A recent study published in the journal Physics of Fluids has shed light on the alarming issue of microplastic inhalation by humans. The study utilized a computer model to analyze the transport and deposition of microplastics in the upper airway. ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2023
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The UNEP recently released a report titled “Turning off the Tap: How the world can end plastic pollution and create a circular economy”. The report emphasizes the importance of adopting a circular economy approach in curbing plastic pollution across the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2023
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 ..
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, ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2022
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 ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
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, ..