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Delhi: Week-long fair to promote use of single-use plastic alternatives

On Wednesday, an exhibition was held at the Delhi secretariat where some startups showcased alternative solutions, including pottery, cloth items, bags made of paper and jute, and crockery made of biodegradable items.

The Delhi government has already announced a ban on SUP items in the Delhi secretariat from June 1.(HT File)
The Delhi government has already announced a ban on SUP items in the Delhi secretariat from June 1.(HT File)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:13 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Secretariat to ban single-use plastic products from June 1

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that to limit the usage of single-use plastic objects, a public awareness campaign is required.

Single-use plastic items will be banned in Delhi Secretariat from June 1 onwards.(HT File)
Single-use plastic items will be banned in Delhi Secretariat from June 1 onwards.(HT File)
Published on May 14, 2022 11:49 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Can you have a greener period?

Single-use sanitary products are highly polluting. Here's looking at the eco-friendly alternatives, like menstrual cups and period underwear, to see how they fare.

Single-use sanitary products lead to a lot of plastic waste. What are the green alternatives?(Gioia Forster/dpa/picture alliance/dpa)
Single-use sanitary products lead to a lot of plastic waste. What are the green alternatives?(Gioia Forster/dpa/picture alliance/dpa)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 02:24 PM IST

'Can't just recycle our way out of plastic crisis,' say experts

Experts said that radical changes in production system also plays an equally crucial role in reducing plastic waste.

Workers push a bundle of crushed plastic bottles at a recycling factory in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File)
Workers push a bundle of crushed plastic bottles at a recycling factory in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Reuters | , Singapore

Ship burns as Lanka facing worst beach pollution in its history

Sri Lanka's Marine Protection Authority (MEPA) said the microplastic pollution could cause years of ecological damage to the Indian Ocean island.

Impoverished Sri Lankans salvage wreckage washed off to the shore from the burning Singaporean ship MV X-Press Pearl which is anchored off Colombo port at Kapungoda, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.(AP)
Impoverished Sri Lankans salvage wreckage washed off to the shore from the burning Singaporean ship MV X-Press Pearl which is anchored off Colombo port at Kapungoda, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.(AP)
Published on May 30, 2021 05:54 AM IST
AFP | , Negombo, Sri Lanka
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