Plastic pollution Current Affairs, GK & News

Nanoplastics in human food chain

A new study published in the journal Nano Today revealed that nanoplastics travel up the human food web via plants, insects and fish. Key facts Nonplastics are plastic debris particles that are smaller than 1,000 nanometre, which is equal to one billionth of a metre. Because of their miniscule size, nanoplastics are capable of passing ..

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Ban of Use of ‘Single-use plastic’

Union government has banned the use of ‘single-use plastic’ from July 1, 2022. Highlights Gazette notification was issued by Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in 2021, and announced the ban. It has now defined a list of items, that will be banned from July 2022. About single-use plastic Single-Use plastic refers to plastic ..

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Guidelines on EPR for Plastic Packaging

Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued guidelines on Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) on plastic packaging. Overview With effect from July 1, 2022, the rules on extended producer responsibility, as well as the prohibition of selected single-use plastic items with low usefulness and high littering ..

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HP makes first ever PCs with Plastic Waste in Ocean

The Computer maker HP has developed its first ever consumer PC using the plastic waste in ocean. Highlights This move was built on the basis of sustainability commitment of the company. The company has manufactured the Pavilion 13, Pavilion 14, and Pavilion 15 Laptops using the ocean-bound plastics. Company estimates that using the plastics in ..

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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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October 12: World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness – raising campaign organized by CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of wild animals) and AEWA (Agreement on the Conservation of African – Eurasian Migratory water birds) that highlights the conservation of migratory birds, threats faced by them, their ecological importance the need for international ..

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