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SDMC steps up crackdown on single-use plastic bags

Under the Nazafgarh zone, 242 properties were visited; 440 kg polythene bags were seized; 166 challans were issued; and fine was imposed by the court.

15 Sep 2019 2:53 AM

Plastic surgery

In 2008, this tiny West African nation banned all non-biodegradable plastic bags.

16 Apr 2019 1:03 AM

Putting plastics to good use

Rita Maker is living her dream of contributing to the environment by upcycling every plastic bag that enters her house.

27 Feb 2019 1:07 AM

Civic body seizes 31K kg of plastic

The BMC officials stated that most of the seizures have taken place from the godowns of plastic manufacturers and it largely consist of plastic bags.

28 Oct 2018 1:57 AM

Hotels urge people to shun plastic, offer discounts

“The practice of serving food in utensils brought by customers is being implemented across districts,” he said.

21 Aug 2018 6:25 AM


Cops toil to stop non-woven PP bags use

A civic inspector said that they are finding it difficult to convince people that non-woven PP bags are made of plastic only.

30 Jun 2018 3:23 AM

Plenty of green options but cost remains concern

However, when it came to their prices, people were taken aback despite being impressed by their utility.

23 Jun 2018 1:35 AM

Juhu beach littered with garbage thrown back by sea

Environmentalists have stated that it is the strong wind action over the sea that is puking out plastic lying in the bottom.

29 May 2018 1:12 AM

Students told not to use plastic book covers

Following certain grievances in this regard shared by some environment activists.

26 Apr 2018 6:15 AM

Magnitude of the planetary crisis

Plastic not only takes years to decompose in our environment but rarely does it fully disappear.

17 Apr 2018 12:40 AM


BMC rules out action on people with plastic bags

The state also declared a fine of Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively for first and second time offence.

06 Apr 2018 1:43 AM

Manufacturers demand postponement of ban

About three lakh people are directly and indirectly connected to the plastic industry.

04 Apr 2018 1:54 AM

Maharashtra's plastic ban may render 3 lakh people jobless

The industry urged the government to come out with a solution, an industry official said here.

03 Apr 2018 7:33 PM

Bins to be set up for plastic collection soon

Following State Government’s directives to ban plastic, the civic body has decided to start its implementation from the municipal markets in the city.

29 Mar 2018 1:19 AM

Maharashtra becomes 18th state to ban plastic carry bags

In case of violation, the manufacturers and users will have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000.

25 Mar 2018 1:56 PM


Delhi: Hungerstrike for complete ban on plastic

Teacher came to city to meet PM, apprise him of seriousness of issue.

06 Oct 2017 6:14 AM