India Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 – Important Points

In India, plastic waste disposal is legislated under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. These rules specify the responsibilities of various stakeholders in managing the plastic waste. Few important points noted for some of the stakeholders is provided below in the form of infographic Dear Readers, do go through the above infographic and let me … Continue reading India Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 – Important Points

Plastics and Helmet

We all are aware of helmets and many of us even use it quite frequently. It is an important part of any bike ride. Bike helmets are the most common type of helmet, which everyone knows. Nevertheless, helmets are used in many applications such as in: Defence forcesSportsAutomobileConstructionMiningRecreational activities such as rock climbingSpace travel etc … Continue reading Plastics and Helmet

Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers

Infographic: Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers Polymer dissolution, which is based on two main steps - solvent diffusion and chain disentanglement, is one of the important steps in numerous industries and needs process and condition optimisation for increased profits. Thus, scientists have developed certain methodologies for understanding dissolution of polymers in various solvents and … Continue reading Methodologies for Understanding Dissolution of Polymers

Plastic Packaging Tax

What is a Tax? There are certain ways tax is defined in various resources, some of which are listed below: Investopedia: Taxes are mandatory contributions levied on individuals or corporations by a government entity—whether local, regional or national. Tax revenues finance government activities, including such public works and services as roads and schools, or programs … Continue reading Plastic Packaging Tax

Polymers with Hidden Length !

I came across one concept of 'Polymers with Hidden Length', which triggered curiosity in me to understand it further. To my surprise, this is not a new phenomenon but one with which we all are living for years and is apparently observed in bones, spider silk, abalone shells, diatoms etc. Literature defines this 'Hidden Length' … Continue reading Polymers with Hidden Length !