User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
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Last updated: Mar 23 2015 06:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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These Dumpyards Aren't Going to get 'Wasted' in the Near Future 23.3.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Farmers forced to become manual scavengers 21.3.2015 Hindu: Chennai
Contractors are employing agriculturists to clean drains
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From farmer to manual scavenger 20.3.2015 Hindu: Home
City contractors are employing agriculturists to clean drains
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Tired? Try relaxing on benches made of cartons 20.3.2015 Asian Age: Business
Tetra Pak ropes in Mumbai’s ragpickers to collect cartons for recycling You may well be sitting on a bench made from recycled Tetra Pak cartons in a park, as the rapidly growing recycling industry recycles used Tetra Pak cartons into garden and school benches in addition to other items like boards that look like plywood. “It takes 6,900 Tetra Pak packs to make one bench,” said Jaideep Gokhale, communications director, South Asia markets, Tetra Pak. The company for instance, has tied up with Sahakari Bhandar, a department store in Mumbai for recycling Tetra Pak cartons and they have made 100 benches so far and distributed them to deserving schools. “We dispose of anything that has value,” says Mr Gokhale adding “The packaging industry has grown conscious of recycling and we try to create an ecosystem. We identify collectors and recyclers who will convert these wastes to paper, PET bottles, etc.” Last year, around 5.3 billion Tetra Pak cartons were consumed and sold in India. “We estimate conservatively ...
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Tired? Try relaxing on benches made of cartons 20.3.2015 Asian Age: Business
Tetra Pak ropes in Mumbai’s ragpickers to collect cartons for recycling You may well be sitting on a bench made from recycled Tetra Pak cartons in a park, as the rapidly growing recycling industry recycles used Tetra Pak cartons into garden and school benches in addition to other items like boards that look like plywood. “It takes 6,900 Tetra Pak packs to make one bench,” said Jaideep Gokhale, communications director, South Asia markets, Tetra Pak. The company for instance, has tied up with Sahakari Bhandar, a department store in Mumbai for recycling Tetra Pak cartons and they have made 100 benches so far and distributed them to deserving schools. “We dispose of anything that has value,” says Mr Gokhale adding “The packaging industry has grown conscious of recycling and we try to create an ecosystem. We identify collectors and recyclers who will convert these wastes to paper, PET bottles, etc.” Last year, around 5.3 billion Tetra Pak cartons were consumed and sold in India. “We estimate conservatively ...
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Improper biomedical waste disposal poses risk 17.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Improper biomedical waste disposal poses risk
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Ghazipur landfill solution soon, trial run of waste-to-energy plant to begin 28.2.2015 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
The East Corporation's waste-to-energy plant, set up to provide a scientific solution to the problem of garbage disposal at the Ghazipur landfill site, will start its trial run by March 31. East Delhi Mayor Meenakshi said the waste-to-energy plant follows Euro norms for emissions, including the highest standards of pollution control measures. The waste management plant is an environment-friendly initiative which aims to mitigate 8.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases over the coming years, said officials with East Delhi Municipal Corporation. "Thus combating global warming with zero discharge," an official added. The project, based on a public-private-partnership framework, has been started by IL&FS Environment. Meenakshi said the plant is installed to process 1,300 tonnes of waste per day to generate 12 MW of green power. "Its built-in capability has been increased to process 2,000 TPD. It is expected to reach 32,000 mark in coming years," an official said. A social initiative by IL&FS - Gulmeher - has ...
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Subir Roy: Save lives, fight air pollution 24.2.2015 All Opinion Stories
The alarming level of air pollution in Indian cities, highlighted in reports from academia across the world and global agencies, has at last woken up people who matter in India. What has struck home is that Beijing, till now widely reported as among ...
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Antardhvani’s rendezvous with innovations 22.2.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Antardhvani’s rendezvous with innovations
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Manual scavenging continue in Madurai's limits 16.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Manual scavenging continue in Madurai's limits
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Biomedical waste mixes freely with general waste in Madurai 16.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Biomedical waste mixes freely with general waste in Madurai
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A Spanish Literacy Mission in Varanasi 15.2.2015 newindianexpress.com
As illiteracy among the women of the world’s oldest city runs at 80 per cent, a Spanish charity teaches them to read and write
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North Bengaluru hotels shut their kitchens 13.2.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
North Bengaluru hotels shut their kitchens
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Toxic hospital waste dumped in open 9.2.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
The wastes generated from hospitals like syringes, drug bottles, removed plaster and human anatomical parts are termed biomedical wastes (BMW), which are being disposed of in open in a horrible manner by a few private hospitals of the ...
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Rags to letters story in Tiljala slum 7.2.2015 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
Rags to letters story in Tiljala slum
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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HC summons UDH secy, JMC CEO over lack of cleanliness in city 29.1.2015 Jaipur News, Jaipur City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday summoned principal secretary, UDH and the JMC CEO to be personally present in the court on February 23 over non-compliance of its directions for maintaining cleanliness in the ...
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Call to end manual scavenging
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Aathi Thamizhar Viduthalai Iyakkam on Monday tried to block trains at the Coimbatore Railway Junction demanding that manual scavenging be banned. The organisation condemned the Clean India Camp...
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