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Category: Waste :: E-Waste
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HC asks Centre to plan how to record nature & quantity of e-waste in Delhi 22.5.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre to prepare an action plan in two months for recording the quantity and nature of electronic waste (e-waste) generated in the national capital. The direction by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came after Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment, submitted a report which said there was no inventorisation of the e-waste of the city. The report said a proper record of the quantity and nature of e-waste would help to manage it better. The court had earlier dubbed e-waste as a "critical area" that has so far escaped attention. Taking note of the submissions, the court directed the Environment Ministry to examine the report and come out with an action plan on the mode and manner in which inventorisation would be effected. The bench said that the plan and the steps therein have to be time bound and directed the ministry to also indicate how e-waste was being managed and disposed of at .
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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Need awareness on minimizing waste production: Venkaiah 17.5.2018 General News
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there was a need to build awareness about the importance of a self-sustaining system of waste disposal and minimizing waste production.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Young entrepreneur find ways to recycle plastic & e-waste 13.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Young entrepreneur find ways to recycle plastic & e-waste
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Eco-friendly plates to replace polymer ones on premium trains 3.5.2018 General News
Passengers on premium trains will soon be served meals on eco-friendly disposable plates, instead of the polymer ones, as part of the railways' drive to go green. The scheme was recently started on a trial basis on the Sealdah Rajdhani, where passengers were being served in plates made of 'bagasse', the fibrous remains left behind after extracting sugarcane juice. "This will be biodegradable plates that can be disposed of safely. While on one hand we go green, we are also ensuring that passengers get fresh plates every time. There is no added issue of cleaning and washing the plates or complaints over dirty plates," a senior official said. Railways will eventually extend the scheme to all trains in which meals are served, officials said. Containers made of bagasse are firmer and can hold reasonable weight. In fact, they are even microwavable, officials said. However, the cost of this greenware might exceed that of plastic -- Rs 4- Rs 8 for one plate as compared to Re 1-Rs 5 for ...
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What has Jayanagar MLA been up to in the last five years? 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
He credits Ananthkumar with bargaining with central government for the multi-crore elevated corridor project. What else did he do? »
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Tracking Sarvajnanagar MLA K J George, who was also a minister 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters
He has been the most controversial person in the Siddaramaiah government, who was the target of the public. »
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Waste, emissions, dust cause air pollution in Indian cities: Experts 2.5.2018 General News
A cocktail of toxic factors -- ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust -- has put 14 Indian cities on the dubious map of the most polluted places in the world, experts said. A new WHO report said today that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres. Fine particles stay longer in the air than heavier ones, leading to greater chances of toxic matters being inhaled by human beings and animals. Here are some possible reasons cited by the experts on what makes the air so dangerous in four hotbeds of pollution. KANPUR: The World Health Organization report states that the Uttar Pradesh city is the most polluted in the world with an annual PM2.5 average of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (g/m3) and an annual PM10 (particulate matter of 10 micrometres or less in diametre) average of 319 (g/m3). Among the sources of pollution are industrial point sources, defined
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Where’s your e-waste going? 30.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Sanshodhan E-Waste Exchange provides last mile connectivity between individuals/organisations and authorised e-waste management units
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Over a dozen peacocks found dead in Ghaziabad 28.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Over a dozen peacocks have been found dead here, a senior official said on Saturday.
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Weaving technology with tradition 24.4.2018 Hindu: Home
France-based scenographer makes carpets made of e-waste and natural materials
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Address issue of solid waste management in Delhi on war footing: HC to authorities 24.4.2018 General News
Observing that its orders to clean up the national capital were "not getting the attention it deserves", the Delhi High Court today passed a slew of directions to the Centre, the AAP government and the three municipal corporations to ensure that the issue of solid waste management is addressed on a "war footing". A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said it does not want to keep watching videos, filed by a court-appointed local commissioner, on the lack of garbage disposal and waste management in Delhi and directed the Centre to place on record any proposal it may have to clean up the city as well as solid waste management. The Centre was also asked to look into the issue raised by the Delhi government that municipal bodies of each state receive funds amounting to Rs 488 for each person in their jurisdiction every year from the central government while the national capital has been getting only Rs 325 crore since 1991. "Delhi needs help. Is the ...
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HC directs Delhi Cantonment board to reimburse medical expenses of retired employee 22.4.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) to reimburse the cost of medicines purchased by a retired headmistress of one of the schools run by the civic body for herself, husband and schizophrenic adult son. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued the interim direction after noting the "peculiar circumstances" of the woman's plea in which she claimed that since September 2014 she had been denied reimbursement of medicines purchased locally from chemists when such drugs were not available in the Cantonment General Hospital. With the direction, the court listed the matter for further hearing on September 18. The order came as the DCB had not filed an affidavit, as directed by the court on January 24, indicating the applicable rules and regulations for providing medical benefits to a retired employee. The court had sought the affidavit in the petition by the retired headmistress, Shanta Batra, who moved the high court seeking medical benefits and facilities at par with ...
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Earth Day: An Indian's leading solution to tackle e-waste 22.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Mumbai-born Veena Sahajwalla has developed a microfactory in Australia to upcycle electronic waste.
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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Indian scientist leads in tackling e-waste hazard in Australia 19.4.2018 General News
Leading in tackling the growing mountains of e-waste, an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-trained Indo-Australian scientist helped launch the world's first micro factory that can transform electronic waste (e-waste) - like smart phones and laptops - into valuable materials for re-use.Professor Veena Sahajwalla, a materials scientist at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the Sydney-based varsity, said the e-waste micro factory is the first of a series under development and in testing at UNSW.These micro factories can also turn many types of consumer waste such as glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and products.Using technology developed after extensive scientific research at the SMaRT Centre, the e-waste micro factory has the potential to reduce the rapidly growing problem of vast amounts of electronic waste that cause environmental harm and go into landfills.The micro ...
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China bans imports of 16 more scrap, waste products from end-2018: ministry 19.4.2018 General News
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will ban the imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from the end of this year, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
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Everything under the sun 17.4.2018 Hindu: Health
The Friday market at Pallavaram has a 100-year-old history. Antiques, bicycles, vegetables, auto-parts, pots... You can even buy yourself a live goat at this high-energy space which brings a village to the city
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Env Ministry notifies amended Rules on plastic waste management 16.4.2018 General News
The Environment Ministry has notified the amended rules on plastic waste management that prescribe a central system for the registration of producers and importers. The ministry has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018, which specifies phasing out of those multi-layered plastics (MLPs) that are "non-recyclable, non-energy recoverable or with no alternate use", an official statement said. MLPs are made up of a layered composition of various types of plastics. Based on several representations received from various stakeholders, the ministry had constituted a committee on issues faced with regard to the implementation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. The committee deliberated on several issues related to the rules and its implementation by various stakeholders, and submitted its recommendations to the ministry after which the amended rules were notified. "The amended rules lay down that the phasing out of ...
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