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 04:35 PM IST
The initial focus will be on creating awareness about the plastic ban and not on imposing fines, the BMC said; squad will be on regular patrols from Sunday.
The units that have been closed have been fined Rs5,000 each as a preliminary offence for continuing to manufacture plastic bags.(HT FILE)
The units that have been closed have been fined Rs5,000 each as a preliminary offence for continuing to manufacture plastic bags.(HT FILE)

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board shuts down 19 plastic bag manufacturing units

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2018 01:23 AM IST
The units were located in Pune and in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) – Kalyan, Ambernath, Thane and Dombivli.
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