User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Recycling
Last updated: Jun 20 2019 06:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live? 20.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice 18.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.
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Replacing plastic: Can bacteria help us break the habit? 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
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To go zero-waste, this may be Chennai’s best bet 17.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The Chennai Corporation has initiated a zero-waste plan for the city, but for any initiative to work from the ground up, the government isn’t necessarily the best placed to complete the entire cycle by itself. Can our city go circular to successfully crack the waste puzzle?
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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Don’t recycle plastic — stop using it instead 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Really? A proposed state law that would require a 20% plastic recycling rate by 2024, gradually increasing to 75% by 2030?

It is old news that recycling programs are being canceled and that plastic has little value on the recycle market. The “goal” of getting three-quarters of it...

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Pioneering RWAs felicitated with Green Awards 13.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Five Resident Welfare Associations across the city have been recognised by the TNPCB for their adoption of environment-friendly practices. This is what they've been doing.
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Inside Dehradun’s Bindal slum, where the city’s waste pickers live 11.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite the crucial role they play in the city, efforts to improve the living conditions of Dehradun's waste pickers -- mostly migrants -- have been minimal and they continue to live in unsafe conditions, with little or no assistance from the Municipal Corporation.
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A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic' 10.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.
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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report 7.6.2019 BBC: World
A new report names nine coastlines, including top tourist spots, where contamination is at its worst.
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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oil giants bet their futures on plastic — just in time for a plastic-trash crackdown 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now that’s looking overly optimistic.

The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies such as Saudi Aramco...

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Mount Everest: Four bodies, 11,000 kg of garbage found in cleanliness drive 6.6.2019 Scroll.in
Empty oxygen cylinders, tents, plastic bottles and human excrement were among the waste found littered on the world’s highest mountain peak.
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Nagaland puts together waste management policy 6.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland puts together waste management policy
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When Minnesota cities take over trash collection, they take heat. But sometimes it pays off 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's an ongoing battle over the freedom to decide who hauls trash away. Like St. Paul, some Minnesota cities have struggled to control trash collection, but others have made it a part of their broader efforts to help the environment.
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Coca-Cola India Foundation to implement Integrated Waste Management solutions 3.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi Coca-Cola India Foundation Anandana has announced establishment of integrated waste management infrastructure at multiple locations in the country. The foundation along with NGO partners including Saahas, Chintan and Hasirudala, will also includes setting up of Material Recovery and Segregation Facilities (MRFs). The partnerships will also drive social initiatives such as inclusion of […]
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Meeting held to conserve Wangjing river 3.6.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Meeting held to conserve Wangjing river
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Why some countries are shipping back plastic waste 2.6.2019 BBC: World
More and more countries are refusing to be a "dumping ground" for wealthier nations.
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Trash collector dumps his load and finds a man amid the refuse, Fresno police say 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive,...

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