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HUL declares war on plastic with cardboard deodorant and bamboo toothbrush

When Hindustan Unilever (HUL) decided to put a curve on its best-selling Pond’s talc pack some time back, its patrons may have assumed the move was aimed at breaking the monotony of the cylindrical shape used for decades. While breaking the boredom was one of the reasons, the slight curve at the belly of Pond’s talc packs allowed the consumer goods giant to save one-third of the plastic that goes into each pack. More recently, its distributors found that 

Have we failed single use plastic ban challenge?

A year after Maharashtra government banned single-use plastic in the state, Mirror Now went on-ground to check the extent to which Mumbaikars have stopped using plastic. The industry was given 2-years of time to come up with alternatives for the multi-layer packaging and it did not come up with it. With this pace, I don’t think India can reach that level by 2020: Dinesh Raj, CSE to Mirror Now.   Source : Mirror Now Share About Us

Mumbai Airport to Go Plastic-Free

Mumbai airport will be plastic-free from October 2 (Wednesday), announced the GVK-run airport on Monday. The Mumbai International Airport Limited released a notice which laid out the guidelines of plastic-ban in accordance with the Government of India. “The airport has banned all single-use plastic items including disposable cutlery made up of thermocol (polystyrene or plastic), PET/PETE bottles (less than 200 ml), plastic bags (with/without handle), disposable dish/bowl for food packaging, straws, thermocol items and bubble wraps,” a Mumbai International Airport Ltd