MAY 2018  
Plastic Covers of Food Packets to be Phased Out

Known for causing pollution hazards, the multi-layered plastics, the shiny cover in which several ready-to-eat food, chips, and biscuits as well as tobacco products are being sold, will be phased out soon. The Union Environment Ministry has notified an amendment to the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018, adding the multi-layered plastics to the list of plastics that it expects to be phased out. Multi-layered plastics are non-recyclable and pollute soil and water bodies. According to the ministry, a central registration system will be in place, and the names of producers, importers, and brand owners will be part of it. The centralized registration system will be evolved by Central Pollution Control Board for the registration of the producer/importer/brand owner.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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