No ban on single-use plastic, govt aims to sensitise public –The Indian express
The government does not propose a blanket ban on single-use plastic on October 2 and instead prefers a phased reduction in the use of plastic products, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change C K Mishra said on Monday. He added that what the government proposes is launch of a “mass movement to sensitise the public against the use of plastic”.
PM Modi sets 2022 as deadline to eradicate single-use plastic from India- The Times of India
Addressing Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 at the bank of River Sabarmati, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of India to give up single-use plastic by 2022. He said this initiative will benefit the environment, decongest roads and sewer lines, and protect biodiversity.
Plastic ban comes into force in Odisha- The Hindu
Ban on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said.
Single-use plastic ban in Kolkata markets from October 2- The Times of India
Stop the Single-use plastics. .That is the message from Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) just days ahead of the ban in single-use plastic in markets across the city. Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, too, is taking up similar measures. The ban in Kolkata coincides with a nationwide clampdown on single-use plastic that kicks off on Gandhi Jayanti.
Mumbai airport to be free from single-use plastic - The Times of India
Mumbai airport will be 100% free of single-use plastic by October 2, announced the GVK-run airport on Monday. The airport has banned all single-use plastic items including disposable cutlery made up of thermocol PET/PETE bottles (less than 200 ml), plastic bags (with/without handle), disposable dish/bowl for food packaging, straws, thermocol items and bubble wraps,'' said a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson.
Single-use plastics won't be allowed within 100 metres of monuments– The Times of India
Tourism minister Prahlad Patel on Wednesday announced that single-use plastics will not be allowed on the premises of historical monuments and within 100 metres of them. He said while addressing the media at the launch of tourism fair 'Paryatan Parv' in New Delhi.
Plastic cutlery can cost you 5-year jail, Rs 1 lakh fine in Chandigarh- The Times of India
If you are caught using plastic plates, cups, party bloopers, plastic ribbons and many other single-use plastic items in the city, you could end up spending five years in jail. The UT administration on Friday issued the final notification to ban all one-time- use plastic products after securing approval of Punjab governor-cum-UT administrator VP Singh Badnore.
Greater Noida to recycle plastic waste in road construction- The Hindustan Times
The Greater Noida authority decided Monday that it will use plastic waste in construction of city roads. The authority has been collecting plastic waste from all residential, industrial, institutional and commercial areas. Following the footsteps of the Noida authority which is using plastic waste in road resurfacing, the Greater Noida authority has also planned to recycle plastic waste for road construction.
NMRC install disposal machines for plastic bags and bottles - The Times of India
Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) will soon let passengers deposit plastic bags and bottles into disposal machines at metro stations. The metro stations will also install disposal machines or kiosks where one can put the bottles, which will then be crushed into tablets and forwarded to recycling. “This is an initiative to ensure that maximum plastic waste is recycled” said, P D Upadhyay, executive director, NMRC.
After RIL, IOC plans to establish supply chain of plastic waste- The Hindustan Times
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), country’s largest fuel retailer, plans to establish a robust supply chain of waste single-use plastic to be recycled as road construction material. The company on Wednesday invited expression of interest (EoI) for procurement of plastic waste for implementing its various initiatives on regular basis and to develop a sustainable business model which comprises of various organised aggregator and non-governmental organization.
Meghalaya starts turning single-use plastic to road-building material- The Indian Express
The state of Meghalaya, has been building roads from Plastics waste. With its first plastic road lad in Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills in2018 now, Meghalaya’s counter against SUPs has taken off with the impetus it got after Modi’s message, and the Swachh Bharat Mission. The best part about these projects, according to Sangma, is not just the effective reuse, and the elimination of plastic from Meghalaya’s landscape but people are collecting plastic waste.
Compulsory to segregate waste in Chandigarh from Oct 11- The Hindustan Times
Come October 11, the municipal corporation (MC) will make waste segregation mandatory across Chandigarh, MC commissioner KK Yadav said on Wednesday. MC sanitary staff as well as private waste collectors had started informing residents to hand them dry and wet waste separately.“Residents have a little over a week to develop the habit, since the exercise will be compulsory from October 11. Violators will face fine in line with Municipal Solid Waste Bylaws,” Yadav said, adding that a public notice regarding this will be released in a couple of days.
Traders in Agra urged to buy back used plastic from consumers- The Hindustan Times
The Agra Nagar Nigam (ANN) has urged traders to buy back used plastic from people in order to curb use of single-use plastics in the city. Traders have also been asked to display boards at their establishments mentioning about the ‘buy-back’ scheme so that people avail it and become part of the exercise to rid Agra of plastic waste, stated members of the Plastic Packaging Manufacturers’ Association of Agra during a workshop on Thursday. The plastic waste collected by the traders would be sent to the nagar nigam’s recycling plant, said the panelists.
Adharwadi dump yard closure plan stalled by KDMC- The Hindustan Times
The closure of Adharwadi dumping ground, which had started in February 2018, has been stalled completely for now. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) officials from the solid waste management department claim that the work can commence only after the dumping of waste at Adharwadi is diverted to another dump yard. Around 650 metric tonnes of waste is dumped at Adharwadi every day and the capacity of the dumping ground to contain waste has reached its peak, causing severe pollution in the area from the past two years.