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MUMBAI: Not very long ago when Erik Solheim Executive Director of the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme was in Mumbai he went around the city to buy plastic cutlery as they wanted to shoot

BHUBANESWAR: The drive against the use of plastic and polythene carry-bags has gathered steam.

35-year old Palestinian, Muath Abou Zeid made a fishing boat from hundreds of plastic bottles and it was abandoned on the coast of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

Throwing a gauntlet at officials and asking them to take UP cities in the bracket of top 100 clean cities of India, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the target could be achieved only if off

Maharashtra government has proposed, in case of multi-layered packaging, using single-layer plastic with other layers under its ambit.

A majority of people are aware of the harmful effects of plastic on environment, but still use it due to lack of availability of cheaper alternatives, a study said.

While the ban will be implemented within Maharashtra, passengers coming to Mumbai from other parts of the country are also expected to be maintain caution while disposing plastic at stations.