News  /  Published 30.06.22

Plastic waste clean-up plan for New Town

Several parts of New Town, including stretches of the Major Arterial Road, got flooded when the city was lashed by rain last week. A senior NKDA official said they carried out a survey to find out th...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Fine and reward to check plastic use in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal

The state government will slap a fine of Rs 500 for selling and stocking thin plastic carry bags and other banned plastic items and give a reward of Rs 500 for a valid complaint regarding any manufact...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Green activists unsure about implementation of new plastic law effective from next month

Green experts remain doubtful about the implementation of the new plastic norm that will come into effect in West Bengal from Friday, citing the futility of such norms brought over the last two decade...
By The Plurals News Network

India  /  Published 29.06.22

Single-use plastic ban from July

India will ban the production, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items that have low utility and high littering potential from July 1, the Union environment ministry said on Tuesday, a rem...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 17.06.22

Salt Lake: CA Market gets gift of plastic shredder, e-waste box

Sibaji Raha, former director of Bose Institute, said we had not inherited this world from our predecessors but rather have borrowed it from our successors. “We have done enough damage to this pl...
By Brinda Sarkar, Shreya Chatterjee in Salt Lake


News  /  Published 14.06.22

West Bengal bans plastic bags below 75 microns of thickness from next month

The West Bengal government has decided to ban the use of plastic bags below 75 microns of thickness in the state from July 1.  Urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim confi...

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

India  /  Published 09.06.22

Amul urges to delay plastic straw ban

Leading dairy firm Amul has urged the environment ministry to postpone the ban imposed on plastic straw by one year due to lack of adequate availability of paper straws in the domestic as well as inte...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

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 20.05.22

Initiative to exchange plastic for sanitary pads

Women from marginalised families in Kolkata and parts of the Sunderbans in the South 24-Parganas district are being provided sanitary pads in exchange of plastics. The idea is to cater to the menstru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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