User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: E-Waste
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E-Waste 11.1.2020 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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PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru 3.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru
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Sonos in bricked speaker 'recycling' row 31.12.2019 BBC: Technology
Customers who recycle old speakers qualify for a 30% discount on new products but there is a catch.
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Bulk of Dehradun’s e-waste ends up with illegal recyclers; here’s why 13.12.2019 Citizen Matters
A majority of citizens and traders dealing in electronic items have never heard of e-waste management rules or extended producer responsibility. Where does the city's large quantum of electronic waste go then?
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Net loss: We need to consider the environmental cost of the digital economy 10.12.2019 Scroll.in
Urgent actions must be implemented to ensure that the digital economy and green economy are compatible with each other.
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50000 workers face serious health risks in illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi 11.11.2019 Citizen Matters
A study identified 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi, housing 5000 units that operate without any safeguards for its employees, who are exposed to chemical or metallic dusts, vapour and acidic effluents.
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How we think about e-waste is in need of repair 25.10.2019 Scroll.in
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy.
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Electronic devices 'need to use recycled plastic' 15.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Consumers need to demand electronic devices that use recycled plastic, campaigners say.
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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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