User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
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Last updated: Apr 08 2018 12:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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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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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 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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MNCs join hands to increase recycling of used cartons 16.3.2018 General News
About a dozen MNCs, including Dabur India, United Spirits and food packaging firm Tetra Pak, have joined hands to increase recycling of used cartons to 60 per cent by 2025 from around 30 per cent at present. The companies have come together to form the 'Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC) which aims to create an end-to-end waste management ecosystem by engaging with stakeholders across the value chain. The alliance, led by Tetra Pak, will engage with waste pickers, scrap dealers, waste management firms, recyclers, and NGOs, thereby impacting millions engaged in the waste trade. Other companies who joined the alliance are CavinKare, Halewood Laboratories, John Distilleries, Karnataka Milk Federation, Parag Milk, Radico Khaitan and Schreiber Dynamix Dairies with many more expected to join. "We can just sell the product for safe consumption, we have to ensure that the means which make the product safe is not negatively impacting the environment," Schreiber Dynamix ...
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Ice cream in gluten-free cones 16.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Gluten-free waffle cones and turmeric ice cream. Sangeetha Karunakaran from Coimbatore brings heirloom grains and flavours to this sweet treat
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Ice cream in gluten-free cones 16.3.2018 Hindu: Nxg
Gluten-free waffle cones and turmeric ice cream. Sangeetha Karunakaran from Coimbatore brings heirloom grains and flavours to this sweet treat
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MBAI awards for best initiatives of self-government bodies 15.3.2018 General News
The Marine Biological Association of India (MBAI) would give awards for the best initiatives of local self-government bodies and other organisations in a slew of areas including marine waste management. The MBAI will give awards for the best practices in the areas of removal and processing of accumulated marine debris, infrastructure developed for coastal zone management, models developed for plastic waste recycling and processing and new packaging for reducing use of plastics and strategies developed for implementations, a release said here today. The award is part of the national conference on marine debris organised by the MBAI here during April 11 and 12, said the release issued by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The local government bodies, residential associations, NGOs and other developmental organisations who are engaging with such initiatives will be given opportunities to present their success models during the conference. Local ...
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Now, low viscosity fuel oil from plastic waste 10.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Prolonged pyrolysis at 300-400 degree C in inert conditions yields high calorific value oil
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Indian paper industry likely to touch 25 MT by 2020: ASSOCHAM 28.2.2018 General News
India has emerged as the fastest growing market when it comes to consumption, posting 10.6% growth in per capita consumption of paper in 2017-18, reveals the ASSOCHAM paper.
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Why burn garbage when there are better alternatives 1.2.2018 Citizen Matters
While there is no single recipe for waste management, following waste segregation and scientific management will reduce the problem of trash burning. »
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How to buy an eco friendly toothbrush 23.1.2018 Hindu: Leisure
How to save the world, a toothbrush at a time
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Managing waste in Bengaluru: Incineration is avoidable 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for Waste to Energy plants that use incineration may not be a solution for this city. »
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Over 50 manufacturers to showcase products at machinery expo 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Food processing, electricals and electronics, packaging, and wood-based industries to be focus areas
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PVC-based plastic banned in Goa from May 30: Parrikar 4.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
PVC-based plastic will be banned from May 30 and no plastic packaging will be allowed in the state from December, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
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Plastic recycling startup Banyan Nation shortlisted for ‘The Circular Economy’ awards 4.1.2018 HBL: Companies
First Indian company to be shortlisted
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Delhi, the No-No capital 26.11.2017 Rediff: News
Delhi is a year-round health hazard that visitors shun like the plague, says Sunil Sethi.
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Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates 17.11.2017 Education
Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India's economic transformation.
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