User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Solar power must for big buildings 22.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The sunny state of Rajasthan tends to tilt the clear skies in its favour, charging urban development with solar power.The unified building bylaws implemented in the state make harnessing solar power an essential component for large mansions and public spaces.The bylaws have also attempted to address the issue of water scarcity by making water recycling mandatory at all development projects.The bylaws applicable across the state also grant five per cent additional construction area for ‘green buildings.’ Now, hospitals, hotels, hostels, lodges, community centres and even residential buildings proposed on plots of more than 500 square metres will be required to make provision for solar infrastructure to light up public spaces and corridors. “Such measures have been adopted in several countries, we too need to move in the direction. It might come as an additional expense but is much needed,” says Divya Pandya, promoter of a private architect firm. The developer’s too have welcomed the decision as necessary ...
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ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel 20.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
ASTC exploring feasibility of turning garbage into fuel
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Interserve shares dive on new profit warning 19.10.2017 BBC: Business
The troubled construction and support services firm says it could breach its banking agreements.
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Rubbish dump 19.10.2017 BBC: Business
A ban on the import of waste in China is about create a major blockage backing up through the global waste disposal system
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After Pen Drive, Mission Ball Pen launched in district 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The brainchild of two students, the unique initiative aims at recycling used pens
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Ban on plastic cups, plates likely by '18 15.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
By 2018, not just plastic bags, but other plastic products for consumer use like cups and plates may also be banned. State environment department sources told DNA that they were planning to ban not only plastic bags, but also plastic cups and plates considering their impact on public health and the environment. However, the move will be implemented in stages. Earlier, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam had announced a ban on plastic bags by Gudhi Padwa (Maharashtrian New Year) in March next year. After the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai, the state had banned plastic bags below 50 microns. However, officials admit that bags below permitted standards are clandestinely brought in from neighbouring states and used by roadside hawkers and vendors. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) officials said estimates suggested that around 3 to 5 per cent of municipal waste comprised of plastic. Mumbai generates around 10,000 ton solid waste daily. "We are planning to ban plastic in stages beginning with plastic ...
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Your guide to fall holiday festivities around Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Westminster 14.10.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Here is your list of holiday must-do's, including everything from haunted houses and pumpkin patches to food donations and holiday shopping.
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Agri sector didn't see reforms for 25 years: NITI Aayog Member 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Friday said while every sector of the Indian economy had undergone some sort of transformation in the last 25 years, the agriculture sector was largely ignored.
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Los Angeles to Receive Two All-Electric Garbage Trucks, Equipped by Motiv Power Systems 13.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
FOSTER CITY, California: Coming off a recent announcement on California's first all-electric refuse vehicle (ERV) heading to Sacramento, Motiv Power Systems is deploying two zero-emission refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles.
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Corporate bond market as a driver of economic growth (Comment: Special to IANS) 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Current debates around job creation and growth numbers in India suggest a slight slowdown of the economy. Besides the fiscal stimulus and concessions, what the economy really needs for long-term growth is a more liquid and deep corporate bond market.
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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours 13.10.2017 News
The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity
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What's so special about Naturale? 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
The products we choose to endorse have been put through their (environmental) paces to help you make positive choices in your everyday shopping. Find out why Planet Ark endorses Naturale.
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There's gold in them thar sewage pipes, Swiss researchers say 11.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver wind up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases, it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.
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225 companies pulled up for e-waste rules violations 11.10.2017 Hindu: National
They are supposed to collect and scientifically recycle it
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There's Gold In Them Thar Sewage Pipes, Swiss Researchers Say 11.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver wind up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.
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Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem 11.10.2017 BBC: Business
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?
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From pillows to concrete 10.10.2017 BBC: Technology
CO2 emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes it from the air slow the process?
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India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017: Complete list of winners 7.10.2017 India Today| NATION
The awards were launched in 2015 after PM Narendra Modi nominated the India Today Group and its chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie as ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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IKEA U.S. introduces national mattress recycling program 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa: IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of 'waste to resources' it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA stores. The goal is zero waste to landfill, with as much recycling as possible.
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Get ready for National Recycling Week 5.10.2017 Planet Ark News
With National Recycling Week just under seven weeks away, now is the time to start planning your events and activities. So what is the theme and how can you get involved? Read on to find out...
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