User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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Startups are helping North India’s farmers to dispose of crop residue cleanly (and reduce pollution) 20.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The farmers usually burn the residue, leading to severe air pollution in winters.
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Plastics, consumer goods makers in $1.5 billion pledge to rein in waste 16.1.2019 Reuters: Top News
Global companies including BASF, DowDuPont, Procter & Gamble and SABIC have formed an alliance to fight plastic waste, pledging to spend $1.5 billion over the next five years.
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It's the final straw for plastics, says Nestle 15.1.2019 Reuters: Money News
Nestle next month will start to drop plastic straws from its products and is working on biodegradable water bottles in a drive to reduce plastic waste, it said on Tuesday.
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Plastic ban in Chennai: How are businesses coping? 9.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Some have switched to traditional or alternative methods of packaging while some continue to use polypropylene bags under the misconception that these are better than plastic. Here's an overview of how various businesses in the city are adapting to the ban on single use plastic.
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Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why 8.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
It's not expensive, nor does it entail a huge investment of time, and a good number of conscious citizens in Chennai have already taken firm steps towards sustainable living. The recently-enforced plastic ban could provide a great opportunity for all to move towards the same.
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“An opportunity for our state to show the way”: Rajendra Ratnoo on plastic ban 3.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A chat with Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS, on the plastic ban in force and the plans of the state to promote eco-friendly alternatives.
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Year End Review 2018 Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare 26.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) fixes target for the production of foodgrains in the country annually. The target for the production of foodgrains has been fixed at 290.25 million tonnes for the 2018-19.
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New sustainable 'plastics' in the offing 26.12.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Plastics take hundreds of years to decay, So bottles and bags create plastic 'continents' in the oceans, endanger animals and pollute the environment.
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Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals 18.12.2018 Reuters: Money News
Companies and factories in England will have a legal obligation to foot the bill for the disposal or recycling of waste packaging they produce under new plans by Britain's environment minister.
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Living with a ban on plastic: Tips from P Natarajan, Namma Ooru Foundation 14.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
In view of the upcoming plastic ban in the city, environmentalist P Natarajan explains the role of the government, NGOs and the people in ensuring successful implementation and the steps to be taken.
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Increased soil contamination threatens food security, warns FAO 6.12.2018 Sify Finance
/AKI) Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.
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COP24: Two-week conference focusing on carbon neutrality, gender-focus 3.12.2018 Central Chronicle
United Nations, COP24, the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. Days after the UN sounded the alarm on the unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the world is gathering to define […]
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To tackle India’s growing waste problem, some companies are changing the way they package products 24.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The demand for sustainable packaging, made of paper, jute, cloth and even plants, is increasing around the country.
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What ails Parry’s Corner — colonial history or civic apathy? 13.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Once a historic town in itself, Parry's Corner is a text-book example of unplanned development, with poor traffic, dingy and unclean roads, and overall chaos. But does history too have a role to play in the present condition of this central Chennai neighbourhood?
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Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste 29.10.2018 Reuters: Money News
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big brands - from Coke to Kellogg - pledged on Monday to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution.
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Amazon invests $ 10 million to support US recycling infrastructure 17.10.2018 Sify Finance
Amazon on Tuesday announced a new investment of $10 million in Closed Loop Fund (CLF) to support recycling infrastructure in the US aimed at cutting the amount of waste treated at landfills.
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Splash partners with Natur-Tec to pioneer new sustainable garment packaging solution 11.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 11 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Splash, a prominent fashion retailer in India and Middle East, and a brand owned by the Landmark Group, has partnered with Natur-Tec, a business unit of
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The food on your plate: Is it safe? Is it organic? 11.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
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Coke, Pepsi, Nestle top makers of plastic waste: Greenpeace 9.10.2018 Reuters: Money News
Drink companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle were found to be the world's biggest producers of plastic trash, a report by environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
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Petrochemicals set to be largest driver of oil demand: IEA 5.10.2018 Sify Finance
Petrochemicals are set to account for more than a third of the growth in world oil demand to 2030, and almost half the growth to 2050, adding nearly seven million barrels of oil a day by then, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday.
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