User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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Living in green houses 3.6.2012 Guardian: Environment
Homeware is one area where we can flex our ethical muscles. If it's recycled, upcycled or handmade in the developing world for a decent wage, give it house room, says Caroline Roux Time was that to be sure of making a truly ethical home purchase you had to consult the Traidcraft catalogue and pick out something whose virtuousness was rather more outstanding than its design. But sustainability and ethical sourcing have become, if not standard, at least easier to find on the high street and in the world of high design. Muji, for example, has a good sprinkling of conscience-salving products made of recycled material, while John Lewis's largest mattress supplier isn't a vast factory churning out product in Asia, but Spink & Edgar, based in Beeston near Leeds. Even Traidcraft itself has upped its game. A hogla (a type of natural fibre) picnic basket from Bangladesh (above), acacia plates from the Philippines and Bolivian wine glasses made from recycled glass all deserve house room. It's in ...
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We only have one earth 2.6.2012 Deccan Herald - Supplements
We only have one earth
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Environment Day rally 2.6.2012 deccanherald.com
Boloor Matha Amrithanandamayi Math in association with South Canara District administration and State Pollution Control Board will organise 'Jana Jagruthi Jatha' on June 5 on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The rally will begin from Jyothi Circle at 8 am and would end at Town Hall. The rally will be followed by an awareness programme at Town Hall.

Addressing press, organising committee President Dr Jeevaraj Sorake said that the theme of the programme will be 'worsening agricultural environment'. "Rally and the programme are aimed at creating awareness among public about environmental conservation, waste management and recycling," he said.

Answering to a question regarding eco-toilet project of Amrithanandamayi Math, he said that the project plan of eco-toilets is complete and is waiting for DC's approval.
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Pooling Around 2.6.2012 Hindu: Home
A swimming pool at home need not be a distant dream, says Rini Mukkath, and brings you three smart ideas
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Park City students create winning recycling program 2.6.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 1, 2012 08:37PM MDT Park City • Stacey Harris wanted to immerse her second-graders at Parley’s Park Elementary School in a science project. But the Park City teacher was wondering what would grab her students’ attention when a parent volunteer pointed her in the direction of the school cafeteria, where she watched children throw piles of trash and unused food into large garbage bins. There wasn’t a recycling bin in sight. That’s when Harris realized the perfect challenge: creating a school-wide recycling program... ...
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Alappuzha municipality told to solve waste disposal issue soon 2.6.2012 TOI: All Headlines
Alappuzha municipality told to solve waste disposal issue soon
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VIDEO: Rio's famous rubbish dump to close 2.6.2012 BBC: Front Page
Latin America's largest rubbish dump, the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, is to close for environmental reasons - costing thousands of local people their jobs.
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StopWaste.org gives 'green' grants to nine Bay Area nonprofits 2.6.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
StopWaste.org awarded grants to nine Bay Area nonprofit groups for waste reduction projects, ranging from Little League game-day recycling to a program that turns unused manufacturing and business supplies into classroom activity kits for teachers.
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Girl Scouts plan electronics recycling in Denver metro area Sunday 2.6.2012 Denver Post: News: Local
Girl Scouts plan electronics recycling in Denver metro area Sunday
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Rampant use mocks ban on plastic bags 2.6.2012 TOI: Jaipur
Rampant use mocks ban on plastic bags
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Rules of e-dump 1.6.2012 Business Standard: Today
The e-waste rules, which require manufacturers of electronic wares to introduce mechanisms for collecting and recycling their goods, came into force on May 1—a year after those were notified.
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Green Blog: Turn Waste Into Energy, Group Urges New York 31.5.2012 NY Times: Science
To save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions, a group suggests that New York City use regional treatment plants rather than transporting the garbage by truck to other states.

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You’re the Boss Blog: The Micro-Multinational: Incubators Aren't Just for Start-Ups 31.5.2012 NY Times: Business
TerraCycle, which got off the ground with the help of an incubator, is now using them to expand around the world.

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How green is “green”? 31.5.2012 Down to Earth

Consumers can determine that by demanding eco-friendly products

Mahazareen DasturMahazareen DasturIn recent times environmental issues have found mention in the Indian print and online media. It is heartening—or depressing, depending on the circumstances—to read such stories, whether they concern corporate social responsibility, recycling e-waste or rainwater harvesting.

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Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Safely Dumping Old Data Discs 31.5.2012 NY Times: Technology
Destroying old CD and DVD backup discs helps keep your personal information safe.

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Surat to be India's first 'Eco City' - Times of India 31.5.2012 Surat News
Surat to be India's first 'Eco City' Times of India SURAT: The diamond city has taken a step forward to become India's first 'eco city', on the lines of Singapore. After selecting Surat as one of the three cities in the world for a demonstration project for "eco city" development, UK-based charity The ... ...
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Marin schoolkids want Crayola to go green 30.5.2012 SFGate: Top Stories
Marin schoolkids want Crayola to go green
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Sustainable development flourishing in Wales's green economy 30.5.2012 Guardian: Environment
It has a constitution enshrining sustainability, it taxes plastic bags – and its National Trust may win an award for halving energy use Wales is fast becoming Europe's testbed for sustainable development and what the UN would call "the green economy". Not only does it have three of Europe's pioneering solar cell makers – Sharps in Wrexham , G24 in Cardiff and Dyesol at Shotton – it aims to be totally self-sufficient in renewable energy, it's the only country in the UK to introduce statutory recycling and waste targets, it has put a tax on plastic bags , it has the impressive Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth turning out a new generation of clean energy engineers, and its local authorities are investing heavily in renewables . Moreover, it is one only three nations in the world to have sustainable development enshrined in its constitution, and later this year, it hopes to underline its growing divergence from Westminster by passing one of the world's first laws to force ...
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Hunt for Boy’s Savings, Hidden in a Computer Bound for Recycling 30.5.2012 NY Times: NY Region
Squirreling away money inside the case of an old computer tower under his desk may not have been the smartest idea Max Becker ever had, but he wanted to make sure his twin sister did not get her hands on it.

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Pammal cuts its waste: Community at work 30.5.2012 Indian Express: Op-Ed
Segregating dry garbage from wet, and recycling much of it
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