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World's E-Waste 'Unsustainable', Says U.N. Report Citing China, India And U.S.

World’s E-Waste ‘Unsustainable’, Says U.N. Report Citing China, India And U.S.

As per the report, Global E-waste Monitor 2020, China, with 10.1 million tonnes, was the biggest contributor to e-waste, and the United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes and India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third. Together these three countries accounted for nearly 38 per cent of the world’s e-waste last year ...
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Maharashtra’s Panchgani Is Fighting COVID-19 By Segregating Bio-Medical Waste At Household Level

Maharashtra’s Panchgani Is Fighting COVID-19 By Segregating Bio-Medical Waste At Household Level

Panchgani, a hill station in Maharashtra has modified its waste management practices by adding a separate bin for bio-medical hazardous waste to the wet and dry waste segregation system being practised at the household level in order to fight the rising COVID-19 medical waste ...
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World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts

World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts

World Environment Day 2020 calls for action to stop the degradation of the natural world, which according to experts, is accelerating with the increased use of single-use plastic in the form of personal protective gears against COVID-19 ...
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: ‘Segregate Menstrual Waste, Mark It With A Red Dot’, Urge Pune Based SWaCH’s Sanitation Workers

Menstrual Hygiene Day: ‘Segregate Menstrual Waste, Mark It With A Red Dot’, Urge Pune Based SWaCH’s Sanitation Workers

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, members of SWaCH Pune, a cooperative of waste collectors and waste pickers would like to bring the attention of people on the health hazards faced by them on a daily basis while handling erratically disposed sanitary and menstrual waste ...
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As precaution double layered bags will be used for collection of waste from COVID-19 isolation wards, to ensure adequate strength and no-leaks

Guidelines Issued For Handling Of Waste Generated During COVID-19 Patient’s Treatment

According to the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board, healthcare facilities having isolation wards for COVID-19 patients need to keep separate colour coded bins and maintain proper segregation of waste ...
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The daily waste generation of Ahmedabad is down to 2,500 metric ton from 4,000 metric ton owing to the coronavirus lockdown

COVID19: The 21-Day Coronavirus Lockdown Leads To A Massive Drop In The Dry Waste Generation In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad 

The daily waste generation of Ahmedabad has reduced by almost 40 percent as people stay home due to the 21-day lockdown announced by the government to tackle COVID-19 outbreak ...
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This year, the theme for the third Global Recycling Day is #RecyclingHeroes

#GlobalRecyclingDay 2020: All You Need To Know

Global Recycling Day, according to Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is a day of action, aimed at building a global approach towards recycling, here’s all you need to know about the day ...
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Supreme Court Takes Note Of Plastics Lying On Both Sides Of Railway Lines In Outer Delhi

Supreme Court Takes Note Of Plastics Lying On Both Sides Of Railway Lines In Outer Delhi

Taking cognisance of the plastic waste lying on both sides of railway lines, the Supreme Court has asked the Delhi government to ensure that no garbage is dumped on these sites ...
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Sanitary Pad Manufacturers To Provide Disposal Bags From Next January

Sanitary Pad Manufacturers To Provide Disposal Bags From Next January

According to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, January 2021 onwards all sanitary pad manufacturers will have to compulsorily give degradable bags for disposal of each sanitary napkin and added that this rule is already in existence but is not being followed by the manufacturers ...
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Second Phase Of Swachh Bharat Mission- Grameen Launched

Second Phase Of Swachh Bharat Mission- Grameen Launched

While launching the Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that this phase will ensure that effective solid and liquid waste management is instituted in every gram panchayat of the country ...
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Will A Karnataka Resorts's 'Weigh The Waste-Feed A Child’, Campaign Manage To Tackle Food Wastage?

Will A Karnataka Resort’s ‘Weigh The Waste-Feed A Child’, Campaign Manage To Tackle Food Wastage?

The Ibnii Spa Resort in Coorg, Karnataka has been charging Rs. 100 for every 10 grams of food wasted by the customers and the proceeds from this initiative are going to a local NGO that feeds children at orphanages ...
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Developed Extensive System For Waste Collection, Segregation & Disposal, NDMC Tells The Green Court

Developed Extensive System For Waste Collection, Segregation & Disposal, NDMC Tells The Green Court

While submitting its report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said that it collects, segregates, transports and disposes of all municipal solid waste, construction and demolition waste and drain silt in all the colonies under its jurisdiction ...
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