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User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: E-Waste
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:06 IST RSS 2.0
 
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E-Wastes collected and handed over to 'Karo Sambhav' 30.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
E-Wastes collected and handed over to 'Karo Sambhav'
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Electric goods 'should have repairability rating' 23.10.2020 BBC: Technology
The government is urged to label devices like phones, laptops and washing machines to cut waste.
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Apple’s new iPhone 12 ships without a charger. Is this an eco-friendly move or a cash grab? 19.10.2020 Scroll.in
Even if abandoning chargers is a way for Apple to save money, the action could have a significant, positive impact on the environment.
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Apple sues recycling partner for selling devices instead of dismantling 5.10.2020 DNA
GEEP Canada was responsible for taking care of the e-waste and manage it, instead it re-sold a few hundred thousand of them.
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The surprising secrets hidden in a pregnancy test 4.9.2020 BBC: Technology
Researchers take apart a digital pregnancy testing kit and find a standard paper strip inside.
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One in three children 'exposed to lead' globally 30.7.2020 BBC: Health
One in three children are poisoned by lead that can cause their health irreversible harm, research finds.
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UK electrical waste mountain growing 16.7.2020 BBC: Science
Households and businesses in the UK are producing 1.45 million tonnes of electrical waste a year.
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Awareness on e-waste management necessary, says Collector 15.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
An e-waste management awareness programme was organised here under the aegis of the district administration.e-waste that included end-of-life electric
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‘Lack of awareness on safe disposal of e-waste among masses a major issue’ 11.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Campaign to sensitise students on recycling electronic waste held in Puducherry
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Sonos U-turn over 'bricking' its smart speakers 6.3.2020 BBC: Technology
Sonos will no longer make people permanently deactivate devices to get an upgrade discount.
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Drive to ensure proper waste disposal 5.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Eloor municipality to launch a slew of programmes to set a model
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E-waste recycling has doubled, says Centre 4.3.2020 Hindu: Energy & Environment
A recycling rate of 10% in 2017-18 has risen to a little over 20% in 2018-19
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Residents cooperating with plastic refuse collection, says municipality 26.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Thripunithura Municipality has started a new waste management exercise with an army of Haritha Sena workers, two persons in each of the 49 wards.This
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'Actual practice to dispose e-waste absent' 22.2.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
'Actual practice to dispose e-waste absent'
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‘Submit report on illegale-waste units’ 21.2.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Following a plea alleging the operation of 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units in and around Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday d
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Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem? 17.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Levels of electrical and electronic waste are expected to more than double by 2050, according to the UN.
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SBI creates wonders out of e-Waste with ‘Manasvi’ and ‘Tapasvi’ 15.2.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, With the continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability, country’s largest lender, SBI has taken a unique initiative by creating two distinctive 12.5 ft artworks namely ‘Manasvi’ and ‘Tapasvi’. SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated both exceptional artworks at the Local Head Office (LHO) here. Around 400 computers, more than 2000 microchips, over 400 keyboards and above 200 discarded credit cards were used to create these two artworks. Manasvi means the intelligent one with a pure great thought, whereas Tapasvi means a saint in a state of meditation. Ideated by Vijuy Ronjan, CGM, Delhi Circle, SBI, these artworks have been built and designed by a Jaipur based artist Mukesh Kumar Jwala in just three months under a series called ‘Mother SBI’. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajnish Kumar pointed out, 'It gives me immense pleasure to present one-of-its-kind artworks, built with the vision of maintaining ecological balance in the nation. It is a proud moment for us, as the ...
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Delhi Report Card 4: Will AAP’s doorstep delivery of services prove to be the clincher in 2020 polls? 4.2.2020 Citizen Matters
While the party admits that it could not crack down on corruption the way it would have liked to because of the Centre's control over the anti-corruption branch, its two major initiatives -- doorstep delivery of services and installation of CCTV cameras -- have won the trust of many citizens.
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MEPs vote for universal charging cable for mobiles 31.1.2020 BBC: Technology
The decision will anger Apple which has argued against such a decision.
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E-Waste 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The generation of E (Electronic) Waste is the ever and over growing environmental problem of the world. It is not bio degradable and gradually covering the earth face. The world will have to find a solution of disposal or it will destroy the mankind. India is 5th after China, USA, Japan and Germany in generating the highest E-waste. Despite India’s emphasis on ‘Clean India’ we are concentrating in road side and locality wastage collection and cleaning it. But looking into the magnitude of E-Waste that we are generating the India has to plan a special scheme of its disposal and final destruction. Ordinary way of cleaning by lifting the waste and dump or burn will not help in this matter. It require specified industrial units to destroy it. With new innovated technology India is moving with fast speed in the development, manufacturing and using electronics goods. This segment of industry is facing a very especial problem that its technology and models of electronic goods are changing fast that within ...
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