Plastic Bags

  • Delhi: Complete ban on plastic bags practical? September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Efforts are being made in Delhi yet again to ban plastic and the Sheila Dikshit government says no one will be spared this time. But is a complete plastic ban possible? Many say the ban on plastic bags is a move that was much needed for a cleaner...
  • Mumbai: BMC sells plastic bags for profit July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: In a world of plastic intentions, plastic promises and plastic bags, while the latter are the city’s civic agency’s obvious priority, the other two components cannot be overlooked. Why else would Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently ran a campaign between June 17 and July 18 against plastic less...
  • School kids protest against plastic bags January 3, 2011

    Barmer: As the Rajasthan government clamped a complete ban on plastic bags recently, the students have decided to send out the message in a unique way. ...
  • Plastic makers want Govt to lift ban on plastic bags March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: You can hear it on the radio, read them on your phone or watch them clean up your neighbourhood park. The plastic lobby in the capital is leaving no litter unturned to promote the use of plastic bags, which they consider to be eco-friendly. There are around 10...
  • Delhi school kids battle for a greener capital February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The Capital is certainly going green! Following a ban on plastic bags, a bunch of students have come up with an innovative way to supply an alternative. Their battle to save the earth has just begun and they are using weapons of a different kind! Armed with crayons, scissors...
  • Delhi bans plastic bags, users to be fined or jailed January 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has finally imposed a complete ban on the use of plastic bags in the Capital. A gazette notification is expected to be published early next week. The environment department says the gazette notification will be pre-dated and hence the ban is effectively already in place. Meanwhile, hawkers and...
  • Govt clears Bill to curb plastic bags use in Delhi September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday approved four bills, including one on controlling use of degradable plastic bags, which will be presented in the forthcoming session of the Delhi Assembly. The Delhi Legislative Assembly begins its session on September 10 and the bills to be tabled are: Delhi Medicare Service...
  • Delhi govt gives up on plastic battle June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court's move to contain the plastic bag menace has received a lukewarm response from the city government, which says the problem is here to stay. The court ordered the Delhi government to form a panel of experts to look into a possible ban on plastic bags. Among...
  • It's all profit in no-plastic policy March 5, 2007

    Mumbai: It’s only recently that the Maharashtra government has woken up to the problem of plastic bags and banned them but in one corner of Mumbai the movement against plastic started much earlier and has already reaped rich dividends for those who practice this "no-plastic" policy. One such vegetable seller...