User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Oct 17 2017 01:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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After Pen Drive, Mission Ball Pen launched in district 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The brainchild of two students, the unique initiative aims at recycling used pens
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Ban on plastic cups, plates likely by '18 15.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
By 2018, not just plastic bags, but other plastic products for consumer use like cups and plates may also be banned. State environment department sources told DNA that they were planning to ban not only plastic bags, but also plastic cups and plates considering their impact on public health and the environment. However, the move will be implemented in stages. Earlier, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam had announced a ban on plastic bags by Gudhi Padwa (Maharashtrian New Year) in March next year. After the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai, the state had banned plastic bags below 50 microns. However, officials admit that bags below permitted standards are clandestinely brought in from neighbouring states and used by roadside hawkers and vendors. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) officials said estimates suggested that around 3 to 5 per cent of municipal waste comprised of plastic. Mumbai generates around 10,000 ton solid waste daily. "We are planning to ban plastic in stages beginning with plastic ...
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Your guide to fall holiday festivities around Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Westminster 14.10.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Here is your list of holiday must-do's, including everything from haunted houses and pumpkin patches to food donations and holiday shopping.
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Agri sector didn't see reforms for 25 years: NITI Aayog Member 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Friday said while every sector of the Indian economy had undergone some sort of transformation in the last 25 years, the agriculture sector was largely ignored.
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Los Angeles to Receive Two All-Electric Garbage Trucks, Equipped by Motiv Power Systems 13.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
FOSTER CITY, California: Coming off a recent announcement on California's first all-electric refuse vehicle (ERV) heading to Sacramento, Motiv Power Systems is deploying two zero-emission refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles.
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Corporate bond market as a driver of economic growth (Comment: Special to IANS) 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Current debates around job creation and growth numbers in India suggest a slight slowdown of the economy. Besides the fiscal stimulus and concessions, what the economy really needs for long-term growth is a more liquid and deep corporate bond market.
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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours 13.10.2017 News
The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity
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There's gold in them thar sewage pipes, Swiss researchers say 11.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver wind up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases, it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.
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225 companies pulled up for e-waste rules violations 11.10.2017 Hindu: National
They are supposed to collect and scientifically recycle it
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There's Gold In Them Thar Sewage Pipes, Swiss Researchers Say 11.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver wind up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals.
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Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem 11.10.2017 BBC: Business
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?
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From pillows to concrete 10.10.2017 BBC: Technology
CO2 emissions contribute to global warming, so could tech that removes it from the air slow the process?
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IKEA U.S. introduces national mattress recycling program 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa: IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of 'waste to resources' it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA stores. The goal is zero waste to landfill, with as much recycling as possible.
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Construction waste recycling plants soon 5.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Government issued orders on Wednesday, sanctioning recycling plants of construction and demolition waste, in Fathullahguda and Jeedimetla.The plants are being set up in line with the Central Governmen...
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Why L.A. created an exclusive franchise system for cleaner trash hauling 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial captured some of the benefits of the city of Los Angeles’ new exclusive franchise recycling program: less landfill waste, cleaner trucks and franchise fees that will directly support the city’s hiring of program inspectors and customer service staff. (“In its effort...

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After a dip, Indian economy bouncing back: Amitabh Kant 4.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said that while there has been a "little bit of dip" in the Indian economy, it is now bouncing back.
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Swachh honour: How Pune’s residential society set an example for others 2.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Will GST set back Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s objectives? 1.10.2017 HBL: Home
Waste-pickers, scrap dealers, recycling companies reel under impact
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Campaign to salute ragpickers launched 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A campaign to salute millions of ragpickers, who collect used up plastic bottles from the trash for recycling, was launched on Sunday by a non-profit organisation here.
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There is failure of the system in healthcare, education; citizens need to raise questions: Anshu Gupta 1.10.2017 The Idea Exchange – The Indian Express
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