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How an IFS officer in rural MP took 4,900 kg of plastic bags that saplings were wrapped in and recycled them

Anupam Sharma, an IFS officer in the Maihar region of Madhya Pradesh speaks about how he made  plantation sites plastic-free and is cutting down our carbon footprint 

 

Published on 15th September 2021
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Researchers find significant presence of micro-plastics in Ganga

Micro-plastics are defined as plastics less than 5 mm in length and recognised as a major source of marine pollution due to their persistence, ubiquity and toxic potential

Published on 23rd July 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Why Earth could very well be dubbed the 'Plastic Planet'

In today's #TBT, we recall an arduous research that came to this searing conclusion — since 2015, human beings  have produced over 8.3 billion tons of plastic and this is where it is all really going

Published on 19th July 2021
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A new study finds that cows' stomachs have microbes that can break down plastic

In other words, these microorganisms can already break down similar materials, so the study authors thought they might be able to break down plastics as well

Published on 2nd July 2021
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This student from Punjab has two world records in fitness without ever using the gym for practice

Kuwar has made his own workout equipment from waste materials like plastic bottles, bricks, tyres and cement tiles

Published on 30th June 2021
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Here's how these NMIMS students are creating low-cost, eco-friendly furniture from plastic waste

Plament is a start-up that develops a unique material from plastic waste which can be then used to build eco-friendly furniture and items for interior decoration

Published on 18th June 2021
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Why you'll absolutely love the miniature 3D cars, buses and trucks made by this student during lockdown 

Karthik Lahari speaks about his ace 3D models of everyday vehicles around us using foam sheets and plastic waste available at home. Here's how he does it

Published on 2nd June 2021
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Scientists find dangerous chemical pollutants in disposable face masks

The research reveals high levels of pollutants, including lead, antimony, and copper, within the silicon-based and plastic fibres of common disposable face masks

Published on 5th May 2021
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This IITM start-up's solar-powered device can turn plastic waste, PPE into usable furnace oil

Samudhyoga Waste Chakra is an IIT Madras-driven start-up that is ensuring plastic waste is properly treated

Published on 4th May 2021
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Study reveals why microplastics should be considered as multiple stressor, not single contaminant

The study reveals that there are multiple impacts of different microplastics with varying sizes, shapes, and chemical makeup to the survival, growth, and development of larval fathead minnows

Published on 21st April 2021
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Study reveals that microplastics in sewage become 'hubs' for drug-resistant bacteria

According to the study, microplastics allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle

Published on 26th March 2021
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IIT Mandi researchers develop scalable method for efficient removal of heavy metals from water

The IIT Mandi team claimed that using the solution blowing technique, they could replace 40 per cent of the nylon with chitosan, which means 40 per cent less fossil-fuel-derived polluting plastics

Published on 15th March 2021
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Researchers use silkworm silk hoping for better treatment of muscle atrophy

Cells grown on silkworm silk proved to more closely mimic human skeletal muscle than those grown on the usual plastic surface

Published on 11th March 2021
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This vacuum cleaner is for keeping public spaces free of plastics. Check it out!

Five students of Sona College of Engineering have developed a vacuum cleaner that can pick up light plastic off the roads and shred them into reusable material

Published on 10th March 2021
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Coronavirus survives far less time on paper, clothes than on glass and plastic: Study

The research suggests that the virus can survive for four days on glass, and seven days on plastic and stainless steel

Published on 15th February 2021

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