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Versova Beach was once Mumbai's filthiest beach

Three years into the clean-up drive, the results became quite prominent. Not only were the heaps of trash nowhere to be seen, but earlier in March, Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings were noticed in the beach. These turtles were sighted after 20 years, hinting that the beach was creating an environment conducive for the turtles.
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No harmful chemicals in PET bottles, finds CSIR study

PET bottles are safe, a comprehensive evaluation by the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore has determined. For years there’s been a swirling debate internationally on whether PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles, which are the mainstay of plastic bottles and disposable food containers, leach harmful chemicals when exposed to high temperatures.
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Parle Agro to invest Rs 50 crore for recycling PET bottles

Beverages major Parle Agro said on Monday that it would invest Rs 50 crore over the next three years to implement an end-to-end PET plastic waste management programme. In a statement issued here, the company said that it has partnered with the Indian Pollution Control Association and Nepra for collecting and recycling 100 per cent of its PET bottle waste and channel them to textiles and other non-allied industry segments.
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If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.”
– Pete Seeger, Folk Singer & Social Activist

BBC News Following up...

Plastic waste is a serious problem in India. But businesses in the emerging tech hub of Hyderabad may have found a golden business opportunity to turn plastic rubbish that would otherwise have ended up in a landfill, into efficient building materials used to construct houses and city pedestrian walkways.
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We never know the worth of water till the well is dry

Pete Seeger, Folk Singer & Social Activist

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray inaugurates used PET bottle reverse vending machine

Shri Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader and an environmental enthusiast, recently inaugurated Reliance Industries Ltd.’s (RIL) post-consumer PET bottle reverse vending machine near the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, India.
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