Single-use plastic ban: Reading the fine print reveals ominous loopholes

Source: Down to Earth   Relevance: New Plastic Waste Management Rules 2021 and issues associated with it Synopsis: The recently announced Plastic Waste Management Rule 2021 prohibits 20 identified single-use plastic items by 2022 to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. However, civil societies have raised some concerns with the new provisions. Must read: Beating… Continue reading Single-use plastic ban: Reading the fine print reveals ominous loopholes

A third of India’s coastline underwent erosion in 28 years, Bengal worst affected

Source: Down to Earth What is the news? According to a recent technical report by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), between 1990 and 2018 nearly 32% of India’s coastline underwent sea erosion and 27% of it experienced expansion. NCCR carried out a national shoreline change assessment mapping for Indian coast using 28 years… Continue reading A third of India’s coastline underwent erosion in 28 years, Bengal worst affected