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Rally against plastic ban

Rally against plastic ban

Hundreds of traders, wholesalers, and manufacturers of plastic products came out in protest against the recent plastic ban in Bengaluru. The protesters – under the banner of Karnataka State Plastics Association – took out a rally between K.R. Market and K.G. Road, choking traffic headed towards the busy Kempegowda Bus Stand. The association demanded aRead More

Panel of designers discuss responsible package design

At the Print Business Outlook Conference held on 15 March in Mumbai a panel discussed packaging design and branding. “The Smithers PIRA estimates the growth of packaging in India, through 2018, to be on the order of 10% per year. Also, with the per capita packaging consumption in India is low, hence the potential forRead More

Green tribunal to rule on safety of PET containers on Monday

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is slated to pronounce on Monday on whether plastic packaging of products including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is safe or not. Uttarakhand-based NGO, Him Jagriti, has petitioned the NGT that given India’s extreme variations of temperature, it fears that PET containers leached harmful chemicals like phthalates and heavy metals. ItRead More

Plastic Recycling Start-Up Looks to Change India’s Recycling Culture

India has been referred to as the world’s trash can. Harsh for certain, but if you type in the words ‘India’ and ‘Trash,’ plenty of disturbing Google images of kids playing in trash will pop up. And unlike some fake images that try to depict plastic waste (such as some of those viral fish ones),Read More

Why You Should Let Your Trash Bring You Some Cash

Are you still throwing out those empty cans from last night’s party? Wait a minute! Did you know that recycling  one ‘aluminium can’ saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours? It’s the same with all the paper and packaging material you throw away. Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees!!Read More

Mars recalls chocolates in India over plastic fears

New Delhi: Mars, one of the world’s largest chocolate makers, has recalled some of its products here because of fears that consumers may find pieces of plastic in them. After a piece of red plastic was found in one Snickers bar in Germany on Tuesday, the US-based company announced that it was launching a voluntaryRead More

GW Plastics launches biggest facility, banking on China growth

GW Plastics Inc. has completed a long-awaited expansion of its Dongguan, China, facilities. In an email interview with Plastics News , Ben Bouchard, GW’s vice president for international business development and managing director for China, clarified that the expansion, originally planned to open in 2015, was delayed by six months because of construction-related issues. “Building ourRead More

Modi government might offer incentives for use of plastic money

In a bid to curb the flow of black money and to push the ambitious ‘Digital India’ scheme, the Narendra Modi government might announce some incentives to promote the use of plastic cards for business transactions. If you prefer to use credit cards or debit cards in place of cash transactions, this budget might bringRead More

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