Tags: Plastic Pollution

UK and Germany illegally dumping plastic wastes in Turkey: Investigation

The results of a Greenpeace investigation released recently shows that Europe is still dumping plastic waste on other countries. New photo and video evidence shows that plastic bags and packaging from the UK and Germany are being dumped and burned across southern Turkey.  Today’s Greenpeace UK report features shocking photos of British grocery packaging in piles of […]

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Shyam Sunder,Co-founder and CEO, Cleanlabel

Bengaluru-based startup Cleanlabel came up with innovative way for zero waste living, the firm delivers organic essentials in reusable packaging that is collected, sterilized and reused, making healthy eating and zero-waste the new, clean standard. Cleanlabel allows groceries to reach consumers without any plastic, making it easy to go waste-free. We reached out to Shyam […]

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EcoEx launches digital marketplace to facilitate exchange of plastic credit certificates

EcoEx, a start-up in the plastic waste management sector, has launched India’s first digital marketplace to facilitate exchange of plastic credit certificates and strengthen the plastic recycling infrastructure. As per the Uniform Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR, under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016) released by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, plastic producers, importers and […]

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NREL Reports Sustainability Benchmarks for Plastics Recycling and Redesign

Researchers developing renewable plastics and exploring new processes for plastics upcycling and recycling technologies will now be able to easily baseline their efforts to current manufacturing practices to understand if their efforts will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Benchmark data calculated and compiled at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provide a measurement—at […]

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Finalise EPR regime within 3 months, plastic waste serious hazard: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to finalise the “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR) regime for plastic waste within three months saying that steps taken by it were “too slow”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said unscientific management of plastic waste is a serious […]

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Plastic pens covered under Plastic Waste Management Rules: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has held that plastic pens are covered under Plastic Waste Management Rules and directed the environment ministry to finalise the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) regime for management of waste. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to coordinate with […]

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Probe into dumping of low-density polyethylene in India initiated

Following a complaint by an industry association, probe into the alleged dumping of low-density polyethylene in India from six countries, including Singapore and the US has started. Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturers Association on behalf of the domestic industry has filed an application before the commerce ministry’s investigation arm DGTR for initiation of an anti-dumping investigation […]

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Yes we are feeding millions of microplastics to our babies

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong relationship between heat and MP release, such that warmer liquids (formula or water used to sterilise bottles) result in far greater release of MPs. In response, the researchers involved – from […]

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Samsung introduces E-catalogue To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

South Korean Tech giant Samsung has taken a step towards the environment by reducing usage of printed brochures with the launch of an interactive e-catalogue. The company has launched e-catalogue for its diverse portfolio of products aimed at providing a safe and enhanced buying experience for consumers. Through the e-catalogue, consumers will be able to […]

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