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Issue 50
June , 2014
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Release of the Report “Time to Reboot”

E-waste Rules have been in force since May 2012. Have the Producers, the key stakeholders responsible for implementing t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Meeting of stakeholders on lead in paints

Toxics Link organized meeting of stakeholders to push for mandatory standards on lead in paints, at the India Internatio ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Toxic computer waste in the developing world

As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increases. Unfortunately, as ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sweden's Ericsson aims to minimise electronic waste

These days, it is easy to walk into a store and buy the latest television, computer or smart phone. But have you ever wo ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Chemical pollution of European waters is worse than anticipated

Substantial improvements in freshwater quality by 2015 have been a declared objective of the EU member states, manifesti ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Nanoparticles from dietary supplement drinks likely to reach environment: Potentially harmful substances

Nanoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Electronic waste, the fastest growing waste stream in the world

From miles away great plumes of black acrid smoke mark the site of Sodom and Gomorrah, a sprawling dump on the outskirts ...More

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Image for bulleted text  California’s E-Waste Ending Up in Toxic Mountain of Junk In Arizona

California has the strictest e-waste laws in the nation, but a KPIX5 investigation discovered the strict laws have led t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Finding and Fixing Hidden Dangers in Your Home

News reports feed us a steady stream of stories on scary, invisible hazards lurking in our homes, presumably ready strik ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Lead & Mercury-Safe Schools for Bright & Healthy Children'

A successful event promoting a safe school environment that will prevent and reduce childhood lead and mercury exposure ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Gujarat gets greener as hazardous waste use in cement kilns up 35 times in 5 years

In an example of how Gujarat has emerged as a front runner in tak ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Zero Waste Policy for Cleaner City Mooted

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the Capital needed to adopt a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  E-waste looms large over India

In just over a decade, India will have on its hands a whopping 13 ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sewage respite for Yamuna by year-end

The first leg of the sewage interceptor system, held up by the De ...More

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Image for bulleted text  L-G Jung's environment panel calls for more sewage treatment plants to boost Yamuna clean-up

Installing more sewage and effluent treatment plants and restrict ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt to set up panel to clean Yamuna

Days after setting up a committee of secretaries to work out a pl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  SC order on Noida projects puts ball back in National Board of Wildlife’s court

The Supreme Court order on June 10 dismissing a plea by real esta ...More

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Image for bulleted text  33% water samples taken from govt schools fail test

Availability of potable water in schools, especially in rural are ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Forest clearance to go online from July 1

After kicking off its online environment clearance system for ind ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pest sprays poisoning world food supply: study

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the e ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Students devise way to repair and reuse CFLs for just Rs. 1

A group of young engineers have formulated an environment friendl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Large number of fish die in three rivers in Assam

A large number of fish were reported dead due to water pollution ...More

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