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User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Incinerators
Last updated: Aug 30 2018 12:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Indian government wants manufacturers to manage plastic waste – but its proposed rules are rubbish 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
Industry experts say the draft rules do not hold producers responsible, instead offering them ways to evade responsibility.
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Segregation Of Covid Waste Must To Avoid Coronavirus Spread: NGT 21.7.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Segregation of COVID-19 biomedical waste from other biomedical waste is a must to avoid further spread of the infection and its adverse impact on public health, a bench of the National Green Tribunal...
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Only 15% girls in India had access to sanitary pads during lockdown 30.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The ‘sanitary pad crisis’ highlights the need for a shift to sustainable menstrual products.
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Tumakuru declared Open Defecation Free+ 24.2.2020 Hindu: Bangalore
It becomes the second city in the State to get this tag
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Tumakuru gets ODF+ tag 24.2.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Centre has declared Tumakuru city as Open Defecation Free+ (ODF+) city. It becomes the second city in the State to get the tag in 2019-2020. In 20
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Chennai Buzz: Coronavirus treatment only at govt hospitals | Treated water for vertical gardens | HC warning to unauthorised construction by hospitals…and more 9.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A round-up of some of the most important headlines from the city over the last week
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Army Clears Over 130 Tonne Of Garbage From World's Highest Battlefield 11.12.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Braving harsh cold and treacherous terrain, men in olive green undertook a mini-marathon to clear Siachen area, the world's highest battlefield, of plastic waste and other garbages.
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Marriott Hotels Ditching Small Plastic Toiletry Bottles 29.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it was ditching single-use toiletry bottles as part of plans to reduce its environmental impact.
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Guv leads Swachhta initiatives at GU 25.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Guv leads Swachhta initiatives at GU
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Chennai Buzz: HC slams illegal water extraction | City gets solid waste incinerator | Rise in cases under POCSO … and more 22.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Water, waste, crime -- a round-up of the most important headlines from various beats in your city over the past one week
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Project Sakhi for menstrual hygiene launched in Dibrugarh 29.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Project Sakhi for menstrual hygiene launched in Dibrugarh
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‘SAKHI: a ray of hope’ launched in Sivasagar dist 30.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘SAKHI: a ray of hope’ launched in Sivasagar dist
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List of top polluter brands released by consortium includes Pepsi, Parle 6.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Who produces plastic waste in India? The results of a pan-India waste and brand audit reveal a list of top polluting international and local brands. »
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Install sanitary napkin vending machine in schools, varsities, says NCW 28.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Towards the goal of adequate menstrual hygiene to young girls,the National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar to install sanitary napkin vending machines within the premises of all schools and universities across India.
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Install Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines In Schools, Colleges: NCW To HRD 28.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to HRD Minister to consider the installation of sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators within the premises of educational institutions...
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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups and citizens  are launching  an unprecedented coordinated waste  and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
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Brand waste audit to push for EPR 20.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The pan-India activity is being conducted in 3 public places, 5 DWCCs in Bengaluru
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Your mess, your responsibility 16.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
A pan-India brand audit of waste aims to hold multinationals accountable for encouraging use-and-throw behaviour through their products
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Sensible solutions to sanitary waste 5.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Two non-profit enterprises offer reusable cloth pads as a sustainable alternative to synthetic branded products
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NCB destroys 435 kgs of seized drugs in Delhi 17.4.2018 General News
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) destroyed over 435 kilograms of seized drugs at a facility here today. Officials said various categories of narcotics like heroin (24.44 kg), cannabis (77 kg), hashish (130.30 kg), cocaine (.71 kg), pseudoephedrine (191.59 kg) among others was burnt. "These drugs, totalling 435.04 kilograms, were seized by the agency over a period of time in various narcotics crime cases. A Delhi-based incinerator was used to burn these items," a senior official of the Delhi zonal unit of the NCB said. The NCB is the national agency to coordinate action of various enforcement departments against the drugs menace.
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