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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 »