User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: May 19 2019 10:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Eco India: Scraps from Delhi’s flower market have transformed these women waste-pickers into artists 19.5.2019 Scroll.in
How an alternate livelihood project changed the lives of waste-pickers sandwiched between Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill and the city’s largest flower market.
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Cancer, lung ailments are on the rise in Kolkata. Yet the city is doing little to curb air pollution 16.5.2019 Scroll.in
It has the highest age-adjusted incidence of lung cancer among major Indian cities and 4 out of every 10 persons suffer from obstructive airways diseases.
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Work starts on massive Silicon Valley project by Hudson Yards developer 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The developer of New York’s Hudson Yards is ready to build another massive office, housing and retail complex — this time about 3,000 miles to the west.

Related Cos. announced Wednesday that it has started work on a 240-acre site in Silicon Valley for what it says is one of the largest entitled...

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Alarming spike in cancer incidence, yet Kolkata does little to control pollution 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
From flawed solid waste management to vehicular emissions, Kolkata's abysmal quality of air has many causes. When will the government wake up?
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Compost plant starts working in Adampur Chhavani again 13.5.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) dumps the waste in landfill site situated in Adampur Chhavni and now it has been decided to use the waste again, to convert it into organic fertilizers and with it, electronic weight system and for security point of view CCTV’s are also installed. It is notable that earlier the […]
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Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management, but how? 11.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
In an interview with Citizen Matters, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash talks about the plan to decentralise the handling and management of 100% of wet waste generated in the city, and the efforts under way to implement the same.
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Your next swimsuit might have started life as a fishing net 10.5.2019 LA Times: Business

To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans.

“When I look at a landfill, I see a gold mine,” Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive of nylon manufacturer Aquafil, said in an interview.

As volumes...

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Dollywood mannequin recycling tackles throwaway society 7.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
About 10,000 dummies and body parts are piled up at the creepy recycling centre.
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What Bengaluru’s scientific waste management can teach the Swachh Bharat mission 6.5.2019 Citizen Matters
While the Government of India has time and again emphasised the importance of cleanliness, Bengaluru has kept up the spirit of swachhata with a number of initiatives. See how an innovative waste collection station, plastic tiles and a compost school are reimagining waste management in the city.
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Cyclone Fani to have landfall in Puri, Odisha govt. deploys NDRF teams for relief and rescue operation 1.5.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhubaneswar, The Odisha government today deployed nine units of NDRF team as Joint Typhoon Warning Center of the USA (JTWC) warned that the extremely severe cyclonic storm cross near Balukhanda in Puri on May 3 afternoon. The JTWC sources said the landfill would be about 175 kmph and the cyclone Fani would pass through Jagatsinghpur, […]
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Police search Victorville landfill for missing 6-year-old 30.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The search for a missing 6-year-old boy has led homicide detectives to a landfill in Victorville.

Duke Flores had been missing for two weeks, his mother, Jackee Contreras, told deputies with the Apple Valley Police Department on Thursday after a family member requested a welfare check.

Contreras,...

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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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Landfill ban could see Scotland's waste sent to England 24.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
A report warns that not enough work has been done to prepare for a ban on household waste going to landfill.
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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a 'dump site' for Canadian waste 23.4.2019 BBC: World
The Philippine president chastises Canada for failing to repatriate waste sent to his country.
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Authorities end search of landfill for 6-month-old boy’s remains 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Police have called off the search of a massive landfill in Corona where they suspect the body of a 6-month-old boy is buried.

Culver City police said Monday that despite an intensive three-month investigation, they were unable to narrow a location within the El Sobrante Landfill where they suspect...

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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are.

From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

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Aurora stabbing leaves one man dead, another under suspicion 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora police officers were called to the scene of a stabbing Wednesday night and attempted to keep the man alive but he later died at a local hospital.
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Aurora robbery victim ran over, critically injured suspect 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A person attempting to flee alleged robbers in Aurora late Wednesday night drove over one of the suspects, seriously injuring the person.
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Weld deputies cleared after man dies following confrontation with stun gun 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Prosecutors have cleared four northern Colorado sheriff's deputies who were involved in a confrontation with a man who died after he was shot with a stun gun.
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