User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: May 15 2019 18:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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France agrees to take back 43 illegal waste containers from Malaysia 20.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Malaysia has shipped 43 illegal plastic waste containers back to France as part of a crackdown on illegal trafficking of waste, the two governments said in a joint statement on Monday.
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China moves to phase out single-use plastics 19.1.2020 Reuters: World News
China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, the state planner said on Sunday, as it seeks to tackle one of the country's biggest environmental problems.
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Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP has turned Delhi into ‘garbage capital of India’ 9.1.2020 Scroll.in
The chief minister said that in 2020, the Ghazipur landfill will be taller than the Taj Mahal.
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BJP Made Delhi "Garbage Capital Of India": Arvind Kejriwal 9.1.2020 NDTV News - Cities
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the BJP of making Delhi the "garbage capital of India" and claimed that the dump at Ghazipur landfill will soon cross the height of Taj Mahal.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Delay in setting up new landfill | Hoardings may be back soon | City gears up for Swachh Survekshan…and more 4.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
State government has rejected the bidder BBMP chose for setting up a new landfill at Mittiganahalli. As the BBMP runs out of landfills to dump waste in, the garbage crisis may worsen. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Elections, Kashmir, environment and citizens: 12 stories from the 12 months gone by 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters
As we come to the end of the year, a look at some of the most topical, important and appreciated stories of 2019.
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Residents of this Chennai neighbourhood have stopped a tonne of waste from reaching the landfills 26.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
ROKA (Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association) has created a model for change at the neighbourhood level and made significant progress in source segregation through the sustained efforts of volunteers, aided by a helping hand from the Chennai Corporation.
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Bosnia moves migrants from freezing forest camp 10.12.2019 Reuters: World News
Bosnian authorities, bowing to international pressure, begun moving migrants on Tuesday from a freezing makeshift camp in a forest to more appropriate shelter.
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Migrants in Bosnia refuse to move from forest camp 6.12.2019 Reuters: World News
Bowing to international pressure, Bosnian authorities agreed on Friday to dismantle a makeshift refugee camp of freezing snow-covered tents, but some migrants living there have been refusing food in protest at being resettled.
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Southeast Asian countries need tougher plastic policies to curb pollution: U.N. 13.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Southeast Asian countries, among the world's worst ocean polluters, need tougher regulations for plastic packaging to curb leakage, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.
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Eco India: A Mumbai-based company is ensuring that the least amount of garbage is sent to landfills 10.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
How India’s untreated garbage can potentially generate resource value through integrated waste management solutions.
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Waste woes in Paradise: Srinagar’s struggle to clear garbage from streets during lockdown 7.11.2019 Citizen Matters
In the days following abrogation of Article 370, Srinagar became a stinking mess, as municipal staff were unable to report to work and mounds of garbage accumulated on streets. While proactive officers and safai karamcharis have managed to tide over the crisis in the face of odds, waste management in the city needs serious fixes for the long term.
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US Woman Wanted Free Dirt. Her Yard Was Buried By Over 100 Truckloads 6.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
When Rosmery Vega's brother sent her Facebook ads exclaiming "Free dirt and Yard Leveling!" she thought she had found the perfect solution to shore up the sagging fence in the backyard of her...
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Bengaluru Buzz: Restored lakes remain dry | Engineers warned to fill potholes by Nov 10 | Plea to redraft SWM bylaws..and more 4.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Many lakes restored by BBMP remain in poor condition, engineers and contractors warned of action if they don't fill potholes by November 10, volunteer group requests BBMP to redraft SWM bylaws - read more on what made headlines in Bengaluru over the past week, in our roundup
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Winter poses new threat to migrants in Bosnian forest camp 1.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a freezing camp in the forests of Bosnia are short of food and bedding and at growing risk as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, aid workers say.
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Three-way segregation, as in Bengaluru, soon to be streamlined in Chennai: Alby John, RDC South 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) has been trying to make a meaningful difference in the areas of waste management, rainwater harvesting and restoration of water bodies. In this exclusive interview, he talks of the various initiatives undertaken. 
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