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Issue 52
August , 2014
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Create to Inspire School Program

Toxics Link in association with Microsoft organized a teachers’ orientation cum capacity building workshop at Global Ind ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Release of Report: On the Edge

Toxics Link released the report “On the Edge” which examines polluting industrial sites in the entire Delhi NCR region. ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

The amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world’s oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activiti ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Abandoned landfills are a big problem

Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists. At Port Mea ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pesticides cause lead contamination among pregnant women: study

Unplanned use of pesticides and herbicides in crops is one of the key reasons for presence of higher level of lead in bl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Kenya Recycles E-Waste From Around The World, Keeping Pollutants Out Of Landfills

Kenya ,In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power dri ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Founder: MeltPoint Environmental’s prototype reduces major source of hospital waste

Caldwell firm MeltPoint Environmental is preparing for the commercial launch of a product founder Chad May says can help ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Technology Recycling Service Helps Businesses Reduce E-Waste

Staples Advantage launched a technology recycling service for businesses to recycle old electronics. The first of its ki ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NCAR Report: Over 40% of World’s Waste Burned in Unregulated Fires

The unregulated burning of waste globally is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official recor ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Solid Waste Change of Direction: Connecticut ‘Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority’

Attorney Christopher P. McCormack of law firm Pullman & Comley explains the implications of a major new law enacted in t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Should the UK Rethink Medical Waste Handling Following Ebola Outbreak?

Following the deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa, PyroPure’s Peter Selkirk explains why the UK should treat the development ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Trash palaces: The spectacular houses built from scrap

Getting a foothold on the property ladder can be a challenge at the best of times, and the prospects for many of us have ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Cell phone 'victory' for US recyclers

United States: US president Barack Obama's signing of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act has bee ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Routes to Compliant IT Asset Disposal and Recycling

Across the UK, more than one million tonnes of e-waste is discarded every year. Much of it still contains personal and c ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Villagers lock Sirsa biomedical waste management unit "Suspect burning of a body in incinerator"

Suspecting that a body was burnt in an incinerator of a biomedica ...More

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Image for bulleted text  UCC can't be sued for Bhopal plant contamination: US court

In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US c ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Jal Board to set up recycling plant at its headquarters

By the end of this year, the Delhi Jal Board will get a recycling ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Air con abuse: it’s not cool

From bigger malls to individual houses, the air conditioning unit ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Reviving a choked Yamuna

The High Powered Committee on water pollution has suggested 100 p ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Toxic vegetables removed from nullah, but water pumps still exist

The extensive drive by the state government to remove toxic veget ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Deadline for scientific closure of garbage depot may be extended

The scientific closure of the garbage depot at Phursungi-Urali wi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Illegal e-waste recycling booms in Moradabad

The Peetal Nagri (brass city) has become a hotbed for unauthorize ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Environment panel seeks working space for rag-pickers

The members of Clean Gurgaon, an environmental group working towa ...More

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Image for bulleted text  'Mining, biotic pressure led to loss of tree cover in Rajasthan'

There has been a slow but steady deforestation in the state conve ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana to use plastic waste for building roads in Madhya Pradesh

Utilizing hazardous plastic refuse for road construction, the sta ...More

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Image for bulleted text  BASIC nations discuss climate issues ahead of UN talks

India, along with other major developing nations such as China an ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Tonnes of e-waste pile up in IT hub, pose grave health and eco-hazard

Source: The Times of India, Noida, Aug 10, 2-13 A rapidly growin ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sugar factory fined for polluting lake

After fighting a long battle against a Parbhani based sugar facto ...More

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Image for bulleted text  L-G Jung sets up unit to ensure air, water pollution is tackled in time-bound manner

While the recommendations made by a high-powered committee set up ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi's largest solar plant at Dwarka Sector 21 Metro station

Delhi Metro on Monday started operations on the largest rooftop s ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Industrial waste affecting groundwater, health of residents, finds NGO study

Industrial pollution, in varying forms ranging from lead acid bat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury ont ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Odisha State Pollution Control Board fails waste segregation test

A recent survey by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) f ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pollution on the rise as norms flouted

A study by an NGO concluded that industrial pollution in the capi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  New method to recycle old batteries into solar cells

Researchers have proposed a system that recycles materials from d ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Waste audit shows city slums generate little garbage

The generation of waste in the slums is one-fourth the amount of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  High Court sets aside Delhi civic body notices banning sale of edibles in open

The Delhi high court on Wednesday set aside the public notices is ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi HC directs Ministry to detect pollution level in water body

The Union Environment and Forests Ministry has been directed by t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Expansion of AIIMS trauma centre to affect over 650 trees

As many as 656 trees cover the 6.8-hectare site on which the prop ...More

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Image for bulleted text  PoP idols, chemical hues banned in Indore

To preserve water and environment from getting polluted due to im ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Industrial waste monitoring to go online soon

After launching online green clearance systems for industrial and ...More

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Image for bulleted text  4-bin way to get best out of waste

A little discipline at home could translate into a giant step tow ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Vehicular emissions adding to the cancerous toxins in Delhi

The air in Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, is loa ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Holistic Approach to Waste Disposal

To reduce the dumping of waste in landfills, Bruhat Bangalore Mah ...More

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Image for bulleted text  City’s air dangerously polluted

Bangalore might be called an “air-conditioned city” but its resid ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Medical waste problems raise a stink

Kerala, which is yet to get a grip on how to manage the solid was ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Concern remains over disposal of biomedical waste

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's breather to nursing hom ...More

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Image for bulleted text  HC breather for cell towers atop schools and hospitals

In an interim order on Monday, the Bombay high court prohibited t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas

Unfortunately, this is the ugly truth of the Himalayas. The heap, ...More

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