Volume : 135

Plastics & Environment News for the Week 17 - 22 December, 2018


Plastic roads for arterial stretches in Madurai- The Hindu

The Corporation will henceforth begin using plastic to lay arterial roads within the city limits, according to civic chief S. Aneesh Sekhar, stating that he had instructed the engineering department to begin the process of mixing plastic with bitumen about two months ago.

Plastics Manufacturers move HC against ban in Chennai – The Hindu

The Madras High Court would consider on Friday a writ plea by the Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturers Association (TNPMA) to stay a government order issued on June 25, banning the manufacture, storage, supply, sale and use of plastic plates, dining table spreads, tea cups, tumblers, water pouches, straws, carry bags, flags and many other plastic products from January 1. The main plea of the TNPMA was to quash the June 25 G.O. in toto.

‘Govt. will mitigate loss caused by plastic ban in Tamilnadu - The Hindu

Tamilnadu Minister for Rural Industries P. Benjamin on Thursday expressed confidence that the State government would mitigate employment and investment losses due to the proposed plastic ban coming into force from January 1, 2019. Addressing the gathering at the inauguration of the fourth edition of the industrial exhibition, ‘Indexpo 2018’, he said the government was aware of the job and investment losses in manufacturing units producing single-use plastic items.

HC calls for complete ban on plastic bags in Hyderabad temples –The Times of India

Stating that there was no logic in allowing plastic covers with more micron strength while banning thinner plastic covers, the Hyderabad high court on Tuesday said that only a total ban of all plastic covers in temples would solve the problem permanently.

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Vizag port adjudged 2nd cleanest in India – The Hindu

The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has been adjudged the second cleanest on the basis of sanitation parameters among the major ports in the country, for the third consecutive year. The selection was made on the basis of an independent assessment made by the Union Ministry of Shipping.

Mumbai to get seven sewage treatment plants – The Indian Express

Mumbai will soon see new sewage treatment plants. Speaking at event in the city Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, said “in the next four years, 90 per cent of the areas will be connected to the sewage system”. To treat the sewage water, seven centers are going to be established in Mumbai, of which, work for the Colaba plant has already begun.

Two-day conclave on ‘Pollution in Maharashtra’– The Indian Express

Indian express group publication Loksatta had organized two-day conclave on ‘Pollution in Maharashtra’ to discuss the increasing pollution in the State. It was the 16th edition of the ‘Badalta Maharashtra’ (Changing Maharashtra) conclave held on December 19 and 20 on the theme ‘Pollution in Maharashtra’. On the opening day, Ramdas Kadam, Minister for Environment, will deliver the keynote speech. The programme is initiated by Loksatta to review and take forward ideas for social and economic transformation in various sectors across the state.

BMC serves notices to 500 families in C ward for throwing garbage on streets –The Indian Express

Following several instances of people throwing garbage in narrow lanes or “house gallis” in parts of south Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 500 families for dumping waste in these spaces. According to officials, the C ward office has issued notices to the families staying in the densely populated areas of Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar where cleaning of the house gallis continues to pose a challenge.

BMC refuses to collect wet waste from 50 upmarket housing societies in Worli- The Hindustan Times

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned at least 50 housing societies in Worli – G south Ward that their wet waste will not be collected by the civic body since the waste is not segregated. There among 80 bulk generators of waste in this area -- establishments that generate more than 100 kilograms of waste a day, or are set up on premises admeasuring more than 20,000 square meters.

Garbage segregation in Pune still going to waste – The Hindustan Times

The wet and dry garbage segregation done diligently by housing societies and Swach waste pickers is being carelessly mixed by the civic conservancy staff. Officials from solid waste management department has accepted the fact that the dry and wet garbage is mixed when the vehicle reaches the dumping ramp,

Treatment plants to recycle unusable dry waste to be set up in Chennai- The Hindu

In a bid to recycle damaged and unusable dry waste, the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (CMA) is setting up waste treatment plants using pyrolysis process. Such plants would be installed in Chengalpattu, Anakaputhur, a southern suburb of Chennai, and Coimbatore to convert waste into pyrolysis oil or bio-oil and charcoal.

Garbage collection and recycling goes high-tech- The Hindu

A digital platform that brings onboard various stakeholders from waste generators, both in residential and commercial segments, collectors as well as recyclers to improve waste and recycle management has been launched. The web and app-based platform, coming in backdrop of rapid urbanization, has been rolled out in Hyderabad and Pune.

Tiruchi’s Waste management practice lauded- The Hindu

Solid waste management practices adopted by Tiruchi Corporation came in for appreciation from the chairperson of National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) Regional Monitoring Committee for Solid Waste Management (Southern States), Justice P. Jyothimani, on Thursday. It is a remarkable feat that source segregation is 100% in Tiruchi, says green panel.

Best Regards,

For The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association

Hiten Bheda,
Chairman - Environment & Recycling Committee

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