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Issue 51
July , 2014
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Image for bulleted text  Release of the Report “Impact of E-waste Recycling on Water and Soil”

Toxics Link released a report titled “Impact of E-waste Recycling on Water and Soil” this month. The report based on lab ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Students’ Workshop on Mercury

Toxics Link conducted a workshop on bio-medical waste for students on 14 July, 2014 at Mira Public School Janak Puri, Ne ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Hazardous Waste Compliance a Balancing Act at the Retail Level

Today, hazardous waste compliance is no longer just an issue for the industrial or manufacturing industries. It’s become ...More

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Image for bulleted text  EU aims for zero-waste economy with higher recycling targets

The European Commission has released a new Legislative Proposal putting forward ambitious recycling targets for 2030. Th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Understanding Hazardous Waste Treatment

The EPA’s definition of waste treatment can be confusing and potentially costly, so it is important that hazardous waste ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Four waste sector deaths in 2013/14

There were four fatal injuries to workers in the waste and recycling industry between April 2013 and March 2014, accordi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  High Court dismisses case against Waste4Fuel

Charges of contempt brought by the Environment Agency against Kent RDF firm Waste4Fuel and its current and former direct ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Better Green Building

Sustainable and efficient construction is possible if companies set their sights on just a few areas – reducing carbon e ...More

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Image for bulleted text  ACC Study: Waste to Energy Could Meet 12% of U.S. Electrical Demand

The U.S. could power 14 million homes and heat a further 10 million if it moved from landfill to waste to energy, accord ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CRT Display Unit Recycling Increases

The UK recycling market is seeing a significant decrease in the volume of cathode ray tubes (CRT) display units entering ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Developing Countries Inundated with E-waste; Google Street View of Distant Galaxies; Setting Sun Gives Bats Direction

When you replace a PC, tablet, mobile or any kind of electronic device, do you ever wonder what happens to your old equi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Bangladesh paint industry seeks 50ppm lead limit

The Bangladesh Paints Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and NGO, the Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO), want the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  French reject Orica's toxic waste

More than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste will have to remain at Botany after the French government vetoed plans by che ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Lead paint poses major risk to city family

The city of Portsmouth has taped off an area around a Union Street house warning people about lead paint chips lying on ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Electronic companies and pollution boards flout e-waste rules: Report

Most reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies—both I ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Untreated factory waste poisoning Ganga; Kanpur STPs not upgraded to handle tannery discharge

A separate ministry on rivers with special focus on Ganga notwith ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Every fifth hospital violating bio-medical waste norms: Pollution Control Board

One fifth of hospitals and healthcare facilities operating in sta ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Green Notice to Govt. on Toxic Yamuna Veggies

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the government to res ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Water samples in Lucknow test positive for arsenic

Residents of the city may have benefited from better access to gr ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Bright but toxic: The CFL bulbs that Bengaluru is unable to handle

We feel good about the savings Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) ...More

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Image for bulleted text  No safe level of lead exposure: doctors

There is no safe level of lead for human health, health experts h ...More

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Image for bulleted text  When companies flout norms and regulators look away

National and multinational electronic and electrical companies in ...More

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Image for bulleted text  IDBI Bank launches E-waste management policy

DBI Bank, a responsible corporate citizen, has launched a robust ...More

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Image for bulleted text  4,000 units fail to submit annual report on e-waste

Even as the city is reeling under lack of ways to dispose of the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Rajasthan government to study health impact of ATM slips

The Rajasthan government will constitute a committee to study the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Water, air pollution: NGT issues notice to Meghalaya

The National Green Tribunal's eastern zone bench has issued notic ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Centre keen on giving major chunk of forest fund to states, says Javadekar

The government on Tuesday said it has prepared a plan to ensure t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi among top 10 largest plastic waste producing cities in the country

Delhi figures among the top ten largest plastic waste producing c ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Government seeks to generate revenue from waste

Keeping in mind the ongoing waste management crisis in Delhi, the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Hospitals flouting rules on disposal of bio-med waste

The threat of biomedical waste looms large over the Pink City. Th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Policy on rooftop solar power generation for Delhi soon

After years of wait, the decks are finally being cleared for roof ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Waste-to-energy plant trashed?

Delhi’s increased reliance on unconventional sources of power gen ...More

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Image for bulleted text  1.8 lakh people forced to drink unsafe water: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India said 1.80 lakh peopl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  World Bank reviewing rules to protect environment

The World Bank is set to revise its safeguard policies for lendin ...More

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