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The fate of plastic in the oceans

The oceans contain large numbers of particles of biological origin, including, for example, living and dead plankton organisms and their faecal material. These so-called biogenic particles interact with each other and often form lumps, or scientifically correct aggregates, many of which sink down in the water column. In addition to ... Read More »

Plastic trash into car parts? These Venezuelan engineers are doing it

They are melting the plastic waste down and feeding it through 3D printers to make intricate pieces such as car parts. These have become increasingly hard to obtain in Venezuela as dysfunctional currency controls restrict the import of basic materials. Albermar Dominguez and John Naizzir produce only a kilogram of plastic printing ... Read More »

Plastic ban in Maharashtra comes into effect

In Maharashtra, the statewide ban on single-use plastic items comes into effect on Saturday. Heavy fine will be imposed on those caught using these items. The initial penalty for use is 5,000 rupees, but repeat offenders can also be jailed for 3 months. While environmentalists and most citizens are appreciative ... Read More »

PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

Since the first World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, the world has changed and challenges associated with Environmental protection have increased. On Tuesday, the nations celebrated World Environment Day, with India being the host country. Several environmental related programs were organized to mark the occasion. PM Modi participated in ... Read More »

Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra

The adoption of the declaration – in presence of Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Diya Mirza – came ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5. Before the adoption of the declaration, the Culture Ministry held a ... Read More »

Infinitely recyclable ‘plastic’ invented by scientists

Plastics are cheap, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics waste in causing major environmental problems around the globe. Researchers from Colorado State University in the US discovered a polymer with many of the same characteristics we enjoy in plastics, such as light weight, heat resistance, strength and durability. ... Read More »

Nawaplastic acquires additional stakes in Vietnam’s Binh Minh Plastic

5/3/2018 – Nawaplastic Industries (Saraburi), a subsidiary of Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has registered to purchase an additional 29.51 percent stake in Vietnamese plastic producer Binh Minh Plastic JSC (BMP). The 29.51 percent stake in BMP represented by 24 million shares previously offloaded by Vietnam’s sovereign wealth fund State ... Read More »