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Tag: Plastic Waste Management

NITI Aayog Brings Out Manual On 'Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management'
NITI Aayog Brings Out Manual On 'Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management'

Niti Aayog brought out the manual with the help of UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday.

Centre Notifies Amended Rules For Single-Use Plastic Items
Centre Notifies Amended Rules For Single-Use Plastic Items

The Environment Ministry said plastic packaging waste not covered under the phase-out of identified single-use plastic items should be collected and managed in an environmentally sustainable way through the Extended Producer Responsibility of the producer, importer and brand owner (PIBO) as per Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Puri Bags National Award For Innovation In Plastic Waste Management

Bhubaneswar: Days after its beach was tagged as the second-most cleanest in the country, pilgrim city Puri has added another feather to its cap. On Sunday, the district administration won the Swachhata Darpan Award from the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) under Ministry of Jal Shakti & SBM Grameen for adopting innovative methods […]

Plastic waste management in Bhubaneswar from January

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb the plastic menace further, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday signed an agreement for setting up a sustainable plastic management system in the capital city by January 2019. The BMC, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Limited inked an agreement for executing the pilot project […]

Odisha plastic ban: Will it fizzle out like Gutka ban?

Bhubaneswar: Five years ago the Odisha government had ordered a ban on ‘Gutka’ (Pan Masala and Tobacco) but sales continue to thrive. Now, the ban on plastics announced by the State government yesterday has raised questions on its effective implementation. The very first thing that people seem worried about the ban is bringing a change […]

Plastic use rampant in smart city Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After five months since Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) came out with a directive on plastic waste management following Centre’s amendment to its 2016 norms, OTV’s ground-zero study reveals a surprising trend. Rampant use of plastics has become a nuisance in disguise in the city. Heaps of garbage which proliferate in dumping yards contains more […]