World News | Reuters | Friday February 13, 2015
The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot of every nation's coastline around the globe.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 3, 2014
Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people were quarantined in a Dallas apartment where sheets and other items used by the man were put in sealed plastic bags to prevent infe...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The dismembered body of a six-year-old Japanese girl has been found in several plastic bags near her home, police said on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 5, 2014
California governor Jerry Brown said late Thursday he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western US state the first to outlaw them.
Bangalore News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday July 3, 2014
A fire broke out at a jewellery showroom in Bangalore today, causing traffic disruption on the busy MG Road in the heart of the city.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 28, 2014
The Tripura government has imposed a total ban on the manufacture, import, storage and sale of plastic bags in the state in view of its harmful effect on the environment, an official said in Agartala on Saturday.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday June 21, 2014
Corpses, the suspected victims of violent deaths, are wrapped in plastic bags or covered loosely in stained sheets. There is no air conditioning and the room quickly becomes sweltering as the tropical sun beats down on the metal roof. A black fly buz...
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 9, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, who claims he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder, testified about his vain attempts to stem his girlfriend's blood loss and save her life using plastic bags and utility tape.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 9, 2014
Oscar Pistorius returned to the witness stand on Wednesday, giving horrifying testimony about his vain attempts to stem girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's blood loss and save her life using plastic bags and utility tape.
Offbeat | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 28, 2014
In a breakthrough, Indian researchers have developed an innovative method to re-use discarded plastic bags by transforming them into fuel to power car engines.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday July 21, 2013
Police fanned out in knee-high weeds Sunday to search a neighborhood where three bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags, and a suspect in the case indicated to authorities that he might have been influenced by a notorious serial killer who strangl...
IANS, Shimla | Thursday July 11, 2013
In a temporary reprieve to MNCs, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday stayed the government order imposing a ban on potato chips and candies packaged in polythene.Hearing a bunch of petitions, a division bench of Justice D.D. Sud and Justice Sanjay...
Associated Press | Monday July 8, 2013
Los Angeles became the biggest city in the U.S. to ban free plastic bags in grocery stores following a city council vote Tuesday.The 9-1 vote supports a ban that will take effect on Jan. 1 for large stores, City News Service reported. Under the law, ...
World News | Reuters | Monday March 11, 2013
Some 26,000 diamonds, worth at least $162,000 and contained in transparent plastic bags in hand luggage, proved too much for the "nothing to declare" lane at a Moscow airport.
Riya Chakravarty | Tuesday November 20, 2012
Watch movies but in an eco-friendly environment seems to be the IFFI motto this year with organisers banning the use of plastic glasses, cups, bottles and carry bags at the main venues in this coastal city.
World News | Associated Press | Friday November 2, 2012
At the only morgue in Pakistan's largest city lie the blackened remains of 32 people killed in one of the worst industrial accidents in the country's history, wrapped in white plastic body bags waiting for DNA tests to determine who they are.
Environment | Blog by Swati Thiyagarajan | Saturday May 12, 2012
The Supreme Court has called India's plastic waste or precisely the plastic bags we tend to use and throw a bigger threat to India then the atom bomb. While that might be a wee exaggeration it does most certainly highlight one of the biggest scourges...
India News | NDTV Correspondent with IANS inputs | Monday May 7, 2012
The Supreme Court on Monday said it would consider a complete ban on the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi issued notice to centre and states seeking their response on banning plastic...
Patna News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 19, 2012
Use of plastic bags inside Sanjay Gandhi Zoological park in Patna would be banned from June 5 to make the place a eco-friendly one, a high level meeting chaired by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi decided today.
Bangalore News | Express News Service | Monday December 26, 2011
Members of NKS Kutumba, a city-based Non-Government Organisation began their walk from Lalbagh West Gate towards Krishna Rao Park, Basavangudi, Gandhi Bazar and then back to Lalbagh on Sunday to spread awareness about the usage of plastic bags.
India News | Raksha Kumar, New York Times | Tuesday November 15, 2011
You reach the house of Indu Prakash Vaidya, a 32-year-old housewife, by trekking down a two-foot-wide alley through an inch of stinking, wet mud, filled with plastic bags and kitchen scraps. Her 200-square-foot shanty, in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, in the D...
Pune News | Abhay Khairnar, DNA | Wednesday December 22, 2010
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started treating plastic carrybags on a pilot basis at the Peshwe Energy Park near Sarasbaug. It is planning to erect more such plants in the city. Solid waste management head of the PMC, Suresh Jagtap, said the civic body has successfully started processing ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 25, 2010
Haryana Government has imposed total ban on manufacture, distribution, stocking, recycling, selling or using carry bags made of plastic in the state. Environment Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav said a notice in this regard has already been issued by his department and objec...
Top Stories | mid-day.com | Friday August 27, 2010
Carry a cotton bag with you when you visit Ganesh pandals this time. Somita Pal Mumbai In a bid to make Ganpati festivities eco-friendly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has laid down guidelines for Ganesh Mandals to ensure that devotees do not make offerings in plastic bags. "Du...