User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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Disposal of Garbage 9.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
As per the information shared by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Solid Waste Management is one of the integral components of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [(SBM(G)].
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Villages across India discuss PM’s letter on Water Conservation 22.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
To promote water conservation across the country ahead of the monsoon season, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently wrote letters to all Sarpanches, urging them to undertake Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation activities in rural India.
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Milk Bar’s famous Compost Cookies recipe from Christina Tosi 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

These cookies always turn out great in my mother’s kitchen because she infamously has a hodgepodge of mix-ins, none in great enough quantity to make an actual single-flavored cookie on its own. My brother-in-law calls them “garbage cookies”; others call them “kitchen sink cookies.” Call them what...

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Bengaluru Buzz: Transport Dept against carpooling | Report on waste processing plants | NEERI may audit city lakes 15.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Transport Department opposes new carpooling platform, expert recommends changes to waste processing plants, NEERI may audit city lakes - read more on what made news in Bengaluru this week
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These luxe places take the ‘ugh’ out of camping 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Glamping — glamorous camping — allows you to enjoy the outdoors with some of the same amenities you would find in a hotel room. Instead of pitching a tent and hopping into a sleeping bag, you can rest on a comfy mattress and even take a hot shower, all while being close to nature. Here are six...

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Pioneering RWAs felicitated with Green Awards 13.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Five Resident Welfare Associations across the city have been recognised by the TNPCB for their adoption of environment-friendly practices. This is what they've been doing.
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Coca-Cola India Foundation to implement Integrated Waste Management solutions 3.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Coca-Cola India Foundation Anandana has announced establishment of integrated waste management infrastructure at multiple locations in the country. The foundation along with NGO partners including Saahas, Chintan and Hasirudala, will also includes setting up of Material Recovery and Segregation Facilities (MRFs). The partnerships will also drive social initiatives such as inclusion of […]
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Nearly a third of Kodungaiyur residents have difficulty breathing, but no action on waste dump 22.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
An in-depth survey by CAG revealed the presence of heavy metals at Chennai's Kodungaiyur dump yard. As it has a direct, visible impact on public health, remediation of the dump yard is the need of the hour. Realisation, however, does not seem very close.
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Washington state legalizes ‘human composting’ 22.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

Washington has become the first state to legalize “human composting,” an alternative to conventional burial and cremation that produces topsoil suitable for gardening.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday permitting the practice, described by proponents as an eco-friendly form of final disposition....

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Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting 22.5.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.
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The most common mistake a gardener can make? Skipping their homework 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Horticulturist Julie Weisenhorn says that before gardeners consider any additions to their backyard, they need to learn more about their soil.
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How to make a mini forest with Miyawaki method 19.5.2019 Citizen Matters
With the Miyawaki method, you can create your own forest patch in spaces as small as 30 sq ft. The plants grow rapidly into trees, and do not need any maintenance after the first three years. Here is a guide to building a forest with this method
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Milk Bar and the magical making of a brand-new itty bitty cake 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I want some cheese crisps.”

“I want to go look at this Easter stuff.”

“This is the most magical place.”

“Ooo, what’s zebra caramel corn?”

Christina Tosi is rapid-firing as she enters Ralphs on La Brea Avenue and 3rd Street. She’s pushing a cart, zigzagging around the bakery section, locking eyes...

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Today: 'Credible Fear' and Loathing 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As Homeland Security aims to make it harder for asylum seekers trying to establish “credible fear,” a new Jared Kushner immigration plan inspires all-around loathing.

TOP STORIES

‘Credible Fear’ and Loathing

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over...

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Compost plant starts working in Adampur Chhavani again 13.5.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) dumps the waste in landfill site situated in Adampur Chhavni and now it has been decided to use the waste again, to convert it into organic fertilizers and with it, electronic weight system and for security point of view CCTV’s are also installed. It is notable that earlier the […]
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Washington state braces for eco-friendly ‘human composting’ 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives emails from people around the country expressing disgust.

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California is making a weak effort to turn agriculture into a climate change fix 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Agriculture generates 9% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the state’s fourth-largest emitter, after transportation, industry and buildings. But agriculture — often seen as an enemy of the environment — is the only one of these sectors with the potential to also remove carbon...

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Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management, but how? 11.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
In an interview with Citizen Matters, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash talks about the plan to decentralise the handling and management of 100% of wet waste generated in the city, and the efforts under way to implement the same.
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Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is a winning doc about a couple’s agricultural dream 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few things have sent up our food-conscious era quite so accurately (or affectionately) as that first-season “Portlandia” sketch in which a restaurant waiter is given the third degree by concerned patrons over the bona fides of the menu’s locally raised chicken. (“It’s not some guy on a yacht in...

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New research shows that biodegradable plastics aren’t really biodegradable 7.5.2019 Scroll.in
Making plastic from biological sources could be a solution, but supporting infrastructure is necessary.
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