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Sustainability

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

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.

UK to consult on plastic packaging tax, chancellor says

The government is to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging as it seeks to ramp up efforts to tackle the scourge of litter and waste from single-use plastics, it was confirmed in the budget. Food and drink companies will be taxed on plastic packaging that does not include at least 30% recycled content, in a drive to reduce dependence on “virgin plastics” that are difficult or impossible to recycle, such as black food trays and plastic straws. But the

Unilever partners with Veolia to create circular economy for plastic packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has today (24 October) agreed a partnership with waste management Veolia, which will see the companies work together to develop innovative solutions to the plastic waste crisis. Through the partnership, the two companies will invest in recycling structure capacity and develop new, closed-loop processes and business models Under the new partnership, the firms will partner for a three-year period to develop emerging technologies that could create circular economy solutions for the world’s plastic waste streams. Starting in India and

Walkers to launch UK’s first crisp packet recycling scheme

The UK’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has unveiled plans to launch a nationwide crisp packet recycling scheme, following months of consumer protests against its hard-to-recycle packaging. Walkers currently produces more than 7,000 non-recyclable crisp packets every minute. image: Si Griffiths The company, which is a subsidiary of global food and beverage giant PepsiCo, has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to develop a method of recycling the packets. The method involves cleaning and shredding the metallised film, allowing it to be melted into small