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MPCB issues closure notice to manufacturing unit in Pune after plastic seizure

Earlier in a surprise inspection conducted on June 29, the MPCB seized nearly 300 kg of plastic below 300 microns in size from Kondhwa-based ‘Jalaram Plastic’

The unit has not obtained an extended producer responsibility (EPR) certificate from the competent authority. It has not obtained plastic registration under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2024 10:31 PM IST

Is plastic usage hazardous for kidneys? Doctors weigh in

From reducing the efficiency of kidneys to triggering the development of chronic kidney diseases, here’s how plastic is hazardous for kidneys.

The toxins present within plastics can cause additional complications to the kidneys for individuals with existing kidney diseases.
Published on Jul 04, 2024 08:48 PM IST
By, Delhi

Is your kitchen's plastic chopping board slowly harming you?

Plastic chopping board releases microplastics every time you use it. It is one of the major source of microplastics found in human body.

There's no point in eating healthy when you use a plastic chopping board. (Pexels)
Published on Jun 28, 2024 05:09 PM IST
ByAdrija Dey

Woman rescues 2 kittens wrapped in plastic, thrown in garbage

In the middle of garbage, the woman found two defenceless kittens wrapped in plastic and callously discarded.

The woman saved these two kittens who were found in garbage,
Published on Jun 19, 2024 06:37 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

In Lucknow’s waste-side story, plastic peril paints grim picture

Nearly 300 metric tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Lucknow every day -- a five-fold jump from 59 tonnes in 2015 that poses a threat to human health, depletes nutritional quality of soil and raises concerns about the long-term environmental impact

The Chowk Nala area, which lies behind the famous Bada Imambara, is covered in plastics (Deepak Gupta/Hindutan Times)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow
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