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Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight 23.8.2017 Zee News : World
The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise, experts say.
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DMRC commissions construction waste recycling unit in Rohini 21.8.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In another of its initiative towards environmental conservation, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has commissioned a new facility in Rohini to recycle Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste. Other agencies may also use the plant to recycle their construction waste. The DMRC has roped in a private, specialised firm to manage the plant, which was recently inaugurated by the corporation's Managing Director, Dr Mangu Singh, at Ranikheda in Rohini. The facility has crushing, screening, and separation facilities, which would maximise waste management and ensure zero or minimum land filling. The plant has a total capacity of processing 150 tonnes of waste every day. The construction waste generated by DMRC is generally dumped at pre-designated sites, identified and approved by the government. The new facility will now utilise this waste. The C&D waste transported from DMRC locations will be recycled into green products, such as aggregates, manufactured sand, concrete bricks, tiles, paver blocks, kerb ...
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PWD uses garbage to construct road at Bhalswa landfill 20.8.2017 Hindu: News
First-of-its-kind initiative aimed at waste management; officials stress need for more such projects at other dumpyards in city
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Noida to manage its construction waste 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
Noida Authority is getting ready to recycle and use its construction waste material.
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99 yr old freedom fighter: 'Jail was like university for me' 15.8.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Meet Bengaluru's fondest freedom fighter, HS Doreswamy, who has been a sprightly witness to the country's ups and downs since 1947.
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Lesson from 2015 floodsput into practice 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
In the continuing series on efforts taken by various gated communities to reduce the amount of garbage reaching landfills, we feature Central Park South from Sholinganallur this week
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What ban, PoP idols still sold across city 10.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Idols made from plaster of Paris continue to be sold across Bengaluru despite a ban in place. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) says it's helpless and cannot fully enforce the ban. "We imposed the ban twice and directed the local bodies — the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in case of Bengaluru — to enforce the ban by conducting raids and carrying out inspections," KSPCB chairman Lakshman told DH. "But nothing has been done. We will issue fresh directions and join the local bodies in the raids and inspections." It was in 2014 that the KSPCB banned the use and immersion of PoP idols in all waterbodies. It reintroduced the ban in 2016. The ban followed orders from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2013 for protecting the waterbodies. The KSPCB also invoked Section 33 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act to impose the ban. When the ban was reintroduced in 2016, some manufacturers asked the KSPCB for more time, saying they needed to exhaust old ...
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High Court junks PIL on POP Ganesha idols 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to allow Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) and painted idols to be allowed to be immersed in places identified by the BBMP.

The petitioner, Bengaluru Mahanagara Ganesh Utsava, had challenged the notice of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board which had imposed a ban on use of POP idols and painted idols. The board had issued directions to take possession of unsold idols made of POP, shred them and send them to landfills.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, dismissed the PIL stating that the decision of BBMP to ban POP and painted idols is correct as such idols affect the lakes and the environment.

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BBMP council holding up waste management, says expert body 8.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The BBMP council is the biggest hurdle in fixing the festering garbage problem of Bengaluru, the Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT), a body of 13 experts, said in its monthly report for August.
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Batteroo Brings Revolutionary Technology to the Rechargeable Battery Market with Batteroo ReBoost 7.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 : Batteroo Inc., makers of the Batteroo Boost sleeve that extends the usable life of disposable batteries, today introduced two new products in a family of revolutionary technology solutions that enables rechargeable batteries to not only be compatible in alkaline-only devices for the first time but also delivers more consistent battery lifecycles with every charge - the Batteroo ReBoost SmartSleeve and Batteroo ReBoost SmartShell.
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Greenpeace to campaign on converting waste to food in Bengaluru 7.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Greenpeace will campaign on composting and organic vegetable gardens in the city, to help tackle waste crisis. ...
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Drop off e-waste at these Bangalore One centres 7.8.2017 Citizen Matters
The bE initiative has setup e-Waste collection at Bangalore One centres in 10 wards so far. 3 tonnes of e-waste has been collected and 830 kgs of carbon emissions reduced! ...
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Lush green hill may tower above mounds of garbage 7.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
Corpn Wants To Reclaim Kodungaiyur & Perungudi Landfills With `Piggyback Technique'
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New addresses for green waste 6.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Upcyle your way to no-waste style 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
In a world that is still churning out trendy throw-away fashion pieces at breakneck speed, the idea of upcycled and refashioned apparel can be seen as an anomaly. However, it is, in fact, an idea that many fashion designers are slowly warming up to. This is why many designers are resorting to upcycling fringe pieces of fabric and leftover threads to design products that are one-of-a-kind, handmade, and sustainable. A part of the 'zero-waste fashion' movement, this type of upcycled fashion ensures that waste created is sustainably used. "Far too many fashion pieces end up in a landfill. Every year, thousands of tonnes of textiles are thrown away. As much as 95% of those clothes could have been reused or recycled," believes Cecilia Brännsten, sustainability business expert, H&M. Approximately 15% to 20% of textiles are wasted in the designing and manufacturing stages. It is of little wonder, then, that many designers are working towards making their fashion lines more sustainable. Waste no more Known ...
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Netflix adds two new original series from India to its slate 3.8.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
US-based on-demand streaming website Netflix on Thursday announced two new original series from India.
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Failure to segregate waste at home may cost you 3.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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NGT issues notice to MNRE, Centre on use of hazardous metals in solar modules 2.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Ministry of Commerce, and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking to prohibit usage, manufacture and import of solar modules or glass containing antimony —a heavy metal. The plea said that with increasing use of solar modules and panels under National Solar Mission, the scientific disposal of antimony poses several problems for environment. Solar modules comprise of photovoltaic (PV) cells and are used in a large PV array along with PV panels. A three-member bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar heard the matter briefly and issued notices on Tuesday. The petition claimed that antimony was currently being disposed off in landfills along the solar panels that were crushed after use. "Six Gigawatts of solar modules were imported from China last year, and each GW has four million modules that weigh 52,000 tonnes," the petition said. It added in its ...
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Syria appreciates India's stand on Syrian issue: Envoy 31.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Syria highly appreciates India's stand on the Syrian issue and New Delhi is welcome to invest in the West Asian nation's resources, Syria's Ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbasi said on Monday.
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Residents near dumpyards fume at corporation’s stage-managed meet 29.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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