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September 2018: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

Solar Projects: Creating Milestones RUMSL (Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd) a joint venture between Government of India owned SECI and Government of Madhya Pradesh MPUVNL has implemented the 750MW Rewa Solar Project successfully and plans to succeed it with projects double Rewa’s size. This venture will mirror several features of Rewa project, and RUMSL will…

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Hong Kong’s fight against plastic pollution

In an announcement made on August 26th, Sunday the Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-Chung mentioned that in 2019 a new trial would be rolled out in three of the Hong Kong’s 18 districts to improve the currently miserable rate of plastics recycling. The city’s Number 2 official is however yet to reveal the names of…

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Ocean Plastic for Real Madrid’s third kit

Kit suppliers Adidas in partnership with Parley for Oceans, a non-profit devoted to promoting awareness on the increasing plastic contamination in the oceans of the world, have come up with the 2018-19 season’s third strip, which was revealed by Real Madrid on Monday. Made from recycled materials, Parley Ocean plastic is used completely to make…

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Seattle First City to Ban single Use Plastic Straws and Utensils

According to a study conducted by Seattle Public Utilities, the first major US city which has put a ban on the single-use plastic is Seattle. The complete ban includes all the plastic straws and utensils that are commonly used in food services. Seattle is leading in the US as an eco-conscious city and is working…

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Plastic Eating Bacteria Discovered in Major Breakthrough

A solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises has been found by a student; i .e. breeding bacteria that can eat plastic and then breaks down into by-products harmlessly. Polyethene terephthalate (PET) degraded by microbes is one of the world’s most common plastics that is used in drinks bottles, clothing, and food packaging….

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How to make periods environmentally friendly

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest contributing factors to the decline in our environment – and the taboo subject of sanitary waste makes up a percentage of this. In the UK alone, 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products are used every year – and it’s estimated that 700,000 pantyliners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million…

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Nations Declare War against Single Use Plastic

Disposable plastics, also known as single-use plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include things like plastic bags, coffee stirrers, water bottles, straws, soda and most food packaging items. The plastic used in such products is practically low-grade i.e. not recommended to be reused. It often leeches chemicals and…