Maharashtra plastic ban: Two days ahead of implementation, people aware of prohibition but not how to deal with it
Implementation of plastic ban in Maharashtra will begin on 23 June, but it is business as usual for local shopkeepers and eateries-owners across the state.
Branded single-use packaging, MNCs' irresponsible attitude pushing India towards plastic pollution crisis
A study by an international NGO has revealed that packaging of branded edible items is responsible for generating a huge chunk of non-recyclable plastic waste in the country.
The Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it has formed a special task force comprising plastic manufacturers' associations, experts and government officials to come up with a solution to put an end to plastic use in the state.
As long as the cost of plastic remains negligible and the cost of segregating and managing it is burdensome, no plastic ban will have any bite
Tamil Nadu government announces ban on plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019
Tamil Nadu government announced banning use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019 in the interest of the environment.
Bar students from using plastic covers for notebooks: Delhi government tells schools following plastic ban order
The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to restrict students from using plastic covers for their notebooks or books.
Twenty-five Indian states/Union territories now have some form of ban on polythene carry bags, but the implementation is often lax.
Milind Deora column: Maharashtra's plastic ban is just the beginning, more needs to be done for environment
While plastic is immensely useful in certain industries, it is equally wasteful and damaging in others.
Bombay High Court declines to stay plastic ban in Maharashtra, holds prosecution of citizens with plastic material for three months
The Bombay High Court declined today to stay the implementation of the Maharashtra government's decision to ban plastic materials.
Maharashtra govt lifts ban on small-size plastic bottles, extends deadline for manufacturers, sellers
The Maharashtra government has lifted the ban on small-size plastic bottles, and extended the deadline for manufacturers and sellers for disposal or recycling of banned plastic items.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Govt seems determined to implement 18 March order, here's all you need to know
The Maharashtra government's decision to ban "manufacture, sale, use, distribution and storage" of several plastic goods and materials has attracted much attention with aggrieved industries terming it as an arbitrary step while environmentalists championing it as a much-needed effort to curb generation of plastic waste
Devendra Fadnavis rejects demands to revoke Maharashtra plastic ban, says govt willing to address manufacturers' concerns
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis rejected the demand for revoking the ban on plastic items, which came into effect from 18 March.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed an interim ban on sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns and violators would have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 5,000.
A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw declined the submission made by plastic manufactures.