Dhapa garbage hits recycle hurdle
July 8, 2023 |
July 8, 2023
Items like metal, rags and paper have good demand in the recycling chain. The authorities must look into this issue. There is no reason why recyclers would not be interested in them said Dr Suneel Pandey, Senior Director, TERI.
Plastic bans created awareness but stricter enforcement needed
June 7, 2023 |
June 14, 2023
The Times of India
While most large businesses have shifted to non-SUP alternatives the problem persists with smaller vendors who find them costly compared with plastic, intense awareness drives, stricter monitoring and an incentive system will help the smaller vendors give up SUPs says Mr Suneel Pandey, Director of the Environment and Waste Management Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
PROMISE Sustainability Awards Conferred
May 31, 2023 |
June 14, 2023
The key focus of the conference was sharing of best practices in tackling marine litter across countries of the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. In the first panel discussion on EPR framework for tackling marine litter which highlighted the EPR framework for plastics and its implementation aspects especially with regard to the MSME sector.
From Assembly to markets, plastics find their way around Delhi ban
April 24, 2023 |
June 14, 2023
Over the past ten months, the Delhi government restricted the use of 19 single-use plastic products and plastic bags under 120 microns in thickness; however, these products are still used openly. Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI, said unchecked manufacturing of plastic items and lax implementation of the ban is responsible for the resurgence of SUP products. Mr. Pandey said one solution could be for the government to hand-hold manufacturers during the transition, accompanied by strict vigilance to ban the manufacturing of such items.
Plastic ban ambit wider but violation rampant in Kolkata
January 2, 2023 |
January 2, 2023
To shift from making a plastic bag that is 50 microns or less in thickness to making a bag 120-micron thick will need some modification in machinery. Many manufacturers, who work with little capital, find it difficult to make the investment. They are waiting for some handholding from the government, said Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, TERI.
Approaches to Mitigate the Danger of Plastics to Marine Ecosystems
December 30, 2022
| Mr Prahlad Tewari
| View Point
Many plastic products are for single use and reach the ecosystem as waste in a short time. Most of it is nonbiodegradable and non-compostable and accumulates in the environmental ecosystem.It is evident that urgent steps are to be taken and enforced to prevent the oceans from turning into a sea of microplastics; they are necessary and essential for life on earth to sustain, writes Dr. Neha, Senior Fellow, TERI.
Many plastic products are for single use and reach the ecosystem as waste in a short time, writes Dr. Neha, Senior Fellow, TERI.