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Category: E-Waste
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Developed: Biodegradable, paper-based battery more efficient than previously possible 9.8.2018 DNA: India
Scientists have created a biodegradable, paper-based battery that is more efficient than previously possible, and could help reduce electronic waste generated in the future. For years, there has been excitement in the scientific community about the possibility of paper-based batteries as an eco-friendly alternative. However, the proposed designs were never quite powerful enough, they were difficult to produce and it was questionable whether they were really biodegradable. The biobattery, developed by researchers from Binghamton University in the US, uses a hybrid of paper and engineered polymers. The polymers - poly (amic) acid and poly (pyromellitic dianhydride-p-phenylenediamine) - were the key to giving the batteries biodegrading properties. "There's been a dramatic increase in electronic waste and this may be an excellent way to start reducing that," said Seokheun Choi, associate professor at Binghamton University. "Our hybrid paper battery exhibited a much higher power-to-cost ratio than all ...
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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AC industry sweats on high GST rate 5.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The cooling products (room air-conditioner and refrigerator) market in India witnessed several challenges during fiscal 2018. While implementation of goods and services tax (GST) resulted in a market frenzy to liquidate pre-GST stocks, industry players faced another issue of a change in energy efficiency ratings. The former forced cooling product makers to heavily discount their unsold inventory while the latter resulted in a pricing issue between old and new (energy labelled) stocks in the market. The overall market has gradually stabilised post the two challenges even as cooling products taxed at the highest bracket still lingered in the minds of Indian and multinational companies. While the recent decision by the GST Council to bring refrigerators in the 18% tax slab brought cheers in the market, players in the room air-conditioner (RAC) industry have been left high and dry as they are still taxed in the 28% bracket. Adding to the woes of RAC makers was the uncertain weather conditions that lead to ...
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In 1.5 years, bE-Responsible helps process 15 tonnes of e-waste scientifically 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Keeping e-waste away from landfills and making sure they aren't processed unscientifically is a challenge. This programme has been able to achieve some success in the issue. »
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E-WASTE Generation and Disposal 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“As per the Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Report of United Nation University the world-wide generation of E-Waste in 2016 was 44.7 million metric tonnes and the annual generation of E-Waste in India was 2 million metric tonnes.
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Bengaluru’s enterprises win Swacch Bharat Urban awards 10.7.2018 Citizen Matters
The awards are a recognition for Saahas model of bulk waste management and Daily Dump model of miniature composting at homes. »
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A new gold rush? 6.7.2018 BBC: Business
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.
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Capital leads in waste management 24.6.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Haritha Senas formed in 54 out of 73 grama panchayats in the district
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What about e-waste? 18.6.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
A look at India’s e-waste regulations and what you can do to manage your e-waste
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Indian cities stare at a mountain of e-waste, with little idea of how to manage it 11.6.2018 Citizen Matters
The next time you think of buying a new cell phone or television on a whim, you might want to consider the effect it has on the environment and on human health. A recent study shows how the generation of e-waste, in India, growing at around 25 percent every year, has far reaching effects on the environment and the health of workers who segregate improperly disposed e-waste. »
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E-Waste 7.6.2018 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 […]
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The Glaring Need for E-Waste Management in India 5.6.2018 Sify Finance
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“Need to create an Adequate Funding Mechanism to Implement waste Regulations”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of documenting success stories in States that can be disseminated to other States across the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has stressed the need to create an adequate funding mechanism for implementing waste regulations, considering that one of the major issues faced by municipal corporations is the lack of financial resources.
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India among top five countries in e-waste generation: Study 4.6.2018 Sify Finance
Despite the government's emphasis on Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan and Smart Cities project, India continues to be among the top five countries generating e-waste, an ASSOCHAM-NEC recent study said here on Monday.
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Problem-based innovation 4.6.2018 Hindu: Research
Engineering students from across varied streams put forward fresh ideas through their prototypes at a state-level exhibition
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e-waste collection today, tomorrow 2.6.2018 Hindu: News
The city Corporation will collect electronic waste on Saturday and Sunday at its aerobic bin centres and various collection points across the city. C
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Veena Sahajwalla Elected As Fellows Of Australian Academy of Science 28.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Indian-origin innovator Veena Sahajwalla, who has made her mark in revolutionising recycling science, is among the 21 distinguished Australian scientists elected as new fellows of the prestigious...
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Indian-origin Veena Sahajwalla among scientists elected as Fellows of Australian Academy of Science 28.5.2018 General News
Indian-origin innovator Veena Sahajwalla, who has made her mark in revolutionising recycling science, is among the 21 distinguished Australian scientists elected as new Fellows of the prestigious Australian Academy of Science this year. The Academy, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1954, said they have been honoured for making significant and lasting impacts in their scientific disciplines. Their works include revolutionising the way e-waste is recycled, changing the way people think about carbohydrate foods, research that led to the detection of gravitational waves and new insights into how the immune system may be harnessed to devise new therapies for cancer and other diseases, it said. Sahajwalla, an internationally-recognised materials scientist, engineer and innovator, has made her mark in revolutionising recycling science. She is currently the Associate Dean (Strategic Industry Relations), Faculty of Science, at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. She is .
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Outcome of board meeting of Triveni Engineering and Industries 24.5.2018 General News
Held on 24 May 2018
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HC asks Centre to plan how to record nature & quantity of e-waste in Delhi 22.5.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre to prepare an action plan in two months for recording the quantity and nature of electronic waste (e-waste) generated in the national capital. The direction by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came after Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment, submitted a report which said there was no inventorisation of the e-waste of the city. The report said a proper record of the quantity and nature of e-waste would help to manage it better. The court had earlier dubbed e-waste as a "critical area" that has so far escaped attention. Taking note of the submissions, the court directed the Environment Ministry to examine the report and come out with an action plan on the mode and manner in which inventorisation would be effected. The bench said that the plan and the steps therein have to be time bound and directed the ministry to also indicate how e-waste was being managed and disposed of at .
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