User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Dec 16 2017 14:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Electronic items enter the scene 16.12.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Residents of neighbourhoods in and around Anna Nagar have started a community initiative for responsible disposal of e-waste
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Cuffe Parade locals back plastic ban with march 16.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Cuffe Parade Residents Association (CPRA), in their aggressive approach towards the plastic ban, held a march to promote plastic ban in Cuffe Parade with actress Juhi Chawla and local public representatives, on Sunday. The residents will now also use pet bottle flaking machine to dispose of plastic bottles which will be proceeded for recycling. More than 300 residents and school students from the locality were present during the march. On October 2, the residents had announced a complete ban on use of plastic in Cuffe Parade. Shopkeepers were given cloth and paper bags to be handed out to residents for groceries and household items. Actor Juhi Chawla handed over these bags to residents and guided students on the use of environment-friendly products. "We will be using pet bottle flaking machine which will flake the plastic bottles and later it will be sent for recycling. We will urge the residents to deposit the plastic bottles at designated centres which will be later flaked in the machine.", said ...
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DIY generation: Trash to Treasure 15.12.2017 India Today| NATION
Wanting to do her bit for the planet, Sukhija decided to transform everyday household waste material into statement jewellery.
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Area under paddy crop to be increased: Pinarayi 15.12.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
First anniversary fete of Haritha Keralam inaugurated
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Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals: study 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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UN warns India of severe health, environmental risks from electronic waste 14.12.2017 Latest News
The dangers come from improper and unsafe treatment and disposal through open burning or in dumpsites, UN said
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UN warns of severe health risks from electronic/electrical waste in India 14.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste -- the discarded electronic and electrical material -- by the informal sector in India without proper safeguards.
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State govt considers ban on plastic use by shopkeepers 14.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The neighbourhood grocer may not be able to sell your monthly supply of staples in plastic bags. Apart from a blanket ban on plastic bags, the state government's proposed curbs will also include the use of plastic in bags used by shopkeepers for packaging groceries like rice and dal, flex boards, clings for covering fruits and vegetables, buntings and flags. Packaged and mineral water manufacturers may also be asked to establish recycling and processing plants for used plastic bottles under their extended producers' responsibility. "Apart from plastic bags, spoons, disposable plastic and thermocol plates and cups, we also plan to include plastic for secondary packaging (plastic packaging that is not done at the manufacturers end or for use in logistics and export), plastic clings, flex boards, buntings and flags and non-woven polyester bags in the ban's ambit. However, we may have to cover this in phases," said an official from the state environment department. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam has ...
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Remove garbage piles from Singh Nagar: CPI(M) 12.12.2017 Hindu: News
Threatens stir if action not taken in 15 days
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₹200 crore for Paschima Vahini project 11.12.2017 Hindu: News
The State Cabinet on Monday cleared the much-talked-about Paschima Vahini project, under which a series of vented dams or check dams will be built to augment water during summer in three coastal dist...
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Model Industries Complex opened 10.12.2017 Hindu: News
Won’t allow construction of unscientific waste recycling plants, says Minister
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Lessons from a green classroom 8.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Class VII students of Sri Bala Vidyalaya in Perambur recycle coconut shells, making them the centrepiece of a tree-planting project
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Hotels use technology toget manure from waste 7.12.2017 Hindu: News
Composting under the new project to begin soon
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193 nations pledge to move ahead for pollution-free planet 6.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for execution by its next assembly in 2019.
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Four more nations join UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign 6.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a major collaboration to make the oceans litter-free, four more countries -- Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka and South Africa -- on Wednesday joined UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign by committing measures that include plastic bag bans, new marine reserves and drives to increase recycling. Forty countries are now part of the campaign.
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Now you can recycle thermocol using orange peel 2.12.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Researchers from IIT Hyderabad have built a prototype for recycling polystyrene using citrus extract
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Government working on tyre recycling norms 2.12.2017 News
The Government of India is working on a new legislation for tyre recycling, which could change the way tyre manufacturers work in a long run. A draft of the regulation is under the consideration of the Ministry of Environment and Forest now.The draft waste tyre management rules envisage creation of authorised waste collection and storage centres. An integrated waste tyre management plan is to be submitted with assessment of quantities and types of tyres that will become late tyres, how the waste tyres will be managed, provide options for recycling/re-use or recovery, mechanism to ensure safe disposal of waste tyres etc.This would mean that the business of tyres waste or used tyres, or partly used tyres will get more organised, which is positive, says the industry. The collection and reuse of the used tyres are very unregulated and with some physical locations where tyres are available in required numbers or a critical mass, which could help regular availability of tyres for the ...
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Taking the road to reach their roots 1.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Businessmen Selvakumar Shamugam and Balan Ekambaram drove 12,000 kilometres from Malaysia where they live now to their ancestral city Madurai as part of their annual drivathon
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Usilampatti Municipality asked to recycle waste 28.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Usilampatti Municipality to take steps to recycle waste and prevent pollution.Hearing a petition filed for removal of garbage dumped...
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Reinventing the wheel? 25.11.2017 Hindu: National
But, there is hope. The pattern of Kerala State School Science Fair is likely to change with emphasis on recent scientific developments
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