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, who is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Advocate, said she views the extension as an opportunity to work towards championing nature.
India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.
Chris Pratt called out by Jason Momoa for using single-use plastic bottle; Aquaman star apologises later
Chris Pratt had shared a photograph of himself with a plastic bottle in hand.
Dubey has reportedly asked the tribunal to issue directions to these platforms to discontinue the excessive use of plastic.
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
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
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
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
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
By stopping the use of single-use toiletries, IGH saves upto US$11 million annually, in their 5,600 hotels.
The first phase will include Air India Express and Alliance Air flights, second phase will include Air India flights.
The move is expected to prevent about 500 million bottles from going to landfills, reducing 30 percent of annual usage.
Penalties for violations will likely take effect after an initial 6-month period for people to adopt alternatives.
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
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
Much to the chagrin of activists, new regulations have put little dent in the industry's power so far.
Dozens of supermarket staff have suffered abuse as two major Australian grocery chains struggled to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags
As Maharashtra grapples with the plastic ban on almost all single-use plastic products, questions abound about the logistics involved.