User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Aug 24 2019 13:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru Buzz: Residents around Bellahalli landfill protest | Slump in Ganesha idol sales | Flooding in Panathur 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Around Thursday, garbage started piling up in Bengaluru, as the residents around Bellahalli landfill prevented the city's waste from being dumped there. Read more on this, and other news from the city, in our weekly roundup
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Guwahati’s garbage mess gets worse in the rains, calls for collective action 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Monsoon has turned the streets of Guwahati into a serious health hazard for citizens, and this is why. Most importantly, the solution now lies as much in the hands of citizens as with city administrators.
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SLRM centre making its presence felt at Silchar 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
SLRM centre making its presence felt at Silchar
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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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Flamingos in the city: Sabarmati project brings winged visitors to Ahmedabad 22.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Huge flocks of flamingos as well as other species of birds are being spotted on the banks of Sabarmati, bang in the middle of the city, for the first time this season. Riverfront development officials say that cleaning and bioremediation of the river have made this possible.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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How Kasturba Nagar residents are working towards a cleaner Adyar 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Members of ROKA -- Residents Of Kasturba Nagar Association -- write about the association's dedicated efforts to restore cleanliness and hygiene in the larger neighbourhood, with proper waste management practices in place.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here's what I learned 17.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

What can be recycled in Los Angeles? Some plastic, all glass, most paper, but not your garden hose.

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Scientists identify a new source of air pollution — tiny shreds of microplastic 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Tiny shreds of microplastic – which may contain varnish, rubber, or toxic chemicals – cause significant air pollution, both on land and over the seas.

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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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As California's recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's recycling industry has struggled since China banned imports of plastics and other material. Experts say changes are vital to overcome a waste glut.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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In Agra, fear of eviction stalls the fight for justice for a man who died after cleaning septic tank 13.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Raju died even before his 21st birthday. His father is afraid that the family will lose their home if they file a complaint against those who hired him.
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Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist 13.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
A bride and groom surprise guests at their wedding with a feast made from surplus food.
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Where to donate clothes, toys and books in Bengaluru 11.8.2019 Citizen Matters
If you have reusable or underused materials at home, don't throw these away. There are many organisations in Bengaluru that readily accept donations and take these to deserving people
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Editorial: A plastic bottle ban that's so crazy it just might work 9.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

S.F. airport's ban on sales of water in plastic bottles is extreme, but extreme is what the plastic trash crisis demands.

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Meeting on model project proposals held 9.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meeting on model project proposals held
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Hope anew for Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill as PMO steps in 8.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Following national and international outcry over East Delhi's towering Ghazipur dump, the Prime Minister's Office has issued a Global Request for Proposal (RFP) inviting solutions from experts to the problems posed by the landfill.
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Campaign #FillTheBottle aims to tidy up cigarette butts 8.8.2019 BBC: World
French social media campaign #FillTheBottle is highlighting the environmental impact of cigarettes.
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