User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Making sustainability a way of life - tech shows how it's done 15.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With increasing population and rapid urbanisation, availability of natural resources is expected to be a major challenge in the future. Moderate UN scenarios suggest that if current population and consumption trends continue, by the 2030s, we will need the equivalent of two Earths to support us. So, there is an urgent need to conserve natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and reverse global climate change. This requires collaborative efforts from everyone, including governments, corporates and the citizens. Moreover, there is a need to make sustainability a part of our life in every way, from low flow taps and LED lighting to waste recycling and car pooling. It is essential to recognise and utilise the power of technology in advancing sustainable practices and initiatives. Let us take the example of buildings. There are several software tools available today that enable engineers to design buildings in the most optimised way. There are tools to study the impact of building orientation on energy ...
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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia as millions buy gadgets: UN study 15.1.2017 All International Stories
It says that e-waste in Asia has jumped 63% in five years
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Changing location may help bring changes in yourself 15.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Want to make your New Year resolution successful? Try relocating, as it may help to overcome the things one wants to change in themselves, a new study says.
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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment 15.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United […]
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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment 15.1.2017 AP Business
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm....
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How to get rid of outdated electronics 14.1.2017 Washington Post
That device might seem obsolete to you, but someone may want it — and might even pay for it.
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Land for KSIDC recycling facility 13.1.2017 Hindu: News
The Industries Department has agreed to allocate land for solid waste and plastic recovery and recycling facilities in Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation’s (KSIDC) three Industrial Growt...
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CKC moving towards record turnover 13.1.2017 Hindu: News
KOCHI: Clean Kerala Company (CKC), an agency under the Department of Local Self-Government aimed at comprehensive management of all harmful rejections in the State, is galloping towards record turnove...
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No-show cleaners led to overflowing garbage at Steamboat Springs Post Office 13.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A contracted cleaner that no-showed on Dec. 23 is to blame for piles of garbage and old mail that collected at the Steamboat Springs Post Office over the last few weeks, a postal service spokesperson said Thursday. As recently as Wednesday night, trash and recycling from containers in the eastern side of the Lincoln Avenue post office were overflowing onto the ground, and tile floors were dirty where customers had tracked in debris over the last few weeks. “As a customer, I was just appalled and disappointed,” said Kathi Meyer, a Steamboat Springs resident who gets her mail in the eastern portion of the post office. “I almost feel like going in and cleaning it up myself.” Meyer said it isn’t the first time she noticed overflowing trash at the post office, and remembers a similar situation a couple of months ago. “Somebody is going to slip and fall,” Meyer said. When she complained about the building’s cleanliness, Meyer said she was asked to lodge a complaint on the post office website. United States ...
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Washington measure seeks expansion of wine growler law 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Two years ago, the Washington state Legislature began allowing wine lovers to fill growlers at their favorite wineries. Now, a new measure would allow refills at grocery stores, wine boutiques and other places licensed to sell wine in the state.
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Pune development plan cleared with an eye on civic polls: activists 12.1.2017 Hindu: National
Pune: The Devendra Fadnavis-led government has agreed to the Development Plan (DP) for the old Pune area. However, activists allege that the plan was passed with an eye on the upcoming civic polls.Act...
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Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years 12.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state is working to shut Northern Metal Recycling down after finding the company violated its permit.
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Flowers tell a new story 12.1.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Enjoy a variety of flora and foliage at the Cochin Flower Show 2017
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Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community 12.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC honored six individuals and one Northwest Colorado institution. “These awards have been given since 2010 and are dedicated to the time, energy, and even, entire careers of these heroes who have been the inspiration for our organization and a reminder to us of why we do what we do,” YVSC Executive Director Sarah Jones said. Among the recipients, who were presented with handsome plaques in the form of cross sections of logs, were Lifetime Achievement recipient and one of the founders of Yampa Valley Recycles Catherine Carson, Yampa Valley Electric Association and forester Carolina Manriquez of the Colorado State Forest Service. City of Steamboat Springs government program manager Winnie DelliQuadri was honored, as were ...
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Investors’ meet on recycling industry 12.1.2017 Hindu: Home
The Confederation of Indian Industry in partnership with Suchitwa Mission and the Government of Kerala is organising a one-day investors meet to promote recycling industry in the State on January 13.
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Wine without hassle: Washington state eyes store refills 12.1.2017 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A proposed measure in Washington state would allow wine lovers to fill reusable containers known as growlers from taps at grocery stores, wine boutiques and other places licensed to sell wine in the state....
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Washington state proposal seeks expansion of wine refill law 12.1.2017 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Two years ago, the Washington state Legislature began allowing wine lovers to fill reusable containers - known as growlers - at their favorite wineries....
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Eye on Swachhta rank, south civic body gets serious about waste management 11.1.2017 DNA: Top News
In view of the upcoming municipal polls and the ongoing Swachhta Survey, the south civic body seems to be taking the issue of waste management seriously. The municipal corporation is also trying to ensure community participation for a cleaner city.  In a workshop organised earlier this week, the civic body had invited members of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) of different areas to give suggestions and participate in the plan of solid waste management.  As part of the initiative, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to segregate waste collected from households and then recycle it. The collected waste can be segregated in three categories — biodegradable, non-biodegradable, and domestic hazardous. The areas under the civic body’s jurisdiction generate nearly 2,700 metric tonnes of solid waste daily.  Many RWAs, however, are not convinced about the plan. “Several localities, including Vasant Kunj, had started segregating the waste on their own. But the waste collectors dumped it ...
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Still have a once-live Christmas tree hanging around? Here’s where you can get it turned into mulch 10.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
The last needle may not have dropped from your by-now-crisp Christmas tree, but very little time remains for Denver residents to get their once-live trees hauled to a mulching center for free.
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A different paradigm for CSR 9.1.2017 HBL: Opinion
Companies can contribute to social progress more effectively if they embed social issues in the business models
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