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BCM School, Chandigarh Road, conducted a slogan-writing activity on the topic ‘say no to plastic’ for students of classes 6 and 7 on Tuesday.

BCM pupils in Ludhiana write slogans against use of plastic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Principal DP Guleria educated students about the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and encouraged them to follow the righteous path.
The 21-year-old is fighting to ensure the PU campus turns environment-friendly.(HT Photo)
The 21-year-old is fighting to ensure the PU campus turns environment-friendly.(HT Photo)

Presidency student fights mosquitoes, apathy for plastic-free campus

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:15 AM IST
A Presidency University student in Kolkata is fighting to ensure the PU campus turns environment-friendly. So far, he has spent seven nights on the campus, braving mosquitoes and apathy from fellow students.
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.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat said it has banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament complex with effect from Tuesday.(REUTERS)
The Lok Sabha Secretariat said it has banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament complex with effect from Tuesday.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha secretariat bans use of plastic in Parliament

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:50 AM IST
All officers and staff of the Lok Sabha secretariat and other allied agencies working in the Parliament House Complex will have to stop using plastic and switch over to environment friendly biodegradable bags and other material, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
While there’s growing concern about the environmental impact of microplastics, scientists have yet to determine what effect, if any, the minute particles have on humans or wildlife.(Reuters)
While there’s growing concern about the environmental impact of microplastics, scientists have yet to determine what effect, if any, the minute particles have on humans or wildlife.(Reuters)

Pure as snow? Scientists say air carrying plastics to Arctic

Berlin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The researchers examined snow collected from sites in the Arctic, northern Germany, the Bavarian and Swiss Alps and the North Sea island of Heligoland with a process specially designed to analyze their samples in a lab.
More than two lakh kilos of plastic waste, illegally dumped by plastic traders on a vacant land behind Majlis Park metro station at Jahangirpuri, were cleared on Saturday.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
More than two lakh kilos of plastic waste, illegally dumped by plastic traders on a vacant land behind Majlis Park metro station at Jahangirpuri, were cleared on Saturday.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

More than two lakh kilos of illegally dumped plastic cleared from Delhi’s Jahangirpuri

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:18 PM IST
More than 200 police personnel, 25 earth-moving machines and 40 trucks were deployed during the drive. The drive was conducted jointly by DPCC, police and the civic agency.
A Twitter user pointed at the plastic bottles kept in the boardroom, got a special response from Anand Mahindra.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
A Twitter user pointed at the plastic bottles kept in the boardroom, got a special response from Anand Mahindra.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Twitter user nudges Anand Mahindra on his recent post. His response is epic

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:40 PM IST
This recent Twitter exchange is a clear example of Anand Mahindra’s relationship with his Twitter followers.
Plastic bottles floating in the sea, making it polluted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Plastic bottles floating in the sea, making it polluted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Plastic at the deepest point

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 03:52 PM IST
Plastic waste has been found even in the earth’s deepest spot during a record-breaking dive by American explorer Victor Vescovo
Mumbaiites continue to use banned plastic.(HT Photo)
Mumbaiites continue to use banned plastic.(HT Photo)

Year after ban, Mumbai’s civic body fails to reduce use of plastic

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Use of plastic is widespread, the civic body has still not started fining errant customers, BMC squads in charge of raiding shops have virtually disappeared from the streets.
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)

Pollution body seizes 28,000 kilos of plastic

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:23 AM IST
Manufacturing, sale and trading of plastic bags measuring less than 50 microns are banned in Delhi.
Alongside ditching plastic, restaurants have also made sure proper waste disposal is done.(Unsplash)
Alongside ditching plastic, restaurants have also made sure proper waste disposal is done.(Unsplash)

Eateries wage war against plastic, say yes to green cutlery

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Many restaurants and hotels in the city are replacing plastic straws with more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.
The group of mostly uninhabited 27 islands -- which are 2,750 km from Perth -- are marketed to tourists as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise”.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The group of mostly uninhabited 27 islands -- which are 2,750 km from Perth -- are marketed to tourists as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise”.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

414 million pieces of plastic washed ashore, found on remote islands in Indian Ocean

Canberra, Australia | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:29 PM IST
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that the islands were littered with 238 tonnes of plastic, despite being home to around 500 people.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Union environment ministry to consider whether to ban the use of campaigning materials made of plastic in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. . (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Union environment ministry to consider whether to ban the use of campaigning materials made of plastic in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. . (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Mull banning plastic for campaigning: NGT

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:46 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the ECI, the CPCB and the environment ministry to convene a meeting regarding the issue preferably within a week.
Single-use plastics, often also referred to as disposable plastics, are commonly used in packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.(PTI File Photo)
Single-use plastics, often also referred to as disposable plastics, are commonly used in packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.(PTI File Photo)

16 airports under AAI now free from single-use plastic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Sixteen airports — Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Trichy, Vijayawada, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Madurai, Raipur, Vizag, Pune, Kolkata and Varanasi — have been declared as single-use plastic free.
Shopkeepers who flout rules currently face a fine ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹25,000 and a three-month jail term(HT file photo)
Shopkeepers who flout rules currently face a fine ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹25,000 and a three-month jail term(HT file photo)

Bizmen selling banned plastic in Mumbai may have to shut shop soon

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Portuguese airline Hi Fly decided to bring about a change by introducing single-use plastic free flight. (Representational Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Portuguese airline Hi Fly decided to bring about a change by introducing single-use plastic free flight. (Representational Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

World’s first single-use plastic free passenger flight takes off

Lisbon (Portugal) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The flight took off on Wednesday from Lisbon to Natale, Brazil, without a single piece of single-use plastic on board. There were no plastic cups, plastic silverware, plastic cocktail stirrer, and plastic food containers, Fast Company reported.
Cardboard, cans, plastic bags - even a toilet roll - have all found their way into these designs(Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)
Cardboard, cans, plastic bags - even a toilet roll - have all found their way into these designs(Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)

Plastic? Fantastic! Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 05:32 PM IST
By making catwalk-ready outfits from waste scooped off the streets of the Cambodian capital, the 24-year-old Sovannareach is now subverting that stereotype, along with a team of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender designers.
Members of NGO ‘Environment Life’ with bags filled with trash that they collected from a waterfall at Tapalwadi Neral, Matheran, Maharashtra, October 2, 2018.(HT Photo)
Members of NGO ‘Environment Life’ with bags filled with trash that they collected from a waterfall at Tapalwadi Neral, Matheran, Maharashtra, October 2, 2018.(HT Photo)

570-kg plastic, glass trash cleared from Neral-Matheran waterfall

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:11 PM IST
Members of an NGO collected 29 bags of liquor bottles, plastic and thermocol plates, plastic spoons, water bottles, and wafer packets, among other items which were disposed at the picnic spot by visitors.
Scientists have found plastic in sea salt!(Getty Images)
Scientists have found plastic in sea salt!(Getty Images)

Are you salting your food with plastic?

Hindustan Times | By Shikha Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:57 PM IST
The environmental pollution of water bodies is affecting our most basic condiment
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.
Anti-plastic drive by students of RD National College, Bandra.

Say no to plastic: Collegians urge shoppers in Mumbai and Konkan

PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Through street plays and rallies, the students are spreading awareness about the harmful effects of polythene bags
The annual Bandra fair will begin on Sunday and end on September 16. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The annual Bandra fair will begin on Sunday and end on September 16. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Going green: Stall owners at Bandra fair to shun plastic this year

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 02:51 AM IST
Additionally, miniature thermocol models of houses, which are traditionally offered by devotees, have been banned and the stall allottees have been asked to switch to cardboard.
Despite the concerns of environmental hazards from it, is it possible to do away with plastic altogether?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Despite the concerns of environmental hazards from it, is it possible to do away with plastic altogether?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Plastic pile-up: What was life like before plastic was invented and how did it become so much a part of our lives?

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Little by little, ever since it was invented, this man-made ‘wonder’ has found its way into most of the things around us. HT looks back at the pre-plastic era and draws up a timeline of our growing dependency on plastic
Sanitation workers collect litter during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca on August 22, 2018.(AFP)
Sanitation workers collect litter during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca on August 22, 2018.(AFP)

Green hajj takes root in Mecca, with recycling plastic and segregating waste

AFP, Mina | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Holy city starts initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.
The initiative was launched as a pilot scheme in November last year in collaboration with a non-government organisation Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) in order to ensure “scientific management and disposal of plastic waste”.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The initiative was launched as a pilot scheme in November last year in collaboration with a non-government organisation Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) in order to ensure “scientific management and disposal of plastic waste”.(AFP/Picture for representation)

365 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic collected, says East Delhi civic body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:13 AM IST
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said it has collected 364.8 metric tonne of non-recyclable multi-layered plastic such as tobacco sachets and chips wrappers, which can’t be recycled, as part of a targeted collection drive in the last nine months.
Phuket, like Bali in Indonesia and Boracay in the Philippines, has become a top holiday destination in Southeast Asia. It is trying to raise awareness about the alternatives to plastic.(Shutterstock)
Phuket, like Bali in Indonesia and Boracay in the Philippines, has become a top holiday destination in Southeast Asia. It is trying to raise awareness about the alternatives to plastic.(Shutterstock)

Thai island Phuket is making guests check out of plastic waste, trying to go plastic-free

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Hoteliers in the Thai island of Phuket are pioneering a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on its shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike on the art of plastic recycling.
A drain full of garbage and plastics at Geeta colony, Pusta Road in East Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
A drain full of garbage and plastics at Geeta colony, Pusta Road in East Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Gutkha, pan masala wrappers choking Delhi drains, causing waterlogging

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Experts say gutkha packets cause more harm to environment than regular plastic waste because they can’t be recycled and thus are not even picked by ragpickers.
Local residents said the carcass was found covered with discarded plastic.(Photo: State forest department)
Local residents said the carcass was found covered with discarded plastic.(Photo: State forest department)

Fourth dead dolphin washes ashore on Mumbai beach in 3 weeks

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Officials said the carcass of the six-foot-long Indian Ocean humpback dolphin was so decomposed that an autopsy could not be done to determine its cause of death.
Plastic dumped by a warehouse in Basai village in Gurugram, June 2018.(Pankaj Gupta / HT File Photo)
Plastic dumped by a warehouse in Basai village in Gurugram, June 2018.(Pankaj Gupta / HT File Photo)

Plastic has turned into an environmental disaster

By Latika Thukral
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Cutting down trees to increase the production of paper products combined with the increased energy used to make them has an equally detrimental effect on the environment
Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)
Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)

Plastic straws are passé, here are promising new-age alternatives to it

Bloomberg | By Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Plastic straws are being phased out by larger F&B companies to make way for more eco-friendly alternatives. We give you a low-down on the most promising options that you are likely to see in the near future.
An endocrine-disrupting chemical is used in products such as water bottles as well as containers to store food and beverages.(Shutterstock)
An endocrine-disrupting chemical is used in products such as water bottles as well as containers to store food and beverages.(Shutterstock)

Takeaway meals are putting you at risk of bowel disease

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Eating canned foods that are packaged in plastic containers can increase your chances of developing inflammatory bowel disease, says a new study.
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