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Worried over surging plastic waste, experts stress on reuse of certain components of PPEs

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

As soon as the lockdown was announced to flatten the coronavirus curve, people realised that the environment was getting cleaner. However, now there is a growing concern over the surging plastic waste, especially due to the increasing use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE...

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Harmful waste used for land reclamation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 11, 2020

Officials of Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) who inspected a private property near Karimugal, not far away from the Brahmpuram waste plant, following complaints have found that the low-lying plot was being illegally levelled by rampant dumping of hazardous waste...

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Shut down industries that didn’t properly handle hazardous waste: MoEFCC

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2018

The Union ministry for environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has directed the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) to shut down industries that...

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No hazardous waste unit in Delhi complying with rules; NGT gives states 3 months to set up TSDF

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 3, 2018

All 1,100 units for disposal of hazardous waste in Delhi are operating without complying with the rules, the city government has told the National Green Tribunal which directed all states to set...

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SAIL’s Bhilai steel plant to be the first to use plasma technology for toxic waste disposal

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2017

State-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) would be using plasma technology for the disposal of hazardous waste for the conservation of the environment and natural resources....

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Countries to brainstorm on saving humanity from hazardous chemicals in Geneva

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 24, 2017

Seeking to adopt best practices to manage trans-boundary movements of hazardous waste and their disposal, representatives from many countries including India will brainstorm on how to fine-tune...

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Bhopal gas tragedy site has 336 tonnes of hazardous waste, says govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 29, 2017

Around 336 tonnes of hazardous waste is lying in the premises of Union Carbide India Limited, the site of the infamous 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, the government said on Tuesday....

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Supreme Court raises stink over hazardous waste

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 18, 2017

The Supreme Court took strong exception on Friday to the Centre's alleged inaction in removing hazardous waste dumps created in many municipal areas across the country posing serious danger to...

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Russian revolutionary filters use light to purify air

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 9, 2016

Across the world, people everywhere grapple with exhaust fumes, carbon monoxide, toxic household and industrial organic compounds, tobacco smoke and unpleasant smells, as well as with viruses...

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Handling of toxic waste: NGT seeks details from states

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 8, 2016

With the issue of toxic waste being released from industries becoming a major environmental issue, the National Green Tribunal has directed various state governments including the national...

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