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Use of plastic, paper cups banned in Gurugram district court premises

The resolution passed by Gurugram District Bar Association states that strict action will be taken against vendors found using plastic and paper cups within the court premises.
Gurugram District Bar Association said the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gurugram District Bar Association said the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 09:11 AM IST
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UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The UGC directive comes after the Union Environment Ministry issued an advisory, saying India is the global host of this year’s World Environment Day celebrations, the largest UN-led celebration on environment, and the theme for this edition is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
The commission has also asked varsities to conduct networking activities on mass awareness on disposal of plastic and cleanliness drives under the Swachh Bharat Mission in municipalities.(Shutterstock)
The commission has also asked varsities to conduct networking activities on mass awareness on disposal of plastic and cleanliness drives under the Swachh Bharat Mission in municipalities.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 19, 2018 01:16 PM IST
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On World Earth Day, make these 5 small changes to save the planet

It’s World Earth Day 2018, a time to take stock of things that we can do to protect the environment from pollution. From carpooling to switching to biodegradable products and planting more trees, here are 5 simple steps that can make a difference.
The net cooling effect of a tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day.(Shutterstock)
The net cooling effect of a tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

Your Space: Plastic ban success depends on strict enforcement, alternatives

‘An analysis of the effectiveness of plastic bag bans’ by Katherine Maloney for the NGO, eCoexist, presents some valuable findings on the subject. Following are some excerpts from that study:
Thicker reusable plastic bags,biodegradable bags, woven shopping bags can be introduced as alternatives.(HT Photo)
Thicker reusable plastic bags,biodegradable bags, woven shopping bags can be introduced as alternatives.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Time, Pune | By HT Correspondent

Please do not ban plastic containers, says Pune Hoteliers and Restaurant Association president

Ganesh Shetty, president, Pune Hoteliers and Restaurant Association, has been pursuing the issue of plastic bag ban with the state government and the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Ganesh Shetty, president, Pune Hoteliers and Restaurant Association.(HT PHOTO)
Ganesh Shetty, president, Pune Hoteliers and Restaurant Association.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 04:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar

Plastic bag: Overcharging for green bags irks residents, restaurant owners

Citizens claim shopkeepers are charging extra for cloth bags besides secretly pushing their stored plastic bag stocks into the market.
Following the plastic ban directive, food joints in Pune have started using cloth bags to parcel dishes.(HT PHOTO)
Following the plastic ban directive, food joints in Pune have started using cloth bags to parcel dishes.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
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