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Reality Check – Plastic Our Daily Companion

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The exponential increase in human population over the past few decades has paralleled globalsurge of plastic production and consumption ensuing an ever increasing menace of plastic pollution swathing Earth’s biodiversity and the natural resources. The brighter side of this grim picture shows that plastic – a synthetic organic polymer – is making our lives easier […]…Read More

Plastic pollution threatening aquatic life

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Freshwater fishes are now the most threatened set of marine life. Most of the threats to freshwater fishes along with other freshwater biological diversity is habitat modification, destruction, overfishing, forestry practice, climate change and water pollution. The rising trend of use of plastic bags, especially possess a huge threat to marine life. The issue of […]…Read More

Plastic Money and Digital Transactions trending in Pakistan

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Adoption of digital transactions in Pakistan has seen a 17% growth YoY during 2016-17 as per annual performance review from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The credit goes to mobile broadband technology in Pakistan that has encouraged digital transactions. Increasing awareness and efficiency of e-commerce businesses and online payments systems are also responsible for this […]…Read More

Pakistani scientist found plastic eating fungus to combat garbage problem

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Plastic eating fungus has been found in garbage dump of Islamabad, Pakistan claimed researchers. Researchers have found a species of fungus, known as Aspergillus tubingensis that feed off of plastic. This fungus can grow on plastic itself and breaks down the bonds between the molecules to pull them apart to degrade. Scientist is of the view […]…Read More

Ridge and Furrow with Plastic Mulching: AStep Ahead forSemi-aridRain-fedAgri-produce enhancement

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article image Semi-arid or sub-humid zones are characterized by low erratic rainfall of up to 700 mm per annum, periodic droughts and different associations of vegetative cover and soils. Inter-annual rainfall varies from 20-50%. Regarding livelihood systems, in general, agricultural harvests are likely to be irregular, although grazing is satisfactory. Pakistan lies in the subtropical arid zone and most of the country is subjected to a semi-arid climate. Linked to water, and based on physiography, in…Read More

Pakistan Plastic Show pulls huge visitors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The three-day Pakistan Plastic Show 2016, which attracted around 60,000 visitors at 65 local and international stalls, has recently concluded. The show imparted necessary information about the industry and its products and featured insightful sessions, technologies and strategic discussions. This event received good response from industry professionals and the general public. The closing ceremony was chaired by Engineering Development Board CEO Tariq Ejaz…Read More

Pakistan Plastic Show pulls huge visitors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The three-day Pakistan Plastic Show 2016, which attracted around 60,000 visitors at 65 local and international stalls, has recently concluded. The show imparted necessary information about the industry and its products and featured insightful sessions, technologies and strategic discussions. This event received good response from industry professionals and the general public. The closing ceremony was chaired by Engineering Development Board CEO Tariq Ejaz Chaudhry.…Read More

Catalytic conversion of waste plastic bags into electricity using nanotechnology

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article image THE EFFECTS of plastic bags on the environment are really quite devastating. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), between 500 billion to a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. The bags find their way directly into landfills, oceans, rivers, and parks. Normal plastic bags do not decompose quickly. Thus, these bags will be around for centuries. When they finally begin to break down, toxic substances will seep into the ground and be washed into lakes,…Read More

Plastic bags affecting environment

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Masses in Pakistan should reduce pollution in the environment at least with their minimum efforts by discouraging the use of plastic bags which are not only dangerous for health but also emit hazardous effects in the environment.According to a research, a substandard plastic bag takes hundreds of years to get decomposed, and till that time it remains in the environment causing very hazardous impact on our routine life.Experts say that there is a desperate need to raise…Read More

Plastic bag makers playing role to save environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Hundreds of companies from all over Pakistan have joined hands with the d2w for greener Pakistan. The d2w is a leading brand of Symphony Environmental UK in oxo-biodegradable technology which is providing best solutions to plastic pollution.The d2w is a granular chemical which not only makes the plastic environment friendly but also decreases its life from hundreds of years to some months after its useful life. d2w additive is added in plastics during preparation in the…Read More