Italian Island of Capri Bans Single-Use Plastics

If you find yourself on the island of Capri, you’d better not have a plastic fork stuck in your bag, or else you might get a €500 fine. The new ruling, effective May 15, states that no more single-use plastics are allowed on the island, unless they’re made of biodegradable …

Enough Plastic Produced Each Day to Make 22 Trillion Water Bottles

Enough plastic is produced each day to make almost 22 trillion water bottles. That’s according to the National Geographic Society and Sky Ocean Ventures, which say more than 90% of this volume will never be recycled – to address this troubling issue, the two organisations have teamed up to launch …

Half Marathon in London Bans Plastic Bottles

The Harrow Half Marathon is to become the first major running event in London to ban single-use plastic bottles. Runners at the marathon on Sunday, 16th September, were not be able to refill their plastic bottles on the 13-mile course but were given biodegradable water sachets – called Ooho – …

Puducherry Government to Implement Waste Management Rules

Puducherry government will implement the Municipal solid waste management rules, 2016, notified by the Union environment, forest and climate change ministry within a month following a direction from the National green tribunal (NGT). Puducherry municipality and Oulgaret municipality commissioners – R Chandrasekar and M S Ramesh respectively – made an …

Czech Organic Waste Fed Biogas Subsidies Approved by EU Commission

The Czech Republic’s plans to provide financial support for biogas installations which use at organic waste feedstocks, have been approved by the European Commission as being in-line with EU state aid rules. The decision that means that anaerobic digestion plants of up to 500 kW, and which are fed by …