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India pledges to be single use plastic free by 2022

Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has mentioned that India is working together to get rid of single use plastics completely by 2022.

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Plastics in bottled water, says a new study

A new research study reports that over ninety percent of bottled water found all over the world contains significant amounts of micro plastic particles, including India.

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Maharashtra plastic ban from today: Rs 25,000, three months…

Three months after issuing a notification, and protests and court challenges notwithstanding, the Maharashtra government on Saturday enforced its state-wide ban on a wide range of single-use plastic items and thermocol. Steep fines ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 will be imposed on those found with these items although viable and cheap alternatives are yet to be devised for mass use.

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Waste-Free Mission: Kerala Restricts Use Of Plastic, Promotes Eco-friendly Alternatives In Government Offices

To give state’s ‘Green Protocol’ a new push and to achieve the dream of waste-free Kerala, the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) has decided to go green completely. From now on as part of the initiative, usage of plastic or disposable plastic will be restricted in any of the meetings or functions in CMO and other offices in the Secretariat. Instead, eco-friendly alternatives like steel, ceramic and...

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Himachal Pradesh bans use of thermocol plates, plastic bottles less than one-litre capacity

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur said a steel bottle would be provided to each student in all government schools in the state to discourage the use of plastic bottles. Almost 15 years after blazing a trail in the country by prohibiting usage of polythene bags, Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of thermocol plates and glasses in the state as they were a major cause of p...

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Ocean Garbage Patch 3 Times the Size of France

According to a study, scientists say that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—the largest accumulation of trash in ocean, between Hawaii and California, is now almost the three times the size of France!

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More than 50 nations have pledged to ban plastics

Reflecting on the catastrophic hazard that plastic poses to humanity and the globe, 50 nations have come together and are taking action to curb plastic usage, according to an UN report.

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