Kolkata: Salt Lake pujas say no to plastic, plan to reuse pandal decorations next year TNN / Oct 09, 2022, 07:46 (IST) In contrast to many of the puja pandals across the city where plastic has been rampantly used, most of the puja committees in Salt Lake had gone green by making plastic-free pandals. Puja organisers mostly used cloth, jute and other recyclable items in pandal decoration, in keeping with the government's plastic ban order.
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Coimbatore: Desist from using plastic bags, says mayor Kalpana Anandakumar TNN / Jul 24, 2022, 03:31 (IST) Mayor Kalpana Anandakumar has urged city residents to use cloth bags instead of plastic bags to protect the environment. She met people as part of a programme called ‘people movement for clean city’ at Textool near Ganapathy on Saturday.
Gujarat: Cloth bags them income, packs away harmful plastic TNN / Jun 05, 2022, 03:11 (IST) A group of 100 women in a village near the temple town Palitana in Bhavnagar district is bringing about a change in a small but significant way — they are contributing to the efforts of saving the environment. They have been making attractive cloth bags that can replace plastic bags.
Punjab: Crack down on plastic mafia, green NGOs urge AAP govt TNN / Nov 13, 2022, 08:32 (IST) Members of various NGOs and green crusaders campaigning against pollution have appealed to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann to stop pollution caused by plastic carry bags and single-use plastic (SUP) products.
Durga Puja committees in city say no to plastic; to go eco-friendly Sep 10, 2022, 08:21 (IST) With less than a month left for Durga Puja, many puja committees of Sangam city, including those which are over 100-year-old, have pledged not to use plastic in any form in their pandals.The idea is to spread the message of environment-friendly celebrations that begins from October 1.
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Uttarakhand: Despite ban, Char Dham pilgrims using plastic bags on yatra TNN / May 23, 2022, 03:49 (IST) Char Dham pilgrims passing through Haridwar and traders in the district have been using polythene bags despite a ban on such bags, say environmentalists. They added that the plastic menace has increased since the start of the Char Dham yatra.
Madurai: Taking on plastic bags in innovative way TNN / Jun 05, 2022, 03:11 (IST) A Madurai-based social activist who dressed up as ‘kudukudupukarar’ or traditional soothsayer (who visits houses seeking alms) became the cynosure of attention on Saturday as he ventured through a market to create awareness on use of cloth bags and avoid plastic bags.
Maharashtra to continue with total ban on plastic carry bags Apr 12, 2022, 22:02 (IST) Besides carry bags, Maharashtra has also banned single use plastic material such as small cans, spoons, plates etc. since 2018 itself. However, the fact is, say activists and officials, the stricter implementation of these rules took the backstage since the inception of Covid. Mumbai is still generating 40-50% of the total plastic garbage that existed prior to 2018 ban.
Kolkata: One month into plastic ban, bags thinner than 75 microns flood markets TNN / Aug 02, 2022, 03:17 (IST) A month after the government banned plastic less than 75 microns, traders and consumers continue to flout the ban. The use of the banned variety is rampant across city wholesale and retail markets right under the nose of the administration.
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Kolkata: Substitute for plastic bags needed, says Salt Lake residents TNN / Apr 28, 2022, 03:29 (IST) The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to kick off its drive to ban the use of plastic carry bags measuring below 75 microns across the market places of Salt Lake and Rajarhat from May 1 as residents and environmentalists are stressing on the need to properly enforce the
Coimbatore: Bag this deal, say bye-bye to plastic! TNN / Jan 18, 2022, 04:21 (IST) Shoppers turning up at DB Road are pleasantly surprised when street vendors offer a 5 discount to those carrying cloth bags.
Goa: Stricter checks to stop entry of single-use plastics, says Mantri TNN / Jun 30, 2022, 04:26 (IST) As the Union environment ministry’s ban on single-use plastics comes into effect from July 1, Goa is faced with a unique challenge. Barely 13 to 14 plastic manufacturers are actually based in the state and most of the single-use plastic in Goa comes from units located across the border.
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From poha to pens, this is what you can get in exchange of your plastic waste TNN / Jul 15, 2022, 19:51 (IST) The garbage cafes in Delhi, are not exactly any specific eatery. Located at specific shopping malls, ‘Plastic Lao Khana Khao’ is an initiative implemented by the municipal corporations where a bag full of plastic waste shall give you a meal coupon which you can grab from the joints at the food court. The concept of a garbage cafe first started a few years back with a food joint in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh where ragpickers and the homeless will be offered meals if they collect and deposit plastic wastes at the cafe.
These Indians are ready for plastic-free life from July 1 TIMESOFINDIA.COM / Jun 27, 2022, 17:59 (IST) India plans to ban single-use plastic items from July 1, and there are already pleas for postponement. But folks who have made the switch to a plastic-free life say the change is hard, but doable
Delhi: Only warning notices for single-use plastic ban violation till July 10; action will include fine, jail term, says minister Gopal Rai PTI / Jul 01, 2022, 15:32 (IST) Delhi government will issue warning notices to units found violating the ban on 19 single-use plastic (SUP) items till July 10 and punitive action will be taken thereafter against repeat offenders, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday. Action will include a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or a jail term of up to five years or both under the Environment Protection Act, 1986, he said.
Here's what India needs for a systematic plastic waste recycling SPOTLIGHT / Jun 28, 2022, 13:02 (IST) Plastics are everywhere- it is one of the biggest threats looming over the world's environmental well-being. Global plastic waste generation has more than doubled from 2000 to 2019 to 359 million tonnes.
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Punekars get set to implement the plastic ban TNN / Jul 01, 2022, 14:10 (IST) From upgrading their packaging system to replacing plastic bags with totes, Punekars are ready to live with the single-use plastic ban that starts today. Importing, manufacturing, and stocking single-use plastic will be banned in India. Items like plastic cutlery, plastic films, earbuds to balloons, plastic sticks, stirrers, flags, and more, come under this ban.
Building awareness around single-use plastics and PET TNN / Jun 28, 2022, 19:27 (IST) Single-use plastics refer to plastic items that are used once and discarded. SUPs have among the highest shares of plastic manufactured and used — from the packaging of items (shampoo, detergents, cosmetics) to polythene bags, face masks, coffee cups, cling film, trash bags, food packaging, etc. However, there are different plastics, each having distinct physical or chemical properties, hence are assigned different codes for identification and recycling.
Mumbai: Rs 5,000 fine if you use banned plastic, says BMC TNN / Jun 02, 2022, 06:44 (IST) BMC on Wednesday warned citizens of strict action for use of banned plastic, including single-use disposable plastic. BMC said production, transportation, sale, storage, handling and use of prohibited plastic, as prescribed by the state government, is prohibited. BMC is appealing that no one use banned plastic, otherwise legal action will be taken, officials said.