User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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These social ventures are re-inventing recycling, re-using and reduction of waste in Whitefield 20.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling - there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
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Mississippi River leaders want to cut their plastic waste 20 percent by 2020 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative announced an initiative to cut plastic waste along the river by 20 percent by 2020.
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The Charismatic progression – past, present and future 25.8.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Sagar Public School, Gandhi Nagar, CBSE affiliated school commenced its Spectrum with great zeal, enthusiasm and jubilation. Spectrum 2018focused on rootingofimaginative and creative attitude amongst Sagarites to exhibit their artistic and technological working and non-working models via knowledge sharing. Spectrum was based on the theme – The Charismatic Progression showcasing Past, Present and […]
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Turning fashion upside down 21.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Turning fashion upside down
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Gujarat: Projects on recylcing to earn credit to college students this year 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
College students who have their projects on recycling and reusing biodegradable and dry waste this year seem to be in a good situation. The Universities Grants Commissions (UGC) has asked all colleges and universities across the country to make necessary amendments in their curriculum to provide credit to such students whose practical projects are on recycling materials or products. The UGC issued this directive to commensurate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. In its notification, the UGC said, " As you re aware, the nation is commemorating 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. To make Swachhta a part of education and in order to bring about behavioural changes in the country, necessary actions need to be undertaken." Interestingly, those students, who as part of any club or activity would be involved in clearing the campus and surroundings will also be given credit. Speaking on the same, Shikha Shah, a third student of Gujarat University said, "It is a good ...
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Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste 18.8.2018 BBC: Business
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
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‘Not plastic’, but Bengaluru will now grapple with discarded polyester flags post Independence Day 17.8.2018 Citizen Matters
The state ban on plastic and the central government advisory against use of plastic flags this Independence Day meant that many vendors switched to polyester fabric flags. But what does this really mean? What will be the impact of our celebrations on the environment?
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Learning a life lesson from Arctic explorer Will Steger 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A failure this summer reminded legendary explorer Will Steger of the power of the human mind and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Union Minister Gadkari says waste recycling offers Rs 5L cr opportunity; urges Niti Aayog to form policy 6.8.2018 DNA: Money
Urging Niti Aayog to formulate a policy for waste recycling, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said converting waste into wealth offers a more than Rs 5 lakh crore opportunity in the country. Gadkari said the policy can create huge employment potential and can bolster the country's economic growth. "Economy of this waste recycling is of more than Rs 5 lakh crore. It has huge potential...NITI Aayog can formulate a waste recycling policy. This policy will see economic transformation of the country and create huge employment potential," Gadkari said addressing an international conference on 'Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling' at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here. The Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister said efforts should be made to convert waste into wealth. He said there are 12 thermal power plants along the sides of the Ganga river and the power ministry has issued an order making it mandatory for plants within 50 km distance ...
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Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated NITI Aayog’s International Conference on Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
NITI Aayog’s International Conference on“Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions”was today inaugurated by the Minister Road Transport & Highway, Government of India Shri Nitin Gadkari in the presence of Shri Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.
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Railways, metro, airports authorised to implement plastic ban: Maharas... 3.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Railways, metro, airports authorised to implement plastic ban: Maharas...
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U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval From China Scrap Ban 2.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Top waste-services companies say their recycling operations are a drag on earnings as business with their biggest foreign market disappears.
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Taxi driver is cleaning the sea one knot at a time 31.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A taxi driver has turned to the ancient art of knot tying on a remote island off the north coast of Great Britain. He's part of a global movement to rid the sea of garbage by recycling ocean debris.
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Fast fashion 31.7.2018 BBC: Business
We asked major labels if they destroyed their excess stock. They weren't all forthcoming.
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RGU installs 330KW solar panel 27.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
RGU installs 330KW solar panel
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Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same. The policy gives power to each of the civic bodies to frame their individual laws to act against individuals or organisations committing erratic disposal of waste. The policy's main focus is over 100% segregation of waste, recycling and systematic disposal of the same. The policy also aims to ensure toilets for each household, manual scavenging-free societies, disposal of sewerage water after treatment and providing additional funds to civic bodies for the same. The policy has set ten goals to make all cities free from waste. It mentions: "All cities should be zero-waste cities and for that, 100% waste from residential, industrial and commercial areas is to be collected and stored after segregation. Construction waste and debris is to be collected and reused after recycling." The policy states that all local urban ...
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In 1.5 years, bE-Responsible helps process 15 tonnes of e-waste scientifically 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Keeping e-waste away from landfills and making sure they aren't processed unscientifically is a challenge. This programme has been able to achieve some success in the issue. »
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Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog 23.7.2018 BBC: Business
There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns.
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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E-WASTE Generation and Disposal 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“As per the Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Report of United Nation University the world-wide generation of E-Waste in 2016 was 44.7 million metric tonnes and the annual generation of E-Waste in India was 2 million metric tonnes.
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