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Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab Form Partnership to Address Plastic Waste in Cities

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment.

Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by the Grameen...

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Concern over waste management in rural areas

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Piled-up garbage in residential areas and conservancy workers setting fire to it is a common sight in many places located on the city outskirts where disposal of solid waste continues to be a concern. Rapid growth in households led to development of residential areas on the...

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan impact: 57% waste processed in country; Chhattisgarh most efficient while big states lag behind

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Waste is collected on a daily basis from households in 93 per cent of the country’s municipal councils under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of which only 57 per cent is processed, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has said. As per a report presented by the ministry...

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Not all gas: Waste to turn into electricity, compost in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

Aiming to minimise the amount of garbage ending up at landfills, EDMC has initiated the trial run of its first biomethanation plant at Geeta Colony. Spread over 600 sq metres, the plant will consume 5,000kg of wet waste daily to generate 250-300 units of electricity and 750kg...

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Industry seeks clarity on single-use plastic ban; officials say each state following its own policies is fragmenting industry

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

New Delhi: Industry has sought clarity on the government’s plan to phase out single-use plastic by 2022 and urged the Centre to issue clear guidelines. An outright ban would escalate costs and lead to job losses and disrupt supply chains, companies said. The uncertainty “has...

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“Swachhata Hi Seva” Campaign Kicks Off – Public Waste Management Is Modi’s New Buzz Word

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

The celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of the peace apostle, Mahatma Gandhi, was marked by citizens all over India enthusiastically heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for “Swachhata Hi Seva” that targets reducing the country’s plastic foot print with...

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India aware of responsibility towards securing better future for Earth: Jal Shakti Min

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

New Delhi, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat on Tuesday said India is aware of its responsibility towards securing a better future for ‘our planet and we are determined to do the needful for accomplishing this goal’. The theme of this year’s India Water week...

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Bilateral meeting on waste management

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

Gearing up towards zero waste by 2030 mission, the National Environment Commission (NEC) met with the delegates from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India today. The meeting discussed collaborating in technical and financial assistance to...

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BRICS Ministers Commit to Urban Environmental Management, Global Climate and Biodiversity Issues

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

Following the fifth BRICS Ministers of Environment Meeting, held under the theme, ‘Contribution of Urban Environmental Management to Improving the Quality of Life in Cities,’ leaders of Brazil,...

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4-wheeler electric vehicles for waste collection soon

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

A year after buying 50 three-wheeler electric vehicles to collect segregated waste from residents’ doorsteps, the city corporation is planning to buy four-wheeler electric vehicles for the...

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