User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: E-Waste
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Southeast Asia should ban imports of foreign trash: environmentalists 18.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.
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India sets the tone at COP meetings of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in Geneva. 16.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste that is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal  (COP 14) was held along with the ninth meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the ninth meeting of the COP to Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
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Blood camp 16.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Blood camp
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Hong Kong aims to solve its housing crisis with an $80-billion artificial island 3.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Han Li was 72 years old when she moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong. After a lifetime of working in construction in southeast China, she’d come to glitzy Hong Kong, one of Asia’s top financial centers, for a chance to live with her children and newborn grandchildren.

Instead, she found herself alone...

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Sculpture Made Of Cell Phones Highlights China's E-Waste Problem 31.3.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A Chinese artist on Saturday unveiled a sculpture made of discarded mobile phones and shaped like a cell tower in a bid to highlight the problem of electronic waste.
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China plans to cut waste imports to zero by next year - official 28.3.2019 Reuters: Top News
China aims to cut solid waste imports to zero by next year as it looks to reduce pollution and encourage recyclers to treat soaring volumes of domestic trash, a senior environment ministry official said on Thursday.
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Differently-Abled Gujarat Man, 60, Builds "E-bikes" By Recycling E-waste 21.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Using e-waste, Vishnu Patel, 60, has built battery-operated bikes and three-wheeler vehicles.
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In India, e-waste recycling comes at a heavy cost to workers’ health and environment 19.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
For as little as $4 a day, Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.
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Monitoring van launched 19.2.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Monitoring van launched
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The art dealer making jewellery from e-waste 9.2.2019 BBC: Business
Eliza Walter works at an art gallery, but in her spare time she makes sustainable jewellery.
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Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste 8.2.2019 BBC: World
All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers.
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NE’s first e-waste recycling plant in Guwahati soon 22.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
NE’s first e-waste recycling plant in Guwahati soon
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Why Karnataka cities are struggling to manage waste: DPRs may hold answers 10.1.2019 Citizen Matters
DPRs, or Detailed Project Reports, prepared according to Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines, should form the base for planning and execution of SWM in urban local bodies. Find out what the CAG says about them in its performance audit report.
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Eco India: How a start-up in New Delhi has been processing 70% of India’s formal e-waste 6.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Our top story this week looks at how Namo is taking informal e-waste pickers into its fold to help tackle India’s spiralling problem with the sector.
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Eco India, Episode 11: A start-up in Delhi is leading the way in tackling India's e-waste problem 5.1.2019 Scroll.in
Every week, Eco India brings you stories of innovations from across India and Europe, and the people who make them possible.
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Why this CAG report should jolt urban municipalities in Karnataka 3.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Ineffective plastic ban, flawed collection and handling of e-waste, unauthorised slaughter houses -- these and more findings from the CAG's recent performance audit of solid waste management by urban local bodies in Karnataka paint a sad picture.
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We wish you a happy and plastic-free new year! 1.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
As the ban on single use plastics comes into effect in Tamil Nadu, we recap our stories related to solid waste management, and appeal to all our readers to join the movement.
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DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented 26.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  Secretary DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek, with the winners of Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge   As part of theSwachhta Pakhwada held from 1st to 15th November, 2018, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge.
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Ghana's e-waste dumpsite: Pollution 'could get into breast milk' 19.12.2018 BBC: World
A recent study suggests e-waste pollution could contaminate women's breast milk in some parts of Ghana.
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Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste 15.12.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 CFA francs ($0.8726) a pair.
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