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Category: Waste :: E-Waste
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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Need awareness on minimizing waste production: Venkaiah 17.5.2018 General News
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there was a need to build awareness about the importance of a self-sustaining system of waste disposal and minimizing waste production.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Waste, emissions, dust cause air pollution in Indian cities: Experts 2.5.2018 General News
A cocktail of toxic factors -- ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust -- has put 14 Indian cities on the dubious map of the most polluted places in the world, experts said. A new WHO report said today that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres. Fine particles stay longer in the air than heavier ones, leading to greater chances of toxic matters being inhaled by human beings and animals. Here are some possible reasons cited by the experts on what makes the air so dangerous in four hotbeds of pollution. KANPUR: The World Health Organization report states that the Uttar Pradesh city is the most polluted in the world with an annual PM2.5 average of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (g/m3) and an annual PM10 (particulate matter of 10 micrometres or less in diametre) average of 319 (g/m3). Among the sources of pollution are industrial point sources, defined
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Weaving technology with tradition 24.4.2018 Hindu: Home
France-based scenographer makes carpets made of e-waste and natural materials
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Earth Day: An Indian's leading solution to tackle e-waste 22.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Mumbai-born Veena Sahajwalla has developed a microfactory in Australia to upcycle electronic waste.
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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Biometrics-based paperless air travel coming soon to India: SITA 12.4.2018 General News
Even as Aadhaar's credibility is being questioned, paperless travel could soon become a reality, according to a top aviation expert.
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India's solid waste disposal capacity to increase: Minister 10.4.2018 General News
India's capacity to dispose solid waste in a scientific manner will be increased in the near future, a Union minister said here today. "Currently, 25 per cent of the solid waste is disposed in a scientific manner, while the rest 75 per cent is disposed in a traditional way," Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said. "According to an estimate, Indian cities generate 1.7 lakh tonnes of solid waste on a daily basis," he added. Puri was speaking at the inaugural session of 8th Regional 3 R (reduce, recycle and reuse) Forum meet in Asia and the Pacific. He said the possibility of taking Japan's assistance for the scientific disposal of solid waste will be considered. "I know that in Tokyo, solid waste is disposed in a very systematic manner. I will encourage my ministry officials to explore the possibilities of taking the help of Japanese government or private companies there for the disposal of solid waste," Puri said. He expressed confidence that .
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PIO's microfactory may help tackle e-waste hazard 9.4.2018 General News
An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world's first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smartphones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use. According to Veena Sahajwalla, a professor at the University of New South Wales, the e-waste microfactory has the potential to reduce the rapidly growing problem of vast amounts of electronic waste causing environmental harm and going into landfill. It can also turn many types of consumer waste such as glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and products, she said. For instance, from e-waste, computer circuit boards can be transformed into valuable metal alloys such as copper and tin while glass and plastic from e-devices can be converted into micromaterials used in industrial grade ceramics and plastic filaments for 3D printing. "Our e-waste microfactory and another under development for other consumer waste types offer a cost-effective solution to one of the ...
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Mumbai-born Indo-Australian scientist develops microfactory to tackle e-waste hazard 9.4.2018 General News
In a pioneering effort to tackle the growing mountains of e-waste, an IIT-trained Australian scientist of Indian origin at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) here has helped launch the world's first microfactory that can transform electronic waste (e-waste) like smartphones and laptops into valuable material for re-use.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle for development, waste management: Modi 8.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that all stakeholders must adhere to the "golden principle" of the 3Rs -- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle -- which will significantly help in waste management and sustainable development. The prime minister's message was to participants of the Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, to be held in Indore. The mantra of 3R - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle- is at the heart of any vision towards the sustainable development of mankind," Modi said. The conference, to end on April 12, will look at how the 3Rs can help make cities and countries "clean, smart, liveable and resilient", an official press release said. "All stakeholders - producers, consumers and the State alike - must adhere to this golden principle which can contribute significantly in solving the twin challenges of waste management as well as sustainable development," Modi said in the message, according to the government release issued here today. The theme of the event at Indore is ...
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IT ministry to take stock of e-waste in the country 4.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IT ministry to take stock of e-waste in the country
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E-waste industry comes together to streamline recycling process 30.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Very little of the estimated 18 lakh metric tonnes of e-waste that India generates per annum is recycled
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Embedded with gold, e-waste is no scrap! 28.3.2018 Hindu: National
Processing and harvesting units can generate a lot of jobs
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State advisory committee to be formed for e-waste management 27.3.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A state-level advisory committee of experts and representatives of academic institutions, non-government... more »
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Earth Hour observed in city 25.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Earth Hour observed in city
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Medical establishments have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags by March 2019 24.3.2018 General News
Medical establishments, such as hospitals and nursing homes, have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags, excluding blood bags, by March next year, as the government has amended the bio-medical waste management (BMW) rules. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the rules have been amended to improve compliance to it and strengthen implementation of environmentally sound management of bio-medical waste in India. "Bio-medical waste generators including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, dispensaries, veterinary institutions, animal houses, pathological laboratories, blood banks, healthcare facilities, and clinical establishments will have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags (excluding blood bags) and gloves by March 27, 2019," one of the features of the Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018 said. Under the amendment, all healthcare facilities will have to make available the annual report on its website within a period of two years from the date of publication of .
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Env Min amends e-waste rules 23.3.2018 General News
The Environment Ministry has amended its e-waste management rules to facilitate and effectively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in the country. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the amendment to the E-waste (Management) Rules has been done with an objective of channelising the e-waste generated towards authorised dismantlers and recyclers, in order to formalise the e-waste recycling sector. "The government has amended the e-waste (Management) Rules in a move to facilitate and effectively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India," he said. He said the collection targets under the provision of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the rules have been revised and targets introduced for new producers who have started their sales operations recently. Under the new rules, Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) will apply to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for registration to undertake activities prescribed in the
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“E-Waste Management Rules amended for effective management of E-Waste in the country”: Union Environment Minister 23.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Government has amended the E-waste (Management) Rules in a move to facilitate and effectively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India.
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