User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight 23.8.2017 Zee News : World
The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.
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DMRC commissions construction waste recycling unit in Rohini 21.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In another of its initiative towards environmental conservation, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has commissioned a new facility in Rohini to recycle Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste. Other agencies may also use the plant to recycle their construction waste. The DMRC has roped in a private, specialised firm to manage the plant, which was recently inaugurated by the corporation's Managing Director, Dr Mangu Singh, at Ranikheda in Rohini. The facility has crushing, screening, and separation facilities, which would maximise waste management and ensure zero or minimum land filling. The plant has a total capacity of processing 150 tonnes of waste every day. The construction waste generated by DMRC is generally dumped at pre-designated sites, identified and approved by the government. The new facility will now utilise this waste. The C&D waste transported from DMRC locations will be recycled into green products, such as aggregates, manufactured sand, concrete bricks, tiles, paver blocks, kerb ...
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PWD uses garbage to construct road at Bhalswa landfill 20.8.2017 Hindu: News
First-of-its-kind initiative aimed at waste management; officials stress need for more such projects at other dumpyards in city
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From beer to bread and back again to solve 'the world's dumbest problem' 19.8.2017 Washington Post
Innovators are looking to the ancient staples of bread and beer to solve a modern dilemma: food waste. The effort to remake them is leading to quirky and — according to our expert tasters — sometimes delicious creations.
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Noida to manage its construction waste 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
Noida Authority is getting ready to recycle and use its construction waste material.
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Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery 17.8.2017 Washington Post
Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery
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99 yr old freedom fighter: 'Jail was like university for me' 15.8.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Meet Bengaluru's fondest freedom fighter, HS Doreswamy, who has been a sprightly witness to the country's ups and downs since 1947.
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Lesson from 2015 floodsput into practice 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
In the continuing series on efforts taken by various gated communities to reduce the amount of garbage reaching landfills, we feature Central Park South from Sholinganallur this week
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What ban, PoP idols still sold across city 10.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Idols made from plaster of Paris continue to be sold across Bengaluru despite a ban in place. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) says it's helpless and cannot fully enforce the ban. "We imposed the ban twice and directed the local bodies — the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in case of Bengaluru — to enforce the ban by conducting raids and carrying out inspections," KSPCB chairman Lakshman told DH. "But nothing has been done. We will issue fresh directions and join the local bodies in the raids and inspections." It was in 2014 that the KSPCB banned the use and immersion of PoP idols in all waterbodies. It reintroduced the ban in 2016. The ban followed orders from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2013 for protecting the waterbodies. The KSPCB also invoked Section 33 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act to impose the ban. When the ban was reintroduced in 2016, some manufacturers asked the KSPCB for more time, saying they needed to exhaust old ...
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High Court junks PIL on POP Ganesha idols 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to allow Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) and painted idols to be allowed to be immersed in places identified by the BBMP.

The petitioner, Bengaluru Mahanagara Ganesh Utsava, had challenged the notice of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board which had imposed a ban on use of POP idols and painted idols. The board had issued directions to take possession of unsold idols made of POP, shred them and send them to landfills.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, dismissed the PIL stating that the decision of BBMP to ban POP and painted idols is correct as such idols affect the lakes and the environment.

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BBMP council holding up waste management, says expert body 8.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The BBMP council is the biggest hurdle in fixing the festering garbage problem of Bengaluru, the Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT), a body of 13 experts, said in its monthly report for August.
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Paper or plastic? Chicago bag tax is encouraging shoppers to say 'neither' 7.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amid the grousing over the county's new tax on sweetened beverages, the six-month anniversary of Chicago's disposable bag tax passed largely unnoticed last week. The tax, designed to curb the use of disposable bags that often wind up in landfills, drew plenty of griping when Chicago retailers ...
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Batteroo Brings Revolutionary Technology to the Rechargeable Battery Market with Batteroo ReBoost 7.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 : Batteroo Inc., makers of the Batteroo Boost sleeve that extends the usable life of disposable batteries, today introduced two new products in a family of revolutionary technology solutions that enables rechargeable batteries to not only be compatible in alkaline-only devices for the first time but also delivers more consistent battery lifecycles with every charge - the Batteroo ReBoost SmartSleeve and Batteroo ReBoost SmartShell.
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Kitchen fire at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County evacuates 130 children 7.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A kitchen fire that broke out around 3 a.m. Monday spread to nearby pine trees at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County triggering the evacuation of about 130 children, authorities say.
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From spectacular vistas to the pits: A decades-long public land battle continues in the California desert 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Plans to construct a hydropower project next to Joshua Tree National Park continue the long battle over Eagle Mountain.
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Higher rates, missed pickups: L.A. is hearing a rash of complaints about its new waste removal system 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to overhaul the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings, giving the work exclusively to a select group of companies.

Backers of the program, championed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the new system...

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Greenpeace to campaign on converting waste to food in Bengaluru 7.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Greenpeace will campaign on composting and organic vegetable gardens in the city, to help tackle waste crisis. ...
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Drop off e-waste at these Bangalore One centres 7.8.2017 Citizen Matters
The bE initiative has setup e-Waste collection at Bangalore One centres in 10 wards so far. 3 tonnes of e-waste has been collected and 830 kgs of carbon emissions reduced! ...
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Lush green hill may tower above mounds of garbage 7.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
Corpn Wants To Reclaim Kodungaiyur & Perungudi Landfills With `Piggyback Technique'
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New addresses for green waste 6.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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