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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

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

Plastics Circularity session at Vigyan Bhawan

Just the sheer size & seating at Vigyan Bhawan amazes me. It reflects the size of Plastic Pollution for a small startup like Pro India! We continue to take small yet significant steps to conquer the challenge. This time rallying support towards CIRCULARITY at Vigyan Bhawan Circularity is the only solution to plastics. Creating a separate flow for plastics fractions which is not integrated with other solid waste management – is not! . Many brands are forced to take steps of

HUL declares war on plastic with cardboard deodorant and bamboo toothbrush

When Hindustan Unilever (HUL) decided to put a curve on its best-selling Pond’s talc pack some time back, its patrons may have assumed the move was aimed at breaking the monotony of the cylindrical shape used for decades. While breaking the boredom was one of the reasons, the slight curve at the belly of Pond’s talc packs allowed the consumer goods giant to save one-third of the plastic that goes into each pack. More recently, its distributors found that 

Have we failed single use plastic ban challenge?

A year after Maharashtra government banned single-use plastic in the state, Mirror Now went on-ground to check the extent to which Mumbaikars have stopped using plastic. The industry was given 2-years of time to come up with alternatives for the multi-layer packaging and it did not come up with it. With this pace, I don’t think India can reach that level by 2020: Dinesh Raj, CSE to Mirror Now.   Source : Mirror Now Share About Us

Mumbai Airport to Go Plastic-Free

Mumbai airport will be plastic-free from October 2 (Wednesday), announced the GVK-run airport on Monday. The Mumbai International Airport Limited released a notice which laid out the guidelines of plastic-ban in accordance with the Government of India. “The airport has banned all single-use plastic items including disposable cutlery made up of thermocol (polystyrene or plastic), PET/PETE bottles (less than 200 ml), plastic bags (with/without handle), disposable dish/bowl for food packaging, straws, thermocol items and bubble wraps,” a Mumbai International Airport Ltd