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Prada launches Re-nylon bags made from recycled ocean waste 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The company took yet another step towards sustainability after banning the use of fur from their products.
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Prada launches Re-nylon bags made from recycled ocean waste 25.6.2019
Prada introduced its first backpack made from Pocono nylon in 1984. It was introduced by Muiccia Prada, a few years after she took over the helm of her family business. They were then made using an industrial fabric used to make parachutes. It went against everything that was considered as luxury at that time, but it still became revolutionary due to its unsexiness. In an era where Versace and Gucci was making in-roads in the luxury market with high gloss and power shoulders, Prada"s nylon bag made a statement. "I was searching," Prada told Vogue, "because I hated all the bags that were around. They were so formal, so lady, so traditional, so classic." Decades after it was first launched, Prada"s signature nylon bag makes reappearances on the runway every season, and uses over 7,00,000 metres of nylon annually. A non-biodegradable, plastic-based fabric, it is quite harmful to the environment as it adds more plastic to the earth. In keeping up with the current climate, the ...
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U'khand: Gupta family to pay entire cost of waste disposal in Auli 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
They have agreed to pay the entire cost of cleaning up after their mega wedding functions left Auli with major waste management problems.
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Panel to approach court if plant accepts waste beyond capacity 25.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Saligao: The monitoring committee appointed by the High Court of Bombay at Goa to keep a check on the Saligao waste management facility has warned the plant not to accept garbage beyond its capacity. The committee has threatened to file a contempt petition in court if the plant goes ahead and accepts waste beyond its …
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City Mayor threatens not to allow Calangute sewage tankers 25.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has threatened to stop Calangute and Saligao sewage tankers from entering the sewage treatment plant at Tonca in the city from Wednesday onwards if Panaji and Taleigao’s wet garbage is not treated at the Saligao waste management facility. Addressing the media on Monday, city Mayor Uday …
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Kerala High Court seeks explanation on Pampa river report 25.6.2019
Kochi: The Kerala High Court has sought an explanation from the State Government on the report submitted by the Sabarimala Special Commissioner on the short and long term measures needed to be taken to restore Pamba river to its original state, by removing mud, sand and debris, after the August floods. The report says that a bridge should be built at Pamba Triveni which should not be affected by floods, as recommended by the National Earth Sciences Study Centre. It says that co-ordination of various departments is needed for the implementation of the various recommendations of the study centre. There is a recommendation to use a portion of the money collected from devotees to revive the river.  There should be steps to stop discharge of waste of various sorts to the river. It says that the current bridge at Triveni does not have sufficient height and hence a better bridge not to be touched by floods is needed. Various agencies like Kerala State Electricity Board, Irrigation Department, Forest ...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 25.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Setback For RBI, Govt DEPUTY Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Viral Acharya has resigned from his post, six months before the scheduled end of his term. In December last year RBI governor Urjit Patel had resigned nearly nine months before the end of his term over differences with the government. Interestingly, both the …
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GSUDA comes to CCP’s rescue, to set up ‘biodigester facility’ 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) has come to the rescue of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), with an ‘approved proposal’ to set up a biodigester facility near the sewage treatment plant at Tonca. The CCP is presently facing a problem  of ‘inadequate mechanism’ in treating its wet waste. The …
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Restrict import of plastic waste: NGT to CPCB 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to strictly restrict the import of plastic waste in the country, as it is hazardous to the environment. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Amit Jain alleging that 9 lakh tonne of cheap waste paper and …
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MMC begins transporting segregated waste to Fomento 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Margao: The garbage issue of Margao and Fatorda seems to be slowly getting resolved with the Margao municipal council (MMC) beginning to hand over segregated waste to Fomento Green for treatment from Monday. Fomento Green, which operates the waste treatment plant at Sonsoddo site, agreed to accept waste from the civic body on Monday only …
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‘CCP was intimated in advance’ 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has said that the wet waste truck of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has not been stopped suddenly but that the CCP was informed several times in the last three months that the Saligao waste treatment plant will not accept the wet waste, as the …
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Panaji v/s Calangute! Garbage v/s Sewage!! 24.6.2019 Video News – The Navhind Times
A direct battle has begun between Calangute and Panaji-Taleigao. The Solid waste treatment plant at Calangute plateau has stopped accepting wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao. In retaliation, Mayor of Panaji has threatened to stop accepting sewage tankers coming from Calangute. According to Mayor Uday Madkaikar, Panaji generates 28 tonnes of garbage daily. The CCP …
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River Ganga gets a new breath of life in Kanpur as level of dissolved oxygen improves 24.6.2019
Kanpur: Located on the west bank of river Ganga, Kanpur is a densely populated city famous for its leather industries. The city produces an estimated 450 million litres of municipal sewage and industrial effluent daily, a majority of which was flowing directly into the holy river until recently. However, with the launch of the Namami Gange Programme that aims to clean and rejuvenate Ganga, 13 out of 16 major drains in Kanpur have been completely tapped and the sewage and industrial effluent has been diverted to Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs). In November 2018, a century-old Sisamau drain, which produces over 140 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage, was completely stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga. This was the biggest drain-tapping initiative undertaken at a cost of over Rs 60 crore. The sewage has been diverted via pipelines to two sewage treatments plants (STPs) on the outskirts of the city - 80 million litres a day to Bhingawan STP and 60 MLD to Jajmau STP. The tapping of ...
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7 more airports to be developed in NE 24.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
7 more airports to be developed in NE
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Thiruvananthapuram: Corporation pact with UN to recycle plastic 24.6.2019
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At a time when the city corporation is struggling to deal with growing plastic waste menace, the UNDP (United Nations Development Program-me) has voluntarily come forward with a helping hand to set up plastic recycling units in the state capital. The civic body will soon sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with UNDP for setting up multiple plastic recycling units in the state capital to put an end to the plastic waste menace. The plan is to set up the plastic recycling units at the Resource Recovery Centre of the civic body at Manacaud and Muttathara. The recycling units would be set up by UNDP with the help of funding from multinational Cola company und-er the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Mayor V.K. Prasanth told DC that the MoU would be signed soon with UNDP.  He said that UNDP would be upgrading the Resource Reco-very Centres.  "UNDP is already providing this service for a number of other cities in India. Thiruvananthapuram is the first city in ...
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Waste Creation Is A Popular Goan Hobby 24.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Citizens need to understand that governments don’t create waste. It is irresponsible and high consumption by the citizens which is creating the waste problem Nandkumar M Kamat FROM my car caught in a traffic jam, I was watching three students of a reputed educational institution from Santa Cruz eating sweetmeats in disposable plates in front …
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Waste food handling appliances launched 24.6.2019 B & C – The Navhind Times
Bengaluru based Wastexpert launched food waste handling solutions for the Goa market recently. The company launched digester, composter and dewaterer for hotels and food operators in the state. According to the company, with rapid urbanisation and the increase in food wastage, segregating and managing food waste at source is the only way forward. Arpita Khadria, …
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Heart that beats for the poor 23.6.2019 The Shillong Times
By Rabin Prasad Kalita They picked up recyclable materials from the street, garbage dump, market or trash bin. They were a group of four minor rag pickers between 7 to 10 years of age living near the railway colony. They picked up anything which fetched them money. Nupur, the eldest one helped the other three […]
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Neglected by authorities, this govt hospital in Bihar is on the verge of collapsing 22.6.2019
Darbhanga: While encephalitis claimed 128 lives in Muzaffarpur, another state-run hospital, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), here lacks hygiene and basic facilities. Moreover, the building of the hospital is in a dilapidated condition. The patients in the hospital said, "We are forced to get medicines from outside as there is no medicine here. Even the fans and ACs here are not working." Shyam Choudhary, a worker at the hospital, said, "The patients are ones bearing the brunt of the poor infrastructure facilities. The walls of the hospitals are on the verge of collapsing and some parts of the hospital have collapsed already. Unfortunately, the administration isn't looking into the matter." A foul smell emanating from the garbage dumped imprudently in the hospital premises also attracts animals and other insects to wander in the area. "It is very malodorous and the garbage dumped here can become a source of several other diseases as the animals wander here. ...
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The 'top-5' countries throwing plastic waste in the Oceans 22.6.2019
Bangkok: Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic. "I saw news of trash overflowing the world...sea animals dying from eating plastic...I felt I must do something," says the 48-year-old entrepreneur, who leads an online community of more than 20,000 people seeking to practise a waste-free lifestyle. But individual efforts alone can"t fully stop the 8 million tonnes of plastic that make their way to the ocean each year, and with four of the five worst ocean polluters in Southeast Asia, the region"s governments must take action, he says.  "Policymaking to address the issue must be treated with urgency as well," said Thanaboon. A summit for leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) being hosted by Thailand this weekend is expected to adopt the ...
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