November news letter
of the year's plastic news from India.
Ecologist Article published in The Ecologist (UK) based on death by
plastic of Lucknow cows.
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Updated 11 November
place plastics in the context of a sustainable materials policy for
limit the amount of plastics we use. In particular for short-life, non-essential
government to work with industry to phase out the production of the
most harmful plastics (for example PVC) and invest in the development
of renewable materials including bio-plastics.
make producers take responsiblity for the products and waste they create,
and take-back their products at the end of their useful life.
stop the import of hazardous plastic waste into India for 'recycling'.
Through this web site
establish a network and provide information for state wide initiatives
that are working to limit the negative impact of plastics on India.
provide up-to-date information on Indian national and state law regarding
plastic (manufacture, use and disposal) and monitor the implementation
of these laws.
clarify common misconceptions about plastics, in particular recycling
and the hazards of plastics etc.
provide news on international action relating to plastics, for example
bans and phase-outs, and product take-back initiatives.
links and information on research institutions and industries working
with bio-plastics and renewable materials both in India and internationally.