User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Dec 06 2019 09:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution 6.12.2019 Reuters: World News
China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday.
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UK to take back 42 containers of plastic scrap illegally shipped to Malaysia 25.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Britain will take back 42 containers filled with plastic waste that had been illegally shipped to Malaysia, authorities said on Monday.
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‘Zero waste’ Ijtema aspiring to get into Guinness Book of World Records 25.11.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, The 72nd International Islamic Congregation, IJtema being held in Bhopal is garnering attention this year because of its unique Swachhta pitch- a ‘Zero Waste’ event. A team of four people are documenting the event to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Organizers of the Ijtema have planned it in a manner […]
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Hong Kong's piano man changes his tune to protest anthem 22.11.2019 Reuters: World News
When government workers began to clear up a street back in June, after one of Hong Kong's largest and most violent protests in decades, Kevin Cheung rushed to salvage 36 umbrellas from the debris.
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Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management 18.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya eyes Korean tech for waste management
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Eco India: The artisans recycling floral waste from Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple into natural dyes 17.11.2019 Scroll.in
How a Mumbai-based designer has established a thriving, sustainable business by using discarded materials to create experimental dyes and vibrant textiles.
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You can now sell plastic waste at this recycling unit 17.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
You can now sell plastic waste at this recycling unit
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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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Walkathon held to support Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative 13.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Walkathon held to support Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative
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Over 400 kids take part in children’s fest 13.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Over 400 kids take part in children’s fest
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50000 workers face serious health risks in illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi 11.11.2019 Citizen Matters
A study identified 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi, housing 5000 units that operate without any safeguards for its employees, who are exposed to chemical or metallic dusts, vapour and acidic effluents.
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On Singles' Day, green groups warn of China's surge in packaging waste 11.11.2019 Reuters: Money News
Accumulated waste from China's e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as an online shopping spree known as Singles' Day broke new sales ...
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Procter & Gamble, rivals take refills into beauty aisle 1.11.2019 Reuters: Money News
Under pressure to reduce environmental waste from single-use containers, major consumer companies including Procter & Gamble Co , Unilever Plc and The Body Shop are rolling out more products in refillable form.
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How we think about e-waste is in need of repair 25.10.2019 Scroll.in
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy.
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How 5000 school kids in Dehradun helped put 550 kilos of plastic waste where it belongs 25.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Dehradun Smart City Limited's innovative and community-centric initiative titled "Plastic Wapsi Abhiyaan" involved almost 20 government schools, engaging more than 5000 students and 100 teachers. Here's how they did it.
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Factbox: Wheeler dealers - how to make money from scrap tyres 18.10.2019 Reuters: World News
International trade in waste tyres has almost doubled in the past five years, according to data provided by customs departments to the United Nations, generating millions of dollars in business across the supply chain.
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Factbox: Aluminium cans get boost from anger over plastic pollution 17.10.2019 Reuters: World News
French food and drinks multinational Danone is the latest company shaking up the world's $19 billion bottled water industry by switching some of its plastic bottles, which pollute oceans, to aluminium cans.
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Centre widens import ban of plastic waste 16.10.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Amid reports of how private recyclers are slyly bringing plastic waste into the country in the form of PET flakes and lumps, the Centre has further tightened the rule by bringing clarity in the import ban order which will be applicable for plastic waste in all forms. The move will help control plastic pollution as recyclers won't be able to import plastic waste.
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Assamese NRIs in US, Canada plan fund-raising marathon for better education 10.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Assamese NRIs in US, Canada plan fund-raising marathon for better education
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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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