User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Feb 15 2019 08:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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L.A. trash haulers will drop some of their fees — and the city will help pay the tab 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council has struck a deal with commercial trash haulers to eliminate some of the costly fees charged as part of RecycLA, Mayor Eric Garcetti's recycling program for businesses, condominium complexes and larger apartment buildings.

Under a settlement backed by Garcetti and the...

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Institutionalize a code of conduct & self regulation mechanism to curb unethical practices: VP tells Real Estate Industry 14.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon the industry bodies in the Real Estate Sector to institutionalize a code conduct and a self regulation mechanism to curb unethical practices.
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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Amazon.com Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish 13.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
One small town has become a dumping ground for the world's waste and it's causing a stink.
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Uncollected rubbish prompts 1.8 million missed bin complaints 12.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Real terms spending on waste collection in England has fallen by 17% since 2010-11.
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BBMP to proceed with separate wet waste tender, wastepickers to collect dry waste 9.2.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
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L.A. leaders seek answers on City Hall rat and flea problem 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday ordered a handful of city agencies to draw up an assessment of fleas and vermin at City Hall, with at least one member linking the problem to the ongoing homelessness crisis.

City officials told council members that they believe the rat infestation was triggered...

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Waste Management 8.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
            The Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. The Rules direct the waste generators to segregate the waste at source and hand over the segregated waste to authorised waste pickers or waste collectors.
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Beaches look like trash dumps after multiple storms in Southern California 8.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Recent storms may have given Los Angeles a fresh feeling, but all that rainwater has to go somewhere.

Everything you can imagine — from plastic bottles and cans to blankets, pillows and mattresses — has been funneled through the riverbeds of Los Angeles and Orange counties and dumped on the area’s...

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Watch: This MIT robot has taught itself to play Jenga like an expert 5.2.2019 Scroll.in
The robot combines machine learning and Artificial Intelligence and could be used in industrial automation in the future.
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The Modi Years: How successful is the Swachh Bharat Mission or Clean India campaign? 4.2.2019 Scroll.in
Open defecation levels come down, but not as much as the Narendra Modi government claims.
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Officials confident Bhopal will retain 2nd position 4.2.2019 Central Chronicle
7-star rating cleanliness survey completed Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Regarding the cleanliness survey in 2019, the corporation officials are confident about Bhopal retaining the second position. The 7-star rating survey was completed on Thursday evening. The team of 25 members left for Delhi on Friday morning. This time, surveillance was done during the survey. Points were opened […]
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Market shed at Tombisana High School compound 30.1.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Market shed at Tombisana High School compound
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‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’ 29.1.2019 BBC: Business
Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Flyover to be repaired | Showers predicted | Accident at Namma Metro 28.1.2019 Citizen Matters
From BBMP's roads to problems in garbage disposal to weather prediction, all the news that matters to you in one place.
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Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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Here’s why residents are fighting in court against composting plant in Bengaluru 25.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
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Escapes: Some trash talk and then a trash walk in the paradise that is Bali 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) takes the aimless Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) aside to give the recent college graduate a piece of advice.

“I just want to say one word to you. Just one word,” Mr. McGuire says, then asks whether Benjamin is listening. Benjamin...

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Berkeley goes nuclear on single-use plastic 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Thank heavens for Berkeley. The famously liberal Bay Area city’s government may go over the top at times, but is not afraid to take tough and unpopular stands against public health and environmental threats. It adopted the nation’s first tax on sugary drinks, for example. It was an early adopter...

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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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