User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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Mumbai: Over 150 MT banned plastic lying in godown, no clarity on disp... 16.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Mumbai: Over 150 MT banned plastic lying in godown, no clarity on disp...
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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Plastic ban: AMC nets Rs 81 lakh in one month 11.7.2018 DNA: India
The civic body has collected Rs 81.35 lakh in fine from manufacturers for not following Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has also passed a resolution to take action in this regard in its health and solid waste committee and standing committee. On World Environment Day, the AMC joined United Nation's 'Beat the Plastic' programme. In a one-month-long drive, the city has witnessed a transformation with drastic plastic waste reduction. There is a blanket ban on the use of water pouches, plastic cups/glasses, and polythene bags. The Health Department is keeping a strict vigil in the city to make it plastic free. On a pilot basis, a reverse vending machine was placed in Kankaria Lakefront to recycle plastic bottles. In the first week of its installation, 5,000 bottles were collected. "The banned items cannot be seen anywhere in the city limits. Our strategy was to arrive at the root cause of the menace. We had sealed around 168 manufacturing units. ...
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Fire breaks out in northeast Denver recycling yard, plume of black smoke visible for miles 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire broke out at a recycling yard in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon, releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air.
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A new gold rush? 6.7.2018 BBC: Business
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.
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Bengaluru’s waste managers aren’t being paid for their work 4.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Access to safe water, electricity, food and identity cards were among the demands placed by waste pickers in a memorandum submitted to the State Government and the BBMP. »
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Tata Motors’ 2 plants honoured for green initiatives 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, Tata Motors’ announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at CII’s GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai, a statement said here on Monday. The GreenCo Platinum Certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water […]
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Bengaluru’s waste and brand audit exposes top polluters 2.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Multi-layer nonrecyclable plastic continues to dominate waste streams. A brand audit shows the different brands that pollute, and seeks answers to the questions on producer's responsibility. »
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China has refused to recycle the West's plastics. What now? 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So where will all those bottles and bags end up? A new study looks at what's happening.
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His company has been saving the planet for 29 years 28.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Ved Prakash who has been working in the field of recyclable raw materials for 29 years aims to 'create value' every day.
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Chaos over ban: Aaditya Thackeray meets Ramdas Kadam 28.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Retailers and traders at the receiving end of punitive action due to the ban on plastic may soon find respite. The state government will ask urban local bodies to go soft on plastic used for retail packaging of food items instead of penalising shopkeepers. State environment department sources said bulk consumers like malls, marriage halls, theatres, multiplexes, commercial complexes, government offices and institutions would be asked to set up collection points for plastic waste. This will later be collected by producers or municipal bodies for recycling and processing. On Wednesday, Yuva Sena chief and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray met environment minister Ramdas Kadam to discuss how the implementation of the ban could be smoothened to prevent difficulties to stakeholders. The state government will also issue an indicative pictorial list of plastic items that are allowed and banned and also run an awareness campaign to sort out confusion. "We have agreed in-principle to exempt the use of plastic ...
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Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban for retailers 27.6.2018 Rediff: News
The relaxation will be applicable for plastic bags above 50 microns for the next three months.
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Still no transparency in Maharashtra's plastic ban 27.6.2018 Rediff: Business
Retailers, especially food and grocery chains, are clearly unhappy, saying the ban is impractical
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Reduce, segregate 25.6.2018 Hindu: Editorial
We need substitutes for plastic, incentives to re-use, and better waste disposal
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Life without plastic: Mumbaikars prepare to show the way 25.6.2018 Citizen Matters
The mandates of the Maharashtra plastic and thermocol ban may appear extreme, but citizens seem aware of the need for it and willing to follow the same. A comprehensive look at life minus plastic, as faced by the average Mumbaikar. »
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MPCB chief eyes plastic pollution free State 24.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MPCB chief eyes plastic pollution free State
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Ahmedabad cleanest city of Gujarat in Swachh Survekshan 2018 24.6.2018 DNA: Money
Ahmedabad has emerged as the cleanest city in Gujarat, according to the third edition of Swachh Survekshan in 2018. On Saturday, the rankings of clean cities were declared under the flagship programme of central government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. The Centre had initiated the clean city rankings in 2016. In the annual survey, Ahmedabad had secured the 14th position in 2016, as well as in 2017. The city has improved its ranking by two places in 2018. The cities were ranked on three different parameters, including Service Level Progress (documentation), direct observation and citizen feedback categories. Total 4,000 points were given. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation chief Mukesh Kumar said that the city managed to improve its ranking because of several campaigns and equal participation of citizens. "The sanitation level in the city has improved and it is clearly visible. We have taken several measures like segregated waste collection, recycling of waste and compost plants at residential and commercial ...
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Plastics industry gets ready for ban 23.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Panel to be formed to deal with the fallout of State-wide prohibition from January 2019
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How green are Kolkata’s luxury community buildings? 21.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Kolkata's green index is in a downward spiral. But the builders, organisations and residents are waking up to the reality, and that's the hope for better future. »
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Mechanism to segregate waste to be in place soon in district 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
90% of local bodies have set up Haritha Senas, says Suchitwa Mission
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