The problem with banning plastic
What is needed is to actually alter behaviour, if not preferences
Microplastics, an invisible danger to human health
Indians consume 11 kg of plastic products in various forms every year, according to industry estimates
प्लास्टिक प्रदूषण से मुक्ति दूर की कौड़ी
उत्तराखंड में जल, जंगल, जमीन, ग्लेशियर, नदियों और पलायन जैसे मुद्दों पर तो चिंता जताई जाती है लेकिन अभी तक पर्वतीय दृष्टिकोण से प्लास्टिक ...
Chemical used in plastic packaging may cause obesity: research
The chemical Bisphenol A hampers the functioning of a hunger-related hormone and can lead to overeating
Biodegradable film developed from whey, isabgol and lotus stem starch
It can be used to replace petroleum-based plastic packaging
50% of plastic packaging to be recycled by 2025: European Council
According to new rules adopted for waste management and recycling by the European Council, all member states must recycle 50% plastic packaging …
सच में प्लास्टिक से मुक्ति चाहते हैं तो अपनानी होंगी ये तरकीबें
प्लास्टिक पर प्रतिबंध के नाम पर शुरू हुई हलचल थमनी नहीं चाहिए। हम कुछ उपायों के जरिए एक बार इस्तेमाल होने वाले प्लास्टिक के ...
Can bioplastics save us from drowning in our own waste?
Alternatives like paper, cloth, biodegradable plastics, glass, etc have relative merits and no single alternative can be the solution to what is …
40% plastic waste littered on India’s streets: Javadekar in Lok Sabha
Minister also told the House that the government had no new scheme or fund allocation for recycling of plastic
10 methods companies bet on to cut single-use plastic use
Several firms claim to have either started or plan to use eco-friendly cutlery, recycled plastic, biodegradable lids and other ways firms are …
UK changes its waste strategy for circular economy with Brexit
Maximise the value of resource use, and minimise adverse environmental impacts, aims new waste strategy of UK
ब्रांडेड प्लास्टिक रैपर की हो “घर वापसी”
धरती को सुरक्षित रखना है तो कंपनियों को भी पैकेंजिंग के लिए इस्तेमाल होने वाले प्लास्टिक रैपर का विकल्प ढूंढ़ना होगा। प्लास्टिक को रि-साइकिल ...
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (October 16, 2019)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
"Zero-waste life isn't wishful thinking"
Hannah Sartin rarely dumps a plastic wrapper or paper ball as trash. At 32, she owns Munich's first zero-waste shop and has published a book that …
Ban on plastic packaging for junk food products in Himachal Pradesh upheld
High Court vacates stay; says ban must be enforced from coming January 26
Indian states’ implementation of plastic ban a mixed bag
Tamil Nadu is the latest entrant to the band of Indian states that have banned single-use plastics; here’s a status update on all of them
Maharashtra's ambitious plastic ban continues to confuse
Rushed up notifications, illegal raids, and lack of alternatives have marred Maharashtra's plastic ban
Freedom from single-use plastics: A dream or an achievable target?
After Modi in his August 15 address appealed to make India free from single-use plastics, the country now needs a robust roadmap to weed it out
We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found
South Africa is ranked as the 11th worst offender in terms of land-based sources of litter entering the sea
CPCB cracks whip on 52 firms for flouting plastic waste rules
This is the first time the pollution watchdog has held companies accountable for not holding their end of the deal
My plastic etiquette during COVID-19
There is something about the pandemic that makes you feel protected by using single-use plastic products. I am not alone in this battle