Ban on Plastic Current Affairs, GK & News

Delhi Airport: The First Single-use Plastic-free airport

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has become the first airport in India to become free of single-use plastics. The airport committed itself to become single-use plastics free on the World Environment Day in 2018. Highlights DIAL has used eco-friendly alternatives to reduce the plastic use. The Plastic items that are exempted at the airport ..

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Facts Box: Vizag’s Battle against Plastics

The Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation has achieved great results from its long battle against plastic bags. The measures taken by the corporation and their strict implementation is the sole success in the battle. Measures against use of Plastics The corporation framed strict guidelines, fines against the local community using plastic bags. Especially, they were extended to ..

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Indian Railways to prohibit single-use plastic from October 2

In a move to curb use of plastics, Union Ministry of Railways has directed all regional offices to ensure complete removal of single-use plastics from all railways stations effective from 2 October 2019. The move is an effort by Indian Railways to shield the environment from menace of plastic. Key Highlights Indian Railways has directed ..

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India Bans Import of Solid Plastic Waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to completely ban the import of solid plastic waste. Ban on Imports The amendment notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change fixes a loophole which previously allowed the import of plastic ..

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Experts call to revisit ban on Plastic in Tami Nadu

The government of Tamil Nadu on World Environment day 2018 on 5th June had announced that it would ban the use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 1, 2019, with some exceptions. Plastic was allowed only for only milk, oil, medicine packets and other items of basic needs. The ban was announced by ..

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