Plastic Waste Current Affairs, GK & News

Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia

A partnership has been established by Australia and Indonesia with the aim of tackling plastic pollution in the Indo-Pacific region. Overview: The Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency has launched the Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia project. On 1 March, this partnership ..

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Global Plastics Treaty

In a biggest multilateral environmental deal, 175 countries have agreed to a legally binding global treaty called “Global Plastics Treaty”, to end the plastic pollution crisis by tackling the entire supply chain of material. Key Facts The resolution on first treaty was passed at meeting of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi in Kenya. First ..

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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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Saudi Green Initiative Forum

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has opened the “Saudi Green Initiative forum” on October 23, 2021. Key Facts The forum was launched in Riyadh, along with the announcement of Saudi Arabia’s new “green” objectives. The forum will discuss the environmental efforts made by Saudi Arabia with guests including international personalities and high-profile government leaders. In ..

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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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