Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Plastic

Dinosaurs may have been on a decline long before the fateful asteroid hit Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

‘Jhola-yukt, plastic-mukt’ — How Banda’s DM went plastic-free, from govt meetings to markets

In ‘Dynamic DM’, Heera Lal writes how the Banda DM’s bungalow only had earthenware utensils and in government meetings, tea was served in kulhads.

Re-designing products to package them without plastic

Arani Ecosteps has developed water-less concentrates of daily-use essentials, saving nearly 57,000 units of single-use plastic in just over a year.

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.

Sample from speeding asteroid shows its made of stuff similar to that which formed the Sun

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

India to the US — here’s why the world urgently needs a global treaty on plastic pollution

Calls for a "bold, ambitious, broad and urgent" legally binding international treaty have been mounting. UN's Environment Assembly will be telling.

Worried about carbon footprint? Indian start-up’s ‘recycled’ shoes may put your mind at ease

Thaely, which means bag in Hindi, is a brand that uses only vegan & recycled materials like plastic bags and bottles to make shoes, priced at approximately Rs 9,750.

It’s too late for recycling alone to resolve the global plastic crisis. Here’s why

The truth about recycling is murky. Just because a product features the symbol, it’s not certain that it will be recycled, especially when it's plastic.

Manufacture, sale & use of single-use plastic banned in India from July next year

The ban on single-use plastic will include thermocol, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping papers and cigarette packets among others.

Largest marine study shows how much plastic fishes are actually eating

There is evidence that microplastics and even smaller particles called nanoplastics can move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part that humans typically eat.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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.