User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Jun 13 2020 19:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Coronavirus: Calls for clarity as tips due to reopen 1.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some authorities say waste sites will reopen at the weekend, while others say further guidance is needed.
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Why countries like Australia and US are testing sewage to detect Covid-19 27.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
While sewage testing only detects the virus RNA, it can still be useful to predict future outbreaks.
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Coronavirus prompts Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California's plastic bag ban 24.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Newsom announced Thursday that he signed an executive order to suspend the 2016 plastic bag ban for 60 days after hearing concerns from the California Grocers Assn. about shoppers bringing reusable bags from home.

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Covid-19: Academics ask Centre, states to mechanise sanitation work, bring workers under healthcare 21.4.2020 Scroll.in
The signatories said that while people have been appreciating sanitation workers, some concrete steps need to be taken to improve their lot.
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Denver to re-open city golf courses starting Wednesday with social distancing policies enforced 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Golfers in the Denver area have reason to celebrate this week with the announcement that city courses will re-open to the public starting Wednesday with strict social distancing policies enforced.
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Moved from Yamuna bank, 400 workers battle mosquitoes in school near Delhi’s largest garbage dump 19.4.2020 Scroll.in
Many claim they were better off living on the riverside.
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Coronavirus: Fly-tipping rise prompts plea to reopen tips 17.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some local authorities say they have seen a "sharp rise" in illegal dumping.
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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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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Medical waste industry braces for flood of virus-contaminated trash 30.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Bracing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers are seeking special exemptions.

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'Modi should send dal-chawal to the poor' 30.3.2020 Rediff: News
Sheela Bhatt visits a large urban basti a mere 20-minute drive from the prime minister's home to discover a story of grim struggle in the time of lockdown.
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Corpn. to reclaim Perungudi land 17.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Skywalks planned at seven locations
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Sankarabarani, Puducherry’s lifeline, faces threat 15.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Thick spread of garbage, especially plastics, contaminates the river
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Pachchanady residents want allgarbage processed on daily basis 14.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
While expressing the urgent need to clear waste dumped at Mangaluru City Corporation’s landfill site at Pachchanady since long, a section of residents
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Erode Corpn. distributes 500 tonnes of manure among farmers 14.3.2020 Hindu: Cities
The manure was generated through 21 micro composting centres
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Corpn. makes slow progress in completing MCC construction 14.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Reasons vary from getting power connection to installing machinery
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Brahmapuram and the sorry tale of seven local bodies 12.3.2020 Hindu: Health
Five municipalities and two panchayats are transporting their biodegradable waste to corporation’s plant that has no effective system for proper refuse management
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