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Pakistan's love affair with plastic is chocking the country and its environment
science

Pakistan's love affair with plastic is chocking the country and its environment

From 14 August, plastic bags will be banned in Islamabad and violators will be subjected to heavy fines.

Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste
science

Jet fuel and diesel can now be made from plastic bags, water bottles & daily waste

Scientists believe that farmers can use this technique to make diesel, to fuel their tractors, on their farms.

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort
science

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort

The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.

Ban on plastic: Bags and throwaways are an indulgence, but a guiltless dependence on straws will sink the planet
India

Ban on plastic: Bags and throwaways are an indulgence, but a guiltless dependence on straws will sink the planet

Plastic is an intimate friend of ours, one with whom we interact every few hours. You, me, the kids, everybody is involved in this. Look around you in your house, and you will realise the extent to which plastic rules our lives.

Goa to ban plastic bags from May 2018; state to be free of garbage by December, says Manohar Parrikar
India

Goa to ban plastic bags from May 2018; state to be free of garbage by December, says Manohar Parrikar

Goa government has decided to ban plastic bags in the coastal state from May next year, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

Lack of local resources meant bodies from Tawang chopper crash had to be sent back in plastic sacks
India

Lack of local resources meant bodies from Tawang chopper crash had to be sent back in plastic sacks

The bodies belonged to those onboard the ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter, which crashed in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh and killed all seven personnel.

Goa to impose fine of Rs 5,000 on plastic bags from July: Manohar Parrikar
India

Goa to impose fine of Rs 5,000 on plastic bags from July: Manohar Parrikar

People buying or selling plastic bags in Goa will have to pay a hefty fine of upto Rs 5,000 in Goa.

Drive away monsoon blues for your smartphone with waterproof pouches and damage protection
News & Analysis

Drive away monsoon blues for your smartphone with waterproof pouches and damage protection

The respite from the heat is a welcome, but you also dread getting caught up in the unceremonious situation with the heavy downpour, inundated roads and choc-a-block traffic.

Budget 2015: Alcohol to aerated drinks, here's what will get more expensive this year
Business

Budget 2015: Alcohol to aerated drinks, here's what will get more expensive this year

The Union Budget 2015 has been presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and as always something are going to get more expensive post the budget.

No proposal to ban manufacture or use of plastic bags, says govt
India

No proposal to ban manufacture or use of plastic bags, says govt

There is no proposal to ban manufacture and use of plastic bags, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

How Indian scientists are turning plastic bags into car fuel
India

How Indian scientists are turning plastic bags into car fuel

In a breakthrough, Indian researchers have developed an innovative method to re-use discarded plastic bags by transforming them into fuel to power car engines.

Delhi bans plastic bags, but can it implement it?
Delhi

Delhi bans plastic bags, but can it implement it?

The Delhi government has banned the use of plastic bags and its manufacture, but will it be able to implement it given the opposition it is already facing?

Delhi government to impose ban on plastic bags
Delhi

Delhi government to impose ban on plastic bags

The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital.

Plastic bags are our birthright; we shall hoard them to eternity
Mumbai

Plastic bags are our birthright; we shall hoard them to eternity

Most shoppers collect plastic bags – and hoard it till kingdom come even if it's of no earthly use to them for years. The assumption is that "some day it will come into use".