Plastic Waste Current Affairs, GK & News

India: 1st Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact

India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact on September 3, 2021. Key Points This new platform was developed by World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It will help to promote a circular system for plastics. New platform was launched by British ..

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Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021

Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021 on August 13, 2021. Highlights These new rules prohibit specific single-use plastic items with “low utility and high littering potential by the year 2022. Under it, manufacture of a range of plastic products will be banned. These plastic products comprise of ear buds with plastic ..

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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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CSIRO: 14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor

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

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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