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City stakeholders told to phase out single-use plastic stocks by June 30

  • The pollution watchdog also asked manufacturers, retailers, shopkeepers and the general public to ensure a zero inventory of the single use plastic (SUP) items by June 30, 2022.
Most single-use plastic items have little to no recyclable value, finding their way to landfill sites, or simply clogging up drains before entering rivers.(PTI file photo)
Most single-use plastic items have little to no recyclable value, finding their way to landfill sites, or simply clogging up drains before entering rivers.(PTI file photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2022 05:36 AM IST
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States told to ready single-use plastic ban starting July 1

The prohibited plastic items include ear buds, flags, candy and ice-cream sticks, decorative thermocol, PVC banners less than 100 micron thick, stirrers, wrapping films, cups, glasses, and cutlery, among others.
Additionally, no plastic carry bags less than 120 micron thick can be used from December 31.(PTI file photo)
Additionally, no plastic carry bags less than 120 micron thick can be used from December 31.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2022 12:57 AM IST
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Britain seeks ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery to reduce waste

  • About 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery, most of which are plastic, are used in Britain every year.
Only 10% of England's single-use plates and cutlery are recycled upon disposal.(Wikimedia Commons)
Only 10% of England's single-use plates and cutlery are recycled upon disposal.(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 03:20 PM IST
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Reuters | , London

Australian state bans plastic drinking straws and stirrers

An Australian state on Monday became the first in the country to ban some single-used plastic items including drinking straws, stir sticks and cutlery.
The new law bans the sale, supply and distribution of a range of single-use items in South Australia, Environment Minister David Speirs said.(Unsplash)
The new law bans the sale, supply and distribution of a range of single-use items in South Australia, Environment Minister David Speirs said.(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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AP | , Adelaide, Australia

Every item in this ‘grocery store’ in New York is made from plastic. Here’s why

In a satirical manner the ‘store’ displays cereal boxes and sushi roll boxes with the labels like ‘Yucky Shards’ and ‘plastic bagacado roll’.
The image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)
The image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 03:01 PM IST
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New York | ByReuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
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