Plastic Pollution Current Affairs - 2019

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IR to recharge phones of passengers using Plastic Bottle Crushers at stations

Indian Railways will help recharge phones of passengers if they use plastic bottle crushing machines installed at stations. The step is in a bid to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to junk single use plastic. In PM Modi’s 2019 Independence Day speech he appealed to nation to eliminate single-use plastic and to find alternatives Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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Food Ministry puts blanket ban on single use plastic products from 15 Sept

Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution has announced a blanket ban on all types of single use plastic products in various departments of Ministry and all its Public Sector Units (PSUs) including Food Corporation of India (FCI) starting from 15 September 2019. Key Highlights The decision on this ban on use of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Indian Institute of Petroleum sets up plant to turn plastic waste into diesel

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a waste plastic to diesel plant in Dehradun (capital of Uttarakhand) as a step towards ensuring freedom from plastic. It was inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Key Highlights Process: In the waste plastic Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Indian Railways to prohibit single-use plastic from October 2

In a move to curb use of plastics, Union Ministry of Railways has directed all regional offices to ensure complete removal of single-use plastics from all railways stations effective from 2 October 2019. The move is an effort by Indian Railways to shield the environment from menace of plastic. Key Highlights Indian Railways has directed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Scientist discover way to turn cactus leaves in Biodegradable Plastics

Researcher from Mexico has discovered way to turn cactus leaves into non toxic and biodegradable material with similar properties to plastic. This innovation offers a promising solution to one of the world’s biggest pollution conundrums caused by toxic and non-biodegradable plastics. Process of turning cactus leaves into Plastic The pulp of the prickly pear cactus Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Bangladesh develops plastic alternative from jute

Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost Bio-Degradable cellulose sheets dubbed as Sonali. It has been developed by the team of scientist working for state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC). The commercial production of these bags is likely to start by end of 2019. About Sonali The word ‘Sonali’ Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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New Zealand bans Single-Use Plastic shopping bags

New Zealand has officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019. It has also introduced hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. As per United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) more than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans. Key Highlights Background: The Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018, Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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