User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Apr 06 2020 19:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Faulty windrow composting led to Brahmapuram crisis: PCB 12.3.2020 Hindu: Health
‘Waste management facility not functioning scientifically owing to improper management’
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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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COVID-19 fears hit in-situ composting 11.3.2020 Hindu: Bangalore
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is firefighting what with the outbreak of cholera and gastroenteritis, and four cases of COVID-19 being
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Doddabelavangala residents demand closure of waste processing plant 9.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Allege that it is being mismanaged and contaminating their water sources
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Floating graveyards chart course of violence 8.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The four major drains in north-east Delhi flow past areas that saw some of the most horrific violence during the recent riots
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Civic body to establish dry waste incineration plant at ₹ 1.60 crore 8.3.2020 Hindu: Health
Tender has been floated, says Corporation Commissioner
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Zero Waste Chennai: We are here now 7.3.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
A whirlwind tour of Greater Chennai Corporation’s initiatives to deal with the city’s garbage burden
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Residents of Alandur apartment complex join the sustainability movement, make their own compost 7.3.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Classified as a bulk waste generator by Chennai Corporation, Casagrand Aristo enforces strict waste segregation and composting practices within the community
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Legacy waste disposal an uphill task for government 7.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Pile-up of non-biodegradable waste at Brahmapuram a big challenge
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BB Kulam presents a sorry picture 6.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
It has turned into a dump owing to public apathy
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