User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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China to tackle heavy metals in new rural pollution plan 9.11.2018 Reuters: World News
China aims to tackle heavy metal pollution, curb fertiliser use and improve water quality by 2020 under a new plan launched by the country's environment ministry to tackle "grim" conditions in rural areas.
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Climate Jamboree empowers 6000 students for sustainable future 5.11.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Nov 5 (NewsVoir): Driving the message of sustainable development, Minister of State Hardeep Singh Puri emphasized that sustainability is going to be the fulcrum if India has to achieve SDGs.
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Inspiring! This couple had a zero-waste wedding 1.11.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Veena Balakrishnan and Vighnesh Vancheeshwar tell us how they planned it.
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Special Report - Ocean Shock: Building a Silicon Valley of the Sea 30.10.2018 Reuters: World News
Norway has built the world's biggest salmon-farming industry. But it wants to go bigger. With their lucrative oil fields now in decline, Norwegians have ambitious plans for aquaculture to power their economy far into the future.
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Malaysia to curb imports of plastic waste: minister 26.10.2018 Reuters: World News
Malaysia is taking steps to limit imports of plastic waste, which has flooded the country since China stopped taking in foreign scrap for recycling, housing minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said on Friday.
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UGC Asks Universities, Colleges To Raise Awareness On Health Hazards Of E-Waste 26.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
UGC has issued a letter to all Higher Educational Institutes and urged them to educate students about the ill effects of the end-of-life products (e-waste).
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Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up 25.10.2018 Reuters: World News
Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia's biggest port.
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EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics 24.10.2018 Reuters: World News
European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws, bags and cotton buds, putting the burden on manufacturers to recycle more in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.
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Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament 24.10.2018 BBC: Science
Plastic items such as cutlery and straws would be banned in the EU under plans approved by MEPs.
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Plastic to ride: Indonesians swap bottles for bus tickets 23.10.2018 Reuters: World News
Indonesia's second-largest city has come up with a novel way to encourage its residents to recycle waste: giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles.
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Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change 22.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.
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One Nigerian woman's mission to save Lagos beaches and turtles from plastic 20.10.2018 BBC: World
The activist leading the way in preserving her local beach and its visiting sea turtles.
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The Papers: Saudi 'hitman' in UK trip and hate preacher's freedom 20.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Headlines focus on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the release of hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market 19.10.2018 BBC: Business
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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Waste not, want not: P&G venture aims to squeeze new life out of Italy's dirty diapers 17.10.2018 Reuters: World News
A joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing.
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Amazon invests $ 10 million to support US recycling infrastructure 17.10.2018 Sify Finance
Amazon on Tuesday announced a new investment of $10 million in Closed Loop Fund (CLF) to support recycling infrastructure in the US aimed at cutting the amount of waste treated at landfills.
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Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money 17.10.2018 BBC: Business
Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why.
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West Bengal Pollution Body To Set Up More Monitoring Stations In Kolkata 15.10.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is organising campaigns across schools in the state to create awareness about greenhouse gas emissions and will set up five more pollution monitoring...
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'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world 11.10.2018 BBC: Science
Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists
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The challenge of recycling waste in Antarctica 10.10.2018 BBC: Business
How do scientists in the Antarctic minimise the waste generated by their research stations?
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