Plastic Waste: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

CSIRO: 14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor

Published: October 7, 2020

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an Australian government agency has recently found that the world sea floor is littered with more than 14 million tonnes of microplastics. These microplastics have entered the floor Through The breakdown of masses of rubbish entering the oceans annually. Key findings The Australian National Science agency has ..

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KVIC’s Reducing Plastic in Nature Project completes 1 year

Published: September 3, 2019

Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) REducing PLAstic in Nature (REPLAN) project has completed one year. The project was launched in September 2018 as part of KVIC’s commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It aims to remove existing waste plastic material from nature and use it in  semi-permanent manner, so that presence of plastic waste in ..

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CPCB and Plastic Waste Management

Published: July 10, 2019

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has pulled up 52 companies for not specifying a timeline or a plan to collect the plastic waste that results from their business activities. Plastic Waste Management Rules As per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, (which was amended in 2018) companies using plastic in their processes (packaging and production) ..

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Indian Proposal to Halt Waste Dumping Defeated

Published: May 17, 2019

A proposal moved by India to prevent developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries was defeated at the meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva. The breakthrough was made through an amendment to the Convention to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework. The amendment calls to make global trade ..

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NGT bans use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi

Published: August 10, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national capital Delhi. It also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found in possession of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns, which is the thickness of a human ..

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