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Single-use plastic making 'big comeback' across India amid COVID-19 pandemic, says environment activist
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Single-use plastic making 'big comeback' across India amid COVID-19 pandemic, says environment activist

The lockdown had a good effect on the environment but the increased use of masks, gloves, sanitiser bottles to fight the pandemic has given rise to new concerns, said Anoop Nautiyal.

Dia Mirza's tenure as United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador extended to 2022
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Dia Mirza's tenure as United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador extended to 2022

Dia Mirza, who is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Advocate, said she views the extension as an opportunity to work towards championing nature.

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019
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Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

A 16-year-old files petition against Flipkart, Amazon over excessive plastic use in packaging
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A 16-year-old files petition against Flipkart, Amazon over excessive plastic use in packaging

Dubey has reportedly asked the tribunal to issue directions to these platforms to discontinue the excessive use of plastic.

Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging
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Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging

The commerce and industry ministry has advised e-commerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products being sold through their platforms

Industry awaiting definition of single-use plastic; govt proposal to impact around 50 lakh jobs, says traders body
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Industry awaiting definition of single-use plastic; govt proposal to impact around 50 lakh jobs, says traders body

A proper definition needs to outline the thickness of the polythene carry bags, whether it is less than 50 microns, said Plastindia Foundation president Jigish Doshi

Delhi Metro to ban single-use plastic on its premises; DMRC will issue guidelines for stakeholders in a few days, says official
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Delhi Metro to ban single-use plastic on its premises; DMRC will issue guidelines for stakeholders in a few days, says official

Some of the vendors at stations have already voluntarily started keeping paper bags to hand out to customers after purchase of any item

'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event
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'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Opposition parties for calling 'Howdy, Modi' an 'event management' tactic and said that they do not have any real issue at hand

Spooked by Narendra Modi's plastics ban, corporate India seeks clarity, exemptions
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Spooked by Narendra Modi's plastics ban, corporate India seeks clarity, exemptions

Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government’s planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources and an industry document seen by Reuters

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment
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Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment

By stopping the use of single-use toiletries, IGH saves upto US$11 million annually, in their 5,600 hotels.

Air India to stop using single-use plastic in flights, in two stages, from 2 October
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Air India to stop using single-use plastic in flights, in two stages, from 2 October

The first phase will include Air India Express and Alliance Air flights, second phase will include Air India flights.

Marriott hotels ditches single-use plastic toiletry bottles in bid to reduce environment impact
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Marriott hotels ditches single-use plastic toiletry bottles in bid to reduce environment impact

The move is expected to prevent about 500 million bottles from going to landfills, reducing 30 percent of annual usage.

India to outlaw six categories of single-use plastic products on 2 October
India

India to outlaw six categories of single-use plastic products on 2 October

Penalties for violations will likely take effect after an initial 6-month period for people to adopt alternatives.

New Zealand becomes the latest country to ban single-use plastic shopping bags
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New Zealand becomes the latest country to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

PM Jacinda Ardern said that the plastic ban will be a 'meaningful' step towards reducing pollution.

Govt asks states to direct all places of worship to ban single-use plastic; order applies to institutes and offices too
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Govt asks states to direct all places of worship to ban single-use plastic; order applies to institutes and offices too

Schools have been reached through eco-clubs operating in the respective states to create awareness about ill-effect of 'single-use plastic' and eliminate them," Sharma said

Businesses continue to flourish for plastic giants even amid new regulations
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Businesses continue to flourish for plastic giants even amid new regulations

Much to the chagrin of activists, new regulations have put little dent in the industry's power so far.

Confusion peaks as Australia supermarkets struggle to impose ban on plastic bags
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Confusion peaks as Australia supermarkets struggle to impose ban on plastic bags

Dozens of supermarket staff have suffered abuse as two major Australian grocery chains struggled to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags

Maharashtra plastic ban explained: Advantages, alternatives and the way ahead
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Maharashtra plastic ban explained: Advantages, alternatives and the way ahead

As Maharashtra grapples with the plastic ban on almost all single-use plastic products, questions abound about the logistics involved.