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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

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

How would you achieve Sustainability in the Post COVID19 World ?

 When the Big companies which have missed their Quarter / Year target – would Sustainability even be a Board Room Discussion in the foreseeable future. Or would it be Relevance in front of their customers with products which may be seen as Luxury / Non Essential and thus not required? We survived without a boom box and now consider such products only make noise! For SME

How could the Municipality implement Plastic Waste Rules?

How could the Municipality implement Plastic Waste Rules ? Does the Corporation not have a score of priorities to meet first – electricity, water, cleanliness , land use, public health to name a few. Yes and also solid waste management. Deeply honored to conduct a session with Municipal Commissioners and PCB Heads of multiple states as they learn about Plastics Waste and struggle to implement the same. While some of us wonder why the corporation is not aggressively supporting the PWM

How could 500 Billion Beverage Plastics Packaging be Sustainable?

How could 500 Billion Beverage Plastics Packaging be Sustainable? Can the earth take this load year after year? Can India take innovative & sustainable path of Bottle to Bottle? Are we ready for using our plastics back to make & consume food grade bottles – a truly CIRCULAR Economy  An interesting panel chaired at Mumbai with BEVTECH. Thanks Dnyanesh ‘DV’ Darshane for organizing the same. Felt like a family with #Coke

Delhi’s IGI Airport becomes single-use plastic free airport

NEW DELHI: GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said on Monday that Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has become free of single-use plastic usage. The Confederation of Indian Industry-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD) that supports the business community towards achieving sustainability has certified DIAL for its successful voluntary implementation of single-use plastic-free airport measures within IGI Airport’s operations. “Our objective to make Delhi Airport free from single-use plastic is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to

Pro India Creates Largest Plastic Pull Back Network

We are sure that businesses are aware of the ‘Plastic Waste Rules’ and its applicability. The regulation requires almost all companies that have plastics footprint (i.e plastics in their products or packaging) to ‘bring back such plastics from the consumers. This Extended Producers Responsibility is 50% for 2020 and 100% for 2022. Non-compliant companies are having serious ‘business continuity risks’.We at Pro India are a one-stop shop for all your plastic needs. We manage EPR compliance