User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
Last updated: Dec 06 2019 09:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution 6.12.2019 Reuters: World News
China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday.
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'The best thing you can do is not buy more stuff,' says 'Secondhand' expert 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones? 29.11.2019 BBC: Business
What happens to your old fridge when it's time to replace it, the BBC's Dougal Shaw reports.
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General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
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Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

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UK to take back 42 containers of plastic scrap illegally shipped to Malaysia 25.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Britain will take back 42 containers filled with plastic waste that had been illegally shipped to Malaysia, authorities said on Monday.
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‘Zero waste’ Ijtema aspiring to get into Guinness Book of World Records 25.11.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, The 72nd International Islamic Congregation, IJtema being held in Bhopal is garnering attention this year because of its unique Swachhta pitch- a ‘Zero Waste’ event. A team of four people are documenting the event to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Organizers of the Ijtema have planned it in a manner […]
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Editorial: The EPA's new recycling plan is straight out of 1985 24.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA recycling plan for 2020 relies on outdated and failed thinking about waste.

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Hong Kong's piano man changes his tune to protest anthem 22.11.2019 Reuters: World News
When government workers began to clear up a street back in June, after one of Hong Kong's largest and most violent protests in decades, Kevin Cheung rushed to salvage 36 umbrellas from the debris.
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Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic 21.11.2019 BBC: Science
Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management 18.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management
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Eco India: The artisans recycling floral waste from Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple into natural dyes 17.11.2019 Scroll.in
How a Mumbai-based designer has established a thriving, sustainable business by using discarded materials to create experimental dyes and vibrant textiles.
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You can now sell plastic waste at this recycling unit 17.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
You can now sell plastic waste at this recycling unit
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early 15.11.2019 BBC: World
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
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Recycling leaders look to expand glass markets in Minnesota 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minnesota already does better than the national average when it comes to recycling glass, but experts say there are opportunities to collect more of it to be made into things like glass containers and insulation.
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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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Walkathon held to support Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative 13.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Walkathon held to support Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative
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