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 •  February 28

The city Corporation is set to take on a culture that ranks convenience above environmental sustainability through its ban on the sale of plastic carry bags and non-woven polypropylene bags from Wednesday. It has been pushing the use of alternatives, through conducting training programmes in the manufacture of paper and cloth bags, the ongoing...

The Hindu

 •  September 25, 2016

The Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia held in Singapore this month displayed many innovative green building solutions that can be replicated in India, says Nidhi Adlakha Here are eight innovative green products that can be used across India. Green wall Also known as living walls or vertical gardens, green walls are a common feature in Singapore. A green...

The Hindu

 •  April 30, 2013

Civic body's new initiative from January
Bumpy rides and potholes may soon be things of the past if the Chennai Corporation's new initiative to re-lay roads with plastics proves successful.
The civic body will commence re-laying of plastic roads on all bus routes and interior areas in the city, from January.
Typically, one-km stretch of a single ...

The Hindu

 •  July 26, 2012

Biocampus, the research wing attached to Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Thiruvalla (Macfast), has developed bioplastics, or reinforced plastics, which is claimed to be biodegradable to a large extent and cheaper to produce.
Powdered cellulose obtained from natural fibres such as jute and water hyacinth is used as reinforcement in ...