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Thailand becomes first in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging

Thailand has become first country in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging. Here, the health impact is huge and smoking-related illnesses are a leading cause of death. The standardized packaging includes a graphic picture of tobacco’s effects on the body and the logo-free brand name written in plain font. In 2012, Australia became the ..

Food Ministry bans the Use of Single-Use Plastics in its Premises

The Food Ministry has banned the use of single-use plastics in all its premises and all public sector undertakings under its control. The ban is to go into effect from September 15.  What has happened? Following a meeting headed by the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan,  the food and consumer affairs ..

Scientists of Bangladesh develops a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets

Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named ‘Sonali’ which can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag. The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can be used in garments and food packaging work and they are not harmful for human health. The ..

Plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

A statewide ban on single use plastics has been approved in Manhattan starting from 2021. However, the single use plastics provided by the Supermarkets and other stores will banned from March 1 2020. They are allowed to charge 5 cents for paper bags. the 2 cents of the charge will be going to the local ..

India 5th along in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, according to latest Canadian Cancer Society report

India has been ranked 5th, jointly with Hong Kong and Thailand, in terms of the largest pictorial warning on cigarette packs with 85% of both sides of the packets covered, according to latest Canadian Cancer Society report. As per 2018 report, Out of 206 nations, Timor Leste has the largest warning on cigarette packages in ..