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Bar Code System Used To Manage Bio-Medical Waste In Punjab Health Minister

Bar Code System Used To Manage Bio-Medical Waste In Punjab: Health Minister

To ensure a clean and green environment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, in Punjab a bar code system is being used for scientific management of bio-medical waste ...
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COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of

COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of

To ensure that the biomedical waste generated due to the use of gloves and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is not mixed with the general solid waste, Central Pollution Control Board has now come out with guidelines ...
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Over 1.60 Lakh Healthcare Facilities In Country Operating Without Permission: Central Pollution Control Board

Over 1.60 Lakh Healthcare Facilities In Country Operating Without Permission: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board told the National Green Tribunal that there is no Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facilities in Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim to handle treatment and disposal of biomedical waste ...
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COVID-19: Delhi's Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities Under Pressure Due To Increased Load

COVID-19: Delhi’s Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities Under Pressure Due To Increased Load

Municipal corporations in Delhi are responsible for collecting COVID-19 bio-medical waste from houses of patients undergoing home quarantine which goes to the waste-to-energy plants for incineration ...
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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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