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Most people aware of harmful effects of plastics but still use it: Study

The major difficulties faced by the respondents include shopkeepers not providing bags for carrying items, inconvenience, etc.

22 Jun 2018 4:15 PM

Historic Welsh town says it is ‘plastic-free’ by hanging up 10ft plastic banner

The town has been mocked for the 10ft banner hanging from a 13th century archway in Chepstow, Montmouthshire

14 Jun 2018 2:47 PM

Top firms pledge to cut plastic use on World Environment Day

PepsiCo will also pilot first-ever plant-based, 100 per cent compostable packaging for Lay's and Kurkure snacks products in India.

05 Jun 2018 7:45 PM

World Environment Day 2018: Here's how India is spreading message on Twitter

This year's host is India and the official theme is ‘Beating plastic pollution.’

05 Jun 2018 10:13 AM

Contribute consciously to save the environment

Contribute to the environment by consciously making small efforts.

04 Jun 2018 5:51 PM


Plough up the plastic

As World Environment Day approaches, the city buckles up to get rid of arguably the biggest threat to the environment: Plastic

04 Jun 2018 5:29 AM

Scientists create plastic-eating enzyme

The substance is based on an enzyme which was first produced by bacteria living in a Japanese recycling center.

21 May 2018 9:35 AM

'Infinitely' recyclable plastic developed

Polymers are a broad class of materials characterised by long chains of chemically bonded, repeating molecular units called monomers.

29 Apr 2018 6:51 PM

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are on the entire world's coastlines.

22 Apr 2018 11:15 AM

Scientists create plastic-eating enzyme

The production of this enzyme allowed a research team to produce something capable of digesting plastic more effectively.

19 Apr 2018 4:08 PM


Space study fashionable, waste management isn’t

A huge economic opportunity arises from incorporating good waste management.

17 Apr 2018 12:45 AM

What nations are doing to stem flow

Concerted action in the form of a $5 billion annual spending on waste-management could trigger revamp packaging systems, and let the ocean thrive.

17 Apr 2018 12:42 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

Here's why moms-to-be should avoid drinking from plastic bottles

BPA is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including water bottles, paper receipts, can liners.

18 Mar 2018 1:49 PM

5 reasons why plastics are bad for everyone

Since plastic has so much negative effects, many cities and countries from around the world have already put plastic bag bans in place.

17 Mar 2018 3:38 PM


Maharashtra to ban plastic from March 18, says environment minister

Ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic, the minister informed the House.

17 Mar 2018 3:16 PM

Plastic used to remove toxic dyes from water

This breakthrough will be of interest to water companies worldwide and the next stage will be to see how it might clean-up other pollutants.

15 Mar 2018 7:06 PM

Bottled water from top brands is contaminated by plastic particles according to reports

Plastic was identified in 93 per cent of the samples, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani and Nestle Pure Life.

15 Mar 2018 8:39 AM

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

The island started recycling plastic and pushing to reduce single-use plastic items more than a decade ago.

23 Feb 2018 1:41 PM

Glitter's toxic, scientists want it banned

Experts believe glitter can be harmful for both skin and the environment.

02 Feb 2018 6:58 PM