User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Mumbai: Over 150 MT banned plastic lying in godown, no clarity on disp... 16.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Mumbai: Over 150 MT banned plastic lying in godown, no clarity on disp...
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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Plastic ban: AMC nets Rs 81 lakh in one month 11.7.2018 DNA: India
The civic body has collected Rs 81.35 lakh in fine from manufacturers for not following Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has also passed a resolution to take action in this regard in its health and solid waste committee and standing committee. On World Environment Day, the AMC joined United Nation's 'Beat the Plastic' programme. In a one-month-long drive, the city has witnessed a transformation with drastic plastic waste reduction. There is a blanket ban on the use of water pouches, plastic cups/glasses, and polythene bags. The Health Department is keeping a strict vigil in the city to make it plastic free. On a pilot basis, a reverse vending machine was placed in Kankaria Lakefront to recycle plastic bottles. In the first week of its installation, 5,000 bottles were collected. "The banned items cannot be seen anywhere in the city limits. Our strategy was to arrive at the root cause of the menace. We had sealed around 168 manufacturing units. ...
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Fire breaks out in northeast Denver recycling yard, plume of black smoke visible for miles 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire broke out at a recycling yard in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon, releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air.
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She Cut Her Weekly Trash Down So Much It Fits Into A Very Small Jar 10.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Tippi Thole and her son, Eames, are newly minted members of the Zero Waste movement, a worldwide group that aims to eliminate as much waste as possible.
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Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them grows 10.7.2018 Reuters: World News
Starbucks Corp said on Monday it will begin phasing out use of plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a sizeable victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils.
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A new gold rush? 6.7.2018 BBC: Business
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.
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Bengaluru’s waste managers aren’t being paid for their work 4.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Access to safe water, electricity, food and identity cards were among the demands placed by waste pickers in a memorandum submitted to the State Government and the BBMP. »
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Within Weeks, Maharashtra Softens Plastic Ban After Industry Lobbying 3.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Maharashtra has eased a ban against single-use plastic, just over a week after it was imposed, following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies...
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Maharashtra softens plastic ban after industry lobbying 3.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Maharashtra has eased a ban against single-use plastic, just over a week after it was imposed, following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies for softer rules and ...
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Tata Motors’ 2 plants honoured for green initiatives 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, Tata Motors’ announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at CII’s GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai, a statement said here on Monday. The GreenCo Platinum Certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water […]
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Bengaluru’s waste and brand audit exposes top polluters 2.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Multi-layer nonrecyclable plastic continues to dominate waste streams. A brand audit shows the different brands that pollute, and seeks answers to the questions on producer's responsibility. »
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China has refused to recycle the West's plastics. What now? 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So where will all those bottles and bags end up? A new study looks at what's happening.
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At Hyderabad Railway Stations, Machines To Recycle Waste Plastic Bottles 29.6.2018 NDTV News - Cities
These crusher machines are of the size of a refrigerator and have the capacity to crush around 5,000 bottles per day.
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Amazon, H&M, Others Pressing To Soften Maharashtra Plastic Ban: Sources 29.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Multinational companies like Amazon Inc and H&M are lobbying to soften a ban against single-use plastic imposed by Maharashtra last week, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
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His company has been saving the planet for 29 years 28.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Ved Prakash who has been working in the field of recyclable raw materials for 29 years aims to 'create value' every day.
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Chaos over ban: Aaditya Thackeray meets Ramdas Kadam 28.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Retailers and traders at the receiving end of punitive action due to the ban on plastic may soon find respite. The state government will ask urban local bodies to go soft on plastic used for retail packaging of food items instead of penalising shopkeepers. State environment department sources said bulk consumers like malls, marriage halls, theatres, multiplexes, commercial complexes, government offices and institutions would be asked to set up collection points for plastic waste. This will later be collected by producers or municipal bodies for recycling and processing. On Wednesday, Yuva Sena chief and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray met environment minister Ramdas Kadam to discuss how the implementation of the ban could be smoothened to prevent difficulties to stakeholders. The state government will also issue an indicative pictorial list of plastic items that are allowed and banned and also run an awareness campaign to sort out confusion. "We have agreed in-principle to exempt the use of plastic ...
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Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban for retailers 27.6.2018 Rediff: News
The relaxation will be applicable for plastic bags above 50 microns for the next three months.
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Still no transparency in Maharashtra's plastic ban 27.6.2018 Rediff: Business
Retailers, especially food and grocery chains, are clearly unhappy, saying the ban is impractical
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China's plastic recyclers go abroad as import ban bites 26.6.2018 Reuters: Money News
TAICANG, China (Reuters) - In a smoke-filled plant about 50 miles northwest of Shanghai, masked workers feed sacks of plastic scrap into shuddering old machines that transform them into pellets used to make a range of manufactured ...
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