PROMISE Sustainability Awards Conferred
May 31, 2023 |
May 31, 2023
The key focus of the conference was sharing of best practices in tackling marine litter across countries of the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. In the first panel discussion on EPR framework for tackling marine litter which highlighted the EPR framework for plastics and its implementation aspects especially with regard to the MSME sector.
From Assembly to markets, plastics find their way around Delhi ban
April 24, 2023 |
April 24, 2023
Over the past ten months, the Delhi government restricted the use of 19 single-use plastic products and plastic bags under 120 microns in thickness; however, these products are still used openly. Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI, said unchecked manufacturing of plastic items and lax implementation of the ban is responsible for the resurgence of SUP products. Mr. Pandey said one solution could be for the government to hand-hold manufacturers during the transition, accompanied by strict vigilance to ban the manufacturing of such items.
Plastic ban ambit wider but violation rampant in Kolkata
January 2, 2023 |
January 2, 2023
To shift from making a plastic bag that is 50 microns or less in thickness to making a bag 120-micron thick will need some modification in machinery. Many manufacturers, who work with little capital, find it difficult to make the investment. They are waiting for some handholding from the government, said Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, TERI.
Approaches to Mitigate the Danger of Plastics to Marine Ecosystems
December 30, 2022
| Mr Prahlad Tewari
| View Point
Many plastic products are for single use and reach the ecosystem as waste in a short time. Most of it is nonbiodegradable and non-compostable and accumulates in the environmental ecosystem.It is evident that urgent steps are to be taken and enforced to prevent the oceans from turning into a sea of microplastics; they are necessary and essential for life on earth to sustain, writes Dr. Neha, Senior Fellow, TERI.
Many plastic products are for single use and reach the ecosystem as waste in a short time, writes Dr. Neha, Senior Fellow, TERI.
UNCRD-AARC deliberates on redefining multi-layer packaging plastic waste
November 29, 2022 |
November 29, 2022
Asian News International
During the webinar "Redefining Multi-Layer Packaging Plastic Waste (Category III)," organized by UNCRD and AARC, Dr Suneel Pandey, Senior Director, TERI, said that regulation for promoting 3R, circular economy practices can speed up the effort to reduce end-of-life combustion.
Dhapa fumes trigger pain for eyes and lungs
October 13, 2022 |
October 13, 2022
Fire at Dhapa landfill in Kolkata is self-sustained by methane supply from biodegradable waste. Methane is formed when biodegradable wastes degrade without contact with air as layers of the new waste pile over them. Once the methane gas is formed, it escapes through any fissure it finds, said Dr Sunil Pandey, Director of Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI.