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News  /  Published 11.08.22

Bag’s the way for these Kolkata school students

Class IX student Afsha Ali can’t wait for her half-yearly exams to get over so that she can stitch some cloth bags. Jaya Gupta of Class  VIII is already on it in-between exams. They both ha...
By Chandreyee Ghose

News  /  Published 10.08.22

Kolkata students make and sell paper bags

“In the beginning of the academic session, the school distributed cloth bags to all students. We insisted that the children bring the cloth bag to school and not a plastic bag if they need ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.07.22

Alternatives to single-use plastics scarce in West Bengal, say green crusaders

Environmentalists in Kolkata have said West Bengal lacked plans to find viable alternatives to single-use plastics, the use of which has been banned since July 1. Users too are not aware of the right...
By PTI

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.22

Vendor promotes plastic bag ban

A 55-year-old vendor who sells vegetables at Mohanbati Market, the largest marketplace of Raiganj town, has emerged as a role model for other vendors and shopkeepers of the market with his unique init...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

News  /  Published 13.07.22

Students face plastic resistance in Kolkata suburbs

A group of school students faced resistance from shopkeepers when they visited a vegetable and fish market to explain to the traders the ill-effects of plastic and urge them to not use plastic bags le...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

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Opinion  /  Published 11.07.22

Letters to the Editor: More reasons than one to ban cigarettes

Deadly item Sir — Plastic pollution is one of the pressing concerns of our time. It may come as a surprise to many that the most abundant form of plastic waste in the world is cigarette butts, ...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Shopping minus plastic bags

⚫ Under 75 micron bags (now banned)- Rs 120/ kg  ⚫ 75 micron bags- Rs 160/ kg  ⚫ Biodegradable tissue-type bags- Rs 2/ piece ⚫ Paper thonga- Rs 50-70/80 pieces ...
By Brinda Sarkar

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Bangur turns zone of no-plastic shopping

The rest of the city may be grappling with the plastic ban, but not Bangur Avenue. This neighbourhood had bid goodbye to the pollutant in 2015, when the-then councillor Mriganka Bhattacharya had issue...
By Showli Chakraborty

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Drive against plastic bags in New Town markets

The New Town authorities conducted a drive on Thursday in various markets where shopkeepers were penalised for giving out single-use plastic bags. A team of senior officials from the New Town Kolkata...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 07.07.22

Report plastic bag units on 1800-345-3390 or on Paribesh mobile app to get Rs 500

An official said they would request the complainants to provide the address of the errant unit so that it becomes easier for the authorities to track it down. There is also a comment section where com...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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