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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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Plastic snowfall in the Alps

The researchers from Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland have found that trillions of plastic particles fall along with snow in Switzerland. These particles travel 2000 kilometres through air. What did the study find? About 43 trillion plastic particle land in Alps of Switzerland. They fall along with the snow. They are carried by wind. It has ..

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40 Tonnes of Fish die in Lebanon

River Litani is the longest river in Lebanon. It has an artificial lake called the Qaraoun lake created by the Litani river dam. Around forty tonnes of fish were recently washed on the banks of the lake due to excessive pollution. The pollution was mainly due to sewage dumping. This has gained an international spotlight. ..

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Ecocide Bill of France

The French National Assembly recently approved the bill that makes “Ecocide” an offence. Key Features Under the law, the transgressors are liable up to ten years in prison and a fine of 4.5 million Euros (that is 5.4 million USD). Transgressor is person who violates a rule or law or has done something unacceptable. The ..

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New Vehicle Scrapping Policy- Highlights

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has introduced the Vehicle Scrapping Policy on March 18, 2021 in the Lok Sabha which will come into effect from April 1, 2021. It was first announced by Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget Speech 2021-2022 on February 1, 2021. Highlights The Union Minister for ..

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