Plastic Waste Management Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The Union environment ministry has released a draft notification to regulate the extended producer responsibility (EPR) under the “Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016”. Key facts The draft provides that, quantity of waste will have to be managed by producers, brand owners and importers, who are generate plastic packaging waste across India. When the draft notification ..

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NITI Aayog: Handbook on Sustainable urban plastic waste management

The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar, launched the “NITI Aayog – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management” on October 12, 2021. Key Points This handbook was launched in New Delhi. The handbook provides a comprehensive overview to manage plastic waste by representing and discussing the components of ..

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European Union bans Export of Plastic Waste to poor countries

The European Union recently announced that it is to completely ban the exports of unsorted plastic to poor countries. The new rules of the European Union will amend the 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation. The new rules are to ban the exports to less industrialised nations outside OECD. Highlights The new rules are a part of ..

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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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Swachh Bharat Mission achieves its urban target

On December 23, 2019, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that urban areas of 35 states have been declared Open Defecation Free. It includes 4,167 cities. The target has been achieved through third party verification. Highlights According to the ministry, the target has been achieved by constructing 65.81 lakh househols toilets as against the ..

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