User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
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It's been a year since California banned single-use plastic bags. The world didn't end 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been a year since Californian banned most stores from handing out flimsy, single-use plastic bags to customers. It was the first, and remains the only, U.S. state to do so. But guess what? In the end, this momentous change was not a big deal. Shoppers did not revolt or launch recall campaigns...

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L-G reviews pollution measures 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Even as Delhiites breathed relatively easier with air quality remaining outside the ‘severe plus’ category for the fourth day on Friday, Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal chaired the second review meet...
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City’s start-up aims to recycle e-waste from households 17.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Non-functional mobile phone chargers, adaptors, calculators, old wires, bulbs, printers, and toners are all part of the e-waste generated at offices, industries, and even households. These mostly get...
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Smog pollution hits Dibrugarh 16.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Smog pollution hits Dibrugarh
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Waste management best practices: Apartment residents set example 16.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Opted for sustainable practices in waste management way back in 2011, today this community sends negligible amount of waste to landfill, processing or recycling every bit of waste produced. ...
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‘Incinerators must in women’s hostels’ 16.11.2017 Hindu: News
Tiruchi Corporation sets one-month deadline; Commissioner warns against littering public places
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Corporators protest BMC action against societies 16.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday threatened to throw garbage in front of the Municipal Commissioner’s office if the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stops collecting garbage from large housing socie...
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Don’t trash your veggies! Denver has expanded compost program to every neighborhood in the city 16.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Now every neighborhood in Denver can participate in the city's composting program.
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No pouches to dispose sanitary napkins: NGT serves notice 15.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slapped notice on the Maharashtra government and private companies, saying sanitary napkins and diapers manufacturers are violating laws by not providing pouches or wrappers for disposing them.
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DWCCs grappling with increase in non-recyclable garbage across city 15.11.2017 Hindu: National
Mattresses, cloth, furniture, footwear, multi-layered plastics posing a problem
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Zero-waste drive gathers pace 15.11.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Focus on mobilising communities to implement project in district
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CDs don't go in dry waste bin 14.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Heera bai works as a domestic help in one of Mumbai's apartment complexes. She, like the family she works for, would earlier throw all the garbage in a common bin. Since last month, when the city's municipal body asked for waste to be segregated in different containers as per wet and dry waste, the society has provided blue-coloured garbage bins. Green, she is told, is for wet waste and blue for dry. Following the logic, she throws all the waste paper from the craft work little Shael and his friend Riyaaz had done into the blue bin. But Shael's elder sister, Shaila stops her, saying, "Woh hare dabbe mein jayega (That will go in the green bin).” Heera is visibly confused. “Lekin woh gila nahin hai (But that's not dry)!” The confusion didn't end there. Their father Rajeev decided he must clean up the music cabinet. He transfers all the songs from the CDs onto a hard drive. Once he's done, he dumps all the CDs into the blue bin for dry waste. The following morning the society's housekeeping staff told ...
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How to solve Delhi's pollution problem? The Hindu readers pitch in 13.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Suggestions came pouring in when The Hindu asked its readers, possible solutions to tackle rising pollution in the National Capital Region.
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Court sets precedent with local disposal of waste in Bengaluru 13.11.2017 Citizen Matters
As cities get bigger with more population, the volume of municipal waste is only going to increase. In this background, it makes sense to handle waste locally, and this order sets a precedent. ...
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Garbage disposal: BMC to go easy on big societies 13.11.2017 Hindu: News
Instead of severing water, power for not adhering to rules, civic body will fine them
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Swachh Abhiyan: Meet for greater publicity for drive 13.11.2017 Hindu: National
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Plea against levy of separate cleaning charges 12.11.2017 Hindu: Home
PIL filed in High Court Bench
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Efforts to restore Fox Sagar 11.11.2017 Hindu: Home
WWF gets funds for study of the lake’s biodiversity
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As NGT plans measures, Bhalswa landfill burns 11.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Blaze doused after 6-hour operation; Tribunal warned of action against officials in case of landfill fires
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Call to motivate peopleon cleanliness mission 11.11.2017 Hindu: Vijayawada
Two-day Swachh Bharat torch-bearers’ meet ends
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