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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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Aakash Ranison has set up three deathbeds using plastic waste drawn from the Ganga to remind us of our plastic woes

Climate change activist Aakash Ranison has set up deathbeds out of plastic obtained from River Ganga to create awareness among people. He had also created a marine cemetery on Kerala's Beypore beach

Published on 1st February 2021
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This 8-year-old created an art installation at a Chennai mall on Republic Day to help us kick the plastic habit. Check it out!

Ahana Rhea Berkin is a DIY enthusiast and a self-taught artist whose art installation Beeconscious showcased a beehive made out of plastic waste

Published on 28th January 2021
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Commonwealth Secreteriat and women sailing crew to fight marine pollution

The collaboration will help Commonwealth countries protect oceans and manage plastic pollution

Published on 21st January 2021
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Sona College of Technology wins Student Innovators award in competition organised by Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute

Through this project, the team led by Aravinda Kumar Vasu and teammates Ragav S and Kirubakaran S solved the problem of discarded plastic filling up waste dumps on the city outskirts

Published on 20th December 2020
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IIT Kharagpur researches discover microplastic contamination in paper cups, say it's harmful to drink tea in it 

Paper cups are usually lined by a thin layer of hydrophobic film which is made of mostly plastic (polyethylene) and sometimes co-polymers to hold the liquid in the paper cup

Published on 8th November 2020
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How Ariro Toys ensures that children's developmental years are fun, safe and plastic-free

Ariro Toys in Chennai builds wooden toys for children between ages 0 and 3 that ensure maximum brain development. This is why they got started with these awesome plastic-free toys

Published on 14th October 2020
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Calculate your plastic footprint with this Delhi start-up's calculator and to do your bit to keep Earth plastic-free

The Plastic Footprint Calculator will scare you first, but it will slowly make you realise that you can reduce your plastic consumption by tweaking things here and there. Are you ready to calculate?

Published on 13th October 2020

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