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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

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

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

Plastic in our oceans

Plastic in our oceans – What happens next? Plastic interferes with ocean life on a micro-scale as well, leading to exponential dangers to the ocean ecosystem. Image source: https://lnkd.in/fwJcwB6 | Image by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Single-use plastic items are the biggest single group of waste found on seashores: products such as plastic cutlery, drink bottles, cigarette butts or cotton buds make up almost half of all sea litter. We are dedicated to Plastic Circularity & Solid Waste Management.

Soon, plastic could be used to construct roads in Gurgaon

Officials said that the construction method can be the “best possible solid waste disposal method”, and will reduce financial burden on government and civic bodies by cutting costs, giving roads a longer life”. Plastic waste could soon be used in construction of Gurgaon roads, said officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) during a house meeting Thursday, adding that the project is likely to take off in December. “We are planning to launch a project in which plastic waste would

Disruptive plastics firm Polymateria backed by £1m Innovate UK funding

BT’s former chief sustainability officer Niall Dunne’s vision to create the “Tesla of plastics” has moved a step closer to reality, after securing more than £1m in Innovate UK grants to research and scale-up compostable plastics. Biotransformation does not create micro-plastics and does not impact normal recycling processes British-based technology company Polymateria is seeking to introduce solutions that convert standard plastics into biodegradable packaging. The company hired BT’s former sustainability chief Niall Dunne in January 2018, to help realise the company’s mission