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A ban on plastic has forced resident at Koperkhairne in Navi Mumbai.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)

As Maharashtra plastic ban enters day 3, focus on eateries, shopkeepers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 11:30 AM IST
BMC intensified its crackdown on retailers in Mumbai who have been using plastic items despite the statewide ban imposed by Maharashtra on Saturday.
People scan through plastic-free products kept for sale during an exhibition on plastic ban awareness, in Mumbai(HT Photo)
People scan through plastic-free products kept for sale during an exhibition on plastic ban awareness, in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Starting today, get ready to pay a fine for carrying plastic in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 05:13 PM IST
On Sunday, in the Chembur area alone, officials fined 72 shops a total of 3.35 lakh
Plastic ban came into force on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Plastic ban came into force on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai citizen groups help retailers how to live without plastic

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 01:33 AM IST
The state-wide plastic ban came into effect from Saturday.
BMC had set up 24 collection bins across the city to collect plastic waste.(HT PHOTO)
BMC had set up 24 collection bins across the city to collect plastic waste.(HT PHOTO)

Plastic ban in Mumbai: BMC collects 1.42 lakh kg of banned plastic

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 01:02 AM IST
The civic body, however,has not been able to put a mechanism to recycle the collected material
A government notification on March 23 mandated a complete ban on manufacturing, storing, transporting, distributing etc, and use of plastic bags.(HT File (Representational Image))
A government notification on March 23 mandated a complete ban on manufacturing, storing, transporting, distributing etc, and use of plastic bags.(HT File (Representational Image))

State has allowed us to use plastic cover on items, say Mumbai retailers

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Retailers have allegedly been told that they cannot be fined for using plastic covers if the goods have been packaged that way by manufacturers.
Veterinarians discovered the blockage in the stomach of green turtle in Thailand using X-rays and tried to save it by feeding it intravenously, but were only able to extract the garbage after its death.(Facebook/ReReef)
Veterinarians discovered the blockage in the stomach of green turtle in Thailand using X-rays and tried to save it by feeding it intravenously, but were only able to extract the garbage after its death.(Facebook/ReReef)

Turtle’s plastic-filled stomach in Thailand highlights ocean crisis

Agence France-Presse, Bangkok | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Plastic, rubber bands, pieces of balloon and other rubbish had filled the turtle’s intestinal tract, leaving it unable to eat and causing its death two days later.
Statues of celebrities are covered with bags at the Wax Museum at the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Statues of celebrities are covered with bags at the Wax Museum at the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur.(HT Photo)

Wax museum covers faces of statues with bags to urge tourists to go ‘say no to plastic’

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 09:54 PM IST
In next 30 years, plastic will become one of the most serious challenges.
A screen grab of the video that’s taken up as part of the #GiveUp challenge.
A screen grab of the video that’s taken up as part of the #GiveUp challenge.

World Environment Day: The Capital says #GiveUp for single-use plastic

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2018 04:56 PM IST
On World Environment Day, today, we talk to corporate firms, diplomats, and other private entities about their plans for a green future.
Gurugram District Bar Association said the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gurugram District Bar Association said the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Use of plastic, paper cups banned in Gurugram district court premises

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:11 AM IST
The resolution passed by Gurugram District Bar Association states that strict action will be taken against vendors found using plastic and paper cups within the court premises.
The net cooling effect of a tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day.(Shutterstock)
The net cooling effect of a tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day.(Shutterstock)

On World Earth Day, make these 5 small changes to save the planet

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 11:09 AM IST
It’s World Earth Day 2018, a time to take stock of things that we can do to protect the environment from pollution. From carpooling to switching to biodegradable products and planting more trees, here are 5 simple steps that can make a difference.
After the state government issued a notification in March, banning select plastic items, BMC prepared a procedure for collection and disposal of banned plastic items.(HT File)
After the state government issued a notification in March, banning select plastic items, BMC prepared a procedure for collection and disposal of banned plastic items.(HT File)

Want to dispose plastic? BMC’s pick-up truck a call away

Hindustan Times | By Geetanjali Gurlhosur
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 12:19 AM IST
Officials of the solid waste management department said a temporary 10-digit toll-free number will be sanctioned for operation in a day or two.
The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.
The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.

Ban on plastic: Maharashtra govt excludes small bottles, pushes deadline

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 11:59 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not be able take any punitive action against citizens till June 23
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

​Plastics ban in Mumbai: Easy to notify, hard to implement

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 09:18 PM IST
The scope and framework of the ban are so vast that it is (almost) designed to fail
The Pune Municipal Corporation has instructed all the regional ward offices to carry on the anti-plastic drive.(HT PHOTO)
The Pune Municipal Corporation has instructed all the regional ward offices to carry on the anti-plastic drive.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s governing body seizes 12 tonnes of plastic in five days

Hindustan Times,Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Pune Municipal Corporation claims that after the announcement of the plastic ban, there has been lesser plastic waste in the city’s garbage collection
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