User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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State to say ‘no’ to plastic waste 30.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
State to say ‘no’ to plastic waste
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Cleanliness campaign on railway premises 30.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Cleanliness campaign on railway premises
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Ambattur makes a green move 30.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Ambattur makes a green move
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MEPs demand reassurances EU green policies are not being downgraded 30.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fears over a shift towards deregulation on eco policy could stall appointment of Karmenu Vella as environment commissioner

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India renews efforts in water and wastewater sectors 30.9.2014 Projects Monitor
India has renewed its efforts towards ensuring water supply and protection, waste management, pollution control, sanitation and clean air, especially since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one of his government’s key campaigns that emphasises on water and sanitation projects in both urban and rural India. The government has already increased its focus on infrastructure, public […]
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Kerala all set to become plastic-free 30.9.2014 deccanherald.com
An ambitious programme to make Kerala free from plastic waste will be launched by the government through an anti-plastic drive on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti day. As part of the campaign, plastic waste accumulated in houses and institutions will be collected under the aegis of urban civic bodies and be recycled for good use. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the drive at Martyrs Column here on the day in the presence of a number of dignitaries including noted singer K J Yesudas and poet Sugathakumari. Plastic waste across the state would be handed over to the Clean Kerala Company, an initiative of the state government, for recycling, Urban Affairs department officials here said. The company would receive the plastic waste after paying Rs two per kg, they said. People from various walks of life, including students, volunteers of womens Self Help Group Kudumbashree, NGOs and public servants will participate in the drive. State Minister for Urban Affairs and Minority Welfare Manjalamkuzhi Ali said ...
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Kerala all set to become plastic-free 30.9.2014 DNA: Top News
An ambitious programme to make Kerala free from plastic waste will be launched by the government through an anti-plastic drive on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti day. As part of the campaign, plastic waste accumulated in houses and institutions will be collected under the aegis of urban civic bodies and be recycled for good use. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the drive at Martyrs' Column here on the day in the presence of a number of dignitaries including noted singer K J Yesudas and poet Sugathakumari. Plastic waste across the state would be handed over to the 'Clean Kerala Company,' an initiative of the state government, for recycling, Urban Affairs department officials here said. The company would receive the plastic waste after paying Rs two per kg, they said. People from various walks of life, including students, volunteers of women's Self Help Group 'Kudumbashree', NGOs and public servants will participate in the drive. State Minister for Urban Affairs and Minority Welfare Manjalamkuzhi Ali ...
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Kerala Government's Ambitious Programme to Make State Plastic-free 30.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Cleanliness campaign 30.9.2014 Hindu: News
As part of ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) campaign announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, railway officials and staff will take part in a cleanliness drive at railway stations across Madurai div...
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'Plastic Collection Day' on October 2 30.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Evergreen trash and recycling transfer station closes Sept. 30 30.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
After tomorrow, EDS Waste Solutions' transfer station and recycling center will be closed, leaving the company with only one remaining foothold in the community.
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Recycling building waste 29.9.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Gramavidya, an NGO concerned about recycling building wastes, is working on passing on its knowledge and skill sets to students, architects, masons and others linked to the building industry. Gramavidya recently had a three-day training programme for students, architects and masons, with a focus on alternative and energy-efficient building technologies. The alternative here is constructing buildings with recyclable materials like soil from excavated land and even debris from buildings that are demolished. "Debris is a major concern in Bangalore. Every other day, you will see a building being torn down to make a bigger one here. So, where does all the debris go? They are thrown into the lake bodies which creates another problem - lake encroachment," Dr M R Yogananda, who heads Mrinmayee, the work office of Gramavidya, explained. He says that instead of wasting the debris, which contains a lot of recyclable matter, it can be used to construct economically feasible, energy-efficient buildings. "Energy ...
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Coming home 29.9.2014 HBL: Features
Electronics manufacturers accept products for e-cycling
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Construction debris still finds the landfill 29.9.2014 HBL: Features
Lack of trained manpower and elaborate guidelines plague recycling
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Steel scrap is steel, after all 29.9.2014 HBL: Home
Completely recyclable, India imports the industry’s refuse
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Seeking the right medicine 29.9.2014 HBL: Home
As hospitals turn to disposables, there’s little they can do with the growing waste piles
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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste 29.9.2014 NPR Health Science
Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.
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Month-long cleanliness drive from October 2 29.9.2014 deccanherald.com
Mayor Mahabala Marla said that the Central governments Swachha Bharat Abhiyan of initiating cleanliness drive in the surroundings will be launched in Mangalore on October 2. The drive will continue till October 31. Addressing a press meet, he said that if any organisation comes forward to take up the drive, the MCC will support them by providing needed equipment, gloves, and also transportation of the garbage to the landfill site. When residents of Bengre decided to clean the school premises, the MCC sent its vehicles and men to help them out on Sunday. The children of Saanidhya school will clean the surroundings on October 2. Along with this, Railways will start cleanliness drive in Mangalore Junction Railway Station and students of Fr Muller's College will take up the drive in and around Kankanady and Valencia. The MCC also plans to recycle the plastics generated in the city. A firm from Tamil Nadu has already approached the MCC to collect plastics from the landfill site. At the same time, the MCC is ...
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College girl launches e-waste venture in Hubli 28.9.2014 Hubli - City - The Times of India
A Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE) student has taken the initiative of collecting electronic waste from shops and households to prevent environmental hazards which arises when it’s burnt or unscientifically disposed.
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Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others 27.9.2014 LA Times: Commentary
What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week to tell us about one good idea that has...
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