User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Plans to promote green buildings 4.8.2015 Hindu: Coimbatore
Coimbatore should strive to set new benchmarks in promoting green buildings for other cities to emulate, Corporation Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan said here on Monday.Speaking at a meeti...
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Plastic bag ban causes confusion 3.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago's plastic bag ban may have been heavily anticipated for months, but it still proved a surprise for some supermarket shoppers at the checkout over the ...
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Why are we still addicted to burning waste? 3.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

A major barrier to reducing the wasteful mindset of business and society is overcapacity and stranded investments in waste-to-energy incineration

MEPs are calling on the European commission to ban the incineration of recyclable and biodegradable waste by 2020 as part of the latest plan for the EU circular economy package.

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South Africa's circular economy could be lifeline for its 25% unemployed 3.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

With unemployment at a 10 year high, hope is coming in the form of new jobs offered by the country’s burgeoning circular economy

South Africa’s economy is having a tough time. The country is struggling to escape the effects of the global financial crisis and mining companies – one of South Africa’s key economic sectors – are laying off workers in response to falling commodity prices.

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Newsmaker: Anshu Gupta 3.8.2015 All Current Affairs Stories
Goonj recycles waste by adding value to it
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Cluster project for scientific waste management approved in Vellore 2.8.2015 Hindu: News
Will benefit Corporation, 11 municipalities and 18 town panchayats
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A new mission for ‘Freedom from Waste’ 1.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A new mission for ‘Freedom from Waste’
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A new mission for ‘Freedom from Waste’ 1.8.2015 Hindu: Home
Waste management is not the sole responsibility of the governments and without people’s participation it will always remain a problem. The Kerala Suchitwa Mission is on a mission to inculcate this...
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Corporation inks deal with Niravu for waste disposal 1.8.2015 Hindu: National
he Kozhikode Municipal Corporation turned out to be the latest local body in the district to seek out the help of Niravu Residents Association in Vengeri for disposal of non-biodegr...
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City's plastic bag ban could mean more potato chips in your cart 1.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
As Chicagoans switch to reusable grocery sacks due to a ban beginning Saturday on thin plastic bags, those reusable bags may cause psychological effects that make consumers spend extra money buying more organic food - and more junk ...
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Recycle this! Seattle's trash-sorting police overreach 31.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
In most households there is a guardian of the recycling bin. This sell-anointed guru of garbage maintains constant surveillance over what is tossed into the bin and what winds up in the regular garbage. He or she has memorized the precise rules from the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook ...
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Plastic bags a headache for recyclers 31.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Waste Management's recycling center on Chicago's far South Side is meant to sort cans, bottles, paper and cardboard. It is not meant to sort plastic bags, but you wouldn't know it by the sheer quantity of them mingling with newspaper and aluminum on the receiving floor, wrapped around ...
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Piles of Trash Mar Beirut's Streets 31.7.2015 Wall St. Journal: World
Lebanon’s congested capital has a new scourge—mounds of trash simmering under a hot summer sun after protests thwarted garbage collection for more than a week.
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Workshop On Saving Lakes Next Sunday - The New Indian Express 30.7.2015 ESG: google news
Workshop On Saving Lakes Next Sunday The New Indian Express BANASHANKARI:Environment Support Group presents a workshop on Ideas for Socially Responsible and Ecologically Viable Festival Season from 10 am to 5 pm on August 8. With the arrival of monsoon, the city prepares itself for festivals that will litter ...
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2 from Delhi bag Magsaysay - Times of India 30.7.2015
2 from Delhi bag Magsaysay Times of India NEW DELHI: Anshu Gupta (44), the founder of NGO Goonj who has been chosen for this year's Ramon Magsaysay award, says extreme poverty that deprives people of clothing and sanitation had motivated him to work on recycling of used clothes. ...
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‘Make Organic Living a Choice’ 29.7.2015 Hindu: Home
In the first of its kind event Soroptimist International Madurai Chapter is introducing everything organic to the city people at a three-day fair that kicks off on Friday
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Here's what the BBMP's new garbage tenders are lacking 29.7.2015 Citizen Matters

BBMP does not seem to be learning any lessons from past failures in waste management. CIVIC, an NGO based in Bengaluru, lists the problems in the new BBMP garbage tenders floated a month ago.

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Five City Girls to Meet Prime Minister Modi Today 28.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
They won a US tech innovation contest — and seed funding — by creating an app that helps people sell dry waste
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The long journey towards keeping Gu Energy packaging out of landfills 27.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

In a perfect world, all packages would be fully recyclable. In reality, it can be harder than expected to turn packaging into something valuable for reuse

We all know the maxim “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but what happens when an item doesn’t fit into one of these categories? It becomes the “R” people don’t like to talk as much about: rubbish.

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My old gadgets are worth £114. How much is hidden in your junk drawer? 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Argos has become the first major British retailer to offer an on-the-spot trade-in service for old devices – so how much could one writer get for the old phones and tablets knocking around her house? How many old mobile phones and tablets are languishing in your home? A quick inventory of my drawers, where gadgets go to die, reveals a stash bigger than Las Vegas’s neon boneyard . There are five phones, a couple of them smart and stored inexplicably in their original boxes (a state of affairs that makes me look like a serious collector, but is really an example of senseless hoarding). There’s also an Asus tablet that looks, under closer inspection, to be an extremely small Etch A Sketch. It’s a shameful walk down technology lane, although it’s surprising how nostalgic you can get when confronted by your partner’s old Sony Ericsson K850 . It also prompts some existential questioning, namely: why the hell am I still using a cracked, two-year-old Samsung Galaxy S3 when I could be posturing ironically with a ...
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