Plastic Waste
News  /  Published 13.09.22

Mangrove plates from Sunderbans for Puja in the Netherlands

By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.06.22

Shred bottles into fine pellets

A plastic bottle shredding machine has been installed at CA Market, one of the main block markets in Salt Lake, to make disposal of plastic bottles easier for shopkeepers and residents. Once a plasti...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Science Tech  /  Published 04.06.22

How to overcome the growing plastic crisis

Fixed recycling quotas would help to reduce waste and production of virgin plastic. So too would introducing legislation to make manufacturers produce packaging, clothing, and vehicles in a more susta...
By Deutsche Welle

News  /  Published 24.04.22

Kolkata kids vow to reduce use of plastic

A group of students went home with non-laminated exercise books, a packet of seeds and a promise to reduce the use of plastic, from an earth day programme held on Friday. Students from seven differen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 24.03.22

IIT Mandi researchers develop photocatalyst that can convert plastic to hydrogen

The Union ministry of education funded this study, which focuses on converting plastic waste to non-polluting fuel ...
By Our Correspondent


Opinion  /  Published 15.03.22

Letters to the Editor: The mirage of yellow taxis in Calcutta

Cancelled ride Sir — Whether it is a film on Calcutta or a photograph of the city, one will be hard-pressed not to find a yellow taxi cruising down Howrah Bridge or speeding past Princep Ghat. ...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 07.12.21

Roads in Kolkata flooded after overnight rain

According to an official of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, the 2.5sqkm area that includes Chinar Park and Haldirams resembles a saucer.  “Water from adjoining areas accumulates here. W...
By Snehal Sengupta, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.21

Bid to tackle plastic waste better

Legislators from the mountain states of India have decided to strongly advocate that the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) be made more feasible for better plastic waste management in these fragi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

People  /  Published 11.09.21

Activist & team collect 23,400 cigarette butts from Sector V in a day

Guinness attempt It took Nirit three days to count the butts and figure out that 70 per cent of them were products of the same manufacturer. He now wants to approach this company to put up specialise...
By Brinda Sarkar in New Town

India  /  Published 13.08.21

Single-use plastic items banned

 The Centre has notified amended rules prohibiting manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items, including plates, cups, cutlery, and packing f...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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