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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.
News Waste Management
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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Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres

Kerala Youngsters Build Waiting Shed With Used Plastic Bottles, Sheets And Tyres
Kerala Plastic Waste Waste Warriors Of India
Named as Bottle Hub, the shed at the bus stop at Kinar near Thrippunithura in Kerala has been built by the members of a recreational club, BSB Arts and Sports Club ...
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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
Coronavirus Outbreak Maharashtra News Waste Management
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
Coronavirus Outbreak News Plastic Waste Waste Management World Environment Day
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
Maharashtra Menstrual Hygiene News Waste Management
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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Government Announces Results Of Star Rating Of Garbage Free Cities, 6 Urban Local Bodies Get 5 Star Rating

Government Announces Results Of Star Rating Of Garbage Free Cities, 6 Urban Local Bodies Get 5 Star Rating
News Swachh India
Star rating of garbage-free cities 2019-2020: Six cities have been certified as 5-star, 65 cities have been certified as 3-star and 70 cities have got the 1-star rating ...
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Guidelines Issued For Handling Of Waste Generated During COVID-19 Patient’s Treatment

As precaution double layered bags will be used for collection of waste from COVID-19 isolation wards, to ensure adequate strength and no-leaks
Coronavirus Outbreak News Waste Management
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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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 is down to 2,500 metric ton from 4,000 metric ton owing to the coronavirus lockdown
Coronavirus Outbreak Gujarat News Waste Management
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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#GlobalRecyclingDay 2020: All You Need To Know

This year, the theme for the third Global Recycling Day is #RecyclingHeroes
Waste Management
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
Delhi News Waste Management
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
News Plastic Waste Waste Management
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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Celebrate An Eco-Friendly Holi By Using Cow Dung Logs Designed By IIT Delhi Students For ‘Holika Dahan’ Ritual

Celebrate An Eco-Friendly Holi By Using Cow-Dung Logs Designed By IIT Delhi Students For ‘Holika Dahan’ Ritual
Air Pollution Delhi News
In a bid to reduce carbon emissions caused by burning of wooden logs during ‘holika dahan’ and to save trees from being cut for this, a group of students from IIT-Delhi have distributed cow dung logs in several housing societies across Delhi-NCR ...
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