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Bangladesh riverbed cleaning drive goes futile
Feb 08, 2010 A riverbed cleaning drive initiated by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority is becoming completely ineffective with tonnes of waste being disposed into the waters everyday. Environmentalists fear that unless urgent action is taken to prevent dumping rubbish into the rivers, it is going to remain a lifeless pit.
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India: No policy for radioactive waste disposal
Apr 13, 2010 While the police continue with their investigations regarding the presence of radioactive material in a Delhi scrap market post a fire accident, there is no monitoring of such waste at a municipal level. Radioactive waste is not even mentioned in any of the ministry rules relating to e-waste disposal.
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GM’s recycling division now generates $1billion annually
Oct 23, 2012 General Motor's waste recycling system, which now generates almost $ 1 billion, is a model that can be emulated within the industry by other major car makers as a way to attain their sustainability goals.
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Green documentary sheds light on recycling trash
Jun 13, 2012 To mark the occasion of 40th World Environment Day on June 5 this year, Alliance Française de Delhi, the Indo - French cultural centre, organised the screening of “green documentaries”. One of the documentaries highlighted the prime issues pertaining to waste throughout the world.
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Maps to aid corporates for responsible water use
Jul 26, 2012 As availability of clean water becomes a major issue; some of the world's biggest companies have teamed up to provide data and create maps to track water to encourage responsible use of water by corporates.
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Research: India sitting on huge waste to energy potential
Aug 07, 2012 A new report by Kuick Research states the huge energy potential that is being discarded in India currently will ensure Waste to Energy potential takes off, giving India the much required energy to cater to its increasing demands.
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Attero chosen among the top nine Waste Management Innovators by NASA
Oct 20, 2012 Attero Recycling, India's leading integrated e-waste management company has been selected among the top nine Innovators in the Waste Management category at LAUNCH, a jointly supported initiative by NASA, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, United States and NIKE.
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Women turn waste into wealth
Dec 08, 2011 Women Self Help Groups in southern Indian state of Kerala are turning trash into cash to make Kovalam district a ‘zero-waste area’, with help from a local NGO.
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Sri Lankan mobile users to fund m-waste management
Aug 24, 2009 Cell-phone users in Sri Lanka will have to pay an environmental conservation levy to finance a mobile-waste management system. Coping with the growing problem of e-waste in the country, the government has signed a deal with a telecom company for safe disposal of discarded mobile phones.
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Indian capital to tackle e-waste
Aug 31, 2009 The second largest producing state of e-waste in the country is slated to go green. A new recycling plant in Roorkee will soon set up collection centres for recycling old computers, cell phones and televisions.
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India faces e-waste challenge
Oct 30, 2009 Green activists are raising alarm over disposal of electronic waste in India. Lack of regulatory mechanisms on curbing illegal imports and recycling norms are exposing people to health and environmental hazards.
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EPR to aid e-waste: Is India ready?
Jul 12, 2010 As the e-waste problem soars in India, a new draft that makes a producer of electrical and electronic equipment responsible for the collection and appropriate disposal of e-waste is underway. Expert fear that the EPR concept may pose greater challenges since the larger cause of environment is missing.
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Afghanistan's unsafe medical waste
Oct 15, 2008 Lack of experience and regulation in waste management could prove to be a major health risk for the public as untreated and unmanaged medical waste lie in large heaps in Kabul and other major cities. Cases of hepatitis B and syphilis have already been reported among city cleaners.
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Study flags radioactive waste management lapses
Dec 08, 2008 While India makes a mark on the world stage with an impressive nuclear energy programme, there is also a tagging concern relating to a not-so-comfortable by-product – radioactive waste. The issue of management of such waste was highlighted at a workshop in the capital recently.
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Depleting river basins threaten water security in South Asia
Feb 09, 2009 South Asia’s crucial transboundary river basins are depleting due to climate change, overuse and mismanagement of water resources, warns a new UN report. To avoid further freshwater-related vulnerability, the report calls for urgent policy attention and need for improved cooperation between countries in the region.
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UN report calls for alternate agriculture vision
Feb 20, 2009 Over half of the food produced globally is lost or wasted as a result of inefficiency and poor management practices, points out a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme. It calls for promoting organic methods of agricultural production and consumption.
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Organic waste becomes saleable compost in Bangladesh
Mar 04, 2009 For slum dwellers of Bangladesh, trash is no longer a problem as they have learned to turn it into a profitable resource. A community-based composting model developed by a local NGO uses huge barrels to decompose garbage, thus generating tons of organic waste to be traded for carbon credits.
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Kashmir houseboats in fix over sewage disposal
Apr 10, 2009 The Jammu and Kashmir high court has ordered closure of all houseboats in Srinagar's famous Dal Lake for releasing excessive waste into its waters. The court's stance has put business in jeopardy for the owners who cite the sewage disposal units as too costly to install.
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Cleaning up the Death Zone
Jul 16, 2010 In April 2010, a group of sherpas, foreigners and locals initiated action to free the Everest of the garbage left behind by climbers. The team reached beyond 8000 metres, and over 40 days collected about 1800 kilos of waste and two bodies from the Death Zone.
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India: Bio-medical waste disposal promises clean, healthy city
Aug 13, 2010 The city of Kolkata has revolutionised the treatment of bio-medical waste. For the last five years, bio-medical waste from clinical establishments throughout the city is systematically collected and scientifically disposed thereby preventing many from contracting diseases like hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS.
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Ample water but poor sanitation in Amazon
Aug 20, 2010 Despite plenty of water available in the Amazon, there is lack of potable water as it is contaminated with sewage and waste. To add to the woes, the installation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric station, which will divert the water flow, is expected to pose serious threats to villages.
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Ugandan youth find a way out of waste mismanagement
Dec 01, 2010 Two young school drop-outs in Uganda have found an effective solution to the growing problem of waste piling up on the streets in the capital city, Kampala. They use cement kilns to convert the waste into a fuel that is compatible with petrol engines.
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India: Capital's upscale colonies oppose upcoming waste-to-energy plants
Dec 14, 2010 Citizens in India’s capital city of New Delhi are opposing the government’s plan to set-up three waste-to-energy plants close to residential areas on account of the serious long-term health implications.
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One-third global food goes to waste: UN study
May 12, 2011 Roughly 1.3 billion tons of food produced on the world is either lost during production in poor countries or wasted by consumers in rich countries, says a new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Delhi waste management threatens waste pickers’ livelihood: Study
Jun 21, 2011 Waste pickers and recyclers in the Indian capital face a serious threat to their livelihoods from upcoming waste-to-energy plants around its landfills, reveals a recent study by a local NGO. The study claims that less waste will actually lead to an increase in number of waste pickers.
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India: Stricter rules for bio-medical waste management soon
Sep 26, 2011 The draft rule for bio-medical waste management notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests this week makes it mandatory for installation of a waste treatment facility before any healthcare establishment starts functioning.
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Maldives to clean its 'rubbish island'
Dec 08, 2011 The government of Maldives has banned garbage dumping from its resorts in an island used entirely as garbage dump.
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Nepal government adopts low-tech wastewater treatment methods
Feb 10, 2012 In Nepal, where only 5% of wastewater is properly treated, officials are now planning to install environment friendly and cost-effective Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS), to treat small volumes of contaminated wastewater.
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Indian NGO receives US Innovation Award
Mar 13, 2012 New Delhi-based NGO Chintan, has received the 2012 Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organising ragpickers in the region of Delhi-NCR and eliminating child labour from recycling industry.
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IIT-Madras to host workshop on recycling of construction waste
Aug 05, 2013 According to estimates, waste generation in Delhi alone is to the tune of around 5,000 tonnes a day.
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