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India to impose complete ban on single-use plastic from July 1

New Delhi: India will ban the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential, all across the country from July 1, 2022.

Nations sign up to end global scourge of plastic pollution

Heads of State, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations, endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on Wednesday to end plastic pollution, and forge an international legally binding agreement, by the end of 2024.

Plastics in soil threaten food security, health, and environment: FAO

New York: Plastic pollution has become pervasive in agricultural soils, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN agriculture agency, posing a threat to food security, people’s health, and the environment.

US to help Sri Lanka improve plastic waste management

Washignton: The United States will provide funds to Sri Lanka to improve its plastic waste management system, to reduce waste flows to the ocean, reported Economynext. The funds will come through USAID.

Chinese scientists discover natural supercritical carbon dioxide

Qingdao/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese scientists identified bubbles from some hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean as supercritical carbon dioxide, and this is the first time that natural supercritical carbon dioxide has been discovered on Earth.

Plogging drive conducted by NCC cadets in Guwahati

Guwahati/IBNS : As part of anti-plastic drive, National Cadet Corps (NCC)  Group HQ Guwahati units, on behalf of NER Directorate, conducted a massive plogging activity at Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati. 

Microplastics, microbeads and single-use plastics poisoning sea life and affecting humans

New York/IBNS: Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute - the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

Jalandhar moves to build green, plastic-free future

Jalandhar, Jul 1 (UNI): In order to make the district garbage-free, the administration and Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar will work jointly to encourage the residents to give their whole-hearted support for clean and green Jalandhar, by sensitising them under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

No more plastic in the ocean?

Tel Aviv, Dec 26 (IBNS): According to the United Nations, plastic accounts for up to 90 percent of all the pollutants in our oceans, yet there are few comparable, environmentally friendly alternatives to the material.

New report on the impact of plastic on migratory waterbirds presented to governments at AEWA MOP7

Durban, Dec 8 (IBNS): Plastic seems to be on everyone’s lips these days, and we certainly don’t mean single-use straws. Global production of plastic has increased to more than 300 million tons a year, and some staggering 13 m tons of it ends up in the ocean.

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York, June 6 (IBNS): The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.

Take responsibility of your plastic waste: Greenpeace India urges big corporations

New Delhi, June 4 (IBNS): While India is playing a global host to the World Environment Day 2018, themed ‘beat plastic pollution’, Greenpeace India on Monday sent out a strong message to the retailers and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and urged them to take responsibility for the trash they produce.

Thailand: Whale dies after consuming 80 plastic bags

Bangkok, Jun 4 (IBNS): A whale which reportedly washed ashore in Southern Thailand, died after consuming 17 lbs of plastic bags, reports said.

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs: Study

California, Jan 27 (IBNS): For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough.