User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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These social ventures are re-inventing recycling, re-using and reduction of waste in Whitefield 20.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling - there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
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Left homeless, Siberian ice hockey team opts for Moscow region exile 14.9.2018 Reuters: Sports News
For fans of Siberian ice hockey club Avangard, attending a match takes singular devotion: games are held three times zones away from their home city because their own arena has been deemed too unsafe to use, forcing them into exile.
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French lawmakers push for ban on plastic water bottles in schools 11.9.2018 Reuters: World News
Lawmakers in France's ruling party are pushing for a ban on plastic water bottles in school canteens from 2020 as consumers and governments become increasingly aware of the damaging impact of plastic that ends up in landfills or in the ocean.
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For Families Of Some 9/11 Victims, New DNA Tools Reopen Old Wounds 10.9.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may...
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Deal with solid-waste management seriously, SC tells panel 31.8.2018 Sify Finance
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GMC lacks efficient waste collection system: report 30.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
GMC lacks efficient waste collection system: report
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It’s a mountain… It’s a plateau… Oh no, it’s a garbage dump! 28.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Driving past the Bhalswa landfill, often described as Delhi's 'flaming hell', a Bengaluru resident is shocked, and urges all citizens to introspect and take immediate action to reduce waste and save our cities.
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What do Tiruvottiyur and Padur have in common? 24.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Distanced by location, differentiated in socio-cultural profile, the Chennai localities of Padur and Tiruvottiyur have something similar, which they can truly take pride in: two successful, citizen-driven waste management initiatives.
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Delhi’s Qutb Minar has competition … from tower of garbage! 18.8.2018 Citizen Matters
46 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the capital is left unprocessed. Landfill sites are filled beyond capacity, with the height of Ghazipur dump now just eight metres less than that of the national monument. A parliamentary panel has taken strong exception to the inaction of the environment ministry and the Delhi government.
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Solid Waste In Delhi A "Very Serious Problem", Says Supreme Court 17.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The Supreme Court today said that solid waste in Delhi is a "very serious problem" and asked the Lieutenant Governor to constitute a committee to deal with the issue.
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Delhi's Solid Waste Issue "Very Critical", Set Up Committee: Top Court 17.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The problem of solid waste in Delhi is "very critical" and the cooperation of citizens was needed to deal with it, the Supreme Court today said and asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to set up an...
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France to make unrecycled plastic bottles more expensive 13.8.2018 Reuters: World News
France plans to make bottles produced with recycled plastic cheaper than bottles made from virgin plastic and will further tighten regulation on plastics use, a government minister said.
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Dump waste near LG Baijal’s House: Supreme Court rebukes officials Delhi’s garbage emergency 6.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage as it expressed dissatisfaction over the response of authorities on waste management. "Will there be any person alive in Delhi in such a situation?" an irked apex court said and sought details of how plans on management of solid waste could be implemented, especially on segregation of household waste. The bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also sought details from authorities on pilot project for segregation of household waste launched in some areas like Defence Colony, Green Park and Maharani Bagh here and also about the problems being faced by the agencies in its implementation. The court fumed at Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand's submission on residents of Sonia Vihar objecting to a landfill site, saying the people had every right to question the decision and and even went on to say that the civic body should dump the "waste on the Raj Niwas Marg", where ...
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"Dump Garbage Near Delhi Lt Governor's House": Supreme Court's Outburst 6.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court today said that Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage as it expressed dissatisfaction over the response of authorities on waste management.
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City buzz: Mumbai suburban rail risks, ATM scam shocker in Kolkata and villagers’ agitation in Pune 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters
In case you've been too busy to track the news from India's cities, here's a quick wrap of some of the headlines from last week. Catch up on the latest with City Buzz.
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Ban on single-use plastic won't help 2.8.2018 Rediff: News
Plastic bags are but one aspect of India's growing waste management crisis, says Geetanjali Krishna.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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In 1.5 years, bE-Responsible helps process 15 tonnes of e-waste scientifically 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Keeping e-waste away from landfills and making sure they aren't processed unscientifically is a challenge. This programme has been able to achieve some success in the issue. »
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Why shunning thermocol needs to be an essential mandate of every plastic ban 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Thermocol is a threat to the environment and poses serious health hazards for everyone. It is high time we considered more eco-friendly and safer alternatives. »
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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