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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups and citizens  are launching  an unprecedented coordinated waste  and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
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NGT refuses to stay construction of waste recycling plant in Gurgaon 20.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has refused to stay the ongoing construction of a waste recycling facility in the catchment area of the Basai wetland in Gurgaon on a petition alleging it lacked requisite approvals from the Haryana pollution control board. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore noted that another bench of the tribunal had lifted the injunction after hearing the parties. "In view of the earlier proceedings, namely, vacation of the initial injunction order dated July 22, 2017 and the fact that an application for clarification of the said order had also been considered by the Tribunal, consisting of the same Bench on January 10, 2018, whereby injunction was vacated, we are of the considered opinion that no further order for purposes of clarification or for any other purpose is required," the bench said. The green panel also considered the submission of the petitioner that the matter be urgently heard and fixed it for hearing on May 30. The tribunal had earlier ...
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Raise awareness of MPS-I: Experts 20.5.2018 DNA: Health
MPS is an acute condition wherein the body is unable to produce a specific type of enzyme
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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Focus: China's steel mills turn trash into cash as policy reshapes strategy 18.5.2018 General News
BEIJING (Reuters) - Steel mills in China are spending big on equipment that shreds cars and other junk metal for use as raw material, as government demands to make smoke-stack industries cleaner continues to reshape heavy manufacturing.
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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Denver’s hunt for next police chief advances, as city reveals salary, sets 4 public meetings and forms search committee 18.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A search committee has been formed and community meetings have been schedule in the selection process for the next Denver Police Department chief.
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 17.5.2018 General News
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Chinese researchers use waste cartons to remove heavy metals from water 17.5.2018 General News
Chinese researchers have developed a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water, official media here reported today. The breakthrough has provided a new means to control heavy metal contamination and recycling of waste cartons. Incidents of heavy metal contamination of water have occurred frequently in China in recent years, and hexavalent chromium, a chemical compound of metal chromium and major cause of heavy metal pollution, can lead to significant risks to human health. There is an urgent need for low cost and high efficiency technology to deal with heavy metal water contamination in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Researchers used high temperatures and pressure to create the nano material from waste cartons. The material can be coated with nano-scale iron which can effectively remove hexavalent chromium from water, control the migration of the compound in water sources, and prevent it from being absorbed by plants. The research,
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Let’s get together 17.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Fancy being the president of your own adventure club? How about a bake sale with a mission? Start here to make this summer fun and fulfilling.
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Insight: Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices 15.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticised by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.
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APMC didn't work, AMC to seal its office 15.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The health and solid waste department officials of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) are all set to seal the office of Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Jamalpur, as they have not started the work on the biogas or compost plant as they had promised. Even after the direction of AMC to install and operate a compost plant to dispose and recycle waste produced in the market, the authority was dumping waste. To teach them a lesson, the civic body didn't lift garbage for some time. After two months of constant follow up, the authority at APMC wrote to the civic body stating that they will function the plant at APMC by May 15. Dramatically, the secretary of APMC appeared before the civic officials on Monday and said they are not yet able to start work for the compost plant. The official informed the secretary that though APMC is not following the written promise but AMC will follow the rule and will seal the office by Wednesday. HIT THE HURDLE APMC secretary said on Monday that they were not yet ...
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Biogas plant being built atThathaneri crematorium 14.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
In a bid to innovatively make use of segregated biodegradable waste, the City Corporation is working on setting up a biogas plant at the Thathaneri c
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AMC’s Gandhigiri forces APMC to toe the line 14.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Guess what could happen if you don’t follow the direction of the civic body! The struggle of AMC officials turned out to be fruitful when they protested in a Gandhian way.    The health and solid waste department of the civic body had to stop lifting garbage from Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Jamalpur, as they were not cooperating with the Ahme-dabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Under Swachh Bharat Mission’s guideline, each city is advised to have waste compost or biogas plant at the vegetable market to dispose and recycle the waste.  Despite several stinkers of the civic body, they were installing machinery for compost plant or for bio-gas pant in the area. Hence, the civic body had stopped lifting garbage for a week. It was the stink that forced to agree, authority at APMC to install a biogas plant. “We asked them a couple of times to process the waste compost. All of them went unheard. They were not paying any heed to what we were requesting,” said Dinesh Desai, chairman of the health ...
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Now, a block chain solution for India's water woes 13.5.2018 General News
For a long time, we have been hearing that there is a need to conserve water, but how many of us do really care to act on it. Only a handful presumably! Factually, only 0.014 percent of earth's water is available for its 6.8 billion people.Recently, a developed city like Cape Town was in the news faced with water scarcity and the threat of running out of drinking water and there is a likelihood of eleven other developed cities of the world reaching that same condition.A recent UNESCO report has highlighted how India too is staring at a deepening water crisis and few steps being taken to ameliorate this bleak situation. Can we afford a water-related crisis? Certainly not!Subharansh Rai, Advisor of Aquaoin INC, which says it is committed to providing clean reusable water without the use of chemicals, said that there are a group of entrepreneurs in India who have come up with a block-chain based technology "Water2All"(W2A) that can recycle waste water and make it safe for human ...
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Young entrepreneur find ways to recycle plastic & e-waste 13.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Young entrepreneur find ways to recycle plastic & e-waste
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Gujarat to set up 10 sea water desalination plants: Rupani 12.5.2018 General News
Gujarat would set up ten sea water desalination plants along its coastline in the Saurashtra region to address the issue of water shortage, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Rupani was speaking at Jarakhiya village in Lathi taluka of Amreli district where he inaugurated a lake as part of the water conservation drive being carried out across the state, an official release said. Addressing a gathering there, Rupani said that the tendering process for the Rs 800-crore sea water desalination plant at Jodiya town of Jamnagar district in Saurashtra region was over and work would begin soon, the release stated. The Gujarat CM said that ten similar plants would be set up in the times to come, the official release informed. Rupani stated that his government would also formulate a waste water recycling policy for the use of such water for industrial purposes and gardening. Rupani said that the month-long "Sujalam Sufalam" water conservation initiative will continue for ...
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America’s nuclear problem 12.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
It is estimated that an average American generates about 4.4 pounds of trash every day, totalling 254 million tonnes for the country each year. This i
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Israeli firm to send experts to Haryana to rehabilitate 8,000 ponds 9.5.2018 General News
An Israeli group will send a team of experts to Haryana soon to help find solutions to rehabilitation of 8,000 ponds in villages, waste water recycling and its use for irrigation after treatment, according to a release. The CEO of Israel-based Tahal Group offered assistance during detailed talks with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Tel Aviv, the release said. The group has expertise in the field of waste water management, micro irrigation and infrastructure. Tahal Group also has its headquarters in Gurugram, and is executing mega projects across India, the release said. Tahal experts will visit various departments and also guide the Haryana government on master planning for water management, the release said. Totally managed by Indians, Tahal in India works on projects related to climate change, food security, clean water, clean energy and sustainable development and is offering consultancy on many projects, the release said. The group is already offering consultancy on a
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