Waste heap on Mumbai beach video goes viral on social media platforms, leaving concern about the environment and pollution. Netizens reacted to the shared viral video, saying the reason is due to the rising number of buildings, constructions and cutting down trees in the metropolitan cities. Furthermore, people throwing garbage on roads and waste on beaches is also a major reason for this and urged people to behave responsibly.
The Centre's ban on certain single-use plastics will go into force on July 1 in order to minimize plastic waste. Single-use plastics are often products that are thrown after only one use and are not recycled. To monitor the ban's implementation, Central Pollution Control Board has established a National Control Room. State boards have been urged to increase inspections of industrial and commercial establishments in order to effectively… read-more
As reported by NDMC Commissioner Sanjay Goel, the municipal corporation is planning to build a 50-ton-per-day plastic waste processing facility in Tikri Kalan in compliance with Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Central Pollution Control Board. They are also appointing Trash Management Agencies to segregate, collect, and transport plastic waste for recycling and processing. According to Goel, North DMC generates and collects about 4500… read-more
Courtesy: The Logical Indian
In a unique initiative, a 47-year-old woman from Assam is making traditional handloom products from discarded plastic waste. Living in Kaziranga, Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi uses discarded plastic waste from Kaziranga National Park and nearly 35 villages to make colourful handbags, table mats, and doormats. Gogoi started the sustainable venture in 2004 and has trained over 2,300 women from all over the country for reusing the waste.
Courtesy: India Today
A 4-hour-long surgery performed on a cow in Haryana's Faridabad revealed an "alarming" concentration of 71-kg plastic waste and other non-biodegradable substances in its belly. The 4-year-old cow was brought to Devashray Animal Hospital, following a car accident in NIT-5, where veterinarians found the presence of the harmful substances, including glass shards and screws. Calling it a testimony of poor waste management, animal rights activist… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on February 22 inaugurated the state’s first-ever road made of non-recyclable plastic waste made in Agartala. Built under the Agartala Smart city program, the 680-metre-long road was laid at Women's college near BK Road on a trial basis. Counting the positive aspects of the eco-friendly move, CM Deb also assured of more such projects coming underway. Besides, He inaugurated four other projects, including 40 smart… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times