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Delhiwale: Pecking at trash, making a livelihood

The waste collector lives in nearby Yamuna Bazaar, a north Delhi locality that is snuggled on the banks of the Yamuna. His
In his 20s, Raju makes a living by picking up reusable stuff people throw on the streets, which he sells to recyclers.(HT Photo)
In his 20s, Raju makes a living by picking up reusable stuff people throw on the streets, which he sells to recyclers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 06:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

New discovery can turn plastic trash into treasure

The catalytic method serves a one-two punch by removing plastic pollution from the environment and contributing to a circular economy.
Upcycling low-value plastics into high-quality liquid products will now be possible through a new method that has been developed that improves current recycling methods.(Unsplash)
Upcycling low-value plastics into high-quality liquid products will now be possible through a new method that has been developed that improves current recycling methods.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 10:51 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Civic body to deploy patrol teams to keep tabs on dumping of trash at Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah

File regarding the proposal has been forwarded to the F&CC for final approval, says MC superintending engineer
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 07, 2019 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Ludhiana

600 Kolis clear 500 tonnes of trash from Mumbai beach

While volunteers cleaned out most of the garbage manually, they borrowed a JCB from the civic body to weed out some plastic and debris buried deep in the sand, and around the area closest to the sea.
More than 600 volunteers from the Koli community in Colaba cleared out 500 tonnes of trash from the beach near Cuffe Parade on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
More than 600 volunteers from the Koli community in Colaba cleared out 500 tonnes of trash from the beach near Cuffe Parade on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS

Mumbaiites to be penalised for dumping trash in nullahs, near railway tracks

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now penalise citizens, with the maximum penalty up to 1,250, guilty of dumping trash in nullahs and public places around railway stations, tracks and slums.
The decision to penalise is a bid to ensure public places and stormwater drains don’t get clogged in the monsoon.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
The decision to penalise is a bid to ensure public places and stormwater drains don’t get clogged in the monsoon.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2019 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySteffy Thevar, Mumbai

In deepest-ever submarine dive, explorer finds trash on ocean floor

Plastic waste has reached epidemic proportions in the world’s oceans with an estimated 100 million tonnes dumped there to date, according to the United Nations.
One of the plastic objects that explorer Victor Vescovo found in the Mariana Trench – the deepest place on earth. (Photo:Reuters)
One of the plastic objects that explorer Victor Vescovo found in the Mariana Trench – the deepest place on earth. (Photo:Reuters)
Updated on May 15, 2019 12:29 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Now, throw trash to save cash near Golden Temple

To get the ball rolling, the MC adopted the slogan, ‘Throw trash, save cash’ and rewarded users with a 10-20% discount on seven food and shopping stores, including the famous Bharawan Da Dhaba and Punjabi Juttis stores.
Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, says, “Often plastic water bottles are refilled and resold in the market. The corporation collects tonnes of plastic bottles from garbage bins every day.(HT Photo)
Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, says, “Often plastic water bottles are refilled and resold in the market. The corporation collects tonnes of plastic bottles from garbage bins every day.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, AMRITSAR | ByMandeep Kaur Narula

Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash to battle discrimination

Cardboard, cans, plastic bags - even a toilet roll - have all found their way into the designs of the group from Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts.
Cambodia saw 100 violent and homophobic attacks during the first four months of 2015, the United Nations said in a report this year.(Unsplash)
Cambodia saw 100 violent and homophobic attacks during the first four months of 2015, the United Nations said in a report this year.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 01:33 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters, Phnom Penh

Plastic? Fantastic! Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

By making catwalk-ready outfits from waste scooped off the streets of the Cambodian capital, the 24-year-old Sovannareach is now subverting that stereotype, along with a team of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender designers.
Cardboard, cans, plastic bags - even a toilet roll - have all found their way into these designs(Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)
Cardboard, cans, plastic bags - even a toilet roll - have all found their way into these designs(Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 05:32 PM IST
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Central Railway installs nets to minimise trash dumping on Mumbai train tracks

The nets were installed a week ago as a month-long experiment to find whether it can work as a deterrent
Since November last year, CR has removed nearly 150,000 cubic metres (m3) of trash — equivalent to 7,500 fully-filled BMC dumper trucks — from railway tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road station.(HT Photo)
Since November last year, CR has removed nearly 150,000 cubic metres (m3) of trash — equivalent to 7,500 fully-filled BMC dumper trucks — from railway tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road station.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Lucknow becoming a stinking city as trash mounts on streets

Depending on the mood of Lucknow Municipal Corporation staff, the waste could be dumped at a plot in a nearby colony, inside a drain/big nullah, along a roadside or on the outskirts of the city. This happens because there’s no proper monitoring by the LMC officials.
“The system of waste collection and disposal has collapsed and Lucknow may be hit by diseases in the rainy season as a good percentage of filth is being dumped in the city itself.”(HT Photo)
“The system of waste collection and disposal has collapsed and Lucknow may be hit by diseases in the rainy season as a good percentage of filth is being dumped in the city itself.”(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2018 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Trash to treasure: Here’s how to turn discards into fabulous decor pieces

From dried leaves to old books, here’s how to get imaginative and create conversation starter decor items at almost no cost.
Turn old and discarded items into pieces of art.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)
Turn old and discarded items into pieces of art.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)
Published on Jun 03, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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Trash chokes Mumbai’s Poisar river, civic body blames slums

Officials from BMC’s storm water drains (SWD) department said pollution in Poisar was too much because of a large number of slums and cattle-sheds along the river banks.
The seven-kilometre Poisar river is brimming with untreated domestic waste, sewage, and carcasses, said NGO Watchdog Foundation.(HT Photo)
The seven-kilometre Poisar river is brimming with untreated domestic waste, sewage, and carcasses, said NGO Watchdog Foundation.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Versova beach in Mumbai clean, while Juhu beach full of trash

Paul Creado, a Juhu resident, shared pictures he took on Sunday evening of the trash that had washed ashore at the beach.
Juhu beach in Mumbai was littered with over 8.000 kg of trash on Sunday.(Paul Creado)
Juhu beach in Mumbai was littered with over 8.000 kg of trash on Sunday.(Paul Creado)
Updated on May 28, 2018 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Rajit Kapur on book-to-film adaptations: Many beautiful books are turned into trash

Raazi actor Rajit Kapur reveals why he did not read the novel Calling Sehmat — on which the film is based — before he started shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s film, also starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.
Actor Rajit Kapur was seen recently in the film Raazi.
Actor Rajit Kapur was seen recently in the film Raazi.
Updated on May 27, 2018 07:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Portuguese artist turns trash into animal sculptures to warn people about pollution

Born in Lisbon in 1987, Portuguese artist Bordalo II he took his first steps as an artist in the studio of his grandfather.
Bordalo II collects the trash he uses to make his sculptures from Lisbon’s rubbish dumps and curbsides.(AFP Youtube channel)
Bordalo II collects the trash he uses to make his sculptures from Lisbon’s rubbish dumps and curbsides.(AFP Youtube channel)
Updated on May 25, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Lisbon

Residents plog around Navi Mumbai, collect 12 bags of trash

‘Plogging’ is a Swedish term, which means picking up trash while exercising; more specifically, while running or jogging
The initiative, which is being spearheaded by Deepak Singh, Navi Mumbai head of Robinhood Army, got a positive response from the citizens.(HT/Bachchan Kumar)
The initiative, which is being spearheaded by Deepak Singh, Navi Mumbai head of Robinhood Army, got a positive response from the citizens.(HT/Bachchan Kumar)
Published on Apr 15, 2018 12:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Mumbai railway worker turns trash to treasure

Shirishkar, who was been an employee at the workshop since 1987, converted a dumpyard in the premises into a garden with over 200 plants.
Balaram Shirishkar, 52, has taken it upon himself to develop more green zones within the workshop area.(Hemanshi Kemani/HT)
Balaram Shirishkar, 52, has taken it upon himself to develop more green zones within the workshop area.(Hemanshi Kemani/HT)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 01:10 AM IST
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Trash to treasure: This Japanese artist upcycles discarded cardboard to design products

Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu is a collector of cardboard and has travelled to 27 countries to pick up boxes destined to be discarded. From the refuse, he crafts wallets, business card holders and other products that have fetched praise from design critics.
Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu travels the globe looking for cardboard to turn into items such as wallets.(REUTERS)
Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu travels the globe looking for cardboard to turn into items such as wallets.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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