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Issue 83
February , 2019
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Policy gone waste: Study shows failure to take back discarde

Despite e-waste rules being formulated in 2011, manufacturers are not fulfilling their obligations under the Extended Pr ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Report: Most manufacturers doing little to dispose of e-waste responsibly

Eight years after the first e-waste rules were notified in India, the producers are still shying away from fulfilling th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Many electronic companies still have no take-back system: Report

According to the latest study by Toxics Link, the unmanaged e-waste is increasing due to disoriented take-back and colle ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Chemical exposure during pregnancy can affect childs’ lungs

Would be mothers who are exposed to toxic chemicals during pregnancy could increase the risk of decreased lung functioni ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Air pollution: Thailand schools still closed due to 'unhealthy' smog levels

Toxic smog in Bangkok, Thailand, has forced more than 400 schools to close to protect children from its harmful effects. ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India, China lead global greening effort: study

India and China are leading the global greening effort, which is quite contrary to the general perception worldwide, a s ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Norwood Among Nabes Targeted for Lead Awareness Campaign

City health officials are sounding the alarm about lead poisoning that comes not from peeling paint but everyday foods a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

The study is preliminary, and the potential impact of climate change on congenital heart disease is far from clear, the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Researchers upcycle plastic waste into battery anodes

A team of U.S. researchers has presented a new approach to plastic waste treatment. A paper published by the American Ch ...More

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Image for bulleted text INTERVIEW

Image for bulleted text  “93 per cent of 259 water bottles from five continents contained microplastic contamination”

Thumbnail for the story Dan Morrison is a part of a research by Orb Media which confirms the presence of microplastics in bottled water. Orb Med ...More


Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  NGT seeks action plan to stop discharge of polluted water in Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal has sought an action plan from a comm ...More

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Image for bulleted text  City corporation plans pyrolysis plants to recycle plastic waste

Trichy: After streamlining waste collection in the city to an ext ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India's first biodegradable plastic developed by IIT-Guwahati

For the first time in India, scientists from IIT-Guwahati have de ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Household toxins linked to multiple disorders in children: Study

Children living in homes that have toxic chemicals on the floors ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Solid waste generation, management not received due attention from Govt: Parl panel

A parliamentary panel has rapped the government for not giving du ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Bengal wasted Central funds for Ganga plan, draft audit says

A draft performance audit report on Rejuvenation of the Ganga poi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  A heritage walk to examine landfills

Delhi’s reckless consumerism produces tonnes of garbage every day ...More

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Image for bulleted text  900 hectares of Aravali foothills may be left out of protected are

Aravali areas that enjoy any form of legal protection will get th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  KKR buys 60% stake in Ramky Enviro for 3,630 cr

Global investment firm KKR and Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited - p ...More

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Image for bulleted text  95 top brands get notice on plastic use in Tamil Nadu

Dropping a bombshell, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Railways to frame action plan to turn stations cleaner and greener

In the next few months, at least some railway stations will start ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Wet waste turned into fuel for restaurant kitchen

One neighbourhood may have the answer to Bengaluru’s garbage mana ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Zero sewer discharge in Ganga in Varanasi by Nov

More than three decades after the Ganga Action Plan was launched, ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sonipat Residents Suffer From Cancer And Lethal Skin Infections Due To Industrial Waste

India has a very lax approach when it comes to protecting the nat ...More

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