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Minister hints at total ban on plastic in Karnataka

Plastic waste could well be passé in Karnataka if ecology and environment minister, Sogadu Shivanna, has his way.

“Over the next fortnight, the government will explore the possibilities of banning ma

Govt plans trial of plastic currency notes


The government has decided to conduct a field trial with one billion plastic/polymer bank notes to check the possibility of introducing plastic notes in India. The trials will be conducted in five places, including Mysore, Kochi, Shimla, Jaipur and Bhubaneshwar.

Officials seize plastic from shops


Tension prevailed at the Broadway bus terminus on Wednesday after a few shop owners gheraoed the corporation health officials who inspected the establishments to confiscate plastic items that did not

Gold for garbage on the beach


It was raining gold and silver coins in Marina Beach on Sunday. 150 persons who picked plastic bags and other plastic waste products in the Marina beach got lucky silver coins and three got one gram g

Endless plastic menace


Despite its claim that it is keen to address the plastic menace, the city corporation for the last several months dodged orders of the local self government department to implement the ban on plastic

Plastic-free Karaikal port soon


The Karaikal Port promoted by the MARG group will soon become a plastic-free zone. On the occasion of World Environment Day on Tuesday, employees of the port have decided to take a pledge to keep the

Apex court mulling total ban on plastic

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.

An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi sai

Corp clueless on plastic bags


The city corporation is yet to act on the new directive issued by Local Self Government Department secretary, Rajesh Kumar Singh, to fix the minimum price of plastic carry bags.

As per the directive

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