The PCB has now allowed the use of plastic containers for packing food items and plastic covers weighing above 50 microns for packing grocery items.
Dirty soil may enter the body by inhaling desert dust, fertiliser crystals, or plastic particles. Heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, plastics, and organic toxicants can also be consumed orally.
The noise pollution restriction rules are applicable to temple festivals and all other religious functions.
The foreign currency seized from Josemon included 239 US Dollars, 835 Canadian Dollars, 4,725 UAE Dirhams and 1 Qatar Rial of various denominations.
The engineer A M Harris was arrested on charges of receiving Rs 25,000 from an industrialist based in Kottayam.
A three-day online conference highlights more than 30 activities in place or in development around the world that can make important contributions by 2030 to a clean ocean.
Unlike plastic, glass is free of toxic chemicals and also retains the natural flavour on heating. It's also environmentally friendly and can be easily decomposed without emitting toxic chemicals.
The globally recognised eco-label - the Blue Flag certification is accorded by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) in Denmark.
The study focused for the first time on the impacts that plastic pollution has on animals that live on land and in freshwater environments in the Asia-Pacific region.
Unlike the present preservative dipping technology, where the preservatives are adsorbed by the fruit, here the wrapper releases the preservative only when needed.