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New plastic recycling plant proposed in Brahmapuram

New plastic recycling plant proposed in Brahmapuram

A new PRF is to be established in Brahmapuram, Kerala. According to the source, the investment is expected to amount to around INR 10 million (EUR 112,486). The plans follow Kochi Corporation’s plans to build…

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Shree Renga Polymers to set up new plastic recycling plant in Karur

Shree Renga Polymers to set up new plastic recycling plant in Karur

Indian plastics recycler and textile manufacturer Shree Renga Polymers plans to invest INR 1 billion (EUR 11 million) into constructing a PET bottle recycling plant in Karur, Tamil Nadu. The source mentions the two distinct…

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New plastic recycling facility planned in Karur

New plastic recycling facility planned in Karur

Indian plastics recycler and textile manufacturer Shree Renga Polymers plans to invest INR 1 billion (EUR 11 million) into constructing a PET bottle recycling plant in Karur, Tamil Nadu. The source mentions the two distinct…

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New PRF in Haridwar to be commissioned

New PRF in Haridwar to be commissioned

As of 2 December 2023, the new PRF in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is scheduled to start operations in 2 weeks. According to the source, the government has provided an INR 2.95 million (EUR 33,000) investment for…

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MCD considers new plastics-to-RDF plant

MCD considers new plastics-to-RDF plant

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is considering setting up a plastics-to-RDF plant in Delhi. The facility should have a capacity to process 1,000 tpd of waste, based on a zero residue torrefaction process. As…

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New collaboration announced for chemical recycling

New collaboration announced for chemical recycling

Indian chemical recycling technology company Polycycl and India-based environmental company Re Sustainability have announced a collaboration to set up a network of chemical recycling facilities in India. Under the collaboration, low-grade plastics, such as flexible…

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Dalmia Polypro receives loan for new plastic recycling plant

Dalmia Polypro receives loan for new plastic recycling plant

India-based plastics manufacturer Dalmia Polypro Industries has received a commitment for a USD 30 million (EUR) External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) loan from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The loan is for the financing…

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Indorama to invest in 3 new PET recycling plants

Indorama to invest in 3 new PET recycling plants

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. is reportedly investing USD 150 million (EUR 139.91 million) in three PET recycling plants in India. The plants are scheduled to be commissioned in 2026. According to the source, they…

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Starlinger delivers 2 new recycling plants to India

Starlinger delivers 2 new recycling plants to India

Austria company Starlinger Group is to supply two PET bottle recycling lines to Indian plastics manufacturer Srichakra Polyplast. The recycling lines are to be delivered in early 2024. Srichakra Polyplast has already been operating a…

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New plastic recycling facility to start in Indore

New plastic recycling facility to start in Indore

India-based Shakti Plastic Industries is launching a bottle-to-bottle HDPE/PP recycling plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The plant is supposed to provide sorting, cleaning, shredding, and melting of plastic waste which is to be converted into…

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New plastic-to-fuel plant inaugurated in Nashik

New plastic-to-fuel plant inaugurated in Nashik

Nashik Waste Management (NWMPL) has inaugurated a new plastic-to-fuel plant, with a ballistic separator. The plant will process 5 tonnes of plastic waste each day. The ballistic separator reportedly has a capacity of 250 tpd,…

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TN establishes new check posts for controlling plastic waste dumping on coastline

TN establishes new check posts for controlling plastic waste dumping on coastline

To mitigate the negative impact of plastic waste on coastlines, the forest department and district administration have established special check posts in Ervadi. The Ramanathapuram district is known for its rich biodiversity, including five bird…

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BIS: No plastic is 100% biodegradable. Don’t mislead public

BIS: No plastic is 100% biodegradable. Don’t mislead public

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has stated that there is no 100% biodegradable plastic available in India, despite claims made by some companies for marketing purposes. Any such claims or ‘greenwashing’ are considered misleading…

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Kia and IPCA join hands to fight plastic waste

Kia and IPCA join hands to fight plastic waste

Kia India has launched a plastic waste management program in association with the India Pollution Control Association (IPCA). The goal is to instill a sense of social responsibility among people so that efficient material recovery…

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No more plastic waste to be taken to Kochi plant

No more plastic waste to be taken to Kochi plant

In Kerala, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided not to transport plastic to the Brahmapuram waste treatment plant and to treat organic waste at the source instead. The Kochi corporation will collect…

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Delhi: 7,000 kgs of SUPs seized this month

Delhi: 7,000 kgs of SUPs seized this month

Delhi civic officials have seized about 7,000 kilograms of single-use plastic (SUP) in the city as part of a 100-day program this month. The maximum amount (1,263 kg) of SUP has been seized from Shahdara…

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MoEFCC updates LS about implementation status of PWM Rules

MoEFCC updates LS about implementation status of PWM Rules

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed Lok Sabha about the enforcement of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, including a ban on identified single-use plastic (SUP) items,…

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PM’s plastic recycled jacket is to be sold in markets soon

PM’s plastic recycled jacket is to be sold in markets soon

The jacket worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Wednesday, made of recycled plastic bottles, will be available in major cities of India, within three months. Mr SM Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) informed that the jacket will…

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“PLASTINDIA 2023” concludes in Delhi

“PLASTINDIA 2023” concludes in Delhi

The 11th edition of International Plastics Exhibition PLASTINDIA 2023, now the world’s largest plastic exhibition, concluded in Delhi on Sunday. The 5-day conference (Feb 1 to 5) witnessed a footfall of 3.60 lakh visitors. One…

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Bhubaneswar invests in plastic waste management

Bhubaneswar invests in plastic waste management

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will purchase 20 baling press machines to process the city’s plastic waste. The machines will be supplied, operated, and maintained by a Maharashtra-based company. The BMC is investing approximately Rs…

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UNDP and HUL join hands to scale up plastic waste management program

UNDP and HUL join hands to scale up plastic waste management program

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever (HUL) have announced the launch of an Inclusive Circular Economy project, which focuses on the end-to-end management of plastic waste by promoting the segregation…

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Seven Things to Know about the Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic Industry in India

Seven Things to Know about the Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic Industry in India

In India, the bioplastics market appears to be expanding rapidly. Producers are increasingly making claims about plastic material that is ‘bio-based,’ ‘compostable,’ or ‘biodegradable’ in nature. In India, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests, and…

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CAG: PWM Rules not implemented effectively due to lack of action plan by Environment Ministry

CAG: PWM Rules not implemented effectively due to lack of action plan by Environment Ministry

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s audit report, the Environment Ministry’s lack of an action plan prevented the successful implementation of India’s Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate…

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Maharashtra lifts ban on compostable plastics

Maharashtra lifts ban on compostable plastics

The Maharashtra government in India has decided to partially roll back its plastic ban policy, allowing all single-use items made of compostable plastic and bags made of polypropylene of not less than 60 grams per…

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CSE launches report on Plastic Waste Cycle

CSE launches report on Plastic Waste Cycle

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is hosting a one-day National Conclave to release its latest report, The Plastic Life-cycle. A pool of domain experts from the government, industry, research institutes, municipal administrations, and…

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New study: Plastic packaging biggest pollutant in India

New study: Plastic packaging biggest pollutant in India

A five-year analysis of plastic pollution by the organization ‘Break Free from Plastic’ has found that food packaging, household products, and other packaging material accounted for the most plastic waste generated in India. The 2022 Brand…

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New plastic recycling plant started in Vadodara

New plastic recycling plant started in Vadodara

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has recently inaugurated a 50 tpd plastic recycling facility in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat. The plant located in Atladra is operated under a Public Private Partnership. As further stated, a…

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Joint venture for India’s largest plastic recycling facility

Joint venture for India’s largest plastic recycling facility

Dutch chemical company LyondellBasell and Maharashtra-based plastic scrap recycler and waste collector Shakti Plastic Industries have signed an MoU to form a joint venture for a mechanical recycling plant in India. The MoU provides for…

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8.4 million kg of plastic waste collected since SBM 2.0 began

8.4 million kg of plastic waste collected since SBM 2.0 began

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Mr Anurag Thakur has said that 8.4 million kg of plastic waste has been collected across India since the start of the Swachh Bharat 2.0 programme. Thakur also…

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Seven Things to Know About Plastics Recycling in India

Seven Things to Know About Plastics Recycling in India

Plastics have a high calorific value, with polymer energy varying from 62 to 108 MJ/kg (including feedstock energy) which is much greater than paper, wood, glass, or metals (with exception of aluminum). Read on to learn…

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Centre’s SUP recycling campaign with IOCL culminates this weekend

Centre’s SUP recycling campaign with IOCL culminates this weekend

A plastic recycling campaign launched by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences on July 5 culminates on September 17, with high-profile events helmed by the respective chief ministers in various states across the country. Earth…

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New plastic recycling plant installed in Bangalore

New plastic recycling plant installed in Bangalore

Together with Yunus Social Business Fund gGmbH and its subsidiary Cofresco, German retail coffee company Melitta has set up a plastic recycling plant in Bangalore, Karnataka. The plant is part of an initiative named “Fair…

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‘3.46 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in 2019-20’

‘3.46 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in 2019-20’

According to Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, approximately 3.46 million tonnes per annum (TPA) of plastic waste were generated in 2019-20. According to him, approximately…

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NGT asks Chennai authorities to strictly enforce PWM Rules

NGT asks Chennai authorities to strictly enforce PWM Rules

The National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) has ordered local bodies in Chennai like the Greater Chennai Corporation, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), and Chennai Collectorate, to strictly enforce the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.…

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Maharashtra bans production of plastic-coated items

Maharashtra bans production of plastic-coated items

The Maharashtra government has amended the rule to prohibit the production of articles coated or laminated with plastic. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde approved the change. This is in addition to the Centre’s nationwide…

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200 brands sign up for EPR before July 1 ban on single-use plastic

200 brands sign up for EPR before July 1 ban on single-use plastic

Approximately 200 brand owners have registered for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging under the updated Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 prior to the total ban on Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) beginning July 1. As of 2022-23,…

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Nagaland steps up efforts against SUPs

Nagaland steps up efforts against SUPs

The Nagaland Pollution Control Board has presented a draft comprehensive action plan for the elimination of single-use plastics. The first meeting of a special task force on Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021 and the…

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West Bengal declares ban on SUPs from July 1

West Bengal declares ban on SUPs from July 1

From July 1, the West Bengal government will outlaw single-use plastics (SUPs). Plastic carry bags with a thickness of less than 75 microns will now be illegal to produce, stock, distribute, sell, or use. The…

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Mother Dairy to become plastic waste neutral by FY ’23-24

Mother Dairy to become plastic waste neutral by FY ’23-24

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL) has reaffirmed its commitment to a cleaner environment by pledging to become a plastic waste neutral company by FY2023-24, which means the company will collect, recycle, or…

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Bihar: Tobacco generates 5k tonnes of plastic waste each year

Bihar: Tobacco generates 5k tonnes of plastic waste each year

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday, the Bihar health department started a three-week anti-tobacco awareness campaign. According to a fact sheet, tobacco produces 5,844 tonnes of plastic garbage in Bihar each…

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Telangana: Illegal plastic recycling units shut down by PCB

Telangana: Illegal plastic recycling units shut down by PCB

The Pollution Control Board (PCB) is investigating illegal plastic recycling businesses in Hyderabad. The Telangana PCB has ordered the closure of two plants on the outskirts of Hyderabad. More units are also being investigated since…

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Huhtamaki Foundations sets up recycling plant in Maharashtra

Huhtamaki Foundations sets up recycling plant in Maharashtra

The Huhtamaki Foundation, a charitable trust run by Huhtamaki India, has inaugurated its first recycling plant in Khopoli, Maharashtra to help drive circularity for packaging. The site, spread across 2000 sq mt area, will recycle…

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Bhopal claims plastic waste reduced by 30% in 1.5 years

Bhopal claims plastic waste reduced by 30% in 1.5 years

Bhopal’s civic body claims that plastic waste has decreased by over 30% roughly, a year and a half after a single-use plastic (SUP) ban was implemented. Bhopal Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Mr MP Singh told The Times of India that enforcement through penalties, alternative packaging methods, and other…

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Goa seeks technology for facility to convert plastic waste to fuel

Goa seeks technology for facility to convert plastic waste to fuel

The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) is planning to build a facility to convert non-recyclable waste, especially plastic, into fuel. With the state government paying a significant amount of money to bring refuse-derived fuel (RDF)…

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Chandigarh to get plastic waste processing plant

Chandigarh to get plastic waste processing plant

Chandigarh will soon be getting its first plastic waste recycling plant. The civic body is examining two plant designs. One under which the MC will only give land to a company that will build the…

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Union Minister urges plastics industry to reduce imports

Union Minister urges plastics industry to reduce imports

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Mr Piyush Goyal has urged the plastics industry to reduce import dependency to become the world’s premium supply hub. “The plastic industry needs to reduce the volume of imports…

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Guwahati:  45,000 cubic metres of plastic waste and silt removed from 575 drains

Guwahati: 45,000 cubic metres of plastic waste and silt removed from 575 drains

Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has removed around 45,000 cubic metres of plastic waste and silt from 575 drains. Its target is to remove around 80,000 cubic metres from December 25 last year to March 7…

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New plastic waste separator in Delhi’s Sunder Nagar

New plastic waste separator in Delhi’s Sunder Nagar

Cement producing companies ACC and Ambuja Cements have installed a so-called Geocycle Bubble Barrier plastic waste separator in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, reports Cemfuels.com. Reportedly, the separator will collect the waste for use as RDF…

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Nations commit to develop a legally binding agreement to fight plastic pollution

Nations commit to develop a legally binding agreement to fight plastic pollution

Heads of State, Ministers of environment and other representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) on March 2 in Nairobi to End Plastic Pollution and forge an international legally binding…

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“India is committed to address plastic pollution”

“India is committed to address plastic pollution”

India has said that it is dedicated to addressing plastic pollution to lessen its negative impact on terrestrial and marine ecosystems, as well as the wellbeing of its people. Speaking at the United Nations Environment…