Gujarat bans use of plastic inside wildlife sanctuaries- Times of India
The Gujarat government has banned plastic material-including water bottles and pouches — in sanctuaries in the state such as Gir National Park, Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary, and the Wild Ass Sanctuary. The Gujarat forest department issued a notification announcing the ban.
Special plastic bag ban drive in Jamshedpur Kolhan from May 25- The Times of India
Plastic bags are a banned product in Jharkhand but they are often used by shopkeepers in Jamshedpur and other parts of Kolkhan. Notably, Raghubar Das government had issued orders again on banning the use of plastic bags in Jharkhand. He also instructed the DCs to organize special drives from May 25 to June 10 to ensure the proper implementation of the ban.
Pune Municipal Corporation intensifies ban on plastic- The Hindustan Times
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has intensified the plastic ban enforcement activities in the city. The civic body in the last two months have confiscated 2,000 kilograms of plastic waste from various offenders thus generating a revenue of Rs 2.5 lakh through fines
Plastic shredding centre inaugurated at Gurugram – The Hindustan Times
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) inaugurated its plastic shredding centre at Begumpur Khatola on Friday. According to officials, the machine has the capacity to shred 800 kilograms of plastic per hour, and five tonnes of plastic per day.MCG officials said they have plans to increase its capacity to 10 tonnes per day soon.
Plastic mix for Kolkata’s New Town road repairs-The Times of India
The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) on Tuesday started a pilot project where the civic body used bitumen blended with plastic waste to repair roads. The first road to repair such a coat will be near Akankha More in Action Area II of New Town.
Discarded plastic bottles can reduce construction costs – The Times of India
A gold medallist from M S University has found a way to put these discarded bottles in a better use in construction industry. Anuradha Suryavanshi and co-researcher Elisabeth Riederer from Germany had conducted the research at the Architectural Association, London to develop a novel strategy for construction of low-cost concrete structures in reducing the cost of construction in the country. Thousands of plastic bottles are adding to huge mounds of plastic garbage across India. As PET bottles cannot be recomposed, they remain untreated adding to the waste. This can now be used for better purpose.
Cafeterias built from airport scrap at Delhi airports- The Hindustan Times
The Delhi airport operator has constructed four cafeterias out of recycled material at its international and domestic terminals for airport staff and visitors. From the cafeterias’ table tops to the grid ceilings and from seating arrangements to lamp shades, everything has been built using dismantled machine parts, scrap from airport building and recycled metallic and plastic structures.
876 housing societies in Pune receive notices from PCMC- The Hindustan Times
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has issued notices to 876 residential societies for failing to install garbage treatment plants on its premises. The notice also states that the civic body will not lift garbage from June 1, 2019, if the housing societies fail to process their wet garbage.
Janakpuri ward shows the way in waste segregation-- The Hindustan Times
A municipal ward in Janakpuri (number 16S) was on Wednesday declared the first ‘Model Ward’ of Delhi with officials saying that it was on track to become fully compliant with the Solid Waste Management (SWM) bylaws of 2018. All homes in this ward are segregating garbage May 11 onwards. The volume of garbage being sent to Okhla landfill from this ward has reduced by five metric tonnes daily.
Bidadi farmers oppose waste-to-energy plant- The Hindu
Farmers from Kodiyala Karenahalli, Bidadi hobli are up in arms against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to set up a 200-tonne capacity waste-to-energy plant in the village. The farmers, under the aegis of Raitara Hitarakashana Samiti, staged a protest in front of the BBMP head office on Tuesday demanding that the project be scrapped. They submitted a memorandum to Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun and BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad.