User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
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Old initiative in R.A. Puram revived 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
The Greater Chennai Corporation has restored a biogas plant in the locality
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Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box 19.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.

Valley Village resident David Hernandez said business owners, landlords and others have begun...

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Here’s what’s wrong with “crush-and-flush” approach to waste 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for pulverisers that further increase the load on sewage treatment of the city may not be a solution for this city. ...
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Students take pledge to save environment 18.1.2018 General News
Students from 50 city schools today took a pledge to make their neighbourhood litter-free which will contribute in saving the environment. Around 250 students took part at the first ever Inter-School Environment Meet where the pledge was taken. "We are witnessing dumping of waste materials on streets every day and we can sensitise our family and friends and neighbours on this issue," a ninth standard student of Loreto House told PTI. She said the 'Nature Club' in her institution regularly conducts recycling and waste management campaign but at the inter-school environment meet, she could discuss and exchange views with students from other institutions, teachers and experts on a bigger platform. The students displayed colourful posters and donned attires made by recyclable items at a fancy dress competition where usable plastic materials like plastic glasses and bottles were stitched to make outfits and accessories. Students from Assembly of God Church, The BSS School, ...
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Work on KIA’s waste management facility begins 18.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Touted as the first of its kind in Asia
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NGT orders inspection of areas around Nainital paper mill 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi ordered central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month. The green panel also directed the paper unit to install Mark II hand pumps at the villages of Bindukhatta and Shantipuri along the Paha drain in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand within two months. Mark II is a human-powered pump designed to lift water from a depth of fifty metres or less. "We direct Kamlesh Singh, scientist D from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), who has been the part of the joint inspection team to point out the locations for installation of hand pumps to the Century Pulp and Paper Mill
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Managing waste in Bengaluru: Incineration is avoidable 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for Waste to Energy plants that use incineration may not be a solution for this city. »
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'Madhya Pradesh achieves complete door-to-door garbage 17.1.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government has claimed to have become the first state in the country to fully achieve the target of the door-to-door garbage collection in areas under urban bodies. "Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to achieve the 100 per cent door-to-door garbage collection target in urban bodies," Urban Development and Housing Minister Maya Singh said at a "Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan 2018" review meeting held on January 15. She said the door-to-door garbage management was carried out after the state got rid of "ill practices" like open defecation in urban areas, a government release issued today quoted the minister as saying. Singh said works like solid waste management at landfill sites and processing through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode are being carried out in urban areas. The minister directed concerned officials to file a weekly report on the progress of works related to solid waste management centres. She said the work of ...
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A treasure trove of goods 17.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Scout for good bargains or drop off unused goods at The Show Showp
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What Bengaluru needs to learn from our really “Swachh” cities 17.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite 65% segregation at source on paper and lofty plans, Bengaluru continues to wallow in the garbage it generates. What exactly could it learn from cities that are managing their waste better? ...
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California lawmaker wants to prohibit restaurants from providing plastic straws unless requested 17.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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‘Collect fines on the spot from people found littering’ 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
Use handheld devices like ones used by traffic police: HC
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Half a billion plastic straws are used and discarded every day. What an unacceptable waste 16.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Every day Americans use — and almost immediately discard — up to half a billion plastic beverage straws. At least, that’s the figure widely used by environmental activists to explain why people should embrace going straw-less.

It’s not clear where that number came from, but it seems credible considering...

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MP becomes first state of country in door-to-door garbage collection 16.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Regular Monitoring of Cleanliness Survey Work Should be Carried Out: Smt. Maya Singh Chronicle Reporter,... more »
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Four Tough Actions to Help Fight the Global Plastic Crisis 15.1.2018 The Wire

We cannot simply rely on the actions of concerned individuals. What’s needed goes beyond reusing plastic water bottles and taking reusable bags to the supermarket.

The post Four Tough Actions to Help Fight the Global Plastic Crisis appeared first on The Wire.

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What can citizens do to ensure a healthy environment? 15.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Whenever we talk of environmental degradation, we tend to point fingers at nations and governments. But there's a lot that every individual can do to save the planet, as a fellow citizen points out. »
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Minister’s composting comment raises a stink 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
No impetus for composting in the city, as minister bats for waste-to-energy plants
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In Kerala, Sewer-Cleaning Robots to Soon Replace Manual Scavengers 11.1.2018 The Wire

The Kerala Water Authority today signed an MoU for transfer of technology of 'Bandicoot', a robot developed by startup firm Genrobotics.

The post In Kerala, Sewer-Cleaning Robots to Soon Replace Manual Scavengers appeared first on The Wire.

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Soaring trash bills are an example of how difficult L.A. has become for the middle class 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I work as a property manager for homeowner associations and have seen how the city’s new trash franchise system is hurting our communities. (“L.A.’s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup,” Jan. 7)

This week, I received the monthly bill for...

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GHMC’s call for compost pit strikes the right chord 10.1.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Over 440 establishments come forward
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