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India is the first Asian Country to launch a plastics pact.

The India Plastics Pact is a collaboration between WWF India and CII—anchored at the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD), and supported by WRAP, a global NGO based in the UK. WRAP is providing operational and technical support to many other Plastics Pacts, as well as running the UK Plastics Pact. The Plastics Pact envisions a world where plastic is valued and does not pollute the environment. The India Plastics Pact is an ambitious, collaborative initiative that aims to

P&G faces shortage of recycled plastic in race to meet sustainability goals

Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) has lofty goals for cutting its environmental impact by 2030 but obtaining recycled plastic for more sustainable packaging is challenging, the company’s vice president of global sustainability said at the Reuters Next conference. Global supply chain issues are making obtaining environmentally sound packaging materials more difficult, Jack McAneny said on Friday, as the consumer goods giant scrambles to meet the demands of an increasingly eco-conscious consumer base. Read More at (Source)

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. announced their first product made from PureCycled plastic

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCT) announced the first product made from PureCycled plastic has launched. The first-of-its-kind sustainable plastic shower dispenser was brought to market and sold by EC30 and made from PureCycle’s ultra-pure recycled plastic transformed from trash found in the bins of U.S. stadiums. Bringing an ultra-pure recycled plastic product to consumers marks a milestone for PureCycle and changes the sustainable products game. Mike Otworth, CEO, PureCycle, said, “There is no

PM raises concern over slow progress on elimination of single use plastic, pulls environment ministry

  After creating a nationwide stir in 2018, the conversation on eliminating single – use plastics is back on! PM Narendra Modi initiated serious conversations to release guidelines in order to phase out the use of single-use plastics and pushed the Environment and Forest Ministry (moEFCC) on their lack of progress. MoEFCC may release the final draft of the definition of Single-use plastics and timeline to eliminate SUPs as early as next week! What do you think will be a part of

Reliance receives world’s first carbon-neutral oil from US

Source: https://inshorts.com/en/read Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has sourced the world’s first consignment of carbon-neutral oil from Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a division of US oil firm Occidental. “This is the energy industry’s first major petroleum shipment for which greenhouse gas emissions associated with the entire crude lifecycle, well head through the combustion of end products, have been offset,” OLCV said. Share About Us

Delhi: ‘CPCB may collect landfill impact fine’

  NEW DELHI: With a committee comprising Central Pollution Control Board, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute and IIT-Delhi members assessing Rs 450 crore as cost of damage to the environment due to dump sites in Delhi, National Green Tribunal said CPCB is at liberty to recover the amount with a further penalty for continuing damage. Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/cpcb-may-collect-landfill-impact-fine/articleshow/80638617.cms The panel was tasked by NGT to ascertain the environmental damage caused by the waste dumps and based their calculations on factors such as legacy

Plastic Pens Are Covered Under The Statutory Framework Of Plastic Waste Management Rules: National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal last week observed that plastic pens are covered under the meaning of “plastic” as provided in Rule 3(o) of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2018 and therefore, they are also covered by the statutory framework of the said Rules. SOURCE : https://www.livelaw.in/environment/national-green-tribunal-plastic-pens-plastic-waste-management-rules-168411?infinitescroll=1 SOURCE : https://www.livelaw.in/environment/national-green-tribunal-plastic-pens-plastic-waste-management-rules-168411?infinitescroll=1 The bench also directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to finalize the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR) mechanism. It also directed the Central Pollution Control Board to coordinate with the Pollution

TOMRA and Borealis open state-of-the-art plant for post-consumer plastic waste sorting and advanced mechanical recycling

TOMRA and Borealis have today announced the operational start of their advanced mechanical recycling demo plant in Lahnstein, Germany, the result of a partnership that marries chemistry with technology for unsurpassed results.  Source: https://newsroom.tomra.com/tomra-and-borealis-open-state-of-the-art-plant-for-post-consumer-plastic-waste-sorting-and-advanced-mechanical-recycling/ “This plant is just the beginning of what’s possible when key players in the value chain come together to make a truly significant impact in the market,” says Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of Circular Economy at TOMRA. “Having just launched the

Pro India Franchise | PLASTIC WASTE = MONEY

Plastic as a packaging material has become most convenient and economical for the industry in general and FMCG in particular. It is known that ‘plastic circular economy’ can be created to profitably bring back used plastic to the mainstream economy.   Please Register Here http://proindia.net/services/franchising/ to become a Franchisee of Pro India.   We are doing a VC Meeting to explain the Franchise Opportunity with Pro India- tomorrow with our partners Franchise India. We would answer all your

Could Corona outbreak undo the ban on single-use plastics?

It is estimated by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UCLA and Princeton University that the virus lives on plastic surfaces for 3 days. Researchers have found that reusable bags do carry pathogens, although there is no evidence about whether they might transmit the virus that causes COVID-19. How has this affected the use of plastics? Less than six months ago, Massachusetts was on the verge of passing a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. At least