NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to everyone to work together to mitigate the menace of climate change as a way to pay tribute to the environment on Earth Day.

A crisis of plastic waste in Indonesia has become so acute that the army has been called in to help.

Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain’s Prime Minister

Kenya's young environmental campaigners on Wednesday urged big corporations to support a total ban on plastics in order to reduce pollution of vital ecosystems like water sources.

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous in the modern world but pose a global environmental problem. While plastics such as poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) are highly versatile, their resistance to natural degradation presents a serious, growing risk to fauna and flora, particularly in marine environments. Here, we have characterized the 3D structure of a newly discovered enzyme that can digest highly crystalline PET, the primary material used in the manufacture of single-use plastic beverage bottles, in some clothing, and in carpets.

The panel will specifically look at suggestions given by plastic manufacturers regarding its production, use and recycling.

Known for causing pollution hazards, the multi-layered plastics (MLP), the shiny cover in which many ready-to-eat food, chips and biscuits as well as tobacco products are being sold, will be phased

Along with ensuring the convenience and safety of pilgrims undertaking the Char Dham Yatra, the authorities this time will also be focusing on prohibition on polythene and ensuring proper solid was

KOCHI: The oceans will house more plastics than fish by 2050. Recent studies have shown that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay high court that citizens using banned plastic items can be penalized since the March 23 notification barring use of plastic came into

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