Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicPlastic bottles

Topic: plastic bottles

Pay for the product, not packaging — how a Chilean startup is innovating smart packaging

Santiago-based startup, Algramo, aims to drive the refill revolution & has worked with global consumer goods companies Unilever, Purin and Walmart.

Has Bacardi solved the world’s plastic problem? Perhaps not

Bacardi knows it can’t fix the plastic crisis on its own. It wants to offer its new bottle to competitors in an open-source format, in the hope that it becomes widely adopted.

An American city had unsafe drinking water and too many plastic bottles. Here’s what it did

Drinking bottled water is an everyday occurrence all over the developed world. But in Flint, US, it has a deeper significance.

Modi govt plans to replace plastic water bottles with aluminium or steel cans in trains

Consumer affairs ministry’s proposal could first be tested on premium trains such as Tejas Express & Vande Bharat Express. Experts are, however, are sceptical about move.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.