User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Jan 29 2020 11:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Citizens’ cleanup drive on riverbank 29.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Citizens’ cleanup drive on riverbank
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Family's relief after £20,000 gravy tub savings rescued from dump 29.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Two recycling workers managed to find the pensioner's life savings after they were accidentally thrown out.
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Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash 27.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

China's recently announced five-year plastic plan is a reminder of how behind the U.S. is when it comes to addressing the disposable plastic problem.

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Would Greta Thunberg generation play with these toys? 27.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Toymakers are far from ditching cheap plastic figures, but is the industry moving to more sustainable products?
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Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools 23.1.2020 BBC: Science
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.
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People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola 21.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The drinks giant says it will not ditch plastic bottles outright but will try to recycle more.
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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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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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Keep recycling: Some say financial challenges in the industry could spur innovation 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prices for recycled materials are down but the industry could emerge stronger, some believe.
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Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia 15.1.2020 BBC: World
Nationalism, patriotism and poverty on show in the Russian town of Kolomna.
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More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise 14.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Far more Denver teachers returned to the classroom this fall than in previous years, a retention boost that district officials attribute to pay increases won after a teacher strike last year.
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Proposal to build on landfill next to a Denver school has neighbors worried about what lies beneath 13.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The field north of Place Bridge Academy looks ordinary enough, but neighbors are concerned that breaking the surface will put kids attending the Denver school - and their own health and property values - in danger.
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Woodbury takes emergency action to tackle water contamination 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The southeast Twin Cities suburb will build a temporary treatment plant to remove the chemicals known as PFAS, to ensure it has enough clean water to meet summertime demand.
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Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP has turned Delhi into ‘garbage capital of India’ 9.1.2020 Scroll.in
The chief minister said that in 2020, the Ghazipur landfill will be taller than the Taj Mahal.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Delay in setting up new landfill | Hoardings may be back soon | City gears up for Swachh Survekshan…and more 4.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
State government has rejected the bidder BBMP chose for setting up a new landfill at Mittiganahalli. As the BBMP runs out of landfills to dump waste in, the garbage crisis may worsen. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Sonos in bricked speaker 'recycling' row 31.12.2019 BBC: Technology
Customers who recycle old speakers qualify for a 30% discount on new products but there is a catch.
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Elections, Kashmir, environment and citizens: 12 stories from the 12 months gone by 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters
As we come to the end of the year, a look at some of the most topical, important and appreciated stories of 2019.
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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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