User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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Plastic finds second life in Portuguese street artist's work 23.1.2019 Reuters: Entertainment News
A lemur made of damaged car bumpers and bin lids. An owl made from plastic junk. Colourful animals have popped up in Paris as part of a new exhibition by Portuguese street artist Bordalo II, who aims to highlight the effect of waste on the ...
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'The trash never stops': Indonesia battles to clean up rivers 23.1.2019 Reuters: Top News
Boys played and chatted on a rickety wooden ramp under a baking sun in West Java, while just below their feet flowed one of Indonesia's most horribly polluted rivers, clogged with hundreds of tonnes of smelly trash.
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NITI Aayog pitches for transition to Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy as an Economic Paradigm for New India 23.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Ratan P Watal, Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog and Member Secretary, EAC to PM along with Shri Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador, European Union Delegation to India unveiled the “Status Paper and Way Forward on Resource Efficiency & Circular Economy” and “Four Sectoral Strategy Papers on Resource Efficiency on Steel, Aluminium, Construction & Demolition Waste, Secondary Materials Management in Electrical & Electronics Sector” in a release event hosted by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the European Union delegation to India.
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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Did the Mumbai marathon live up to its green promise? 23.1.2019 Citizen Matters
Organisers of the recently concluded Mumbai marathon had promised to take several steps to make their event a green one. In post-event reflection, runners and observers share what they got right and what could be improved.
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Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic 22.1.2019 Reuters: Entertainment News
As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu's wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullahi saw a business opportunity.
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NE’s first e-waste recycling plant in Guwahati soon 22.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
NE’s first e-waste recycling plant in Guwahati soon
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Single-use coffee cups: Wales urged to bring in 'latte levy' 20.1.2019 BBC: Business
Environmental campaigners say Wales should take the initiative with a tax on disposable coffee cups.
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Plastic waste: Reliance Industries among global cos committing over $1.0 billion USD 19.1.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Reliance Industries is among thirty other global companies spread throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East which has come forward to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. Recently, an alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value […]
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Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smith tapped to fill vacant seat until election 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the first time in half a century, city officials say, the Los Angeles City Council has appointed someone to serve as a voting member on the council.

Former Councilman Greig Smith was chosen Tuesday to temporarily fill a council seat that was vacated by Mitchell Englander, a spot he could hold...

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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK 15.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens 15.1.2019 Reuters: Top News
China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling "bases" by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of its resources after extending a ban on foreign trash imports.
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350 years after its discovery, the vital element phosphorus is running out 14.1.2019 Scroll.in
An alchemist looking for gold discovered Element 15 in a bucket of human urine.
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Garbage dumping resumes at Bhanpur Khanti 12.1.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The BMC has resumed dumping of garbage at Bhanpur Khanti. The dumping had been stopped a year back. Every day 40 per cent of garbage collected from all over the city is dumped here.This comes to about 200 truckloads of garbage. Officials conceded that garbage is being dumped at Bhanpur, but they argued that […]
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Gadkari stresses on need to implement successful water conservation practices 9.1.2019 Zee News : India National
Recycled water will be used in construction works also, he said.
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Inaugural issue of Jal Charcha released 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari released the inaugural issue of the monthly magazine of the Ministry – Jal Charcha – in New Delhi today.
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Chennai Buzz: End to water woes in sight? | Streetlights makeover | Ban on ready-foods packaging…and more 7.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Will the plastic ban now also extend to packaging such as biscuit covers? How can the city tackle water crisis in the wake of failed monsoons that are growing increasingly common? What's in the 140-crore project for streetlights? All this and more in this week's 'buzz'.
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Eat your Christmas tree (and five other top tips) 5.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Some advice on what to do to prolong the life of your sad dying Christmas tree.
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Climate change: We challenged three people to transform their daily habits 4.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our green guinea pigs agreed to make as many changes as possible for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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“An opportunity for our state to show the way”: Rajendra Ratnoo on plastic ban 3.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A chat with Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS, on the plastic ban in force and the plans of the state to promote eco-friendly alternatives.
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