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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.cmsThe 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=1SOURCE : https://www.livelaw.in/environment/national-green-tribunal-plastic-pens-plastic-waste-management-rules-168411?infinitescroll=1The 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

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