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Plastic Pollution

Pollution Control Day: Why India Has Some Of The Most Polluted Cities In The World

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Commemorating the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, the National Pollution Control Day is observed every year. Let's have a look at how pollution affects our lives, the reasons behind air pollution and ways to control pollution.

Why India Needs A Plastic Recycling Revolution

Jul 03, 2021 Vaibhav Rathi

The huge volumes of leakages in plastic wastes demands a clarion call for a recycling revolution in the country.

Garbage Cafe: You Can Now Get Free Lunch For A Kg Of Plastic Waste In Delhi

The plastic waste may include empty water bottles, cold drink bottles, plastic canes and other such items, said officials.

Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

Jan 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.

Plastic Pollution From Fishing Nets Threatening Ganges Wildlife: Study

Short lifespan of fishing equipment and lack of appropriate disposal systems have amassed plastic waste in the sea, the research showed.

29 November, 2020

Environment-Friendly 'Kulhad' Will Replace Plastic Tea Cups At Railway Stations


Railway minister Piyush Goyal said the initiative will be the contribution of the Railways towards a plastic-free India.

16 November, 2020

Note To Companies: Get Eco-Friendly, Or Prepare To Fold

Nawneet Vibhaw

Environmental, social and governance credentials of a company are key factors determining its success and growth.

16 October, 2020

Rohtang Tunnel Leaves Filth In Its Wake

Ashwani Sharma

Locals rattled as lack of facilities, irresponsible tourists lead to littering, open defecation, and even eve teasing and theft

06 September, 2019

'Reuse Clothes To Make Sanitary Pads,' Says Meenakshi Lekhi In A Bid To Reduce Plastic Use


My grandmother, your great grandmother, everyone would have used cloth, which could be destroyed after a single-use. More conversation around this will help rather than pushing plastic, polymers as sanitary pads, the BJP MP said.

23 January, 2019

Pune: 12-Year-Old Designs Ship To Remove Plastic From Ocean, Save Marine Life

Outlook Web Bureau

Haaziq has been working with different people, organisations and forums to create public awareness for highlighting the hazards of ocean plastic pollution and measures to prevent it.

01 October, 2018

Maharashtra: MPCB To Act Against Plastic Manufacturers Violating Ban

Outlook Web Bureau

MPCB had given a deadline until Sunday for creating a buy-back mechanism for collection of plastic used by retailers and multi-layered or tetra packaging, which was followed by the board's instruction to speculate.


20 August, 2018

Contact Lenses Contribute To Microplastic Pollution

Outlook Web Bureau

Discarded contact lenses are contributing to the rising micro-plastic pollution in the world’s water bodies and could eventually find their way to the human food supply, scientists including one of Indian origin have found.

10 July, 2018

Plastic To Be Banned In Parts of Odisha From October 2

Outlook Web Bureau

Patnaik made the announcement while participating in the "Ama Mukshya Mantri, Ama Katha" (Our Chief Minister, our talk) programme, a video confecencing initiative to connect with the people in every nook and cranny of the state.

23 June, 2018

Plastic Ban In Maharashtra From Today: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Bureau

The fine for the first-time and second-time offenders will be Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively. A third violation will attract a fine of Rs 25,000 and a jail term for three months.

02 June, 2018

Whale Dies In Thailand After Swallowing 80 Plastic Bags

Outlook Web Bureau

Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near the country's popular beaches each year.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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