User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Recycling
Last updated: Jul 13 2018 21:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How best to tackle India's water crisis 13.7.2018 Rediff: Columns
The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.
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Plastic ban: AMC nets Rs 81 lakh in one month 11.7.2018 DNA: India
The civic body has collected Rs 81.35 lakh in fine from manufacturers for not following Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has also passed a resolution to take action in this regard in its health and solid waste committee and standing committee. On World Environment Day, the AMC joined United Nation's 'Beat the Plastic' programme. In a one-month-long drive, the city has witnessed a transformation with drastic plastic waste reduction. There is a blanket ban on the use of water pouches, plastic cups/glasses, and polythene bags. The Health Department is keeping a strict vigil in the city to make it plastic free. On a pilot basis, a reverse vending machine was placed in Kankaria Lakefront to recycle plastic bottles. In the first week of its installation, 5,000 bottles were collected. "The banned items cannot be seen anywhere in the city limits. Our strategy was to arrive at the root cause of the menace. We had sealed around 168 manufacturing units. ...
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Bengaluru’s waste managers aren’t being paid for their work 4.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Access to safe water, electricity, food and identity cards were among the demands placed by waste pickers in a memorandum submitted to the State Government and the BBMP. »
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Tata Motors’ 2 plants honoured for green initiatives 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, Tata Motors’ announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at CII’s GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai, a statement said here on Monday. The GreenCo Platinum Certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water […]
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Maharashtra: Ban likely on plastic packaging of e-commerce products 1.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Maharashtra government is likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products as well as plastic bottles with a capacity of fewer than 200 millilitres. Besides, the government is likely to allow the retail packaging of plastic bags above 50 microns and is contemplating bringing multilayered packaging and tetra packaging under the ambit of the plastic ban. The decisions were taken in a meeting held by Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Saturday, an official said. "All e-commerce products will be brought under the ambit of the ban. They will be given three months time to opt for the environment-friendly packaging," the Environment department official said. The official further said it is also likely to ban plastic bottles below 200 ml capacity for water and beverages. Under the extended producer's responsibility (EPR), multilayered packaging and tetra packaging firms would be given three months time to set up a mechanism for collecting and recycling plastic used for packaging, he added. While the ...
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Railways installs plastic bottle crushers in several stations in AP, Telangana 29.6.2018 Zee News : India National
At a time when plastics in general, and plastic bottles in particular, are being widely recognised as being extremely harmful for the environment, the Indian Railways is attempting to do its bit to raise awareness. 
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Dig that pencil in 26.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
When Vikash Khandelwal’s eco-friendly pencil stubs are planted in the soil, they grow into flowers, vegetables or herbs
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Dig that pencil in 26.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
When Vikash Khandelwal’s eco-friendly pencil stubs are planted in the soil, they grow into flowers, vegetables or herbs
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MPCB chief eyes plastic pollution free State 24.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MPCB chief eyes plastic pollution free State
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How green are Kolkata’s luxury community buildings? 21.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Kolkata's green index is in a downward spiral. But the builders, organisations and residents are waking up to the reality, and that's the hope for better future. »
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Activist throws challenge to officials 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
A social activist M.G. Hegde threw a social concern challenge to the MP, MLAs, Deputy Commissioner and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer of Dak
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Beating plastic pollution 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The focus must be on waste management and recycling
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Water audit at school calls for better management 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Need for proper rainwater harvesting, recycling of water
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Mixed response to proposal to get water from Linganamakki dam 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One argument is for Bengaluru to harness its resources instead of diverting river water from other regions
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Plastic-free wedding – Chennai family shows the way! 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A couple in Chennai ties the knot in a unique, plastic-free wedding. The family shares a checklist for our readers to be inspired and try to incorporate in their lives! »
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AMC to collect plastic waste from your door 16.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Want to get rid of your plastic waste? The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has offered to pick up plastic waste from doorsteps. Citizens can call the civic body helpline number, 155303, to avail the service. The AMC has banned plastic thinner than 40 microns and for plastic items in daily use, the civic body is making sure that they are recycled. "We want to make the city free from plastic litter, " said Mukesh Kumar, municipal commissioner, AMC. "We are expecting things to get streamlined in two months. Fo plastic trash, one can call the AMC helpline number 155303. AMC's vehicle will come and collected the trash." He said the AMC will collect plastic waste from residential and commercial units. "We have 12 dedicated plastic waste collection vans. In a few days, there will be a special category in the existing helpline number for plastic waste management," the municipal commissioner said. Kumar said that since the blanket ban on plastic cups/glasses, bags and water pouches, the city streets have ...
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Helping Nigerians move from the slums to affordable green homes of their own 16.6.2018 Hindu: Society
Rapid urbanization has forced millions of Nigerians to live in slums and squatter settlements, as the country’s population is growing faster than its
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NITI Aayog to launch Composite Water Management Index 13.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The objective of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas can be fully achieved once the benefits of the interventions reach the last mile. As a step beyond measurement of outcomes, NITI Aayog has come out with various indices that not only fulfills its mandate of cooperative and competitive federalism but also challenges States and Union Territories (UTs) them to meet the aspirations of the new India.
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Lighting up the world 11.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
“I don’t know how not to advocate for the environment when it is so critically linked to our well-being,” says actor-environmentalist Dia Mirza, the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India
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In Singapore, where trash is ash, plastics are still a bane 9.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Rise in use of disposable products may make island for landfills inadequate soon
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