User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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Los Angeles votes to ban plastic bags 24.5.2012 The Guardian -- World Latest
LA becomes biggest city in America to phase plastic bags in supermarkets after pressure from environmental activists The second largest city in the country has voted to adopt a ban on plastic bags in supermarket checkout lines. The Los Angeles city council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to approve a policy that would ban single-use plastic bags, which will be phased out over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, the Los Angeles Times reported. After the year is up, retailers will be allowed to charge 10 cents for paper bags. The ban was supported by clean water advocates, who found a spokeswoman in the actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who claimed discarded plastic bags are clogging the region's landfills and making their way into the ocean. The city's program will be modeled after bag bans in 48 other California cities, including San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach. "My hope is that so few paper bags will be used as a result of this measure that the formal ban … on paper bags ...
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Four killed in Allahabad blast 23.5.2012 BBC South Asia
An explosion in the northern city of Allahabad kills at least four people, police say, and injures 15 others.
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Teabags targeted for new compost scheme 23.5.2012 Guardian: Environment
New campaign to persuade Britons to recycle teabags instead of throwing them in the bin launched by PG Tips owner Unilever The UK consumes an astonishing 165 million cups of tea every day, but most of the teabags that go to making the nation's favourite hot drink still end up unnecessarily in landfill. Now manufacturing giant Unilever has teamed up with two Essex councils, Brentwood and Chelmsford, together with Wrap the government's advisory body on waste, to encourage people to compost their teabags with their food waste. Unilever UK is the manufacturer of tea brand PG Tips, while the group is the largest tea buyer in the world, buying about 12% of the world's tea supply of black tea. The pilot scheme is fronted by posters featuring Monkey, the mascot for PG tips, and aims to promote wider use of the councils' food waste recycling services while encouraging households to change their behaviour for the better. The campaign marks the first time that any of the parties have worked ...
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Adventurer teams up with retailer for recycling tetra packs 23.5.2012 Asian Age: Mumbai
Sahakari Bhandar, a retailer working to recycle tetra pack cartons, is all set to collaborate with Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both the North and South poles, for a recycling project. Mr Swan, who has been working for thirty years with different industries across the world to inspire people to recycle, is going to be in India for a month to support this cause. Mr Swan, the advocate for protection of Antarctica and renewable energy, said, “I am here to help inspire people and tell them that recycling is an important part of their lives. People must understand that it is valuable and can be used.” The Pole-walker has observed that in India, people use tetra pack cartons and containers made of plastics and then tend to dump the waste on roads, leaving it to be picked up by ragpickers. “So I am here to support the cause started by Sahakari Bhandar, which is asking people to discard their tetra pack cartons in boxes they’ve put up in all their 21 stores,” Mr Swan said. Sahakari Bhandar ...
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Chennai couple goes online to recycle waste 23.5.2012 CNN-IBN: India
A software engineer couple in Chennai have been troubleshooting all 'trash' problems. Chennai grapples with over 3,200 tonnes of solid waste everyday and much of it is recyclable. This struck two young software engineers, Sujatha and Jegan, the couple who started Kuppathotti.com in November, 2011. Kuppathotti, when translated in Tamil means a 'trash can'. This eco-friendly initiative also helps some souls to make a quick buck.
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Egypt's election fever comes to Garbage City 22.5.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Election fever has even come to Cairo's Garbage City, the sprawling neighborhood built on - and living from - the waste of the Egyptian capital.
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Egypt's election fever comes to Garbage City 22.5.2012 Star Tribune: World
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Investment 'must not suffer in dash for growth' 21.5.2012 Guardian: Environment
All-party group accuses government of failing to grasp opportunity to invest in green economy in haste to cut 'red tape' Environmental protections must not be slashed in an "irresponsible" and "desperate dash for growth", an all-party group of MPs has warned. Green investment should play a key role in the UK's economic recovery, the group reports, but accuses prime minister David Cameron of a lack of leadership and George Osborne's Treasury as regarding environmental measures as hampering economic development despite the green economy growing at 4% a year . The debate over the value of investing in clean power, energy efficiency, recycling and reducing environmental damage has reached the top of government in recent weeks, with foreign secretary William Hague , deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and environment secretary Caroline Spelman all stating its high importance in a world challenged by climate change, growing population and greater competition for resources. Monday's report, from ...
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Movers and shakers oppose ending trash monopoly 21.5.2012 SFGate: Top Stories
Movers and shakers oppose ending trash monopoly
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Govt ready to amend rules on waste handling 21.5.2012 GovernanceNow: News
Under attack from members, government on Monday told the lok sabha that it was ready to amend the rules dealing with import of hazardous waste. /'I have a completely open mind. If you have concerns
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County making more room at local landfill 21.5.2012 Vail Colorado: News
EAGLE, Colorado - Eagle County staff and commissioners were told in February that the landfill had a problem. In the past 15 years, trash has been compiled in a steeper slope than what was originally permitted. On Tuesday, com ...
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Pick-up vans for paper waste 21.5.2012 NIE: Education
Our fast disappearing environment needs a revival. “And it is never too late,” opines B Suresh, founder, Paper Waste. Based in Hyd..
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Merces locals lead the way in waste collection 20.5.2012 TOI: Goa
Merces locals lead the way in waste collection
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Town Talk for May 20 20.5.2012 Vail Colorado: Editorials
Submit to Town Talk Tell us what's going on around town. Email: towntalk@vaildaily.com. Call: 970-748-2933. Submissions must be received by noon prior to the day of desired publication. We cannot guarantee all submissions will be p ...
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Click on a bin 20.5.2012 Business Standard: Today
Before Joseph Jegan, 29, came up with Kuppathotti.
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Kids say Yahoo! with parents at work 19.5.2012 NIE: Bangalore
Over 600 children accompained their parents to the office for a day of fun and games
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Pressure mounts on UN body to withdraw support to 'dirty' CDM projects 18.5.2012 Down to Earth
Study criticises EU for using carbon credits from polluting waste incineration plants in developing countries offset emissions The CDM Executive Board that works under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is under great pressure to deliver on its promise to review support to waste incineration technologies. The international environmentalists' community is demanding that the board withdraw "dirty technologies" from the list of enterprises certified to receive carbon credits. The UN board supervises Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) and issues carbon credits to certified projects. Homepage Teaser: Study criticises EU for using carbon credits from polluting waste incineration plants in developing countries to offset emissions ...
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Action Line: Is there no recourse against recyclables scavengers? 18.5.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Action Line
This is a gray area of law because courts have found that items left in the public right of way are subject to public inspection
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Coffee-powered cannabis cars and bambara breakfasts on Plants Day 18.5.2012 Guardian: Science
Fascination of Plants Day is a chance to celebrate plant scientists working to feed the world, improve health and develop sustainable energy supplies Today is the first ever Fascination of Plants Day . The day's festivities are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of plant science to the future of our food and energy supplies, and our health. Public events are taking place in 39 countries and UK partners include the John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research, Kew Gardens and Cardiff University. The latter has organised two days of research demonstrations, tours and exhibitions . In honour of this special day, here's my pick of some of the fascinating ways plant science is shaping our future. On your plate In a changing climate, securing our food supply will be a big challenge. Finding new staple foods will be a vital part of that. At the Crops For The Future Research Centre (CFFRC) in Malaysia, scientists seek out local plant species that have the potential to become important ...
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Cupertino shorts: Recycling event set for May 19 18.5.2012 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Recycling day set for May 19The city of Cupertino is hosting an environmental recycling day and shredding event on May 19 from 9 a.
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