IIT Students to Transform PET Bottles to Toilets in Rural India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to eradicate open defecation by October 2, 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. However, as per 2015’s Swachhta Satus Report, over half of rural India (52.1%) still defecates in the open. The same report also reveals that only 45.3% households have access to sanitary toilets. Furthermore, […]

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Few Interesting Myths About Plastics

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Plastic has become an inevitable part of everyday life right from carry bags to medical plastics. According to a study conducted by Grand View Research, the Global Plastics Market is expected to reach USD 654.38 billion by 2020. People around the world debate about the boon and bane of plastics to mankind. Here are a […]

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Real Madrid And Bayern Munich’s new Adidas Kits are Made from Recycled Ocean Plastics

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Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will wear special kits made from recycled ocean plastics for one-off games in November. These football clubs are sponsored by Adidas, which is launching its first kits made from Parley Ocean Plastic. Parley is an ocean protection organisation that seeks corporate partners like Adidas to address the issue of plastic […]

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Is Ban on Plastic the Right Way to Approach Waste Management?

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Plastic has become the poster boy for everything that’s bad for the environment – it doesn’t decompose, harms animals, litters parks and beaches, clogs drains, and so on and so forth. The problem in this scenario, however, is not plastic itself, but the way it is being used and discarded. Contrary to popular belief, plastic […]

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Rigid Plastics Packaging Market in India

Rigid Plastics Packaging Market in India

Over the last 3 decades, the rigid plastics packaging market in India has literally grown by leaps and bounds. The increasing demand for bottled water, beverages, personal care and household items has immensely contributed to this explosive growth. Today Indian packaging industry is valued at US$ 13 billion and rigid plastics packaging market is expected […]

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Plastic Waste Management Market Expected to Cross US$26,573.3 million by 2020

Plastic Waste Management Market Expected to Cross US$26,573.3 million by 2020

According to research conducted by MarketsandMarkets, the plastic waste management market is expected to grow steadily from 2015 to 2020 and reach US $26,573.3 million by 2020. The types of plastic wastes that are commonly generated include polymers such as polypropylene (PP), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PUR), polystyrene (PS), […]

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Environment Related Initiatives by AIPMA

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All India Plastics Manufacturer’s Association – popularly known as AIPMA – is one of the oldest and largest apex body of the plastic industry in India. Founded by industry visionaries, the association is a professionally managed body guided by leading industrialists and professionals of the industry. Headquartered in Mumbai, the association has regional offices in […]

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Difference Between Biodegradable Packaging and Compostable Packaging

Difference between biodegradable packaging and compostable packaging

Nowadays most of the packaging options claim to be biodegradable and compostable. However, have you ever thought of the difference between them? It is essential to know what these packaging materials mean for understanding the impact they cause on the environment.   Biodegradable Packaging Biodegradable packaging breaks down easily and decomposes into natural elements within […]

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World’s First Plastic Composite Lighthouse at Valencia Port

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Recently the lighthouse of Valencia port received an award for innovation in the category of infrastructure at the JEC World 2016 Innovation Awards. It is the world’s first lighthouse made of plastic composite materials. What makes this lighthouse unique is its low construction costs, less maintenance and short construction period. Designed by architect Ignacio Pascual, […]

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The Growing Demand for Recycled Polypropylene

The Growing Demand for Recycled Polypropylene

Polypropylene is often referred to as the polymer of future. According to the latest survey conducted by the Association of Plastic Recyclers, there is a growing demand for recycled polypropylene in a wide range of industries.Applications for recycled polypropylene include tubes, rigid packaging, closures, containers, pails, crates, disposable cutlery, pallets, hangers, and tubs. The international […]

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