Plastic Waste
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

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


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