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‘One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure’: Meet India’s ‘Plastic Man’

‘One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure’: Meet India’s ‘Plastic Man’

Can plastic which is for long seen as a scourge, a material that is polluting our environment slowly, actually be used for something good? The answer is yes, thanks to Professor Rajagopalan Vasudevan - the 'Plastic Man of India'
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UN Environment Launches An Attack On Marine Litter

UN Environment Launches An Attack On Marine Litter

With 51 trillion microplastic particles littering the marine life across the world, United Nations has started the #CleanSeas campaign urging governments of several countries to reduce plastic waste
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5 Countries That Have Revolutionised The Way They Tackle Waste

India generates about 60 million tonnes of garbage every day and about 45 million tonnes of garbage remains untreated. These stats just show that we have a serious garbage problem. It's time to take some strong actions because if we ignore this issue now then soon our country will be drowning in its own garbage!
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capital awaits for its zero waste colony

Capital Delhi Awaits Its First Zero Waste Colony

East Delhi Municipal Corporation tied up with an NGO Chintan to implement a zero waste management plan in Delhi’s Vasundhara Enclave. The aim is to make it a model colony for others to follow, as India moves towards realising its dream of a swachh future.
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Odisha To Start Awareness Programme On E-waste

Odisha To Start Awareness Programme On E-waste

With above a billion mobile phones in use across the country, e-waste has emerged as a major challange for the government, which will launch an awareness cum sensitisation programme here from December 15 to March 31.
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This Is The Only City In India To Be Among Top 10 Cities For Waste Management

This Is The Only City In India To Be Among Top 10 Cities For Waste Management

The city of joy - Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management.
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Getting It Right: What We Can Learn From These Cities About Managing Waste

Waste management is a huge challenge and crisis for our country but some cities have managed to put in successful waste management systems and made a significant leap forward and could become models for the country.
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Swachh India_Binge-Eating Bacteria Can Help Extract Energy From Sewage

Binge-Eating Bacteria Can Help Extract Energy From Sewage

Domestic sewage containing organic wastes, mainly from toilets and kitchens, may prove to be a source of energy that can be harvested by using hungry bacteria, scientists say.
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India To Host 'Rap The Scrap’ Themed World Robot Olympiad

India To Host ‘Rap The Scrap’ Themed World Robot Olympiad

The 13th World Robot Olympiad will be held in India for the first time, with over 2,000 students from 54 countries participating to find innovative ways, using robotic technology, to reduce, manage and recycle waste that we daily generate.
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Banega Swachh India - Versova Beach Clean Up, Mumbai

The Daily Waste Produced On Indian Streets Can Fill 16 Jumbo Jets: Report

With the breakneck speed of expansion of cities, India has the greatest number of urban-dwellers in the world without safe, private toilets and practising open defecation though the government has made sanitation a priority, a report by a global NGO says.
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