Posts Tagged ‘environment’

BASF conducts pilot project to promote composting of organic waste in Pune

On the occasion of World Environment Day, BASF, with the support of the Pune Municipal Corporation, announced the launch of its pilot composting project. The project aims at promoting composting of source-separated organic waste in certified compostable and fully biodegradable bags. ?Through this project we wish to promote composting as the most effective and efficient method for organic waste management

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World?s largest plastics recycling plant inaugurated

The world?s largest recycling plant has been inaugurated. ECO Plastics and Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) have announced the official opening of their new joint venture, Continuum Recycling.

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Toray receives Conservation Leadership Award for 2012

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, and bio-based films, is pleased to announce that of all this year’s recipients of the Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Senator John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards, it received the highest honor. The annual awards are given in memory of the late governor and U.S

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SABIC to invest US$100 mln in new Technology Center in Kangqiao, east of Shanghai

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) yesterday announced a US$100 mln investment to build 60,000 sqm new Technology Center in Kangqiao, east of Shanghai

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BASF and Hyundai concept car shown for the first time in India

BASF, the worldÂ’s leading chemical company, exhibited, for the first time in India, the i-flow, a one-of-a-kind concept car based on a unique collaboration between BASF and Hyundai Motor Group. The breathtaking design of the i-flow is coupled with a wide range of innovative features, which are beneficial to the environment as well as eye-opening to many carmaker and car lovers.

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Proactive steps by plastics associations across the world to deal with marine litter challenges

Following up on their meeting and joint declaration on plastics and marine debris back in March, over 30 global plastics industry leaders met again in Dubai 14 to 17 November, 2011 to chalk out plans ahead for 2012 onwards. The group issued a news release from Dubai and stated they had identified 100 projects in 32 countries that are aimed at addressing the issue from all parts of the world. The group is inviting assistance from other stakeholders and has formed 3 main teams 1) the Americas, 2) Europe & Africa and 3) Asia and Australia which will coordinate activities of the sub groups.

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Pune gets its first road made from plastic waste

The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) recently repaired half a km of the road outside Hutchings High School by integrating plastic with tar known as polymer-modified bitumen, thus making good use of discarded plastic and preventing further damage to the environment. This move has been carried out with the advocacy of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prevent the persistent problem of potholes on the roads and to increase the resistance to water at a lower construction cost.

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Environment Dept proposes blanket ban on all plastic carry bags and covers in Delhi

Delhi governmentÂ’s ban on the use, sale and storage of plastic bags in 2009 shows signs of failure two years on, mainly due to the shoddy implementation.

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Oh No! Another Crisis!

Here we go again! Now it’s polycarbonate bottles that are being banned. First in Canada, then in California (isn’t it usually the other way around?).

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