User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
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Bombay HC declines to stay implementation of govt's decision of plastic ban 13.4.2018 Latest News
The bench, however, protected citizens from prosecution for their possession for a period of three months
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Deadline for disposal of existing plastic stock extended to 3 12.4.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government has lifted the ban on small-size (less than 0.5 litre) plastic bottles, and extended the deadline for manufacturers and sellers for disposal or recycling of banned plastic items. In a related development, the Bombay High Court today asked why the government wasn't offering the three-month exemption from the ban to end-users of PET bottles. A ban on single-use plastic bags and many other items came into force in the state on March 23. Manufacturers and sellers were given one month's time to dispose of or recycle the existing stock. In a notification issued yesterday, the state Environment department said that this time is being extended to three months. It also said that PET / PETE bottles with a capacity of 1 litre or more will have printed on them the buy-back price of Rs 1. PET/ PETE bottles of smaller capacity will have printed on them the buy-back price of Rs 2. An official from the Environment department said that manufacturers and sellers
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Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Heap 12.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing.
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Green manifesto asks candidates to commit to segregation, composting, plastic ban 12.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The Green Manifesto has been drafted by Bangalore Eco Team and Association of Green Industries and Services, and will be presented to all parties and contestants in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections, 2018. »
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Nestle pledges to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025 10.4.2018 General News
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle wants to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, the Swiss food giant said on Tuesday, becoming the latest food company to vow to reduce plastic waste.
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Plastic ban: Environmentalists give a thumbs up, but industry 8.4.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government's decision to ban the use of plastic has been welcomed by environmentalists, but frowned upon by some stakeholders who feel that lakhs of people will be rendered jobless in the Rs 50,000 crore industry. The government had earlier rejected the pleas of some players from the plastic industry to reconsider the decision on ban, saying "today's pain is tomorrow's gain". On March 23, the Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products notification was issued to ban the manufacture, use, storage, distribution, sale, import and transportation of all kinds of plastic items. The ban covers a wide range of items like plastic bags, thermocol, disposable cups and plates, cutlery, non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic pouches and packaging. Commercial bodies, like the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association, the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, say the ban would have an adverse impact on .
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Carmesi: a stylish, sustainable solution— period 7.4.2018 Hindu: Kids
With its all-natural composition and chic look, Gurgaon-based premium e-commerce sanitary napkin company Carmesi has made its way into half of South Indian women’s toilettes
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Milk packets are here to stay: KMF 5.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
BBMP’s suggestion to the milk federation vetoed by greens
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Maha plastic ban: Customers, retailers in Mumbai cry foul; lakhs of jobs at risk claim plastic manufacturers 4.4.2018 Sify Finance
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MBAI awards for photos, videos on marine debris 3.4.2018 Hindu: Kochi
CMFRI to host national conference on April 11, 12
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Chocolate production may be harming environment: study 2.4.2018 General News
Your favourite chocolates may be significantly harming the environment, say scientists who found that the UK chocolate industry produces about 2.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in a year. A study, published in the journal Food Research International, looked at the carbon footprint of chocolate and its other environmental impacts. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK assessed the impact of ingredients, manufacturing processes, packaging and waste. The study estimates that the UK chocolate industry produces about 2.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases a year. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of the whole population of a city as large as Belfast. It also found that it takes around 1,000 litres of water to produce just one chocolate bar. On average, each person individually consumes about eight kilogramme of chocolate per year, researchers said. They found the raw materials used to produce chocolate as well as the packaging are the major environmental ...
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BBMP wants KMF to reduce use of plastic for packing 30.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has approached the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) - the largest milk supplier in the state under the brand name Nandini - to find an alternative to plastic for packing milk. The city generates more than 4,000 ton of solid waste per day. In this, about 400 ton is plastic which has more milk plastic sachets. There are complaints that these plastic pouches clog stormwater drains and emit chemicals when burnt, causing air pollution. Speaking to DH, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, said: "We want to reduce a large quantity of plastic waste in the city, hence we have requested the KMF to find an alternative option for plastic packets." The ministry of environment and forest has already banned the use of plastic bags below 40 microns. Later, the state government also banned the sale and manufacture of this. Milk packaging and a few products, however, are allowed to use plastic. "Though the milk packets can be reused through recycling process most people throw ...
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Let us shop zero-waste at Sustainability Market 30.3.2018 Hindu: Home
The second edition of the Market will be held this Sunday
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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed 28.3.2018 BBC: Business
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.
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We should make wiser and responsible choices, says Dia Mirza 26.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
We should make wiser and responsible choices, says Dia Mirza
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Maharashtra bans plastic bags and single-use plastic items 24.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Maharashtra bans plastic: Beverage, dairy firms plan new packaging plans 20.3.2018 Business Standard: Today
The western state is among the largest generators of plastic waste in the country at 30%
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Global Recycling Day: Think resource, not waste 18.3.2018 General News
To promote action on recycling, recycling associations across the globe are observing the first Global Recycling Day.According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) - oldest and largest global recycling federation, "The recyclables should be recognised as the 7th most important resource, after water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals. There is an urgent need to raise awareness about the 7th resource and enhance the perception that recycling is about creating a clean and sustainable environment for us and for future generations."By 2025, India's waste management sector is expected to be worth US$13.62 billion with an annual growth rate of 7.17 percent. India produces 62 million tons of solid waste per year, but only about 75-80% of the municipal waste gets collected and 22-28% of that waste is processed and treated, according to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.Out of which, plastic is the most recycled material at the rate of 60%, most of it in ..
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Indian Industry launches 'AARC' recycling initiative 17.3.2018 General News
Leading corporations have joined hands to form the Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC) - a first-of-its-kind initiative to further strengthen the end-to-end waste management ecosystem by engaging with all stakeholders across the value chain.The alliance aims to increase recycling of used cartons from approximately 30 percent today to 60 percent by 2025. To begin with, 10 industry leaders in the field of juices, dairy, pharma, liquor and packaging have come together to kick start the alliance and many more are expected to join along the way."This is the first time ever that an initiative of this nature and scale has been launched. It is a strong platform that brings the industry together with one common mission - of radically transforming the recycling landscape and positively impacting millions engaged in the waste trade. We are very grateful for the support that we have received from the industry," said Kandarp Singh, Managing Director, Tetra Pak and Chairman of ...
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Indian Industry launches 'AARC' recycling initiative 17.3.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Mar. 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Leading corporations have joined hands to form the Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC) - a first-of-its-kind initiative to further strengthen the
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