User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: E-Waste
Last updated: Aug 23 2019 13:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers' 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.
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Stress on judicious use of natural resources 19.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Stress on judicious use of natural resources
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Capacity building programme begins to discuss waste management rules 6.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Capacity building programme begins to discuss waste management rules
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Need to include six Waste Management rules in syllabus - Shyamkumar 6.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Need to include six Waste Management rules in syllabus - Shyamkumar
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Capacity building workshop on waste management rules to start today 5.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Capacity building workshop on waste management rules to start today
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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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