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Starbucks To Completely Get Rid Of Plastic Straws By 2020 10.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Leading global coffee retailer Starbucks has announced that it will be phasing out plastic straws from all its stores by 2020, and replacing them with 'strawless cups' and non-plastic compostable...
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She Cut Her Weekly Trash Down So Much It Fits Into A Very Small Jar 10.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Tippi Thole and her son, Eames, are newly minted members of the Zero Waste movement, a worldwide group that aims to eliminate as much waste as possible.
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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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Within Weeks, Maharashtra Softens Plastic Ban After Industry Lobbying 3.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Maharashtra has eased a ban against single-use plastic, just over a week after it was imposed, following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies...
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Maharashtra softens plastic ban after industry lobbying 3.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Maharashtra has eased a ban against single-use plastic, just over a week after it was imposed, following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies for softer rules and ...
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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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Amazon, H&M, Others Pressing To Soften Maharashtra Plastic Ban: Sources 29.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Multinational companies like Amazon Inc and H&M are lobbying to soften a ban against single-use plastic imposed by Maharashtra last week, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
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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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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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Study Says A Giant Wave Of Plastic Garbage Could Flood The US 21.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A tidal wave of plastic trash will flood the world over the next decade, a new study says, and warnings are already blaring like sirens in the United States.
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State generating 2,99,000 kg of plastic waste daily 20.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
State generating 2,99,000 kg of plastic waste daily
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Plastic-free wedding – Chennai family shows the way! 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A couple in Chennai ties the knot in a unique, plastic-free wedding. The family shares a checklist for our readers to be inspired and try to incorporate in their lives! »
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Upcycling plastics into furniture 16.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Interior designer Wilhelmina Garcia has spent years attempting to find solutions to the worsening problem of plastic waste. Recent studies reveal tha
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For FMCG biggies, plastic waste control is top priority 13.6.2018 Rediff: Business
The issue of pollution caused due to the non-degradable material is keeping consumer goods majors - from ITC and Dabur to Nestlé and PepsiCo - on their toes.
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