User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Jul 28 2020 05:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado’s agriculture department issues warning about packages of mystery seeds arriving in mailboxes 28.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a warning about packages of mystery seeds, saying they should not be planted.
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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 24.7.2020 BBC: Science
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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Tesco launches online refillable container trial 15.7.2020 BBC: Business
The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop in a refillable container scheme.
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Training cum awareness programme held 2.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Training cum awareness programme held
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Coronavirus: India’s case count nears 2 lakh, toll rises to 5,598 2.6.2020 Scroll.in
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday claimed that migrant workers ‘lost patience’ and began walking home amid the lockdown.
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Covid-19 lockdown extended till May 17. Here’s the full text of the Centre’s guidelines 1.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road, running of schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain banned.
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Editorial: The coronavirus brought back plastic bag madness. Let's make sure it's temporary 27.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California suspended its pioneering plastic bag ban because of coronavirus fears about reusable bags. That can't be a permanent backslide.

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Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products will take pampering to a new level 8.4.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

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Medical waste industry braces for flood of virus-contaminated trash 30.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Bracing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers are seeking special exemptions.

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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Climate change: New rules could spell end of 'throwaway culture' 11.3.2020 BBC: Science
New rules could spell the death of today's "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.
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Packaged drinking water units sealed across Vellore 2.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Out of 40 units in six taluks, only three had proper permissions, PWD officials said
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Close illegal drinking water packaging units: HC 28.2.2020 Hindu: Home
The Madras High Court on Thursday directed all 32 Collectors in the State to close down all illegal drinking water packaging units within their jurisd
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Lawsuit in California targets plastics pollution from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other companies 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Earth Island Institute is seeking an order for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle USA, Procter & Gamble and six other companies to clean up plastic waste the group says is fouling California's environment.

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Watch | India's plastic waste crisis 26.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The government has set an ambitious target of eliminating single-use plastics by 2022.
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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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The burden of raising children on organic diets falls disproportionately on mothers 24.2.2020 Scroll.in
We need to focus more on the role of the state in ensuring food security and access to nutrition.
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Locals clean trash trail at Surajkund Mela venue 24.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
The 3-hour-long drive was carried out in parking, stall areas of the fair a week later
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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