Tag: Plastic

Shop owner fined Rs. 20,000 for selling banned plastics
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Shop owner fined Rs. 20,000 for selling banned plastics

April 16, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) which has enforced a strict ban on storing, selling and encouraging use of plastic, are conducting raids to check the sale of the banned item regularly. In a recent raid on a shop at Devaraja Market, the MCC authorities, who found the banned plastic being stored and sold at…

Ban on plastic in city: Raids on shops yield 1,350 kg banned material
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Ban on plastic in city: Raids on shops yield 1,350 kg banned material

April 8, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Following strict implementation of plastic ban order from Apr. 5 to make the district plastic-free, a few traders in city were still found indulging in selling the banned item which was causing harm to the environment. Keeping this in mind, the officials of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), who conducted raids on such shops and…

Shocking Truth – How Much Plastic Do We Consume?
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Shocking Truth – How Much Plastic Do We Consume?

October 16, 2020

You’re probably eating a plastic credit card every week. The average person actually ingests about five grams of plastic each week. Most people don’t mean to indulge in plastic, but microplastic fibers are making their way to your stomach through water and food each day. The Study On Microplastics The University of Newcastle in Australia…

MCC’s 2016 ban on plastic rule still remains on paper
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MCC’s 2016 ban on plastic rule still remains on paper

September 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Ban on single use plastic remains on paper because it continues to be widely in use in markets across Mysuru. For vegetables, fruits, fish or other eatables many shops still continue to pack them in plastic carry bags. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) had set up teams for ensuring effective implementation of the ban but…

From Plastic to Paper
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From Plastic to Paper

February 18, 2020

By Rajkumar Bhavasar The world today is grappling with plastic pollution challenge. We have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic with grave environmental consequences. It is true that plastic is valuable and when used wisely, plastic and environment can live in harmony. About 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced every year in…

Plog-a-thon in city
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Plog-a-thon in city

January 5, 2020

Overwhelming response for Plogging Over one tonne plastic waste collected Mysuru: More than 1,000 people, including professionals, residents, students and youth, enthusiastically took part in Plogging this morning from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple and by the end of the Plog-a-thon, over one tonne of single-use plastic waste was collected.  This is the first Plogathon held just…

Use of plastic in preparing, packing food items banned
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Use of plastic in preparing, packing food items banned

April 5, 2019

Mysuru:  The office of the Designated Officer, Mysuru Food Safety and Standard Act, Mysuru City Corporation Area, has banned the use of plastic in any form and also printed papers by roadside food vendors which preparing and packing food items. If anyone found using the banned materials, stern action would be initiated against them under…

Despite ban, plastic adds to city’s pile of waste
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Despite ban, plastic adds to city’s pile of waste

July 30, 2018

Mysuru:  Humanity’s relationship with plastic is rather schizophrenic. It is present in almost every aspect of modern life — from water bottles to aircraft. Without it, our lives would not be the same. However, it is now considered an environmental evil because of the havoc that plastic waste wreaks. We see it on our streets,…

Plastic prattle
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Plastic prattle

July 24, 2017

Many a scourge has tormented the earthlings over centuries taking toll of lives in numbers hard to determine. As if adding insult to injury, the human species has not lagged behind to hurt themselves in small measure by fighting wars for pride and gain, as recorded in history. Neither occurrence of afflictions nor wars is…

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