User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: May 25 2018 15:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India needs strong commitment to manage its waste: Experts 25.5.2018 General News
India needs to have a strong commitment on waste management with concerted efforts from all stakeholders including policy-makers, bureaucracy and the people, experts here said. The call came during the launch of a book which details the challenges of managing waste including dead mobile phones, disposed plastic bottles and other throw outs across India. "Recycling of this waste is happening on an ad hoc basis with expired phones melted to recoup minuscule metal and mineral items and disposed plastics bottles processed into other products. "But a concerted effort is needed for a solution," said Prof Robin Jeffrey, co-author of the book 'Waste of A Nation: Social and Environmental Challenges for India'. He said the country needs a people-driven solution, involving all main players - politicians, policy makers, bureaucrats, corporations, professionals and even the humblest garbage collectors. Efforts by small companies processing disposed plastics into products such as window frames, in .
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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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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 17.5.2018 General News
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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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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Insight: Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices 15.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticised by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.
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Now, a block chain solution for India's water woes 13.5.2018 General News
For a long time, we have been hearing that there is a need to conserve water, but how many of us do really care to act on it. Only a handful presumably! Factually, only 0.014 percent of earth's water is available for its 6.8 billion people.Recently, a developed city like Cape Town was in the news faced with water scarcity and the threat of running out of drinking water and there is a likelihood of eleven other developed cities of the world reaching that same condition.A recent UNESCO report has highlighted how India too is staring at a deepening water crisis and few steps being taken to ameliorate this bleak situation. Can we afford a water-related crisis? Certainly not!Subharansh Rai, Advisor of Aquaoin INC, which says it is committed to providing clean reusable water without the use of chemicals, said that there are a group of entrepreneurs in India who have come up with a block-chain based technology "Water2All"(W2A) that can recycle waste water and make it safe for human ...
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Israeli firm to send experts to Haryana to rehabilitate 8,000 ponds 9.5.2018 General News
An Israeli group will send a team of experts to Haryana soon to help find solutions to rehabilitation of 8,000 ponds in villages, waste water recycling and its use for irrigation after treatment, according to a release. The CEO of Israel-based Tahal Group offered assistance during detailed talks with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Tel Aviv, the release said. The group has expertise in the field of waste water management, micro irrigation and infrastructure. Tahal Group also has its headquarters in Gurugram, and is executing mega projects across India, the release said. Tahal experts will visit various departments and also guide the Haryana government on master planning for water management, the release said. Totally managed by Indians, Tahal in India works on projects related to climate change, food security, clean water, clean energy and sustainable development and is offering consultancy on many projects, the release said. The group is already offering consultancy on a
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Eying opportunities beyond steel also: L N Mittal 8.5.2018 General News
Looking beyond steel, ArcelorMittal is evaluating opportunities that complement its existing business and asset base, Chairman Lakshmi N Mittal has said. The world's largest steelmaker has already inked a pact with carbon recycling company LanzaTech and technology provider Primetals Technologies to construct Europe's first-ever commercial scale production facility to create bio-ethanol from waste gases produced during the steel-making process. "ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel company... But to maintain this we have to work hard and continually ensure we are evaluating the competitive landscape not just in steel but also in other materials and also taking into account the mega-trends that will shape the future of the economy," Mittal told PTI. This is an era of fast-paced times, the steel tycoon said, adding that in the world of manufacturing, continued impact of digitisation will be seen besides that of artificial intelligence. "Our customers' demands are continually ...
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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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India must save itself from the plastic peril (Comment) 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At the recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, the joint communique focused on the challenges of evolving sustainable development policies for almost 2.5 billion citizens who are part of this 53-member grouping. India accounts for more than half the demography of the Commonwealth and is seen as the emerging leader of this large cluster of disparate nations which were once part of the British empire.
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Unique recycling tech using citrus peel 1.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A Hyderabad-based startup has proposed a cost-effective method for recycling polystyrene waste into sub-micron aligned fibers, using environmentally s
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MLA does corporator’s job because people ask for it, says Krishna Byregowda 27.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA from Byatarayanapura who was also a minister in the last cabinet, talks about his work, policies, challenges and achievements. »
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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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Essel Infra to expand footprint in green energy 18.4.2018 General News
Essel Infra is committed towards expanding its foot-print in the green energy sector, a senior company official said. Essel Infra's 11.5MW waste-to-energy plant in Jabalpur has been rated as the second best project in integrated Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy category across India by the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry, a company statement said. Commissioned in May 2016, the plant generates 11.5 mw energy by recycling 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and reducing over 37,000 tonnes of carbon emission for Jabalpur annually. * * * * * * APM Terminals launches cold storage facility in Chennai * APM Terminals, which is also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), today inaugurated a cold storage warehouse in Chennai. "The facility will ensure reliable and stable transport of cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and speciality chemicals, which require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain," APM Terminals Mumbai said in a ...
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Costa Coffee to recycle takeaway cups 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Costa Coffee, the UK's lagest coffeeshop chain, announced on Wednesday that it will try and recycle every takeaway cup sold by 2020.
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Novel plastic-eating enzyme created 17.4.2018 General News
Scientists have created an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world's biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which currently persists for hundreds of years in the environment. Researchers at University of Portsmouth and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US decoded the crystal structure of PETase - a recently discovered enzyme that digests PET - and used this 3D information to understand how it works. They inadvertently engineered an enzyme that is even better at degrading the plastic than the one that evolved in nature. The researchers are now working on improving the enzyme further to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. "Few could have predicted that since plastics became popular in the ...
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Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.
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Formulate policy to check marine debris, Centre told 13.4.2018 Hindu: News
Global conference concludes at CMFRI
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