Volume : 143

Plastics & Environment News for the Week 11 - 16 February, 2019


APPTMA opposes Plastic Ban in Puducherry- The Hindu

The All Pondicherry Plastic Traders and Manufacturers Association (APPTMA) has strongly opposed the move of the Puducherry government to ban manufacture, storage and sale of single-use plastic products from March 1. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, S. Babu, president, and V. Sudhakaran, secretary, APPTMA, said that small and medium industries alone would feel the brunt of the ban while multi-layer packaging products made by corporate companies had been exempted.

TN set to impose heavy fine on violators of plastic ban – The Times of India

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday introduced a bill n the state legislature, amending the municipal laws to fix penalty for violation of ban on some plastic products. The penalty will range between Rs 25,000 and Rs 1 lakh. If a person commits the offence for the fourth time the trade license issued by the local bodies will be cancelled.

SWM / Recycling

National award for Thiruvanathpurams Kudumbashree ADS in SWM – The Hindu

Kudumbashree area development societies (ADSs) have received a national award from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for increasing their income through sanitation and waste management activities under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission. Maruthadi ADS in Kollam Corporation and Kanakanchery ADS in Perithalmanna, Malappuram district, received the award. Ninety women are part of sanitation and waste management activities under the Maruthadi ADS. They produce compost from organic waste.

TNPCB asks schoolchildren to collect banned plastics – The Hindu

As part of an exercise to sensitize children to the dangers of such plastics, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has announced a competition for schools. Sources in the Board said that they had written to the School Education Department asking it to inform schools about the competition in which students need to collect plastics from houses and public spaces such as temples and parks. “There will be prizes and certificates of appreciation for the first three schools in each of TNPCB’s 35 districts,” explained an official of the Board. The deadline is February 28 and the plastics have to be weighed.

BMC to impose Rs 1,000 fine on clean-up marshals if area found dirty – The Indian Express

The BMC is planning to impose Rs 1,000 fine per spot on a clean-up marshal if their area designated is found dirty. If the designated area is found unclean on 20 occasions, the marshal will have to cough up Rs 2,000 fine per spot. If found on duty without uniform, they will have to pay Rs 1,000 fine. “The new norms are being brought in for better accountability following many complaints,” an officer from the solid waste management department said.

Beggars volunteer to clean Gomti, take out 10 quintal trash – The Times of India

The group of 17 beggars took out around 10 quintals of plastic waste from the Gomti river at the Chhath puja ghat along Laxman Mela ground and will continue ghat along Laxman Mela ground and will continue.

IMC installs plastic waste fuel conversion unit-– The Times of India

Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has installed a plastic waste fuel conversion unit thaht works on reverse polymerization process and is capable of producing at l east 3000 litre fuel a day with 8 tonnes of scrap plastic waste The said that the entire process takes at least 16 hours adding that they are producing round 2400 litre fuel including diesel, petrol as well as crude oil.

KVIC initiative for Plastic disposal – The Times of India

Khadi and Village Industries Commission provides a viable solution to the problem of plastic disposal. Plastic is collected, chopped into fine pieces and mixed with cotton fibre rags to produce paper bags, notebooks and household items. This KVIC initiative is successfully running across the country eating up 20% of the processed, degraded plastic to produce eco-friendly items.

Coimbatore Corporation places new bins - The Hindu

The Coimbatore Corporation has placed plastic bins across the city. The bins, placed in pairs – blue for recyclable waste and green for degradable waste, dot the commercial areas across the five zones and is intended for shoppers and visitors to those areas. The Corporation officials say they had placed 500 pairs of bins at Rs 42.50 lakh to collect waste.

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For The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association

Hiten Bheda,
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