User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
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Railways, metro, airports authorised to implement plastic ban: Maharas... 3.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Railways, metro, airports authorised to implement plastic ban: Maharas...
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Ban on single-use plastic won't help 2.8.2018 Rediff: News
Plastic bags are but one aspect of India's growing waste management crisis, says Geetanjali Krishna.
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Why shunning thermocol needs to be an essential mandate of every plastic ban 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Thermocol is a threat to the environment and poses serious health hazards for everyone. It is high time we considered more eco-friendly and safer alternatives. »
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Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog 23.7.2018 BBC: Business
There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns.
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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Setting up of resource efficiency cell 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Resource Efficiency Cell has been constituted in the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change on 13th February, 2018 to recommend appropriate policy and legislative framework and suggest an action plan for achieving resource efficiency and to promote utilization of secondary resources that will contribute towards attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
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Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India 19.7.2018 Sify Finance
Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.
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Lidl bottom of recyclable packaging survey, says Which? 19.7.2018 BBC: Business
Consumer group Which? says up to a third of plastic packaging in supermarkets is not easily recyclable.
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An Indian state bans plastic bags, straws and more. Will it work? 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Mumbai, beaches are strewn with plastic trash, so now there's a ban on plastics — and set penalties for violators. But there are some exceptions.
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Chennai Buzz: Updates on plastic ban, new sewage well in Besant Nagar and more 9.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Had a very busy week? Weren't able to catch all the news from your city? Never too late. Here's our quick wrap of some interesting headlines from the week gone by. »
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Bengaluru’s waste and brand audit exposes top polluters 2.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Multi-layer nonrecyclable plastic continues to dominate waste streams. A brand audit shows the different brands that pollute, and seeks answers to the questions on producer's responsibility. »
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Chaos over ban: Aaditya Thackeray meets Ramdas Kadam 28.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Retailers and traders at the receiving end of punitive action due to the ban on plastic may soon find respite. The state government will ask urban local bodies to go soft on plastic used for retail packaging of food items instead of penalising shopkeepers. State environment department sources said bulk consumers like malls, marriage halls, theatres, multiplexes, commercial complexes, government offices and institutions would be asked to set up collection points for plastic waste. This will later be collected by producers or municipal bodies for recycling and processing. On Wednesday, Yuva Sena chief and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray met environment minister Ramdas Kadam to discuss how the implementation of the ban could be smoothened to prevent difficulties to stakeholders. The state government will also issue an indicative pictorial list of plastic items that are allowed and banned and also run an awareness campaign to sort out confusion. "We have agreed in-principle to exempt the use of plastic ...
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Still no transparency in Maharashtra's plastic ban 27.6.2018 Rediff: Business
Retailers, especially food and grocery chains, are clearly unhappy, saying the ban is impractical
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Plastic ban: Airlines switch to eco-friendly cutlery, bottles 27.6.2018 Rediff: Business
The Maharashtra government has banned the use of single disposable items made from plastic such as spoons, forks, cups, glasses. Plastic bags and wrap used for packaging or storing products too is covered under ban.
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Samrat Reddy has a ‘Drunken Monkey’ 26.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
Samrat Reddy is high on the success of his ‘Drunken Monkey’
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Maharashtra’s plastic ban: what is banned and what is not 25.6.2018 Hindu: News
The BMC has trained 210 staffers for levying penalties
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Morrisons brings back paper bags in latest fight against plastic 25.6.2018 BBC: Business
The supermarket will sell fruit and vegetables in paper bags as it tries to cut the use of plastics.
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Life without plastic: Mumbaikars prepare to show the way 25.6.2018 Citizen Matters
The mandates of the Maharashtra plastic and thermocol ban may appear extreme, but citizens seem aware of the need for it and willing to follow the same. A comprehensive look at life minus plastic, as faced by the average Mumbaikar. »
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What is the plastic ban in Maharashtra all about? 23.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
On Saturday, the Maharashtra government began enforcing a ban on plastic, a decision it announced in March. On World Environment Day, June 5, India wa
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States’ claim on fighting plastic only strong on paper 22.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Most qualify the ban geographically or focus on specific categories: report
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