User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Sep 24 2020 07:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which? 24.9.2020 BBC: Business
Pringles, Cadbury and Babybel are among big names that failed the Which? recycling test.
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Documenting lockdown through drone photography 23.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Chris Gorman captured unique images of empty shopping malls and theme parks.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic 16.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste' 13.9.2020 BBC: Science
The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.
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Reader’s comments: Claims of Chennai’s Adyar river coming back to life are overstated 5.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Response to an article on Scroll.in by a member of a committee appointed by the Madras High Court to oversee the restoration of Adyar creek.
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In Mumbai, coronavirus-related waste is piling up 4.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The city is exhausting its capacity to safely dispose of masks, gloves and personal protective equipment.
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Webinar on waste handling held 31.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Webinar on waste handling held
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Garbage dumping by truck operators continues at Senapati DHQ areas 27.8.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Garbage dumping by truck operators continues at Senapati DHQ areas
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Years of collective effort pay off as Chennai’s Adyar river comes back to life 26.8.2020 Scroll.in
The river was being used as a dumping site for building debris and municipal as well as industrial waste for the past three decades.
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Christchurch shooting: Grief and defiance as victims confront gunman 26.8.2020 BBC: World
Almost 100 survivors and relatives of victims confronted Australian gunman Brenton Tarrant.
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Proposed MSW dumping site raises ecological concerns 25.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Proposed MSW dumping site raises ecological concerns
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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PM launches week-long campaign to free India of garbage 9.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
PM launches week-long campaign to free India of garbage
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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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This farmer in Pomona will inspire you to plant your own garden, no matter how small 28.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Farmer Rishi Kumar grows top-tier fruits and offers gardening tips on Instagram: "Gardening is such an important way of connecting with the earth, connecting with ourselves and eating well."

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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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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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