EcoEx and TRST01

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EcoEx, TRST01 Collaborate To Develop World's 1st Decentralized, Blockchain-Based Plastic Credit System

EcoEx and TRST01 joined forces to develop world's first decentralized, blockchain-based, credible plastic credit system. Plastic credits are quantifiable, verifiable, and transferable units that indicate a specified amount of plastic recovered from the environment or recycled. A plastic Credit Certificate is a… read-more

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 - 04:23 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Plastic, EcoEx, TRST01, Plastic credits, credit system

Courtesy: ANI

Plastic Waste

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Centre To Completely Phase-Out Single-Use Plastics By June 30

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) stated that directions have been issues at Central and State levels, to compeletly phase-out single-use plastic items by June 30. Manufacture, stocking, sale and use of several single-use plastic items with low utility and high littering potential are prohibited from July 1. Furthermore, consent will be revoked to those industries that fail to comply with the orders. 

Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - 11:28 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: environment, Plastic, Pollution, Single-use Plastic, CPCB

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Plastic Ban

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Punjab Government Announces Ban On Single-Use Plastic Beginning From July

Punjab government stated on June 5 single-use plastic will be banned beginning in July. The declaration was made by Secretary of State for Science, Technology, and Environment Rahul Tewari at a virtual state-level gathering to commemorate World Environment Day. He stated the ban will be implemented in order to make Punjab greener and healthier. Tewari announced construction of 55 sewage treatment plants around Punjab, which will help prevent… read-more

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 08:12 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Punjab, Punjab Government, Plastic, Plastic Ban, World Environment Day

Courtesy: Zee News

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Punjab Govt Bans Plastic Products Usage For Health Ministry Functions

The Punjab Directorate of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order, dictating the department to end the use of plastic products. The order stated that the use of packed water in plastic bottles should be avoided at functions by the Health Department. The step, as per the order, has been taken to cut down pollution, plastic waste and to improve public health.

Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - 06:02 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Health Ministry, Public Health, Punjab, Punjab Government, Plastic

Courtesy: ANI

Rahul Chaudhary

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Startup Recycles Chocolate Wrappers Into Viable 'Plywood' Alternative

Plastic comes with its own environmental burden and recycled plastic is the key to negate the global waste plastic issue. To save the environment, "Ricron Panels", a start-up initiated by "Rahul Choudhary" is now converting Multi-Layered Plastics (MLP) like chocolate wrappers, toothpaste tubes into an alternative for "plywood" that can be used to construct classroom benches, toilets, and more. About 500 tons of MLPs are recycled every day.… read-more

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 04:48 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Plastic, Ricron Panels, Gujart, Startup, Plywood

Courtesy: The Better India


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UK Lady Makes Waste-To-Wonder Biz; Designs Card Of Discarded Plastic

A London-based woman named Flora Blathwayt has established an innovative business of making trendy cards out of discarded plastic. Under her 'Washed up Card' initiative, Flora collects bits of plastic from the beaches around the UK to make cards for different occasions. Interestingly, the 34-year-old also writes the places' name, from where the piece was retrieved, behind every card. Founded during the pandemic, the business has five-star… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 01:14 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: UK, Europe, environment, Plastic

Courtesy: Times Now


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India Charges Anti-Dumping Duty On Chinese PET Imports

Expressing concerns regarding domestic manufacturers, India charged anti-dumping duty on China on the imports of bottle grade Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). Used for manufacturing bottles, the country proposed to impose $60.92- $200.66 based on PET quality. Notably, a couple of domestic PET producers had written to the Directorate of Trade Remedies to introduce anti-dumping duties. However, the Indian Plastic Federation raised concerns… read-more

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 - 10:11 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: China, India, Anti-dumping duty, Import, PET, Plastic

Courtesy: Mint

National flag

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Home Ministry Issues Advisory Against Use Of Plastic Made Tricolour

Days ahead of the Republic Day celebration, the Union Home Ministry in an advisory has requested people to avoid use of plastic-made flags. Directing state governments to ensure strict compliance of Flag Code of India, the order allowed only use of paper made flags and their disposal in private to maintain dignity. The advisory noted that a lack of awareness is seen among people about the provisions regarding "display of the national flag".… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 10:58 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: National Flag, Republic Day, Home Ministry, Plastic

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Chemicals Used In Plastic Products Affect Endocrine System, Says Report

Scientists from the Endocrine Society and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) asserted that chemicals found in plastic hazards affect the endocrine system. The report pointed, over 1000 endocrine disrupting chemicals can cause slow fetal development, neurological disorders, and thyroid disruption like diseases. Rampantly used in packed-foods, toys, cosmetics, cook-wares and textiles has been appealed by the experts for the… read-more

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 01:19 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Plastic, Pollution, EDCs, International Pollutants Elimination Network

Courtesy: Medical News Today

Plastic polluters

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Coca-Cola Ranked World's Worst Plastic Polluter For Third Time

Coca-Cola has been ranked worst plastic polluter in the world for the third consecutive year by Break Free From Plastic. Nestle and PepsiCo followed Coca-Cola in the list. The three companies have been inculpated of “zero progress” in reducing plastic waste. Coca-Cola's beverage bottles were the most most frequently littered bottle in 51 of 55 countries surveyed. Coca-Cola's label appeared on 13,834 pieces of plastic wastes; Nestle on 8,633;… read-more

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 10:26 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Enviroinment, COCA-COLA, Nestle, Plastic, pepsico

Courtesy: The Guardian