Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicPlastic ban

Topic: Plastic ban

From spoons to flags, how govt’s plastic ban aims to phase out ‘low-utility’ single-use items

Nationwide ban, which came into effect on 1 July, prohibits manufacture, circulation & sale of 21 types of single-use plastic items. Experts say vendors must be informed about alternatives.

Ban on single-use plastic from 1 July, check list of prohibited items and penalty

Carrying forward the spirit of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ — the 75th year of Independence — a defining step to curb pollution caused by littered and unmanaged plastic waste has been taken by the country.

Plastic industry frets as ban deadline nears, says govt order covers recyclable items too

Industry body of manufacturers urges government to introduce specifications that make recycling of plastic waste easier instead of introducing blanket restrictions. Ban kicks in Friday.

Draft notification banning plastic less than 100-micron in thickness issued: Centre to SC

The top court was hearing an appeal against an order issued by the National Green Tribunal against the use of PVC & chlorinated plastic for banners or hoardings used during polls.

This is why Modi govt is going slow on single-use plastic ban

PM Modi promised to crack down on single-use plastic from October 2019 with a plan to completely ban it by 2022.

Aurangabad IAS officer slaps another Rs 5000-fine, this time for plastic gift wrapping

Aurangabad municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey fined a BJP corporator for violating the Maharashtra govt's plastic ban. But the corporator said the item isn't listed as a banned product.

Jr Thackeray’s multilingual campaign, Rahul Gandhi’s ‘animal crisis’ & Bihar vs US floods

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

India’s biggest packaging company sees profits in govt plan to cut plastics

Uflex aims to invest about $500 million over four years to build new factories and expand existing facilities focused on greener materials.

Is Modi govt being practical by deciding to curb single-use plastic instead of complete ban?

After his Swachh Bharat initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now wants to curb single-use plastic in a phased manner and eventually eliminate it by 2022.

Why single-use plastic ban missed Gandhi Jayanti date

Instead of bringing in a policy decision, Modi govt now wants a public movement to end use of single-use plastic.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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