Volume : 148

Plastics & Environment News for the Week 17-23 March, 2019

Plastics

UNEA adopts resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen mgmt - The Times of India

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in Nairobi from March 11 to 15 on 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption'. More than 170 countries have jointly pledged to to “significantly reduce single-use plastic products by 2030. India have offered to share knowhow, and develop and implement legislation against the use of harmful single-use plastic and micro-plastics.

Despite ban, 61% customers in Pune still demand plastic carry bags: Survey- The Indian Express

A survey carried out by NGO EcoExist along with Oikos and Ecological Society reveals that though most shops in PMC limits have stopped using plastic carry bags, it also found that as many as 61 per cent customers still demanded plastic bags to carry the items, despite the ban being in place for almost a year.

SWM / Recycling

Waste management takes a hit in Bengaluru – The Hindu

A fire that has raged on at Bellahalli quarry for over four days has had a cascading effect: garbage collection has been affected in the city. Each day, over 320 loads of garbage is dumped in the quarry, but because of the fire, dumping was stopped, resulting in a line of vehicles stranded at the site.

BBMP to KSCA: Ensure plastic-free IPL matches – The Times of India

BBMP's additional commissioner of solid waste management D Randeep has asked KSCA officials to ban the use of plastic materials at the stadium. On March 28, Bengaluru will host the first home match against Mumbai Indians at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. "Except for mineral water bottles, use of all plastic is prohibited," Randeep said, adding that KSCA has been told to segregate wet and dry waste before disposal.

International

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants -- The Times of India

Dozens of cities across the U.S have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure would make it the first to do so statewide. Under its new proposal it has prohibited fast-food and full-service restaurants from distributing and using plastic drink bottles, utensils, stirring sticks, bags and straws.

Best Regards,

For The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association

Hiten Bheda,
Chairman - Environment & Recycling Committee

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