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Plastic pollution could trigger $20 Billion in lawsuit payouts, says report

More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year and at least 14 million tons ends up in the ocean where it is ingested by animals and can enter the human food chain, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

"Verynile" initiative worker carries compressed plastic bottles from the Nile to build a Plastic Pyramid ahead of World Cleanup Day in Cairo, Egypt. The pyramid aiming to raise awareness on plastic pollution in the Nile. (AP)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 04:46 PM IST

The need for plastic de-addiction

The article has been authored by Tarini Malhotra, Grade 11 student & secretary of environmental initiatives, The Shri Ram School, Moulsari, Gurugram and founder, Nai Subah Foundation.

As plastic waste (literally) takes over our lives, here’s a reality check: There is a lot to do in the field of environment.(PTI file photo)
As plastic waste (literally) takes over our lives, here’s a reality check: There is a lot to do in the field of environment.(PTI file photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 12:39 PM IST

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

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

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

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

NGT directs govt to finalise EPR regime within 3 months

The NGT said that state level authorities also need to take necessary effective steps for enforcement, including coercive measures.

EPR (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016) puts the onus on the manufacturers for the treatment, recycling, reuse or disposal of products after a consumer has used and disposed them.(PTI)
EPR (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016) puts the onus on the manufacturers for the treatment, recycling, reuse or disposal of products after a consumer has used and disposed them.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 12:59 PM IST

Environment Ministry suggests ‘buy back’ and other models for re-using plastic pens

Instead of disposing plastic pens when they are no longer useful for consumers, Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using them

Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using plastic pens(Twitter/pinklizardpromo)
Environment Ministry suggests different models for re-using plastic pens(Twitter/pinklizardpromo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 02:30 PM IST

Noida starts building 2.5-km link road to Delhi using plastic waste

According to an official, the Noida authority will reuse plastic waste in road construction and try to set up a plant to generate shredded plastic for construction use in near future.

A Noida authority official said the authority will use eight tonnes of plastic waste in construction of two lanes of the said stretch.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
A Noida authority official said the authority will use eight tonnes of plastic waste in construction of two lanes of the said stretch.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 12:53 PM IST

Three years after plastic waste rules were made, Delhi civic bodies draft bylaws

Even though Delhi generates around 10,500 metric tonnes of solid waste and 3,900 metric tonnes of construction and demolition waste, there is hardly any information on the quantum of plastic waste generated.

More than three years after the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, came into effect, Delhi’s civic bodies have drafted bylaws for implementation of the rules in the national capital.(Reuters File Photo)
More than three years after the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, came into effect, Delhi’s civic bodies have drafted bylaws for implementation of the rules in the national capital.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jul 17, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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