Mumbai: A proposal for total ban on the use of polythene will be discussed during a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) meeting on Saturday.

Ban on plastic bags in Gurgaon would soon be observed at par with Delhi as the Haryana Government has decided to amend the rule to make it more rigorous.

Mumbai: No haggling over thickness now. Mumbai is preparing to pack off polythene bags, lock, stock and barrel. Into a frustrating battle against the polythene bag menace for long, environmentalists now have an endorsement for their cause from the mayor's office. If everything follows the script and good intention manifests in action, the city may well be carrying the good old cotton bags soon.

Scientists Bypass Petroleum-Based Chemicals To Produce Biodegradable & Less Toxic Polymers

Washington: Scientists have successfully bio-engineered polymers, completely bypassing fossil fuel based chemicals.

This breakthrough opens the way for the commercial production of

Inspection Teams To Crack Whip On Those Caught Violating The Ban At Pragati Maidan

ITPO To Meet Environment Officials Today To Discuss Prosecution

After 60-Day Period For Objections, Govt May Outlaw Multi-Layered Packaging

New Delhi: The government

New Delhi: Plastic bags have been banned at this year

The Centre has proposed a ban on non-recyclable laminated multi-layered plastic and metallic pouches used for packing shampoo, gutkha, pan masala and foodstuff like wafers and biscuits.

Despite a popular demand for it, and Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh having already set a precedent, India will not have a blanket ban on plastic carry bags. The Environment Ministry has instead proposed putting in place a stricter regulatory regime for plastic manufacturers.