Volume : 149

Plastics & Environment News for the Week 25-30 March, 2019

Plastics

Three months on, Chennai’s plastic ban in tatters- The Times of India

It’s been three months since the government imposed a ban on single use plastic in the state, but manufacturers and traders are back to their old ways. Wholesalers admit o a dip in sale of plastic, but say it is not much. TN pollution control board officials said they have done everything possible.

Despite ban, plastic remains carrier of choice - The Deccan Herald

For want of a viable alternative, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka Forest Department continue to defy the plastic ban in nurseries. The Forest Department has already prepared the saplings in plastic bags in all its nurseries. Punati Sridhar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, said his department would do some experiments this year on the bags.

SWM /Recycling

Chandigarh Municipal body chief moots RWA route to segregate waste – The Indian Express

In an attempt to involve citizens of the city, Municipal Commissioner K K Yadav suggested the residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) to register themselves as “bulk waste generators” and carry out segregation of waste in their respective sectors. The initiative comes after the poor showing of Chandigarh— which slipped from No 3 to No 20 — in the Swacch Survekshan this year.

Segregation at source will start in Chandigarh from June – The Indian Express

The UT Administration on Tuesday informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, that segregation at source will start in Chandigarh from June 1 this year and the whole city will be covered by September 2019. The administration apprised the tribunal that construction and demolition (C&D) waste processing plant (tile manufacturing) will be started by April 2019.UT officers, including Adviser Manoj Kumar Parida, IFS Debendra Dalai and MC Commissioner Kamal Kishore Yadav, appeared before the tribunal in connection with compliance of NGT directions in various environment-related issues

No takers for BMC’s ‘Plastic bags’ auction –The Hindustan Times

The BMC’s own plan to auction over 52 tonnes of seized plastic bags for recycling has not seen much progress, as the first bid to auction the plastic received only one tender. The seized plastic bags have now been kept at the civic body’s godowns. Moreover, even after nine months of the state-wide plastic that ban came into force on June 23, 2018, plastic bags continue to be in circulation at markets across the city.

3,500kg of banned plastic bags seized in Nagpur - The Times of India

In one of the biggest plastic raids in Nagpur city the Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MPCB), along with other civic authorities, seized around 3,500kg of banned plastic bags. These bags were below 20 microns and are banned across the country.

Remove illegal flex boards of parties says HC- The Hindu

The Kerala High Court on Monday directed all district electoral officers (District Collectors) to remove all unauthorised flex boards and banners erected by political parties in public places and take penal action against the parties.

BMC treat waste water for gardening in Byculla zoo- The Hindustan Times

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to use treated waste water for gardening at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan in Byculla. To enable this, BMC will set up an underground sewage treatment plant (STP) inside the zoo within the next one year. This STP will have the capacity to treat five lakh litres of sewage waste water daily.

International

Sicily woman makes suit of plastic bags- The Times of India

Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme- she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags and sewing since her childhood in Sicily. Last summer, Ferrigno saw someone's purse made from repurposed and started her own bag projects, making two purses before the suit.

EU Parliament okays ban on single-use plastics – The Hindu

European lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastic products, such as straws and cutlery,that are clogging the world’s oceans. The text had already been approved in negotiations with member States and EU officials. It will now be made into a law. The ban comes into effect from 2021.

Best Regards,

For The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association

Hiten Bheda,
Chairman - Environment & Recycling Committee

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