However, this recent study reveals that the recycling process transfers the toxins in plastic to the recycled plastic; and because recycling typically mixes several types of plastic together, could produce new chemical cocktails in the process.
Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) embarked on a study to assess consumers’ perception of electricity bill formats, awareness of bill elements and their expectations from a model bill, and to recommend redesigning of Tamil Nadu’s electricity bill format based on consumer feedback on both White Meter Cards (WMCs) – the most widely used format in the state – and online account summaries available on the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited’s (TANGEDCO) website. The study titled ‘Making electricity bills consumer-friendly: A Tamil Nadu case study’ is released.
As India observed Salt Awareness Week from 11th to 17th March, leading doctors and public health experts raised alarm regarding excess salt intake and its impact on the rising prevalence of hypertension in the country.
How can the #environment be guarded if the same person who grants approval to industries as SDM is supposed to review it as chairman of DEIAA/DEAC? Indian states comment on zero draft.
The affidavit filed by Mr.P. Edwin Wilson before the National Green Tribunal seeking appropriate directions to clean up the Coovum river,adyar river and the Buckingham canal running through the city of Chennai.
Intergrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan - Drawings from the Social Assessment Report (Vol 5 of the Final Report) contains maps showing 'Action on Slums', 'Negative social impact' and 'Affected Land' dated February 2014 received from CRRT in response to an RTI.
Chennai River Restoration Trust (CRRT) implementation of 60 short term sub projects at an estimated cost of Rs.604.77 crores under Integrated Cooum River Eco Restoration Project - Administrative Sanction - Accorded - Order issued received from CRRT in response to an RTI.