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City awaits e-waste disposal system

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 29, 2013

 How do you dispose of the many dead batteries or a damaged phone that inevitably comes your way? More often than not, this situation would leave you confused.

Lakhs of households across the city know little on how to systematically deal with e-waste, most of which...

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Growing the role of captive renewable energy systems and energy sustainability for industrial practices

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. Sanjay Choudhary, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer at Tata Chemicals (TCL) on the role of renewable energy in captive generation and how to build a sustainable supplier ecosystem. Mr. Choudhary explains how...

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Monsanto, Novozymes Form BioAg Alliance

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2013

 Monsanto and Novozymes have formed a long-term research and development alliance to commercialize microbial products intended to help farmers increase crop yields with less input.

The firms say the BioAg Alliance will allow companies to leverage employees,...

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Singapore co projects demand for solar chargers in rural India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2013

 Singapore-based solar charger maker, Third Wave Power, expects a strong demand for its power packages in rural India. 

"We expect demand for portable solar charges to reach a high of 40 million units in the next five years in rural India, including small towns," Third...

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BASF India Ltd : MoU to support construction

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2013

 BASF India Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Academy of Construction (NAC), a vocational training institution established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The objective of the partnership is to launch a joint program to...

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Arlington firm aims to power up India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2013

 India is a country where power can be unreliable at the best of times. Flip a switch or turn on an appliance and there's a chance that nothing will happen.

"In India, their grid is very undependable," said Drew Zogby, president of the Bellingham-based Alpha...

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Indian plastics industry poised for major growth in new technologies: AIPMA

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2013

 Indian plastics industry is poised for a substantial growth in investment in new technologies with the increasing demand from various sectors such as agriculture, automobile, engineering, packaging, infrastructure and healthcare. 9th Plastivision India 2013 to be held in...

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Global Apparel Companies in India: Can They Be Socially Responsible?

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2013

Over the last few years, consumer demand for fashion and branded apparel has seen a steady increase. To balance the demand and supply, branded companies have relied on outsourcing materials and production. Recent, horrific tragedies in Bangladesh have only highlighted what...

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UN carbon emissions reduction system awash in cash as it claims to face hard times

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2013

The United Nations-administered cap-and-trade system for reducing greenhouse gases is sitting on a cash hoard of close to $200 million, even as it warns of hard times ahead that could impede its mission.

The cash...

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PepsiCo Announces Targeted Investment of Rs. 33,000 Crores in India by 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 12, 2013

Making the announcement, PepsiCo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi said: "India is a country with huge potential and it remains an attractive, high-priority market for PepsiCo. We've built a highly successful business in India over the course of many years, and...

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