User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Shady side of 'exchange' offers 31.7.2014 deccanherald.com
The next time you exchange your old television or refrigerator for a brand new product, be warned: That product is likely to end up in a highly unregulated informal system of eWaste disposal, where safety, labour standards and environmental concerns are seriously compromised! The consequence could be terrible for the city's environment, since eWaste contains significant quantities of hazardous waste such as lead, mercury and cadmium. So when your old TV or any other electronic waste gets into the unregulated informal recycling sector, here's what it could lead to:Open burning, exposure to toxic solders, river dumping of acids and widespread general dumping, as a recent study by the city-based Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) and waste entrepreneur NGO, SAAHAS found. Six reputed retail store chains in the city selling electronic products were surveyed for the EMPRI study. The results were disturbing: All of them had programmes where old and used products were exchanged for ...
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Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says 31.7.2014 LA Times: Business
Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste.
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Scientist claims to have developed cost-effective plant to purify polluted lakes 30.7.2014 deccanherald.com
A cost effective plant that can purify polluted lakes has been developed by scientist Rajah Vijay Kumar. The plant, which took four years to build, has been successfully tested in December last year, he claimed. The technology, designed for wasted water recovery and management, known as Fine Particle Shortwave Thrombolytic Agglomeration Reactor (FPSTAR), uses zero chemicals and has ability to remove toxic substances such as heavy metals, ammonia, sulphur compounds, bacteria, fungus among others from water, he explained. Unlike sewage treatment plants (STP) and effluent treatment plants (ETP), the water processed by the plant can be used for drinking or recycling, he said. It does need much space and can be set up over the waterbody without disturbing its flow, he added. Stating that he has been approached by a Mexico delegation to set up the plant at one of their polluted rivers 'Rio Lerma,', he rued that he has not been approached by civic authorities from City yet. "Many City lakes are polluted and ...
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e-waste recycling turns water, soil toxic 29.7.2014 Hindu: Cities
Extremely high levels of heavy metals found in samples from Loni and Mandoli
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San Jose: Bomb techs called after possible explosive found at recycling plant 29.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
A bomb squad been dispatched to an industrial zone in North San Jose after a possible explosive was found at a recycling plant Monday afternoon.
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Shoddy e-waste recycling poisoning soil and water 28.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The rudimentary method of recycling electronic waste in two major recycling hubs in the NCR has created a water and soil pollution ...
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No end to waste on river bed 28.7.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
The city seems to be failing to conserve its eco-sensitive river zone. Despite repeated orders by National Green Tribunal (NGT) against dumping of any waste on the river bed, the Yamuna Riverfront Development Project site near Sarai Kale Khan is being used as a dumping ground for construction and demolition waste by several ...
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Bag to basics 27.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Turning waste into something useful is a passion for many. Aishwarya S, a student of Vijaya College, is one such person who takes her passion for the environment miles ahead by recycling rice sacks into reusable bags. While Aishwarya grew up with the ideal of making the world a better place to live in, it was at a platform called 'i3', where she had to do projects to create an impact in the society that this idea germinated. "I got the topic 'environment' and I chose to make something related to recycling. That's when I converted a rice bag into a beautiful bag," she says. "I've often seen these rice bags just lying around and being wasted. By converting them to useful bags once again makes them productive," she says. Aishwarya remembers that she has been creative from her childhood and loved making stuff out of waste. "I used to make vases out of used spoons and bags out of paper and have given them to others," she says. "You can carry anything like books, fruits, clothes etc in these bags. You can take ...
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No end to waste on Yamuna river bed 27.7.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
The marshy area near Smriti Van is gradually getting choked with waste and mounds of excavated soil, said ...
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‘Town planning is key’ 27.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Town planning is key’
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Bio-filter, an environmentally sustainable technology for waste water treatment: Expert 27.7.2014 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
Bio-filter is emerging as an environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially acceptable technology for waste water treatment.
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Is it harmful to burn my rubbish? 27.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Our neighbourhood is blighted by fly-tipping. I wonder whether recycling policies are working. Im tempted to return to backyard bonfires to get rid of the small amount of rubbish our household produces mainly packaging. Wouldnt this be simpler?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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‘Town planning is key’ 26.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Town planning is key’
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‘Town planning is key’ 26.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Town planning is key’
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‘Town planning is key’ 26.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Town planning is key’
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Simple method followed conscientiously 26.7.2014 Hindu: News
“I motivate people living in residential apartments to grow plants in their balconies to make our Earth a cleaner and greener place.”
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A bagful of ideas for a plastic-free world 25.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A bagful of ideas for a plastic-free world
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'Town planning is key to manage waste' 25.7.2014 Hindu: Cities
We have to take a fresh look at the concept of town planning if we have to manage solid wastes in situ, Prof. A. Damodaran tells
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‘Town planning is key’ 25.7.2014 Hindu: News
We have to take a fresh look at the concept of town planning if we have to manage solid wastes in situ, Prof. A. Damodaran tells
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Soon, your grocery bags could be made from vegetable waste 25.7.2014 FirstPost: Life

Scientists have developed an eco-friendly and efficient new bioplastic using rice hulls, cocoa pod husk, spinach and parsley stems as raw material to make grocery bags.

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