India Announces Plastic Waste Import Ban

India Announces Plastic Waste Import Ban

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The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has amended the country’s Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules to include a prohibition of solid plastic waste import into the country. According to a statement from the Indian government, the move, announced March 6th, was enacted “In order to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of […]

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Philippines Survey Shows ‘Shocking’ 60 Billion Sachets Disposed Yearly as Plastic Waste

Philippines Survey Shows ‘Shocking’ 60 Billion Sachets Disposed Yearly as Plastic Waste

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An audit in the Philippines has shown the country uses a “shocking” amount of single-use plastic disposed as plastic waste, including nearly 60 billion sachets a year, a new report said Friday. The report, produced by the NGO GAIA, is part of an effort to collect data on plastic consumption as environmentalists push for government action to […]

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