Chandigarh: In a bid to reduce carbon emissions, the Punjab government on Sunday announced to impose ban on single-used plastic from the next month. During a virtual state-level function to mark World Environment Day 2022, Science, Technology and Environment Secretary Rahul Tewari announced the decision for protecting the environment. He said the ban on the […]
Washington: Scientists have discovered a new type of ‘plastic-loving bacterium’ that attaches itself to plastic present in the deep sea, probably allowing them to hitchhike across the ocean as per a new study. The findings of the research were published in the journal ‘Environmental Pollution’, a team led by researchers at Newcastle University. The team […]
The study, published in the journal Science, stated that plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment are "the rational policy response".
Plastic manufacturing has outpaced nearly every other man-made material. Half of all steel produced is used in construction, with a decades-long lifespan. Half of all plastic manufactured becomes trash in less than a year.