User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
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Craig man fed up with living next door to 200-acre landfill 28.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
For 21 years, trash has littered the property of Moffat County resident Floyd Gutierrez. The culprit: his neighbor, the Moffat County Landfill. From plastic bags tangled in the sagebrush bordering his alfalfa field, to bright red campaign signs to chunks of styrofoam to flip flops: you name it, he’s picked it up from his fields that border the landfill to the north. The landfill encompasses roughly 210 acres. Despite clear state regulations that prohibit “nuisance conditions” such as trash outside the site boundary, the problem has persisted, through several Moffat County Road and Bridge directors and countless sets of commissioners. Inspection reports show that windblown trash was noted on several occasions — in 1999 and again in 2009, 2012 and 2016 — either collecting against the landfill perimeter or on Gutierrez’s property. Both conditions are against state regulations. A recent inspection spurred by Gutierrez’s complaints resulted in a notice of violation to Moffat County Road and Bridge Director ...
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New device can help composting at home 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Giving a boost to garbage management, a city-based green entrepreneur has come up with a portable composter that will help turn wet waste into manure. The city generates more than 4,000 tonnes of waste everyday of which more than 3,000 tonnes is wet waste. The BBMP is still struggling to manage waste with residents near compost plants demanding their closure, citing foul smell. Pramod Siddagangaiah was a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) before he founded Livegreen, a firm dedicated to making eco-friendly products. Siddagangaiah said the idea of a portable composter came after realising that the present approach to garbage crisis would be inadequate in managing the issue. "Decentralised waste management is the best way to solve landfill crisis. Composting at home will save nearby villages from being buried under tonnes of waste," he said. Around 1.5 kg of waste is generated by a household every day. It may take several years before the BBMP can come up with an effective ...
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Reality check on solid waste management 28.4.2017 Hindu: Youth
Decentralisation of solid waste management has paid dividends and the city has benefited from the policy formulated in 2013. However, challenges and hurdles remain. By M.A. Siraj
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Tote a billboard 28.4.2017 Hindu: Fashion
Made from used parachutes, tea sacks and even lifejackets, our pick of bags that can be part of your eco-wardrobe
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Why we need to stop throwing out food and start thinking of it as a resource 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Before you toss that leftover food, consider composting. L.A. Compost shares tips and information
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MAPS: Property valuations in metro Denver are spiking. Find your neighborhood on these heat maps. 26.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Property values are rising up to 40 percent in some parts of the metro area, especially in less-expensive homes.
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Ahead of MCD poll results, Jamia Nagar hopes for a dengue-free season 26.4.2017 DNA: Popular News
Ahead of the municipal election results, the residents of south-east Delhi's Jamia Nagar are hoping for a dengue-free season this year. The locality had witnessed several dengue and chikungunya cases last year, with as many as 10 people dying as a result. "We do not know who will win the election on Wednesday but we hope they do something concrete to clear the filth spread in the locality," resident Sameer Choudhary said. Echoing his sentiment, Rahiba Begum, another resident, said: "The municipal body has done nothing to clean the filth in our area, which led to widespread mosquito breeding last year. This year again, the mosquito menace is looming large over us," she said, adding that the problem will not be solved unless the overflowing landfills in the area are taken care of. "One can even see carcasses of stray dogs in these landfills," Danista Begum said. She lost her 13-year-old niece to chikungunya last year. Another landfill is located close to a MCD school in the area. "How do we save our ...
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Sprouts Farmers Market to hire 500 in Colorado 26.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Need a job? There might one for you at a Sprouts store, including the new one in Arvada.
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Solution to curb plastic pollution? A caterpillar that feeds on polythene! 25.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
They conducted spectroscopic analysis to show the chemical bonds in the plastic were breaking.
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Castle Rock Council approves tax deal to finance $300 million landfill redevelopment 25.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A deactivated landfill in Castle Rock took a critical step toward becoming the town’s next major project site last week when the Town Council approved a public financing agreement that will support its redevelopment.
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Polythene-eating caterpillars may help fight plastic pollution 25.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
A commercially bred caterpillar can quickly break down polythene bags and may help get rid of the plastic waste accumulating in landfill sites and oceans, scientists say.
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Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution 25.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution
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Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution 25.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution
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Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm 25.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a caterpillar that thinks plastic tastes fantastic. Scientists have discovered that the larvae of the wax moth will easily munch through a common plastic known as polyethylene, turning it into back into a useful compound found in all kinds of consumer products.

The findings, published in...

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MMC dumps Sonsoddo inert waste at Madel 25.4.2017 TOI: Goa
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Garbage piles up near polling booths 24.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
The "garbage issue came up in an unexpected manner during the MCD polls. Ironically, while political parties have been promising to resolve the garbage menace in the city one found that that there were a lack of dustbins at most polling booths. As a result, huge piles of plastic bottles, glasses and disposable lunch boxes were to be seen everywhere with no one around to clean up the mess. The problem was made worse by the fact that polling officials seemed to have contributed to the mess. Ashok Chawla, a shopkeeper at the DDA market, which is located near the polling booth in Paschim Vihar said, "People on election duty have been throwing water bottles outside the market street. These are people who should be more responsible." Speaking about garbage and cleanliness issue in the Capital he added, "The state charges tax revenue from markets, but neither do we have clean washrooms nor any single dustbin here." This lack of attention to cleanliness had had Delhiites up in arms. Twenty two year-old Jasleen ...
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Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling 23.4.2017 DNA: Health
The University Of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada researchers highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.
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Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling 23.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling
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Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use? 23.4.2017 NPR Health Science
Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.
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Earth Day 2017: You can help the planet by doing this one little thing 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Just do your best to cut down on the “single-use plastics” in your life.

That's a clunky term the experts use for all the disposable plastics that we use and discard every day, such as bags, water bottles, coffee cups and food containers. These plastics...

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