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User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: E-Waste
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Noida Climbs To 25th Spot From 150 On List Of India's Cleanest Cities 20.8.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Noida has been adjudged 25th cleanest city with a population between 1 and 10 lakh in the country and the first in Uttar Pradesh in the Centre's Swachh Survekshan 2020, officials said.
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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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Assam: Pollution Control Board Withdraws Closure Notice To Oil India 23.6.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Pollution Control Board, Assam, on Monday, has withdrawn the closure notice which directed Oil India Limited (OIL) to "close down" all production and drilling operations of all the installations...
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Manipur Man Creates ''Iron Man'' Replica Out Of Electronic Waste 28.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Enthralled by Hollywood superhero movies, a 20-year-old man from Manipur created a replica of Marvel's iconic character ''Iron Man'' out of electronic waste.
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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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