‘Prakriti’ green initiatives for effective plastic waste management:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: In another step toward eliminating single-use plastic, the Union Environment Ministry has launched “Prakriti”, a mascot to spread greater awareness about small changes that can be sustainably adopted in the lifestyle for a better environment.   During the event, following green initiatives were launched for …

Substitute for single-use plastics:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation and Pollution related issues.   Context: IISc researchers find a way to substitute for single-use plastics. By combining non-edible oils and cellulose extracted from agricultural stubble, the researchers made biodegradable, multi use polymer sheets.   Significance: This can make a substitute for single-use plastic that can, in principle, help mitigate …

India faces numerous challenges in its bid to ban single-use plastics

  Topics Covered:  Conservation related issues.    India faces numerous challenges in its bid to ban single-use plastics Context:  The Indian government is planning to phase out single-use plastics leading to complete elimination. But concerns revolve around the availability of alternatives and plastic waste management systems.    Background:  In 2019, the Union government in a …