Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister

India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister
Sandra Phillips | 08 June, 2018, 12:29

The figures were released today by Zero Waste Scotland, in coordination with World Environment Day (5 June 2018) - a global day which encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

- In case you collect plastic bags, sachets, and bottles when shopping, segregate them for reuse and recycling.

"Implement the Extended Producer Responsibility programme where manufacturers must be held to account for the entire lifecycle of their consumer products", the statement read.

Gujarat's minister of state for environment reportedly opposes the ban on plastic as most industries that depend on it operate from his assembly constituency of Halol.

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to enact a plastic pollution strategy, that starts with a comprehensive ban on plastic bags and moves into eliminating other avoidable single-use plastics, like straws, cutlery and stir sticks, and then set up nationwide container deposit scheme to ensure better collection with drink bottles. The scale of the problem can perhaps best be seen in the number of plastic bottles we use: globally, almost a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute. "If we work together we can make our vision our reality".

THE Ministry of Development (MoD) launched the "Plastic Bottle Free Initiative" in conjunction with the World Environment Day celebration yesterday, making it the first government agency in the country to implement the green practice.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the world Tuesday to do more to tackle plastic pollution and other environmental issues.

Jake Ball Called as Cover for Injured Chris Woakes
England is scheduled to play one ODI versus Scotland followed by a five-match ODI affair and one T20I against Australia . The duo have begun their rehabilitation programmes and will be hoping to feature in the latter stages of the series.

EPA staffers say Pruitt sent them on errands to get snack food
In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses. CNN , the Washington Post , and other outlets have attacked Pruitt for renting out a condominium owned by lobbyists.

Koch network announces plan to oppose Trump tariffs
Charles and David Koch's company has interests ranging from pipelines to paper towels. He gifted $128 million to New York Presbyterian Hospital, $26.5 million to the M.D.

Plastic, which is rampantly polluting our water bodies, harming marine life and posing a threat to human health, has been one of the major concerns of environmental bodies this year.

He said there is an urgent need to improve waste management processes and scale up the search for alternatives. Delhi with 689.52 tonnes tops the chart of plastic waste followed by Chennai (429.39 tonnes), Mumbai (408.27 tonnes), Bengaluru (313.87 tonnes) and Hyderabad (199.33 tonnes).

Bottled water produces 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year, and these bottles require 47 millions gallons of oil to produce, according to Food & Water Watch.

"Plastic pollution is a huge issue everywhere", the UN's environment chief Erik Solheim told The Associated Press.

The pledge is the most ambitious yet of the global actions to combat plastic pollution that are taking place in 60 nations around the world.

The vast majority are now anxious about plastic pollution in the oceans, where it can harm wildlife and get into the food chain.

Recommended

  • 'Sons Of Anarchy' actor Alan O’Neill dies

    He later moved on to small screen roles like Inspector George Gently in the Irish series Fair City from 1989 to 1994. They state that O'Neill's body was discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of her apartment on Wednesday night.
    Philadelphia Eagles National Anthem Protest Forces Donald Trump White House Cancellation

    Philadelphia Eagles National Anthem Protest Forces Donald Trump White House Cancellation

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she's "an honest person" who probably has more credibility than the media. Eagles player Zach Ertz , who was in two of the pictures used by Fox during the segment, tweeted "this can't be serious".
    England vs. Costa Rica - 6/7/18 International Friendly Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    England vs. Costa Rica - 6/7/18 International Friendly Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    A sold out Elland Road was treated to its first England global since 2002 - and boy did the locals enjoy it. For Costa Rica , both Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell are 4/1 (Sportsbook) to net.
  • Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8

    Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8

    The renders leaked by 91 Mobiles and Onleaks show the Galaxy Note 9 in grey colour from the back and black from the front. Official details about the Galaxy Note9 are likely to turn up in August when Samsung is expected to announce the device .
    What would Governor Gavin Newsom mean for California's green leadership?

    What would Governor Gavin Newsom mean for California's green leadership?

    Baugh's campaign threatened to draw enough disaffected Republicans to keep any Democrat from appearing on the ballot in November. Still, Tuesday's primary offered a rare jolt of encouragement for a party more accustomed to seeing its candidates vanquished.
    Beyonce and Jay-Z reveal new photos of their twins on tour

    Beyonce and Jay-Z reveal new photos of their twins on tour

    After that, Jay and Bey will head back to the states to kick off the North American leg of the tour with a July 25 show in Cleveland.
  • Wreckage of missing Kenyan plane with 10 on board found

    Wreckage of missing Kenyan plane with 10 on board found

    The plane was some 60 kilometres from its destination, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi . Mobile phone signals from the Fly540 plane that went missing Tuesday evening was located in Kinangop area.
    'Building blocks of life' found on Mars

    'Building blocks of life' found on Mars

    A reminder: Organic molecules aren't necessarily produced by organisms; they're just chemical compounds that contain carbon. The Viking Project was the first U.S. mission to safely land spacecraft on the Martian surface, as well as send back images.
    Golden Knights vs. Capitals: Game 5 Prediction

    Golden Knights vs. Capitals: Game 5 Prediction

    They did the same thing for Game 3 of the Cup Final trying to avoid the various delays and road closures surrounding the arena. The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence.
  • Arjun Tendulkar gets nod for U-19 Lanka tour

    Arjun Tendulkar gets nod for U-19 Lanka tour

    Asked if the youngster will be under pressure, the senior official said: "He is eyeing to become a professional cricketer". WV Raman will coach India under-19 team for Sri Lanka as Rahul Dravid will be flying with India A team to England.
    Jordan's king appoints economist to form new government, calls for dialog

    Jordan's king appoints economist to form new government, calls for dialog

    The head of Jordan's Bar Association, Mazen Arshidat, said the unions "were determined to withdraw" the tax reform bill. Until Mulki took office, governments had repeatedly pushed back the increase in bread prices and tax changes.
    Facebook Admits

    Facebook Admits "Bug" Had Private Posts Of 14 Million Users Made Public

    Facebook says the issue has now been fixed and that the user's privacy settings have been returned to their original state. For a bug to break that system for millions of users is yet another major problem Facebook is going to have to deal with.

U.S. Has Destroyed 40 U.S.-Supplied Humvees Captured by Taliban Afghanistan has been engulfed in a deadly spiral of violence since the U-S-led invasion of the country back in 2001. The U.S. -led military coalition in Afghanistan said later on Thursday that it would honor the cease-fire.

Hitman 2 sneaks onto PC and consoles later this year Hitman 2 sneaks onto PC and consoles later this year From sun-drenched streets to dark and risky rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most creative assassin, Agent 47. The game will include a Sniper Assassin standalone mode that can be played alone or cooperatively with another player.

Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier Back then, Bailly was a rookie cop who was called to the Patterson home to help when Patterson's mother suddenly went into labor. The state police told the BBC Mr Bailly was stopped because of his vehicle's tinted windows and was let off with a warning.

The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns She received a masters degree in public health at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, graduating in 1959. Apgar graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in the U.S. with flying colours.

Reese Witherspoon confirms Legally Blonde 3 Reese Witherspoon confirms Legally Blonde 3 All this week we've had butterflies - and it's thanks to the recent reports that MGM is moving forward with Legally Blonde 3 . Its success led to a sequel in 2003, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde which was not as well-received by the critics.

Woman catches baseball in beer cup during San Diego Padres game Woman catches baseball in beer cup during San Diego Padres game However, that wasn't the best part - it was her chugging the full beer with the baseball inside that made DiMarco go viral. Clearly still in disbelief - she probably wasn't purposely trying to catch it like this - she downed her beer.

NBA Finals 2018 Game 4 NBA Finals 2018 Game 4 JR Smith played his best basketball of the series, and Kevin Love started looking like All-Star Kevin Love from the Timberwolves. James set an early tone barely two minutes into the contest with an incredible dunk with an assist from the backboard.

Tesla on autopilot sped up before fatal solo crash in March Tesla on autopilot sped up before fatal solo crash in March According to The Verge , Tesla has no statement on this new report but chose to reuse its original statement instead. The NTSB report confirms that, but does not speculate on how that affected the severity of the crash.

Capitals clip Golden Knights to capture their first Stanley Cup Capitals clip Golden Knights to capture their first Stanley Cup Can the Knights survive to fight another day? Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by his teammates. That's what it took to finally end this miracle expansion season in Vegas.

Iconic Fashion Designer, Kate Spade Found Dead In Her Apartment Iconic Fashion Designer, Kate Spade Found Dead In Her Apartment Arons, who worked with both Kate and Andy Spade during the period they were separating, said they continued to work well together. It was a complete shock. "We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how ", he explains.

Liverpool agree Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon Liverpool agree Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon But Aulas has revealed that the transfer is not close and is unlikely to happen before the start of the World Cup next Thursday. Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco this summer, while Naby Keita will also move to Anfield from RB Leipzig.

Facebook Collects Data On People Who Don't Even Have An Account Facebook Collects Data On People Who Don't Even Have An Account The social media leader said it "disagreed" with the conclusions of the New York Times report. Facebook defended the use of what it calls "device-integrated APIs" on Monday.

Stormy Daniels accuses ex-lawyer of being Trump 'puppet' Giuliani", Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, said in a statement to The Hill. She also posed naked and lying on a fur blanket for British GQ in 2000.

Aamir Khan can't wait to see Kaala Aamir Khan can't wait to see Kaala Almost after two years, superstar Rajinikanth is back to the silver screen with his latest release " Kaala ". Agitators outside theatres were seen requesting the moviegoers not to watch the movie.

Macron, Trudeau support 'strong multilateralism' ahead of G7 Macron, Trudeau support 'strong multilateralism' ahead of G7 Trump told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a phone call on May 25, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN . Now that they've gotten everyone's attention, it would be good if the Trump administration's next move is constructive.