User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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Last updated: Oct 17 2019 15:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Factbox: Aluminium cans get boost from anger over plastic pollution 17.10.2019 Reuters: World News
French food and drinks multinational Danone is the latest company shaking up the world's $19 billion bottled water industry by switching some of its plastic bottles, which pollute oceans, to aluminium cans.
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Single-use plastic banned in Bongaigaon 12.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Single-use plastic banned in Bongaigaon
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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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KVK I/W organises training on mushroom production techniques 5.10.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
KVK I/W organises training on mushroom production techniques
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Govt shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products: Report 2.10.2019 DNA
The plan was for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to outlaw six items on Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, as part of a broader campaign to rid India of single-use plastics by 2022.
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Plastics: How a material that was supposed to revolutionise the future became a dreaded pollutant 1.10.2019 Scroll.in
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hinted that restrictions on single-use plastic could be announced soon.
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Plastic banned at Janata Bhawan 1.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Plastic banned at Janata Bhawan
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Spooked By Government's Plastic Ban, India Inc Seeks Clarity, Exemptions 17.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Companies will seek exemptions from the government's planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources...
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Spooked by Modi's plastics ban, India Inc seeks clarity, exemptions 17.9.2019 Reuters: Top News
Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government's planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources and an industry document seen by Reuters.
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NFR starts massive cleanliness drive 17.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
NFR starts massive cleanliness drive
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British supermarket Sainsbury's vows to halve plastic packaging by 2025 13.9.2019 Reuters: Money News
Britain's second-biggest supermarket, Sainsbury's , vowed on Friday to halve plastic packaging by 2025, promising to switch to alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for less waste.
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Nestle institute aims to develop packaging of the future 12.9.2019 Reuters: World News
Nestle has set up a research institute to develop more environmentally friendly packaging for its products and reduce plastic waste, taking matters into its own hands rather than relying on its suppliers.
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Filipino villagers swap trash for rice in fight against plastics 12.9.2019 Reuters: World News
A village in the Philippines is trying to tackle the scourge of plastic waste by offering rice to residents in exchange for their trash.
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Amazon India plans to scrap single-use plastic, joins rival Flipkart 4.9.2019 Reuters: Money News
Amazon.com Inc's India unit plans to replace single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020, the company said on Wednesday, the latest move by an ecommerce giant to weed out plastic use from the country's cities and towns that frequently rank among the world's most ...
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Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020 4.9.2019 Reuters: Money News
Amazon.com Inc's India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country's fight against environmental pollution.
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Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines 3.9.2019 Reuters: World News
Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, "Mangrove Warrior" Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed by trash.
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Flipkart to end plastic use by 2021 31.8.2019 DNA
As part of Flipkart's long-term sustainability initiatives, the company is working on several initiatives
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Air India To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic On Flights 29.8.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and wooden cutlery, as the government ramps up its "clean India" mission.
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Tech innovation: Eco-friendly plastic could help combat India’s air pollution problem 27.8.2019 Scroll.in
According to researchers in Genoa, bioplastics can be decomposable and made from agro waste, helping solve both the plastic and crop burning problem.
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Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO 22.8.2019 Reuters: World News
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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