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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

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