User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
Last updated: Oct 19 2020 21:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Chicago named the ‘rattiest’ city in U.S. for sixth consecutive year by Orkin 18.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
“Rats have taken to the streets of Chicago, yet again,” Orkin wrote in its announcement.
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Indian government wants manufacturers to manage plastic waste – but its proposed rules are rubbish 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
Industry experts say the draft rules do not hold producers responsible, instead offering them ways to evade responsibility.
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Demolition threat hounds 300,000 Delhi slum-dwellers 19.9.2020 Rediff: News
'The people, media and politicians are ready to listen to the troubles of Kangana Ranaut, but we are unwanted lives in the heart of Delhi.' Shine Jacob reports.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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PHOTOS: When wildlife wows us! 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
NHM wildlife
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Webinar on waste handling held 31.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Webinar on waste handling held
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In India, 90% sanitation workers don’t have health insurance even amid the coronavirus crisis 31.7.2020 Scroll.in
The findings are based on a survey conducted in five states and two metros.
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'Man cannot win against nature': Amid catastrophic floods, China's dams come into question 28.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

Fears are intensifying over the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam, where the reservoir has risen to its highest point since the dam was completed in 2006.

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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 24.7.2020 BBC: Science
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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What the scourge of COVID-19 has exposed... 10.5.2020 Rediff: News
'...are the deep ruts and fissures in the rotting fabric of our cities and the incompetence of elected leaders and administrators,' notes Sunil Sethi.
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It’s time India started a department for the Forgotten Resident Indians who build and run our cities 6.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The country’s shadow citizens – domestic workers, waste pickers, labourers, construction workers, dhobis and many more – must finally be given their due.
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Coronavirus: GM Anand, India spinner Chahal raise money for waste pickers through online chess event 26.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
No 2 Vidit Gujrathi, Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev and Croatia’s Antonio Radic also took part in the event.
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Online chess event featuring Chahal raises Rs 8.8 lakh 26.4.2020 Rediff: Sports
Former World champion Viswanathan Anand and India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal among others took part in an online chess charity event, raising Rs 8.8 lakh for the waste pickers' community fighting the coronavirus pandemic. "Chess For Charity", held on Saturday on chess.com, saw India No.1 Anand, No. 2 Vidit Gujrathi, Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev and Croatia's Antonio Radic take on a team of comedians comprising Biswa Kalyan Rath, Samay Raina, Abhishek Upamanyu and Aakash Mehta.
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In Western Assam, a single mother struggles to put food on her family’s plates amid lockdown 26.4.2020 Scroll.in
On most days, Marjina and her family eat just boiled rice with salt and water.
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Fridays for Future plan to feed waste collectors 25.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Fridays for Future plan to feed waste collectors
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Coronavirus: Little Mix and Tom Jones in Together At Home concert 19.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Tom Jones and Little Mix take part in a UK version of the Together At Home coronavirus concert.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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'Modi should send dal-chawal to the poor' 30.3.2020 Rediff: News
Sheela Bhatt visits a large urban basti a mere 20-minute drive from the prime minister's home to discover a story of grim struggle in the time of lockdown.
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