Plastic Waste
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

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.21

21 tonnes of plastic bags seized from godown

The drive against the use of plastic carry bags continued in Siliguri for the second day on Wednesday. Siliguri Metropolitan Police raided a godown and seized 21 tonnes of plastic carry bags. Authori...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.21

Plastic bag ban mostly in name only: Survey

A survey across 11 states and two Union territories across the Himalayan region in the country suggests that while most people were aware of the existence of plastic bag ban in their areas, most belie...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 27.12.20

Modi lauds 'Healing Himalayas' campaign

By Our Bureau and Agencies in Chandigarh

Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

New Town road plastic waste rule

The asphalt to be used in repair or construction of roads in New Town has to be mixed with plastic waste, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has decided in an attempt to reduce the volu...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Plastic peril in Sunderbans

Plastic left behind by relief workers in the Sunderbans in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan has left environmentalists worried about the fragile ecosystem of the deltaic region.Empty plastic bottles, p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 07.02.20

Hailakandi move to recycle plastic waste

The Hailakandi district administration on Friday organised a programme here to generate awareness on how to convert plastic bottles and waste into ecobricks.As part of the campaign to make Hailakandi ...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


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