Criminals profiteering off plastic waste, adding to polluting by burning them instead of recycling: Interpol report
Illicit shipments of waste have surged towards South and Southeast Asian nations in the last two years after restrictions on imports were tightened in China in early 2018.
China was the biggest contributor to e-waste with 10.1 million tonnes, second was US with 6.9 million tonnes and India third with 3.2 million tonnes.
Chinese novel The Waste Tide goes where little writing ever does — the recycling industry and class inequality at its heart
The greatest lesson of Chinese author Chen Qiufan’s little-known novel, The Waste Tide, may be that trash is frequently invisible to those who create it — as are the people who process it, such as manual scavengers, the labourers in ship breaking yards and so on.
Greenpeace estimates that the waste exceeds 250,000 tonnes even though there is no official figure.
PepsiCo aims to make aims packaging either 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.
On 1 January 2018, China closed its doors to almost all foreign plastic waste, as well as other recyclables.
With the aim to drive a positive societal change, Mahindra created a film titled ‘The Hardest Worker’.
Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin; identifies 14 nations, including US, as perpetrators
Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries’ rubbish
India's solar power programme has no policy to address waste. Leaching of these hazardous chemicals into the ecosystem can result in loss of biodiversity.
London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles
The London Marathon 2019 run on Sunday will go down as the first ever major international event that fought the plastic blight by offering the 5,000 odd runners water capsules in an edible pouch made from a seaweed membrane
Jason Momoa bids adieu to Game of Thrones character, shaves beard to raise awareness about recycling
Jason Momoa is known for his roles in shows like Game of Thrones, Frontier and films like Aquaman.
In 2018, about 100,000 metric tons of lithium-ion batteries were recycled globally.
The aerogel has many potential uses – from insulation & fire safety to cleaning up oil spills.
Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour
Kerala already faces health hazards caused directly by the flood, but the situation will worsen if the wastes lie piled up for too long without management.
Last year, China bought up more than half of the scrap materials exported by the US.
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.
Beyond Padman: Biodegradable pads, sustainable manufacturing and disposal system are need of the hour
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Meera Shah, from Mumbai, believes in producing minimum waste. You cannot find anything unnecessary or unusable in her home.
Meera Shah from Mumbai believes in producing minimum waste and you cannot find anything unnecessary or unusable in her home.
Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than three kilometres of trash.