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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)

Australian state bans plastic drinking straws and stirrers

AP | , Adelaide, Australia
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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 image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)
The image shows the pop-up ‘grocery store’ in Times Square.(REUTERS)

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

New York | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:01 PM IST
In a satirical manner the ‘store’ displays cereal boxes and sushi roll boxes with the labels like ‘Yucky Shards’ and ‘plastic bagacado roll’.
The ban that began Jan. 1 prohibits the sale or distribution of the bags pervasive everywhere from Walmart to corner shops.(representational image)(Unsplash)
The ban that began Jan. 1 prohibits the sale or distribution of the bags pervasive everywhere from Walmart to corner shops.(representational image)(Unsplash)

Mexico City is contributing to a plastic-free future with this old method

Mexico City | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The city’s government this week banned single-use plastic bags to complement worldwide efforts to protect the environment.
Thai shoppers grabbed baskets, buckets and even a wheelbarrow to skirt a new ban on single-use plastic bags.(Facebook)
Thai shoppers grabbed baskets, buckets and even a wheelbarrow to skirt a new ban on single-use plastic bags.(Facebook)

Thai shoppers find creative alternatives after plastic ban. See pics

Bangkok | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The restriction, introduced at the start of the new year by several major mall operators and the ubiquitous 7-Eleven convenience stores, was a victory for environmental campaigners in a country where individuals use an average of eight plastic bags a day.
Hindustan Times visited two of the major ghats in the city — Kalindi Kunj and ITO — on Tuesday, where scores of devotees gather every year for the immersion of Durga idols.(Hindustan Times/Burhaan Kinu)
Hindustan Times visited two of the major ghats in the city — Kalindi Kunj and ITO — on Tuesday, where scores of devotees gather every year for the immersion of Durga idols.(Hindustan Times/Burhaan Kinu)

Despite ban, plastic bags, puja materials find their way into Yamuna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Even though no idol immersions happened at the ghats, the areas around were littered with plastic waste from household pujas.
At least 29 states and Union territories in India have put in place some regulation on use and disposal of plastics.(Sanket Wankhade / HT File)
At least 29 states and Union territories in India have put in place some regulation on use and disposal of plastics.(Sanket Wankhade / HT File)

Public cooperation key to campaign against plastic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 07:57 AM IST
Instead of targeting all single-use plastic products at once, most countries have prioritized what they will ban or phase out, which possibly helps consumers and manufacturers get used to changing consumption patterns.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a nation wide ban on single use plastic.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a nation wide ban on single use plastic.(PTI Photo)

After PM Modi’s call, plastic water bottles replaced with glass jars at BJP headquarters

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:01 PM IST
When PM Narendra Modi and other top BJP functionaries met for a Central Election Committee meeting on Sunday, they were served glass jars instead of water bottles which were on the table during earlier meetings.
Jamia Hamdard is a government-aided deemed university accredited in category ‘A’ for two consecutive terms by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC).(HT file)
Jamia Hamdard is a government-aided deemed university accredited in category ‘A’ for two consecutive terms by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC).(HT file)

Jamia Hamdard first university in Delhi- NCR to become plastic -free campus: SDMC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:56 AM IST
The institution declared the “entire campus as plastic free” at the valedictory event of ‘Swachhta Pakhwara’ (cleanliness fortnight) hosted on the premises, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) officials said.
Disposable plastics, which have the “lowest recyclability” and “highest harm factor”, meaning they are the least biodegradable and with the lowest possibility of being reconverted, are likely to be banished first(HT FILE)
Disposable plastics, which have the “lowest recyclability” and “highest harm factor”, meaning they are the least biodegradable and with the lowest possibility of being reconverted, are likely to be banished first(HT FILE)

Govt to implement single-use plastic ban in several phases

New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 05:41 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on August 15 to eliminate the use of these polluting items by 2022 has been widely welcomed, but banning a huge chunk of the informal economy could come with its own costs.
India is likely to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups, small bottles, straws and some types of sachets next month as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to reduce use of pollution-causing, single-use plastic.(BJP/ Twitter)
India is likely to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups, small bottles, straws and some types of sachets next month as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to reduce use of pollution-causing, single-use plastic.(BJP/ Twitter)

Spooked by PM Modi’s plastics ban, India Inc seeks clarity, exemptions

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:55 PM IST
In an Independence Day speech on August 15, PM Narendra Modi urged people and government agencies to “take the first big step” on Oct. 2 towards freeing India of single-use plastic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wrote a thank you note to actor Aamir Khan who a day earlier had lauded the PM’s initiative to ban single-use plastic.(PMOIndia/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wrote a thank you note to actor Aamir Khan who a day earlier had lauded the PM’s initiative to ban single-use plastic.(PMOIndia/Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi writes thank you note to Aamir Khan for lauding anti-plastic initiative

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Addressing his monthly radio show ‘Mann ki baat’, the PM had urged people to kick start a new revolution against plastic from October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This was a follow up to his appeal of a plastic-free India made during his Independence Day address earlier this month.
Panoramic beautiful view of mount Ama Dablam with beautiful sky on the way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Everest area, Nepal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Panoramic beautiful view of mount Ama Dablam with beautiful sky on the way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Everest area, Nepal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘It will keep mountains clean long term’: Everest region bans single-use plastic

Kathmandu | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Environmentalists are also concerned that the pollution on Everest is affecting water sources down in the valley.
Plastic collection drive at DG Ruparel College on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Plastic collection drive at DG Ruparel College on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Eco-drive: Exchange plastic waste and get saplings in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 04:44 PM IST
The group has collected 1,544 plastic bags through three collection drives which took place across three colleges in the city
Officials have started training more inmates in Thane, Taloja and Yerawada prisons; they will introduce it in other jails later.(HT Photo)
Officials have started training more inmates in Thane, Taloja and Yerawada prisons; they will introduce it in other jails later.(HT Photo)

Plastic ban brings bagful of joy for jail inmates in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 04:03 PM IST
With the demand for cloth bags on the rise, more convicts will be trained and employed; currently, around 2,200 convicts of the total 10,000 make 17,000 paper, cloth bags in state.
(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

Thermocol will not be allowed for Ganpati decorations, says Bombay high court

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:50 AM IST
Thermocol, or polystyrene foam, can no longer be used for decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi, the court declared on Friday.
The use of plastic will be completely banned across Odisha in the next two years.(File photo)
The use of plastic will be completely banned across Odisha in the next two years.(File photo)

Odisha to ban use of plastic in phases from October 2

Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 06:48 AM IST
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik says ban on plastic will be imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Berhampur and Sambalpur municipal corporations and Puri town from October 2 in the first phase.
The state had given three months (till July 11) to manufacturers to come up with a scheme to ensure collection, recycling of bottles.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The state had given three months (till July 11) to manufacturers to come up with a scheme to ensure collection, recycling of bottles.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

Plastic ban: Maharashtra govt defers PET bottle buyback to Aug

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST
The state has deferred implementation of the buyback scheme after manufacturers failed to submit their plans for collecting and recycling bottles.
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.
The BMC’s special squad members inspect stores in Mumbai for banned plastic materials.(HT File Photo)
The BMC’s special squad members inspect stores in Mumbai for banned plastic materials.(HT File Photo)

Plastic ban: 355 plastic-making factories shut shop in Maharashtra, says MPCB

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:53 PM IST
State pollution board says 265 units voluntarily shut business, while 90 others have been issued closure notices.
Tetra packaging and multi-layer packaging was not part of the original plastic ban announced on March 23.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Tetra packaging and multi-layer packaging was not part of the original plastic ban announced on March 23.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Tetra, multi-layered packaging next on Maharashtra’s plastic ban list

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:52 AM IST
Tetra packaging is used for packaging various beverages and semi-liquid food items, while multi-layer packaging is used for packing chips, biscuits, etc.
A man selling cloth bags in Thane.(Praful Gangurde)
A man selling cloth bags in Thane.(Praful Gangurde)

Plastic ban: Mumbai copes with innovation, technology

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:59 AM IST
Mumbaiites step out for grocery shopping with cloth bags and steel utensils.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray.(HT File Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray.(HT File Photo)

People are key to making plastic ban a success, says Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:46 PM IST
In an article in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on Wednesday, the Sena leader said the next focus would be on prohibiting the use of plastic microbeads.
Ganesh mandals have written to the environment minister asking him to relax the ban on plastic sheets used to cover idols.(HT File Photo)
Ganesh mandals have written to the environment minister asking him to relax the ban on plastic sheets used to cover idols.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai Ganesh mandals want plastic ban relaxed to use thermocol and sheets

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:40 PM IST
State environment minister Ramdas Kadam said he has asked these organisations to approach the empowered committee. 
The plastic ban came into effect in Maharashtra on June 23.(HT File Photo)
The plastic ban came into effect in Maharashtra on June 23.(HT File Photo)

Green activists in Mumbai doubtful of success of plastic ban

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Activists pointed out that the Centre’s 2016 nationwide ban on polythene bags less than 50 microns had failed in its implementation.
The Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation has already installed two machines at CSMT and one at Churchgate and Mumbai Central stations on a trial basis.(Photo courtesy: Railways)
The Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation has already installed two machines at CSMT and one at Churchgate and Mumbai Central stations on a trial basis.(Photo courtesy: Railways)

Soon, plastic bottle crushing machines at Mumbai’s railway stations

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 02:44 PM IST
The railways plans to install 60 machines on central and the western line stations, and place them near food stalls.
BMC officials speak to shop owners regarding the plastic ban at Crawford Market.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
BMC officials speak to shop owners regarding the plastic ban at Crawford Market.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Plastic ban: Mumbai retailers put off strike, give state govt week to decide on buyback

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 01:52 PM IST
150 associations allege harassment by BMC, threaten statewide protest if Maharashtra govt does not consider their demands.
Shiv Sena leader and state environment minister Ramdas Kadam.(HT File Photo)
Shiv Sena leader and state environment minister Ramdas Kadam.(HT File Photo)

MNS chief worried nephew Aaditya will get credit for plastic ban, mocks Ramdas Kadam

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:01 AM IST
The jibe is seen as a response to the MNS’ opposition to the hefty fines charged for carrying banned plastic items.
BMC officials inspects shops for use of banned plastic on Monday.(Hemanshi Kamani/HT Photo)
BMC officials inspects shops for use of banned plastic on Monday.(Hemanshi Kamani/HT Photo)

Plastic ban: Inspectors collect 2.95 lakh in fines from 59 Mumbai shops

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Inspectors directed to focus on malls, shopkeepers as they use plastic in bulk and have had enough time to prepare for the ban.
BMC officials inspect shops at Keshavji Nayak Road near JJ hospital.(by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT Photo)
BMC officials inspect shops at Keshavji Nayak Road near JJ hospital.(by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT Photo)

Plastic ban: BMC squad faces brunt of Mumbai retailers’ anger

Hindustan Times | By Sreffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:28 AM IST
Angry SoBo retailers threaten, question BMC's anti-plastic squad, want more time, awareness and options in market.
Plastic ban in Maharashtra came into effect on June 23.(HT File Photo)
Plastic ban in Maharashtra came into effect on June 23.(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra govt could relax plastic ban for retailers but conditions apply

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Plastic ban in Maharashtra: Government may exclude retail packaging of products from the ban, but subject to the condition that the manufacturer sets up a mechanism to collect, recycle this material.
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