User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Jan 15 2020 21:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Vermicompost project opened in Sivasagar 15.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Vermicompost project opened in Sivasagar
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New Fertilizer 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
For the first time in the country the Forest Department of the Madhya Pradesh Government in associations with the scientists has successfully developed high quality fertilizer by mixing the bacteria with fungus. It is claimed that it is very economical healthy, smart and intelligent stuff. It will enable the plants to draw micro nutrients. It is a combination of seven types of fungus and bacteria.The cost of this fertilizer will be few paisas. The Additional Chief Secretary has asked the Forest Department to provide it to farmers to use it. As a pilot project 50 representatives of village panchayats from the Indore district have invited to workshop to give training in the manufacturing process of the new fertilizers. This fertilizer will save the plants and crops from the diseases. It is biodegradable fertilizers and requires one to two gramme of fungus and bacteria and requires about 2 kilo husk. For value addition vermi compost can be mixed with it and it is ready for use in 45 days. Many such ...
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Training in self-employment for NE youths 9.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Training in self-employment for NE youths
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Here’s how Chennai’s novel Madras Waste Exchange is incentivising recycling 8.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Creating an ecosystem for a market-based 'waste economy' has given a big boost to dry waste recycling in the city, says Azhagu Pandiaraja M P, one of the core members who created the Madras Waste Exchange. Find out more about the unique initiative in this exclusive interview.
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Projects and initiatives that Chennai may look forward to in 2020 2.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
What is in store for Chennai in 2020? Shall we see the Metro reaching North Chennai? Will there be progress in the airport extension project? Here are some things that the city is hoping for and looking forward to.
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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Residents of this Chennai neighbourhood have stopped a tonne of waste from reaching the landfills 26.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
ROKA (Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association) has created a model for change at the neighbourhood level and made significant progress in source segregation through the sustained efforts of volunteers, aided by a helping hand from the Chennai Corporation.
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Garden Calendar: Holiday lights and garden-priming workshops 25.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

If you have a plant-related class, garden tour or other event you'd like us to mention, email jeanette.marantos@latimes.com — at least three weeks in advance — and we may include it.

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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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Call for citizens’ active role in waste management 20.12.2019 The Assam Tribune
Call for citizens’ active role in waste management
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Chennai Buzz: Waste trading portal | New foot overbridge | Rs 68 lakh for surveillance cameras…and more 15.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
From a novel online waste exchange facility to new developments at the Alandur Metro station, latest updates on the Corporation's water bodies restoration project and new additions to the MTC's fleet -- catch this week's news from your city.
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We get 200 complaints every day on the Namma Chennai mobile app: P N Sridhar, RDC Central 11.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The central region of the Greater Chennai Corporation is diverse, with underdeveloped Ayanavaram as well as 'smart' T Nagar. We spoke to the Regional Deputy Commissioner here to understand the primary issues in the region and how the civic authorities are addressing these.
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BBMP cannot fine apartments for lack of in-situ composting: Bangalore Apartments’ Federation 11.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Recently BBMP levied huge fines on apartments that did not compost their waste in situ. Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) has condemned the move, saying SWM Rules don't mandate in situ composting at all
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Carbon positive villages stressed 30.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Carbon positive villages stressed
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Bengaluru Buzz: Deadline on Kannada signboards | STPs linked to Mahadevapura’s poor roads | HC order on illegal pubs 23.11.2019 Citizen Matters
After November 30, shops that don't have 60 percent of their signage in Kannada would have their trade licenses revoked. Read more on news from the city this week, in our roundup
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Banana pseudostem: A viable & environmental friendly alternative to single use plastic 14.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Banana pseudostem: A viable & environmental friendly alternative to single use plastic
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Waste woes in Paradise: Srinagar’s struggle to clear garbage from streets during lockdown 7.11.2019 Citizen Matters
In the days following abrogation of Article 370, Srinagar became a stinking mess, as municipal staff were unable to report to work and mounds of garbage accumulated on streets. While proactive officers and safai karamcharis have managed to tide over the crisis in the face of odds, waste management in the city needs serious fixes for the long term.
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Teabags: Is there plastic in yours? 6.11.2019 BBC: Science
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
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