User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Composting
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Carbon positive villages stressed 30.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Carbon positive villages stressed
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Bengaluru Buzz: Deadline on Kannada signboards | STPs linked to Mahadevapura’s poor roads | HC order on illegal pubs 23.11.2019 Citizen Matters
After November 30, shops that don't have 60 percent of their signage in Kannada would have their trade licenses revoked. Read more on news from the city this week, in our roundup
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Banana pseudostem: A viable & environmental friendly alternative to single use plastic 14.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Banana pseudostem: A viable & environmental friendly alternative to single use plastic
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Waste woes in Paradise: Srinagar’s struggle to clear garbage from streets during lockdown 7.11.2019 Citizen Matters
In the days following abrogation of Article 370, Srinagar became a stinking mess, as municipal staff were unable to report to work and mounds of garbage accumulated on streets. While proactive officers and safai karamcharis have managed to tide over the crisis in the face of odds, waste management in the city needs serious fixes for the long term.
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Teabags: Is there plastic in yours? 6.11.2019 BBC: Science
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
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Fargo scientists search for next generation of plant-based plastics 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A national collaboration of scientists from four universities is breaking new ground in the search for plant-based plastic to replace petroleum-based materials.
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How Ahmedabad is greening its concrete landscape 5.11.2019 Citizen Matters
From Miyawaki forests on the Sabarmati riverfront and various other spots, to floating gardens on the river itself, Ahmedabad is making serious attempts to build on its green cover while keeping pace with rapid urbanisation.
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Sivasagar DC initiates waste segregation at source 3.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Sivasagar DC initiates waste segregation at source
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Leicester City helicopter crash: Memorial garden opens 27.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Five people died in the crash outside the King Power Stadium exactly a year ago.
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Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year 27.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
“People are going to have to be patient, it’s going to take a long time to figure this out,” said Elizabeth Black, head of the Citizen Science Soil Health Project that analyzes soil samples from all over Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. “Climate change is really scaring people and they want a solution. When they hear about soil carbon sequestration there is this tendency for people to say this is great, farmers are going to fix this. That is not fair or realistic. Everybody has to do their part. People in cities need to figure out what they’re going to do to fix it on their end, too.”
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Awareness programme held 23.10.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Awareness programme held
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How a small Himalayan town panchayat is showing Shimla the way to effective waste management 22.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Aima panchayat, an urban-rural agglomeration near Palampur, has its own modern garbage treatment park, with the facility to handle all kinds of waste, including plastic. Inspired by it, Shimla has now set up its own waste-to-energy plant, expected to help the capital in sustainable waste management.
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Three-way segregation, as in Bengaluru, soon to be streamlined in Chennai: Alby John, RDC South 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) has been trying to make a meaningful difference in the areas of waste management, rainwater harvesting and restoration of water bodies. In this exclusive interview, he talks of the various initiatives undertaken. 
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DRL now helping out civilians for socio-economic development of NE 11.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
DRL now helping out civilians for socio-economic development of NE
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An urban farm grows in Los Angeles 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Filmmaker Ali Greer and teacher/chef Eric Tomassini are juggling full-time careers while living their dream of running the Avenue 33 Farm, an urban farm carved into the steep acre behind their Lincoln Heights home, just minutes from downtown L.A.

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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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How Indore became India’s cleanest city (and how others can follow) 3.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Segregation at source, trust between citizens and the municipality, processing close to sources of waste and hefty fines helped the city clean up its trash.
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Parisians fight climate change with a surprising weapon 28.9.2019 BBC: Business
An initiative in Paris is trying to persuade restaurants to turn food waste into compost.
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Small steps to make your office space greener 27.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The founder of an HR firm in Chennai describes how she motivates her team to adopt environment-friendly lifestyles and take concrete steps to reduce waste generated at the workplace.
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