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Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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New device can help composting at home 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Giving a boost to garbage management, a city-based green entrepreneur has come up with a portable composter that will help turn wet waste into manure. The city generates more than 4,000 tonnes of waste everyday of which more than 3,000 tonnes is wet waste. The BBMP is still struggling to manage waste with residents near compost plants demanding their closure, citing foul smell. Pramod Siddagangaiah was a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) before he founded Livegreen, a firm dedicated to making eco-friendly products. Siddagangaiah said the idea of a portable composter came after realising that the present approach to garbage crisis would be inadequate in managing the issue. "Decentralised waste management is the best way to solve landfill crisis. Composting at home will save nearby villages from being buried under tonnes of waste," he said. Around 1.5 kg of waste is generated by a household every day. It may take several years before the BBMP can come up with an effective ...
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Reality check on solid waste management 28.4.2017 Hindu: Youth
Decentralisation of solid waste management has paid dividends and the city has benefited from the policy formulated in 2013. However, challenges and hurdles remain. By M.A. Siraj
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Tote a billboard 28.4.2017 Hindu: Fashion
Made from used parachutes, tea sacks and even lifejackets, our pick of bags that can be part of your eco-wardrobe
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Ahead of MCD poll results, Jamia Nagar hopes for a dengue-free season 26.4.2017 DNA: Popular News
Ahead of the municipal election results, the residents of south-east Delhi's Jamia Nagar are hoping for a dengue-free season this year. The locality had witnessed several dengue and chikungunya cases last year, with as many as 10 people dying as a result. "We do not know who will win the election on Wednesday but we hope they do something concrete to clear the filth spread in the locality," resident Sameer Choudhary said. Echoing his sentiment, Rahiba Begum, another resident, said: "The municipal body has done nothing to clean the filth in our area, which led to widespread mosquito breeding last year. This year again, the mosquito menace is looming large over us," she said, adding that the problem will not be solved unless the overflowing landfills in the area are taken care of. "One can even see carcasses of stray dogs in these landfills," Danista Begum said. She lost her 13-year-old niece to chikungunya last year. Another landfill is located close to a MCD school in the area. "How do we save our ...
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Solution to curb plastic pollution? A caterpillar that feeds on polythene! 25.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
They conducted spectroscopic analysis to show the chemical bonds in the plastic were breaking.
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Polythene-eating caterpillars may help fight plastic pollution 25.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
A commercially bred caterpillar can quickly break down polythene bags and may help get rid of the plastic waste accumulating in landfill sites and oceans, scientists say.
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Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution 25.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution
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Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution 25.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution
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MMC dumps Sonsoddo inert waste at Madel 25.4.2017 TOI: Goa
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Garbage piles up near polling booths 24.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
The "garbage issue came up in an unexpected manner during the MCD polls. Ironically, while political parties have been promising to resolve the garbage menace in the city one found that that there were a lack of dustbins at most polling booths. As a result, huge piles of plastic bottles, glasses and disposable lunch boxes were to be seen everywhere with no one around to clean up the mess. The problem was made worse by the fact that polling officials seemed to have contributed to the mess. Ashok Chawla, a shopkeeper at the DDA market, which is located near the polling booth in Paschim Vihar said, "People on election duty have been throwing water bottles outside the market street. These are people who should be more responsible." Speaking about garbage and cleanliness issue in the Capital he added, "The state charges tax revenue from markets, but neither do we have clean washrooms nor any single dustbin here." This lack of attention to cleanliness had had Delhiites up in arms. Twenty two year-old Jasleen ...
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Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling 23.4.2017 DNA: Health
The University Of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada researchers highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.
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Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling 23.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Start placing bins at 1.5 m distance to boost recycling
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Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning 21.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Residents of Delhi will vote on Sunday in municipal polls that are being seen as a test of popularity of the AAP government, BJP's ability to score a hat-trick in the local body and Congress's efforts to revive itself in the metropolis.
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A community building, from waste 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Can construction debris be salvaged for further use in buildings? Take a look at this endeavour by the Indian Institute of Interior Designers, says Nandhini Sundar
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Is pollution a non-issue for BJP, AAP, Congress in Delhi civic polls? 21.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Although Kejriwal promised to make the city garbage-free, he did not mention tackling air pollution
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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets 21.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Technology giant Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the company said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.
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Clean climate: get rid of resistance to change 20.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The reality of man-made climate change has passed the stage when denying its presence would give any real solace. It is happening and humans are responsible for whatever will unfold upon our future generations because of it. The lasting solutions to these problems - if they ever come - must be spearheaded by governments. However, the governments are constrained by other more immediate problems to deal with: economic development, education, health, security, not to mention elections etc. Individuals, on the other hand, are free to apply practices of sustainability quite directly. For them, the problem is that of replicating the benefits: how do I convince people around me to adapt these methods? Or how is it going to help if only I do it while most others continue to live callously? Many of us have the tenacity to work towards a sustainable model of life at an individual level, but can't find the will to spread the word. Anyway, parking the above very real and difficult issues, let us see what changes an ...
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Waste glass bottles used to make gen-next batteries 20.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Scientists have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create high- performance lithium-ion batteries that store four times more energy than conventional batteries.
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AAP’s manifesto promises tax waivers, better sanitation 20.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
AAP’s manifesto promises tax waivers, better sanitation
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AAP manifesto promises to make Delhi garbage-free within a year 20.4.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming municipal polls on Wednesday, promising to give a push to the cleanliness drive in the national Capital and complete eradication of corruption from the civic bodies. "We will make Delhi a garbage-free city within a year. We will use the best technology to serve the purpose," party Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during the manifesto launch. Taking a jibe at the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kejriwal said, "All of us joined the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, but Delhi BJP back-stabbed its own leader, PM Narendra Modi, by keeping the city dirty." Warning the people of Delhi against electing the BJP again, Kejriwal urged them "to save their city from the menace of garbage, which was leading to massive mosquito breeding". "AAP will make Delhi free of dengue and chikungunya in the next three years," he said. Among other major promises, the party reiterated that it will waive house tax in residential buildings, provide a single ...
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