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Indian boy in UAE helps save environment

April 15th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS) A 10-year-old Indian boy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is doing his own bit to save the environment. Every day, he makes paper bags ... Read more...

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UAE to use biodegradable plastic bags by 2013

May 16th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will start using biodegradable plastic bags by 2013, environment ministry officials said.According to the ministry, nearly 12 billion plastic bags are ... Read more...

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UAE anti-plastic bags campaign a hit with private sector

May 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' move to keep the country free from plastic bags has won tremendous appreciation and support from the private sector.The drive - ... Read more...

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UAE opens ‘green’ service station

January 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) A government-owned oil company in Dubai has launched the first ever eco-friendly service station in the Middle-east.The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) opened the "green" service station in ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi firm to phase out plastic bags

September 15th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will phase out the use of plastic bags in its facilities, a company official said Wednesday. According to Chief Executive Officer ... Read more...

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California Assembly Passes Bill To Ban Plastic Bags

June 6th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar California, June 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The California state is on its way to become the first state in United States to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.As per reports, ... Read more...

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Biodegradable plastic use on rise in Costa Rica

April 9th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Uses of biodegradable plastic bags in Costa Rica has increased significantly in the last three years as a result of an intensified climate conservation campaign across the ... Read more...

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UAE petroleum company promotes biodegradable bags

February 12th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Emirates General Petroleum Corporation Emarat is promoting environment friendly biodegradable plastic bags, WAM news agency reported Friday. Hussain Kazim, manager of corporate communications ... Read more...

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Traders, campaigners welcome ban on plastic bags in Delhi

January 16th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Traders and green campaigners have welcomed the imposition of a ban on the use, sale and storage of plastic bags by the Delhi government, with many calling ... Read more...

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Going green to the grave in Australia

March 12th, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, March 12 (DPA) Those careful about their ecological footprint sometimes ponder whether a burial is greener than a cremation. An Adelaide cemetery has come up with some helpful arithmetic. It recommends ... Read more...

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