Srinagar : A team of 247 Army personnel from High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS), Sonmarg, has undertaken the drive of collecting non-biodegradable waste lying along the Baltal-Amarnath cave shrine.

Himachal Pradesh has banned polythene. The ban entails a fine between Rs 1,000 and Rs 25,000 depending on the offence.

New Delhi: Despite a January 2009 order against use of plastic bags in main markets, local shops and showrooms, Delhiites cannot seem to give up on this one particular habit. Many of those using these bags claim they are 40 microns or above and are either compostable or bio-degradable.

Any visit to the local market would convince you

Washington: Environmentalists have long denounced plastic as a pollutant that does not break down. A new study indicates that in the oceans, plastic does decompose with surprising speed, but says that is not a good thing either.

Shimla: The government is likely to go slow on the proposed ban on plastics in view of the issues raised by various sections of the people who will be affected by the decision.

Resentment prevailed among polythene bag manufacturers and sellers against the state government for its decision to impose blanket ban on the use of polythene and disposable plastic crockery in the state from August 15. They demanded that the government should save 2.5 lakh people of the state depending on the trade from starvation.

Rio De Janeiro: Brazilians are kicking up a stink over 1,200 tonnes of British garbage, including toilet seats, dirty nappies and used syringes, that are rotting at two southern ports after arriving in container ships.
The trash, which arrived in Brazil earlier this year, was destined for Brazilian companies that said they were expecting shipments of recyclable plastic, officials say.

Shimla: The categorical statement of Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh that replacing polythene bags with paper was not an eco-friendly solution, has put a damper on the state

Says Ban Does Not Put Manufacturers Out Of Business

New Delhi: Making it clear that banning the use of plastic bags in certain locations of capital does not prohibit the manufacturer to produce plastic bags, the High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of plastic manufacturers challenging the Delhi governments notification on the ban.