User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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Renewable, algae-based footwear developed 9.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Scientists have developed algae-based, renewable flip-flops that could be an environment friendly alternative to petroleum-based slippers - the go-to footwear in countries like India and China. Three billion petroleum-based flip-flops are produced worldwide each year, eventually ending up as non-biodegradable trash in landfills, rivers and oceans around the globe. "Even though a flip-flop seems like a minor product, a throwaway that everyone wears, it turns out that this is the Number one shoe in the world," said Stephen Mayfield, professor at University of California San Diego in the US. "These are the shoes of a fisherman and a farmer. This is the number one footwear in India, China and in Africa. One of the largest pollutants in the ocean is polyurethane from flip- flops and other shoes that have been washed or thrown into rivers and flow into the ocean," Mayfield added. The flip flops consist of a flexible, spongy slipper and a simple strap, researchers said. "Petroleum comes from algae that lived in ...
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Public left fuming as Khattar leaves Janata Darbar midway 9.10.2017 Hindu: News
Only 50-odd complaints were heard out of 282 registrations
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The RealReal Establishes National Consignment Day as Official Holiday; Announces Partnership with Stella McCartney 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN FRANCISCO: The RealReal, the leader in authenticated luxury consignment, today announced it has established National Consignment Day as an official holiday, henceforth taking place annually the first Monday of every October.
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IKEA U.S. introduces national mattress recycling program 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa: IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of 'waste to resources' it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA stores. The goal is zero waste to landfill, with as much recycling as possible.
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Thiruvananthapuram shows the way 6.10.2017 Hindu: News
Kerala is on a mission to close down many of its landfills. And, with a revamped solid waste management system, Thiruvananthapuram has become the jumping-off point for this mission. A new model Besid...
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Why L.A. created an exclusive franchise system for cleaner trash hauling 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial captured some of the benefits of the city of Los Angeles’ new exclusive franchise recycling program: less landfill waste, cleaner trucks and franchise fees that will directly support the city’s hiring of program inspectors and customer service staff. (“In its effort...

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'Burning' Kundli landfill endangers health of locals 4.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , October 3 : The Kundli garbage landfill, which is said to be burning for more than 35 years despite the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) has imposed a nationwide ban on the burning of bulk waste in open spaces.
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Creative distillers tackle food waste, redefining 'getting trashed' 3.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.
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Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed' 3.10.2017 NPR News
In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.
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Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in North East 3.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in North East
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New landfill will go a long way in keeping Shillong clean: Ronnie 3.10.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 02: Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh has said that the new landfill which he inaugurated on Monday will go a long way in keeping Shillong clean by ensuring that the waste generated are properly segregated and dumped in the site.

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Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale 2.10.2017 AP National
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump didn't just present the Presidents Cup trophy to the winning American team on Sunday. He dedicated it to the people who have endured hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico....
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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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L-G discusses waste management 30.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Urges EDMC to explore global best practices for silt, residue waste management
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Major Swachh hiccups: Funds crunch, failure to transport and segregate waste 30.9.2017 TOI: India
About 75% of 1.7 lakh tonnes of municipal waste (garbage) that Indian cities and towns generate daily goes to landfill sites or dumping yards untreated and civic bodies cover only 44,650 out of 81,000 municipal wards through their door-to-door collection scheme. These statistics tell the government where to concentrate funds and policy planning if Swachh Bharat is to deliver the results PM Narendra Modi has sought.
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More bears, including one with broken legs, killed near Aspen 30.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Two wounded bears, including one with two broken back legs, were euthanized in the Aspen area in the past two days, officials said Thursday. This brings the total of bears killed to 18
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​The coconut man 28.9.2017 Hindu: News
Manish Advani has found innovative uses for coconut shells, which clog our gutters. He has built a house from these
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Cannot impose complete ban on charcoal as fuel: Govt to NGT 28.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The matter is fixed for next hearing on October 9
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Civic bodies to crack whip 27.9.2017 Hindu: Delhi
A Supreme Court-appointed pollution control panel on Tuesday directed the municipal bodies in the NCR to crack down on burning of waste in the open, which aggravates air pollution during winter.The En...
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73% of city’s daily waste is organic 27.9.2017 Hindu: News
From Oct. 2, bulk generators will have to compost wet trash, can hand over only dry waste to collector
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