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Category: Waste :: e-waste :: karnataka
Last updated: Feb 14 2018 21:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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4 fetuses found in trash at Thai resort town 14.2.2018 General News
Police in Thailand say garbage collectors have found four fetuses in the trash at a popular resort town. Police Lt. Sommit Petchpradab said the fetuses were discovered Tuesday by garbage collectors in Hua Hin, 145 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. He said they were found together in a large black plastic bag. Sommit said Wednesday that police are still investigating the case. Legal access to abortions is limited in Thailand, so many patronize underground abortion clinics. In 2010, police discovered over 2,000 fetuses hidden at a Buddhist temple which appeared to have come from illegal abortion clinics.
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We are not garbage collectors, SC tells Centre 6.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a "garbage collector". The top court declined to take the affidavit on record and said the government cannot dump "junk" before it. "What are you trying to do? Are you trying to impress us? We are not impressed. You are trying to dump everything on us. We are not going to accept it," a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. "Don't do this. Whatever junk you have, you dump it before us. We are not garbage collectors. Be absolutely clear about this," the bench said. The bench directed the Centre to file a chart within three weeks indicating whether the states and union territories have constituted state-level advisory boards in accordance with the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. It also directed the government to state in its chart ...
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Celebs face up to 3-yr ban for misleading ads in new bill 5.1.2018 General News
Instead of jail term, celebrities endorsing misleading ads will have to pay penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban of up to three years once the new Consumer Protection Bill is cleared by Parliament. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha and it seeks to replace the 31-year-old law. One of the major objective of the bill is to crack down on misleading advertisements. If the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), proposed to be set up under the bill, is satisfied that an advertisement is false or misleading, it may issue directions to endorsers, advertiser, publisher as well traders and manufacturers to discontinue or modify such an ad. The CCPA will have the powers to impose penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on endorsers and manufacturers. For subsequent violation, the penalty will be of up to Rs 50 lakh. The authority will also have the power ban endorser of false or misleading ads from ...
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Transsion Holdings launches smart accessories brand in India 22.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In an attempt to take the experience of its consumers to another level, China-based Transsion Holdings on Friday launched its smart accessories brand Oraimo in India.
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UN warns India of severe health, environmental risks from electronic waste 14.12.2017 Latest News
The dangers come from improper and unsafe treatment and disposal through open burning or in dumpsites, UN said
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Bin here, dump that! 26.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Waste segregation has always been a concern in the city. In the past, the focus was more on solid and wet waste and not much on e-waste. In a move to collect e-waste effectively, a bin was installed on CMH Road, near MK Retail, recently. Bengalureans have welcomed this move and suggest that more such measures should be taken. The bin is jointly set up by Saahas and Environmental Synergies in Development (Ensyde) and is supported by VMWare. Manvel Alur, CEO and founder of Ensyde, says that this move was done as part of the programme called bE-Responsible. "Weve been trying to experiment with different drop locations that will make it convenient for residents to drop off e-waste. We already have 10 BangaloreOne centres and two post boxes to collect e-waste but we wanted to experiment in a public space and what is better than a grocery store for this?" she says. While many dont understand that e-waste is a big problem, she says that "e-waste is the new plastic". "Gadgets have a short ...
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Waste management best practices: Apartment residents set example 16.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Opted for sustainable practices in waste management way back in 2011, today this community sends negligible amount of waste to landfill, processing or recycling every bit of waste produced. ...
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Blaze a trail, renew my ‘Garden City’ 8.11.2017 Citizen Matters
if I were the Mayor, I assure, I would not be a “Little more than a figurehead”, but strive hard for the betterment of my place and people. »
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City Page 3 and also for first editionE-waste management in city homes pick up 3.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Hyderabad: The city has disposed close to 50,000 tonnes of e-waste in the past 10 years from households alone. Though behind when compared to Bangalore and New Delhi, e-waste management is still slow...
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Pvt hospitals exempted from trade licence 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Private hospitals are no longer required to submit the trade licence to the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

"Earlier, it was mandatory for hospitals to submit the trade licence under the Karnataka Private Medical Regulation Act. But hospitals come under the health care service and it is not a business," said Shalini Rajneesh, principal secretary (Health and Family Welfare). The Private Hospitals Association had been seeking exemption from trade licence for a long time.

Documents like environmental clearance, e-waste management, building maps, staff details and tariffs of various facilities should be submitted, she added.
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Street play spreads awareness on e-waste at Forum Mall 19.9.2017 Citizen Matters
E-waste is going to be the biggest waste nightmare Bengaluru will see, in a few years. This is what Saahas has been doing to spread awareness on it. ...
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‘Micro factories will enable decentralised manufacturing’ 2.9.2017 Hindu: Business
Technology helps derive value from e-waste, says the award-winning professor
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PCB seeks re-export of photocopiers 26.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Pollution Control Board writes to Customs Commissioner
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Govt planning to set up eco-park under PPP model for handling e-waste 20.8.2017 News
The government is exploring the possibility of setting up an eco-park under public-private partnership mode to make research and development in e-waste recycling commercially viable, the environment ministry has told a parliamentary panel. The ministry said this to the Committee of Subordinate Legislation 2016-17 in its 23rd report on action taken by the government on the recommendations contained in the 15th report of the committee on e-waste management. "Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has informed that in order to make the e-waste recycling R&D processes commercially viable, effort would be made to explore the possibility to set up eco-park under PPP by providing infrastructure, training tools etc," the environment ministry has said. It said such eco-park could provide a system for channelisation of e-waste for environmentally sound recycling in the organised sector by bringing together formal and informal sector. "The activities of the park could
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Drop off e-waste at these Bangalore One centres 7.8.2017 Citizen Matters
The bE initiative has setup e-Waste collection at Bangalore One centres in 10 wards so far. 3 tonnes of e-waste has been collected and 830 kgs of carbon emissions reduced! ...
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Don’t refuse the refuse 31.7.2017 Hindu: Arts
To look at waste as a resource is not a luxury anymore but a necessity. For 16 years, Saahas has been a facilitator in the process
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No space for e-waste on the GST rate list 31.7.2017 ET: Electronics
Today, India has 1 billion mobile subscribers, around 57 million computers along with other gadgets and consumer electronics users.
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NGOs to start campaign to spread awareness on e-waste 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
NGOs working for decades to reduce electronic and electrical waste are worried about the state of Bengaluru, where people are yet to understand the hazards of e-waste. Saahas and Ensyde, two NGOs which have tied up with BBMP to reduce informal recycling of e-waste, will launch 'bE-Responsible', an awareness campaign to mark the anniversary of the waste collection programme on Saturday. "Bengaluru produces an estimated two lakh tonnes of e-waste annually. But 90% of this goes to landfills or scrap dealers who then sell it to illegal recyclers. Despite our efforts to encourage people to drop e-waste at collection points at BangaloreOne centres, we have not seen a good response. There is a need for larger awareness on the issue," said Divya Tiwari, CEO of Saahas. Part of the problem, Divya said, was people's tendency to monetise e-waste. "If you drop a tubelight at our collection point, you have to pay Rs 10, whereas a scrap dealer actually pays for it. However, people should realise that the e-waste given ...
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World Environment Day: This Bengaluru startup aims at clean city initiative 25.6.2017 News
Indian waste management is governed by various legislation rolled out by Union Environment Ministry
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Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup 25.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.
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