User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Oct 20 2019 07:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Centre widens import ban of plastic waste 16.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Amid reports of how private recyclers are slyly bringing plastic waste into the country in the form of PET flakes and lumps, the Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable for plastic waste in all forms. The move will help control plastic pollution as recyclers won't be able to import plastic waste.
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Three-way segregation, as in Bengaluru, soon to be streamlined in Chennai: Alby John, RDC South 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) has been trying to make a meaningful difference in the areas of waste management, rainwater harvesting and restoration of water bodies. In this exclusive interview, he talks of the various initiatives undertaken. 
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Watch: Comedian Shyam Rangeela cleans a beach in new satire video 14.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The story behind the making of the video has also been revealed.
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Engagement ring found after Caldicot waste site search 13.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Two refuse centre workers trawl through hundreds of bags to find a woman's missing ring.
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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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Is this the in-flight meal tray of the future? 7.10.2019 BBC: Business
Each year, an estimated 5.7 million tonnes of cabin waste is generated on passenger flights.
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Over 42 days and 41 nights, Coonoor set an example for the rest of India by cleaning up its river 7.10.2019 Scroll.in
Once lush and wide, encroachments and rampant dumping had turned the river into a sewer.
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Chennai Buzz: Dengue spike in N Chennai | Treated sewage water for industries | Missing data on trees … and more 6.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Catch your weekly round-up of news around the city over the last seven days
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Silchar ranked 8th in list of 10 most unclean cities 5.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Silchar ranked 8th in list of 10 most unclean cities
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How Indore became India’s cleanest city (and how others can follow) 3.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Segregation at source, trust between citizens and the municipality, processing close to sources of waste and hefty fines helped the city clean up its trash.
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Govt shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products: Report 2.10.2019 DNA
The plan was for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to outlaw six items on Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, as part of a broader campaign to rid India of single-use plastics by 2022.
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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go? 30.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?
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Plastic bank opened at Hailakandi 29.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Plastic bank opened at Hailakandi
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All Municipal Commissioners and CMOs should visit field at 6.00 am 28.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, All Municipal Commissioners and Chief Municipal Officers should visit field at 6 a.m. and monitor the cleanliness. They will lead the team themselves. The state has to be made number one state in the country in the Swachha Survekshan. These directives were given by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Jaivardhan Singh during […]
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As Kolkata begins Durga Puja festivities on Mahalaya, environment gets a raw deal 28.9.2019 Citizen Matters
2500 plus community pujas. Lakhs of revellers. The Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata are magical, but harsh and unforgiving on the environment. Unfortunately, thoughts and plans on greening the celebrations appear to be at a very immature stage still.
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Biffa fined £350k for contaminated China paper shipment 27.9.2019 BBC: Business
Paper bales for recycling being shipped abroad contained nappies and condoms, inspectors found.
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Army removes 130 tonnes of solid waste from Siachen glacier 25.9.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The Army has removed 130 tonnes of solid waste from the Siachen glacier as part of a mega drive to protect the eco-system of the world's most dangerous battlefield. A total 130.18 tonnes of waste has been disposed till now, including 48.41 tons of bio-degradable waste, 40.32 tonnes of non bio-degradable non-metallic waste & 41.45 tonnes of non bio-degradable metallic waste.
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Recovery begins after weekend storms roll through Grand Forks and region 24.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A collection of businesses, nonprofits and individual volunteers are organizing cleanup efforts on behalf of Grand Forks. The Upper Red River Valley Community Organizations Active in Disasters is helping people who otherwise have little support.
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Goa’s appetite for wild mushroom delicacies is threatening its forests 24.9.2019 Scroll.in
A seasonal favourite, Olmi mushrooms are important decomposing agents and their depleting numbers could have severe repercussions.
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