User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
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'These people are warriors.' Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as the coronavirus rages, workers in parts of California continue the job of picking up and sorting through waste and recycled items.

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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Every drop counts: why grey water recycling is a must 20.3.2020 Hindu: S & T
Grey water recycling is a must for a water-starved country like India, says Nidhi Adlakha
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Single-use plastics ban in Wales unveiled 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021.
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Coronavirus: How the government hopes to stop you touching your face 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
With coronavirus spreading, ministers are looking for new ways to make us behave more hygienically.
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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry 16.3.2020 BBC: Science
Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.
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Awareness on e-waste management necessary, says Collector 15.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
An e-waste management awareness programme was organised here under the aegis of the district administration.e-waste that included end-of-life electric
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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‘Lack of awareness on safe disposal of e-waste among masses a major issue’ 11.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Campaign to sensitise students on recycling electronic waste held in Puducherry
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Upcycling sports shirts and aeroplane seats 8.3.2020 BBC: Business
The company turning unused sports shirts and aeroplane seat leather into merchandise.
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Legacy waste disposal an uphill task for government 7.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Pile-up of non-biodegradable waste at Brahmapuram a big challenge
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European countries, companies pledge to cut plastic waste 6.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Thirteen European countries and tens of companies on Friday pledged to use less plastic and recycle more, a move NGOs said was positive but no substitute for government regulations on plastic pollution.
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To build rich and beautiful soil, layer your yard with cardboard (seriously!) 6.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Skeptics were plentiful when L.A. Arboretum expert Leigh Adams first used waste cardboard to rebuild lousy soil. But they believe it now.

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E-waste recycling has doubled, says Centre 4.3.2020 Hindu: Energy & Environment
A recycling rate of 10% in 2017-18 has risen to a little over 20% in 2018-19
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Managing waste of all kinds 4.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
Non-biodegradable waste to be used as alternative fuel in cement factories
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Mysuru’s leaf litter goes up in flames everyday, unchecked 1.3.2020 Hindu: News
This is causing health issues to the elderly and those with respiratory diseases
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Raising the banner of sustainability 29.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
An installation-painting involving an old stitched-up vinyl banner promotes the wisdom behind ‘reuse philosophy’, at DakshinaChitra
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Lawsuit in California targets plastics pollution from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other companies 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Earth Island Institute is seeking an order for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle USA, Procter & Gamble and six other companies to clean up plastic waste the group says is fouling California's environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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