Plastic Waste: Study finds how oceans release microplastics into atmosphere

Plastic Waste: Study finds how oceans release microplastics into atmosphere

OLDENBURG: Microplastic waste can be discovered in the marine environment even at far-off places in the world. According to research led by Dr Barbara Scholz-Bottcher of the University of Oldenburg, these tiny particles originate on land but are also released back into the atmosphere by the sea.In order to reach the Arctic region, the researchers collected air samples from several points along the Norwegian coast. The recent publication of the findings in the academic journal Nature Communications.“With our study, we

Teri project to look for partner to process discarded fishing nets along Goa coast | Goa News

Teri project to look for partner to process discarded fishing nets along Goa coast | Goa News

Panaji: Approximately 40 to 50 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every month along Goa’s coast by discarded fishing nets alone, estimated The Energy and Resources Institute or Teri. As part of a year-long project funded by the European Union-Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI), Teri and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ-India) are set to identify an industry partner who will permanently enable collection, recycling and scientific processing of the discarded fishing net waste. The year-long project by Teri, along with

The Ultimate Guide to EPR Registration: Streamlining the Process with Step-by-Step Instructions for Your Business

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a regulatory framework that holds manufacturers and producers accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products, including end-of-life management. EPR regulations are designed to promote sustainability and reduce waste by incentivizing businesses to design more sustainable products and manage the end-of-life of their products responsibly. In this guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions for businesses to register for EPR regulations and streamline the process. Step 1: Identify the Relevant Regulatory Body The first step in registering for

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