Tags: Beat Plastic Pollution

Researchers tracking the sources of plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is now widely recognised as a major global challenge — but we still know very little about how these plastics are actually reaching the sea. A new global initiative, led by the University of Birmingham shows how focussing on rivers and river mouths can yield vital clues about how […]

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UN Environment chief lauds India’s efforts to use solar energy, curb plastics

The UN’s environment chief has lauded India’ efforts to meet its energy needs through solar energy and curb use of plastics but said that countries still need to do lot more to protect the planet. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim said 2017 is “the first year in human history” when more electricity […]

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Scientists from IIT Madras developed solar powered system to convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces and engines. The technology – which consists of a mobile unit that can collect and process waste – currently yields around 0.7 litres of fuel oil per kilogramme of plastic, researchers […]

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Major environmental problems facing India

India, the global host of World Environment Day being observed on Tuesday, continues to grapple with several environmental issues like air and water pollution, and those related to plastic and solid waste management, which demand swift action to protect nature. India’s top environment watchdog National Green Tribunal, which has been a hub of environmental litigations […]

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“Beat Plastic Pollution” Not Merely a Slogan, India Means Business”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Urging all stakeholders at the national and international level to work towards betterment of environment, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that “Beat Plastic Pollution” is not merely a slogan, but India means business about it. He also added that environment protection is not merely a technical, but […]

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