Penalties for violations will likely take effect after an initial 6-month period for people to adopt alternatives.
PepsiCo aims to make aims packaging either 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.
India has long way to go on meeting climate goals, Narendra Modi's target 'unrealistic', say environmental experts
It will take a long time before India achieves its Paris climate conference goals, environment experts said on Monday, terming as 'unrealistic' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on reaching the target set for 2030 in the next year and a half
The island charges 15,000 CFA francs per person per day, includes a meal, the ferry, and 60,000 CFA francs for a night.
Mann ki Baat: PM pitches for launch of 'new mass movement' against single-use plastic from 2 October
His push against single-use plastic is being seen as an effort to prevent environmental degradation
However, it has called for more research into the potential future risk of bottled and tap water.
The 10 largest grocery chains produce 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic every year, excluding bags.
Chemical additives that are used in the plastic that forms the rocks are leaking lead into the ocean.
Several million tonnes of plastics reach the ocean, waves and Sun break them down into microscopic over time.
From 14 August, plastic bags will be banned in Islamabad and violators will be subjected to heavy fines.
On 1 January 2018, China closed its doors to almost all foreign plastic waste, as well as other recyclables.
An average Indian consumes approximately 11 kg of plastic products in various forms every year.
A year after plastic ban, BMC collects Rs 3.47 crore as fine, lodges 489 FIRs; activists term move a farce
A year after the Maharashtra government enforced a state-wide plastic ban, civic officials in Mumbai have collected Rs 3.47 crore as fine from offenders besides lodging 489 FIRs against them in the metropolis
‘Biodegradable’ balloons may be posing serious threats to marine wildlife, time to let air out of the industry
The deadliest ocean garbage for seabirds is balloons. In a small survey done on one coast, 1,700 dead seabirds were picked up. Over 500 of these birds had swallowed plastic, with 40 percent of those deaths caused by balloons
G20 nations agree on deal to reduce marine plastic pollution, but details of implementation unclear for now
The deal would be 'the first step' to tackling plastic waste, Hiroaki Odachi of Greenpeace Japan said in a statement.
The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone.
Scientists believe that farmers can use this technique to make diesel, to fuel their tractors, on their farms.
An additional 90,000 particles could be ingested each year if an individual only drank bottled water.
They use the plastic to make eco-bricks that are used for the construction of new school building, toilets, etc.
World Environment Day: This year's Mask Challenge is aimed at creating air pollution awareness; know about annual event's history
World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year, in order to raise awareness about environmental issues plaguing our planet and the action to be taken to tackle them