‘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 …