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Plastic Ban
News  /  Published 03.01.23

Availability, lack of action lead to plastic ban flout in Kolkata

Bags that are less than around 50 micron in thickness are loosely called single use plastic bags because they do not have any recycle value...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.12.22

Dual message in New Town paper bag lessons

The women are collectively making more than 100 thongas a day but the rejection rate is high and about 50 to 60 of them are passing quality checks ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 30.12.22

Maddox Square turns garbage dump after fair, KMC to take ‘a week’ to clean up

Innumerable plastic wrappers, thin carry bags and sheets remained spread all over the park...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.12.22

Proper waste disposal key to preventing diseases

There has been a lot of improvement regarding waste disposal in the past two decades, though much remains to be done...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.11.22

Kolkata schools join hands to protect nature

Programme a joint initiative of Vinisha, an NGO that works for the environment, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

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Opinion  /  Published 14.11.22

A long life

Blanket ban has targeted those single-use plastic items that are seen to have low utility and carry high littering potential...
By Prarthana Sen

Science Tech  /  Published 03.11.22

India's single-use plastic ban failing

The country is struggling to find an alternative to single-use plastics and establish an effective waste management system...
By Deutsche Welle

News  /  Published 22.10.22

Fish breeders worried over plastic menace in canals and wetlands in and around Kolkata

Plastic items choke the feeder canals which are narrow, leading to less water being discharged into our bheris...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.10.22

Durga Puja banner removal starts day after Dashami

Kolkata Traffic Police officer finds move ‘very uncommon, if not unprecedented’...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.09.22

Environmental concern over Durga Puja banners made of single-use plastic

Green activists worry about lack of recycling and volume of waste after the festival...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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