User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Nov 15 2019 17:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early 15.11.2019 BBC: World
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
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Eco India: A Mumbai-based company is ensuring that the least amount of garbage is sent to landfills 10.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
How India’s untreated garbage can potentially generate resource value through integrated waste management solutions.
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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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Haulers' beef complicates deer disposal effort 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers are scrambling to find a way to move thousands of deer carcasses after the state trash hauler suddenly refused to handle them just days before the opening of rifle season. Officials are getting little sympathy from local trash haulers, who say it’s the state’s own fault.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Restored lakes remain dry | Engineers warned to fill potholes by Nov 10 | Plea to redraft SWM bylaws..and more 4.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Many lakes restored by BBMP remain in poor condition, engineers and contractors warned of action if they don't fill potholes by November 10, volunteer group requests BBMP to redraft SWM bylaws - read more on what made headlines in Bengaluru over the past week, in our roundup
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Does fast fashion have to die for the environment to live? 3.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The clothing industry is responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined, the U.N. says.

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Editorial: Lebanon's exciting and dangerous demands for change 2.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Lebanon, roiled by political protests, is also drowning in garbage. The two phenomena are linked.

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Chronic wasting fears rise as deer disposal plan unravels 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The contractor in charge of emptying special dumpsters in areas where the disease has been found is backing out. State officials worry more hunters will leave bones in the woods where the disease can spread to other deer.
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Hangers are 'fashion industry's plastic straw', says designer 29.10.2019 BBC: Business
Roland Mouret has created a recyclable clothes hanger in a bid to end the use of plastic ones.
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Doubts grow over UK environment protection post-Brexit 26.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Concerns have been raised over how a government established watchdog will enforce new green targets.
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Depop: Can pre-loved clothes make fast fashion sustainable? 26.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
How young people are combating the environmental costs of fast fashion with bedroom-based business.
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Three-way segregation, as in Bengaluru, soon to be streamlined in Chennai: Alby John, RDC South 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) has been trying to make a meaningful difference in the areas of waste management, rainwater harvesting and restoration of water bodies. In this exclusive interview, he talks of the various initiatives undertaken. 
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Why Romania is importing waste from abroad 15.10.2019 BBC: World
Landfills in Romania are overflowing as half of the recycled waste is imported, mostly from Europe.
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Wildfires a massive threat to California's progress in cutting greenhouse gases, report says 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California will blow past its 2030 climate target unless it more than triples the pace of greenhouse gas reductions to about 4.5% annually, according to a report released Tuesday by a San Francisco think tank.

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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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The incinerator and the ski slope tackling waste 4.10.2019 BBC: Technology
Billed the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant, Denmark's Copenhill project had a troubled start.
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Plastics: How a material that was supposed to revolutionise the future became a dreaded pollutant 1.10.2019 Scroll.in
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hinted that restrictions on single-use plastic could be announced soon.
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Review: 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' delivers a powerful warning of a world in decline 26.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,' a documentary thousands of years in the making, charts the impact of human civilization on the environment.

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