Tags: plastic

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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Amazon, Flipkart need to establish system for collecting plastic waste: CPCB to NGT

 E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. The apex pollution monitoring body told […]

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Researchers finds ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use […]

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National Geographic, Sky Ocean Ventures Launch Global Search for Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address […]

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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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Give up single use of Plastic, adopt a Green Good deed every day: Harsh Vardhan

Expressing confidence that a perceptible and measurable difference in the country will be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan appealed to the people to give up single use of plastic. Addressing a curtain […]

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