Ban on single use 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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IR to recharge phones of passengers using Plastic Bottle Crushers at stations

Indian Railways will help recharge phones of passengers if they use plastic bottle crushing machines installed at stations. The step is in a bid to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to junk single use plastic. In PM Modi’s 2019 Independence Day speech he appealed to nation to eliminate single-use plastic and to find alternatives ..

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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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New Zealand bans Single-Use Plastic shopping bags

New Zealand has officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019. It has also introduced hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. As per United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) more than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans. Key Highlights Background: The Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018, ..

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