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Salient points from the Uniform Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility…

What should companies abide to for their extended producer responsibility under the uniform framework of EPR in Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016? A collection system of used Multi-layer plastics must be the primary responsibility of the producers/importers/brand owners. This collection plan must be submitted to the SPCB while applying fresh for consent to operate or while renewal. Within a time frame of 3 months from the date of final publication of the framework in official gazette, producers/importers/brand owners must apply for grant

Why Lush cosmetics lead their way in sustainable packaging…

Lush Cosmetics is a values-based business whose goal is to “Create a cosmetics revolution and save the planet.” That’s according to Heather Deeth, Head of Buying for the company, who spoke at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe 2019 conference, held in Barcelona Nov. 13-14. Among the company’s commitments, Lush fights animal testing, believes in the freshest cosmetics using fresh fruits and vegetables, conducts ethical buying, has 100% vegetarian products, with 80% of its line also vegan, produces its products by hand,

Why is China and India fighting over a land issue in The Himalayas?

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a bloody brawl with Chinese troops on Monday in the Galwan Valley, close to Aksai Chin, an area controlled by China but claimed by both countries. It is unclear if or how many Chinese soldiers died. Both sides have accused the other of overstepping the de facto border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that runs along the western sector of the valley. The details of the encounter remain confused, however, and

Why is digital marketing important in current times?

Every small business has a dedicated target audience which is active on certain digital channels. Say for example, even if you describe your business as a small and comparatively less popular food joint. Still we can say that a good Social Media strategy and maintaining a clean profile on Food rating apps are the best bets to manage your reviews, get more brand mentions or PTAT (commonly known as People Talking About This), offer discounts to the customers who tweet

Catastrophic fire at Oil Plant in Assam

A huge fire broke out at an oil field near popular ecotourism spots in Assam yesterday, after gas that had spewed for two weeks from a blown-out well ignited, officials said. The gas well at an oil field managed by Oil India started leaking in late May in Tinsukia district of the northeastern state, and the firm said late last week gas was still flowing ‘uncontrollably. Yesterday’s explosion sent bright orange flames and huge, black plumes of smoke high into

A sneak peek on World Environment Day 2020

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. For instance, each year, marine plants produce more than a half of our atmosphere’s oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in exchange. Despite all the benefits that our nature give us, we still mistreat it. That is why we need to work on that. That

COST ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION

The concept of supply chain has evolved over the years. It is no more a separate entity in an organization taking care of one specific function but has turned into an integrated system. It basically consists of 3 functions – Administrating the operations in the company, coordination of business activities and inter organizational coordination between stakeholders. For this, conventional methods of cost accounting and budgeting will not help in the inclusion of the above three dimensions of integrated supply chain

Have we really combated the challenge of climate change?

You might have noticed that the air is a little bit cleaner since the COVID-19 shutdown. It’s true; measures put in place to slow the spread of the virus caused an overall slowdown in economic activity and there are fewer vehicles on the road. Some Earth orbiting satellites have observed this decrease in pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, a gas emitted by motor vehicles, power plants, and industrial facilities. In the second week of March, when California started adopting COVID-19 measures,

Plight of migrant workers in India!

The total number of internal migrants in India, as per the 2011 census, is 45.36crore or 37% of the country’s population. This includes inter-state migrants as well as migrants within each state, while the recent exodus is largely due to the movement of inter-state migrants. While there is no official data for the inter-state migrants in the country, estimates for 2020 have been made by Professor Amitabh Kundu of Research and information System for Developing countries. His estimates, which are based

Sustainable living in India

India is home to one-sixth of the world’s people and it has the densest population. It also has the second-largest population after China, which it will surpass in less than a decade if current trends continue. While per-capita emissions are amongst the lowest in the world, it is also the third biggest generator of emissions. Despite being the third largest economy in the world, India also has the largest number of people living below the international poverty line. Because of this