User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
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TNPCB Officials' Bail Pleas Out 19.4.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Tech help to celebrate scrap dealers as recyclers 19.4.2015 TOI: Chennai
The scrap dealer at the street corner may present an unedifying sight, but technology has come to celebrate the importance of these people who spend their day with discarded stuff, including electronic ...
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In the cafe where you can pay what you want, what would you choose? 18.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cafes serving meals made with ‘intercepted’ ingredients that were destined for landfill are opening up across the UK. You simply add up your own bill How much would you pay for food in a cafe which does not have any prices on the menu? And how would you decide what the price should be, if you knew the food you were going to be served was originally destined for the bin? That’s the dilemma facing customers of a new wave of cafes opening around the country. There are at least 10 “waste not, want not” cafes, from Skipchen in Bristol and the Real Junk Food Project in Leeds to Save the Date in London; they operate on the principle of using “intercepted food” – food that would otherwise be thrown away by supermarkets and wholesalers – on their menus, while letting customers pay what they feel their meal is worth. Customers order … and at the end of the meal are invited to put a donation in an envelope. There's no obligation to ...
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Solid waste management planned in 74 village panchayats from May 1 18.4.2015 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
To enable safe disposal of solid waste in villages, solid waste management (SWM) will be implemented in 74 village panchayats in the district from May 1.Now waste generated in many villages...
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The death and rebirth of Y264 TKP 18.4.2015 BBC: Business
There's no such thing as the scrapheap
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House GOP legislators, Dayton spar over environmental bill 17.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
House Republicans are using budget bill to push policies seen as more business-friendly.
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The start-ups that want your electronic junk 17.4.2015 BBC: Business
The start-ups that want your electronic junk
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Hundreds of crores spent on garbage, what does BBMP have to show? 16.4.2015 Citizen Matters

The city’s garbage woes did not appear overnight. What led to this tipping point? Citizen Matters looks back over the past 15 years and the current imbroglio in a new in-depth series. Is there an end in sight?

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Stork 15.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Stork
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Living inside a landfill 15.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The greater adjutant stork is a majestic bird.
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Can you really make a living by selling used books on Amazon for a penny? 14.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Secondhand book sales online not only make millions but also offer demanding customers rare – or simply cheap – titles that might otherwise rot in landfill

Sometime in early 2013, in Dallas, Texas, a generous reader donated his impeccable first-edition copy of Philip Roth’s Our Gang to the local Goodwill store, its royal blue dust jacket gleaming as brilliantly as it did in 1971.

There it sat on a shelf, priced at $1, until a semi-trailer from Books Squared whisked it away among 3,000 other leftovers. At the Books Squared warehouse in south-west Dallas, Our Gang was checked and processed by receivers and a scrupulous quality-control team, who deemed the book “like new” before scanning it into their computer system to be sold online.

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Oxford becomes first British city to ban non-recyclable food containers 14.4.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Oxford may be known the world over for its famous university -- but it is not far behind in terms of action to safeguard the environment.
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Smelly Stork 14.4.2015 Hindu: Home
An endangered species makes a living off people's garbage
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Oxford becomes first British city to ban non-recyclable food containers 14.4.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Oxford may be known the world over for its famous university -- but it is not far behind in terms of action to safeguard the environment.
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Debris, thought to be from Japan tsunami, found in Oregon 11.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Those poor fish must have been wondering what the heck was happening to them.
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'Here's the Chance to Eat Safely and Not Harm the City' 11.4.2015 The New Indian Express - The Sunday Standard - http://newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/
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What will it take to make our cities environment-smart? 11.4.2015 India Together - Economy

PM Modi's vision of smart cities will remain unrealised till we have environmentally-smart urban centres, equipped to mitigate the severe chronic air pollution levels. But what will it entail? Sarath Guttikunda analyses.

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NGT seeks pollution report from landfill sites 11.4.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Litigation, an NGO, has approached NGT over large- scale methane emissions from the three landfill sites in the ...
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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border 11.4.2015 NPR News
Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.
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NGT asks DPCC to take air, water samples around landfill sites 11.4.2015 DNA: Bangalore
NGT asks DPCC to take air, water samples around landfill sites
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