User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
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Lutyens’ Delhi is a ‘parasite’ urban space 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Rich draw maximum water: Narain
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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Lutyens' Delhi draws more water, doesn't deal with waste: Narain 19.4.2018 General News
A leading environmentalist today dubbed the Lutyens' Delhi a "parasite" urban space, alleging the bungalow zone, housing the "rich" and the influential, "draws more water" and jettisons its waste outside the prime land. In an interactive session -- 'Citification of Bharat: Emerging nightmares or exciting opportunities' at an event held here, CSE's Director General Sunita Narain also claimed that the richer the city was becoming, the "less livable" it was turning into. Speaking in the presence of Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, she urged that there was a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required. "I know the garbage figure and the pollution figure (for Delhi). The livability index of the city is going down. The richer the city, the less livable it is becoming, in terms of health indicators, and livability, which you would define as a quality of life in a city," she said. Narain also claimed that the clean and green space of the Lutyens' ...
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China bans imports of 16 more scrap, waste products from end-2018: ministry 19.4.2018 General News
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will ban the imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from the end of this year, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
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Tree carnage from winds worst in recent memory, Denver city forestry office said 19.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
In Rob Davis' 8 years of being the city of Denver's tree czar, he's never seen such arboreal anarchy as the mess of fallen trees leftover from Tuesday's wild winds.
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Alabama is sick of New York’s poop 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sometimes a news story just makes you go 'huh'. So it is with the story from Alabama, where a train full of feces from New Jersey and New York has been torturing a town for several months and the town is sick of it.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world’s oceans.
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Essel Infra to expand footprint in green energy 18.4.2018 General News
Essel Infra is committed towards expanding its foot-print in the green energy sector, a senior company official said. Essel Infra's 11.5MW waste-to-energy plant in Jabalpur has been rated as the second best project in integrated Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy category across India by the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry, a company statement said. Commissioned in May 2016, the plant generates 11.5 mw energy by recycling 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and reducing over 37,000 tonnes of carbon emission for Jabalpur annually. * * * * * * APM Terminals launches cold storage facility in Chennai * APM Terminals, which is also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), today inaugurated a cold storage warehouse in Chennai. "The facility will ensure reliable and stable transport of cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and speciality chemicals, which require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain," APM Terminals Mumbai said in a ...
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‘I have done more work than Jayanagar MLA,’ says Ravikrishna Reddy 18.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Ravi Krishna Reddy wants to bring back decency into politics. He wants to run a clean campaign and live a corruption-free life if he wins. ...
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Here's what you can do about plastic pollution 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Under current conditions, 13.2 billion tons of plastic will be either litter or in landfills by 2050. However, addressing this issue isn't a hopeless cause, and there are some things we can do about it.
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Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.
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Env Ministry notifies amended Rules on plastic waste management 16.4.2018 General News
The Environment Ministry has notified the amended rules on plastic waste management that prescribe a central system for the registration of producers and importers. The ministry has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018, which specifies phasing out of those multi-layered plastics (MLPs) that are "non-recyclable, non-energy recoverable or with no alternate use", an official statement said. MLPs are made up of a layered composition of various types of plastics. Based on several representations received from various stakeholders, the ministry had constituted a committee on issues faced with regard to the implementation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. The committee deliberated on several issues related to the rules and its implementation by various stakeholders, and submitted its recommendations to the ministry after which the amended rules were notified. "The amended rules lay down that the phasing out of ...
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Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup' 16.4.2018 General News
Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup. It's the journey of a lifetime for the aspiring striker and eight other Indonesian kids set to compete against teams of other disadvantaged children from two dozen nations. The event's third edition in Moscow is a long way from Bekasi on the outskirts of Indonesia's teeming capital where Somad's father sorts through foul trash heaps to find and sell usable goods. Along with his food-seller mother, the teen lives in a 45-metre (485 square foot) makeshift home shared with four other families. "Not many kids can be as lucky as I am," says Somad, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. "I want to make my parents and friends proud so we can have better lives and have no need to be scavengers anymore." The slum is mostly populated by trash pickers who live in its hundreds of shacks. A potent smell of ...
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I am totally against corruption, says Ashwath Narayan 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Two-time MLA from Malleshwaram says waste and water managements and supporting education have been his achievements. He thinks religion should be kept away from politics. Read the interview to understand the MLA better. ...
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PFC enters Waste-to-Energy' segment, lends Rs 290 cr to Bawana proj project 16.4.2018 General News
State-run Power Finance Corporation today announced foray into funding waste-to-energy (WTE) projects by lending Rs 290 crore to the Bawana project in Delhi. The country's largest WTE project of 24 MW is being operated by Ramky Group, a PFC statement said. The company said that with this it has forayed into the WTE segment. This plant was commissioned in 2017 and is the third WTE plant of Delhi. It is part of a 2000 TPD (tonne per day) Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management System which includes door to door collection, segregation and transportation of municipal waste from North Delhi, its subsequent processing and disposal. This plant alone handles about 20 per cent Delhi's Municipal Solid Waste. After the waste reaches the processing plant, compost is prepared from the organic portion and after processing, the remaining waste is combusted in the WTE boiler to produce electricity, which is sold through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to Delhi DISCOMs. The plant has a unique ...
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Gurugram residents raise concerns over waste-to-energy plant project 16.4.2018 Hindu: News
Object to lack of clarity on technology, operation of plant
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