Plastics: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Plastic Pollution In India

A Plastic is any material which consists of any of the several synthetic/semi-synthetic organic compounds which are linked together and form a malleable surface which can then be molded into solid objects. About plastics Due to the low cost, the comparative ease with which plastics can be manufactured and their versatility, plastics have found usage ..

Railways bans use of single-use plastic

The world is actually littered with plastics. The rapid pilferation of plastics has contaminated land spaces and takes up massive amounts of dump fill space. The pollution is even more critical as plastics take a long time to degrade. What are single-use plastics? The single-use plastics are the plastics which are most commonly used for ..

Union Government imposes definitive anti-dumping duty on PTA imports from South Korea & Thailand

The Ministry of Finance has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) from South Korea and Thailand. PTA is primary raw material in the manufacture of polyester chips, which in turn are used in a number of applications in textile, packaging, furnishings, consumer goods, resins and coatings. The latest action ..

Tech in Focus : Bioplastics

Plastic is the 3rd most commonly used petroleum product in the world with200 million tons of plastic are consumed annually on the planet. Plastic comes from a non-renewable source (petroleum) and is highly contaminating and non-biodegradable. Plastics take over 1000 years to decompose. Countries such as Bangladesh have prohibited traditional plastic bags as they jam ..

The scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory creates a new type of plastic ‘PDK’ that can be recycled forever

A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created a next-generation plastic, called Poly Di-Ketoenamine (or PDK), that can be fully recycled into new materials of any colour, shape, or form, without loss of performance or quality. They have designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego ..