Sustainability

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

PRO India on Pyrolysis

What do you think of when you see plastics waste mixed with muck and everything else that you see lying along the roadside or brought back into landfills! Sure you cant think of recycling that. What’s the solution to plastics which are mixed with one another ( think of MLP where PE is mixed with Nylon and Aluminum) to create barrier properties that are Un-paralleled and at that cost. Making then Un-Recyclable too! What’s the solution? bringing them back ( long-distance

UK to consult on plastic packaging tax, chancellor says

The government is to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging as it seeks to ramp up efforts to tackle the scourge of litter and waste from single-use plastics, it was confirmed in the budget. Food and drink companies will be taxed on plastic packaging that does not include at least 30% recycled content, in a drive to reduce dependence on “virgin plastics” that are difficult or impossible to recycle, such as black food trays and plastic straws. But the

Unilever partners with Veolia to create circular economy for plastic packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has today (24 October) agreed a partnership with waste management Veolia, which will see the companies work together to develop innovative solutions to the plastic waste crisis. Through the partnership, the two companies will invest in recycling structure capacity and develop new, closed-loop processes and business models Under the new partnership, the firms will partner for a three-year period to develop emerging technologies that could create circular economy solutions for the world’s plastic waste streams. Starting in India and