A Greener World

Some interesting facts:

According to the study Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean, published in 2015 in the journal Science • China leads in the production of plastic refuse, followed by US and Germany • China produced 59.08 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2010 • US produced 37.83 million tonnes • India contributed only 4.49

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Some initiatives towards this campaign…

• Air India is going to ban first use plastic from 2nd October onwards on all its flights.  • Indian Railways has decided to impose ban on single-use plastic material on its premises as well as in trains.  • The Indian Parliament has also banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic

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Government’s plan for 2nd October 2019 includes…

• Cleanliness drive all over the country. • All plastic collected till 1st October 2019 will be disposed off on 2nd October. • Drive all over the country for proper disposal and recycling for single use plastic items.  • Ministers, MPs and office bearers will tour till the most backward part of country. • India

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How the world is getting rid of single-use plastic…

• In the United States, a home delivery service called Loop will deliver products using reusable packaging. • In Japan, Nestle has given up use of single use plastic and the company is now making use of paper wrapping package for its KitKat products to combat plastic waste. • Coco-Cola is also stepping up its

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Say goodbye to single-use plastic goods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a campaign against total ban on single-use plastic. He is urging all the citizens to put an end to it. So what are single-use plastic items? These are disposable plastics used for packaging only once and cannot be recycled. These include, among other items, grocery bags, food packaging, bottles,

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Using banana leaves instead of plastic packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative. Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand is being praised for coming up with the eco-friendly packaging. After this most big supermarket chains in Vietnam, such as Lotte Mart, Saigon Co.op, and Big C, have

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Environmentalists unhappy

Environmentalists unhappy with government’s changes in afforestation norms for forest land acquisition  States with high forest cover seeking diversion of forest land for non-forestry projects can now carry out compensatory afforestation in other states, as per a new guideline by the environment ministry. The guideline notes that states with more than 75% of their total

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11,000 kg garbage removed from MT Everest

11,000 kg garbage removed from MT Everest in two-month long cleanliness drive The garbage, which included empty oxygen cylinders, plastic bottles, cans, batteries, food wrappings, fecal matter and kitchen waste, was flown to Kathmandu in army helicopters. Four dead bodies were also removed. A total of 11,000 kg garbage and four dead bodies were removed

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Electric vehicles to be sold after 2030 in India

Niti Aayog suggest only electric vehicles to be sold after 2030 in India According to Niti Aayog, as transport remains the most demanding sector for oil, about 100% electric vehicle sale by 2030 may reduce India’s import dependence by a big margin. NITI Aayog has proposed that after 2030, only electric vehicles should be sold

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Indian cities move towards eco-friendly mobility options

Using cycles and e-bikes helps us stay fit, reduce vehicular pollution and also contributes in improving our carbon footprints. In fact, some companies in India are working very hard to help us make this lifestyle change. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to extend public bicycle sharing and e-scooters services at five more

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