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As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)

Multi-layered plastics form 44% of total plastic waste in city: Swach audit

By Namrata Devikar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The audit was a part of a global initiative by Break Free From Plastic to identify producers of plastic waste
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Over 2,500 student groups, RWAs make eco-bricks under ‘Why Waste’ campaign

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:31 AM IST
The “Why Waste” campaign, launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti by non-profit organisation United Way Delhi and its corporate partners, aims at reducing and reusing plastic and upcycling the non-biodegradable plastic waste generated at home and communities.
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Shinde furnished copies of the tender as part of a petition filed before the PMC commissioner seeking immediate action.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Shinde furnished copies of the tender as part of a petition filed before the PMC commissioner seeking immediate action.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Cong corporator claims huge waste of public money by PMC

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has spent Rs 8 crore on rent for a “chain bulldozer” used to excavate sites at Phursungi and Uruli Devachi, Congress corporator and former standing committee chairman Arvind Shinde said on Wednesday
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A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: To improve Swachh Survekshan rankings, make haste, clear waste

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Tricity municipal corporations should take the initiative to curb wasteful expenditure and use the money to streamline the waste management system and engage the public and RWAs in maintaining cleanliness in their areas, say readers
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Show selfie with segregated waste, get free organic compost in Kharar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:53 AM IST
The campaign is aimed at implementing government directions on waste segregation and Solid Waste Management Rules 2016
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On December 3, 2019, students of Delhi Public School in Varanasi were educated about the proper management of dry waste.(PepsiCo)
On December 3, 2019, students of Delhi Public School in Varanasi were educated about the proper management of dry waste.(PepsiCo)

PepsiCo and Nepra initiative: Students in Varanasi learn to manage dry waste

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 03:53 PM IST
Students were told how biscuit wrappers, plastic bottles of water and cold drinks, chips packets and chocolate wrappers could be recycled, thereby protecting the environment from damage.
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Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)
Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)

CPCC seizes 1,100 kg biomed waste from Chandigarh scrap dealer

By Rachna Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Biomedical waste is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or for research.
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Moga village hits sweet spot in handling plastic waste

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Moga
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:20 PM IST
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IIT Delhi campus.(HT file)
IIT Delhi campus.(HT file)

IIT researchers developing solutions to reduce waste from municipal drains in Delhi

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 02:16 PM IST
IIT Delhi will lead the project in partnership with DESMI EnviRO-Clean, a technology firm with key expertise in remediation and removal of waste from water bodies and Vertiver Private Ltd, a social enterprise specializing in sustainability-based behaviour change communications and knowledge management.
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Virat Kohli enjoyed Umesh Yadav’s innings in Ranchi.(HT Collage/BCCI)
Virat Kohli enjoyed Umesh Yadav’s innings in Ranchi.(HT Collage/BCCI)

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli gives hilarious reaction as tailender Umesh Yadav lays waste to Proteas bowlers - Watch video

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 08:12 AM IST
As Umesh kept on hammering sixes, Kohli was seen laughing in the dressing room and applauding the tailender for his show.
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Having faced a setback on the launch day itself, there was no major improvement noticed on third day of waste segregation drive either as all stakeholders were found locked in blame game.(HT PHOTO)
Having faced a setback on the launch day itself, there was no major improvement noticed on third day of waste segregation drive either as all stakeholders were found locked in blame game.(HT PHOTO)

Chandigarh’s mess: Segregate waste or pay up

By Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh | Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:15 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav on Monday directed the sanitation department to start fining residents for non-segregation of waste
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AIIMS Delhi.(HT file)
AIIMS Delhi.(HT file)

AIIMS take pledge to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plastic waste

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The AIIMS administration along with 400 participants including the society of young scientists, doctors, nurses, and hospital staffers took a pledge to get rid of single use plastic from the hospital campus.
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Ludhiana MC fixes fines for littering, not segregating waste

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:59 PM IST
Violators will be liable to do community service if they fail to pay fine
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Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency(Reuters Photo)
Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency(Reuters Photo)

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

By Agence France-Presse | Jakarta
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 08:36 AM IST
About 250 containers seized across the archipelago in recent months have already been returned and authorities are inspecting more than 1,000 others, a customs official said.
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Day 1 of campaign: Panchkula hands over 7 quintal segregated wet waste to MC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Starting September 5, violators will be challaned up to 9,500 for not segregating dry, wet and hazardous waste
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Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Stop dumping waste in Buddha Nullah or face action: Ludhiana civic body tells dairy owners

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Recently, the PPCB had also filed a petition against the MC, its commissioner, mayor and six others for failure in running the sewer treatment plants properly and adding to Buddha Nullah pollution.
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The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)

NGT panel slams PPCB for inaction against industrial units dumping waste in Buddha Nullah

By Harsimran Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Members of the committee conducted a surprise check here on Friday and collected samples of the waste from eight dyeing and electroplating units
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Indonesia recently returned 7 shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France & Hong Kong. (Representational image)
Indonesia recently returned 7 shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France & Hong Kong. (Representational image)

Asian countries send back waste

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Indonesia recently returned 7 shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France & Hong Kong, marking the latest move by a SE Asian nation to send back rubbish to their wealthy places of origin
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The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed all land-owning agencies in Delhi-NCR to provide a list of areas where solid waste is openly dumped.(Diwakar Prasad/ HIndustan Times (Representative image))
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed all land-owning agencies in Delhi-NCR to provide a list of areas where solid waste is openly dumped.(Diwakar Prasad/ HIndustan Times (Representative image))

CPCB directs NCR agencies to submit list of areas affected by solid waste dumping, burning

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 01:02 AM IST
UP pollution control board (UPPCB) officials said the move comes in light of taking corrective measures to curb air pollution that shoot up in the winter season.
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Waste: manage it now before it harms you

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Waste management denotes the collection, transportation and disposal or recycling and monitoring of trash or waste that humans produce daily through our activities.
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Rs 1-crore firefighting robot used in rescue operations.(HT Photo)
Rs 1-crore firefighting robot used in rescue operations.(HT Photo)

Rs 1-cr robot failed in rescue ops, waste of taxpayers’ money

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Calling the robot a waste of taxpayers’ money, the corporators have now demanded that the administration give a detailed explanation regarding the basis on which the robot was procured last year.
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In fact given the profiles of many of these e-commerce companies, consumers believed that they checked out the food businesses before putting them up on their platforms and ensured that they complied with the food safety laws.(HT Photo)
In fact given the profiles of many of these e-commerce companies, consumers believed that they checked out the food businesses before putting them up on their platforms and ensured that they complied with the food safety laws.(HT Photo)

Food delivery platforms must check the plastic waste that they generate: Opinion

By Pushpa Girimaji | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:10 AM IST
However, the food safety authority’s crackdown on the aggregators and the eateries partnering with them have shown their utter disregard for food safety laws .
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SDMC officials said there have been days when over 20,000 people visited the park. Now the parks attracts so many visitors that the parking space has failed to take the load.(HT Photo)
SDMC officials said there have been days when over 20,000 people visited the park. Now the parks attracts so many visitors that the parking space has failed to take the load.(HT Photo)

At Waste to Wonder Park, south body plans more parking space

By Sweta Goswami | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The park, which has replicas of the seven wonders of the world made of metal scrap, has turned out to be a hit among Delhiites and tourists ever since it opened in February this year.
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Thailand, the current chair of the group, has lauded the declaration as a “big step” for the region, whose coasts have seen whales and sea turtles wash up dead in recent years with large amounts of plastic rubbish in their stomachs.(Representative Image)
Thailand, the current chair of the group, has lauded the declaration as a “big step” for the region, whose coasts have seen whales and sea turtles wash up dead in recent years with large amounts of plastic rubbish in their stomachs.(Representative Image)

The ‘top-5’ countries throwing plastic waste in the Oceans

By Reuters | Bangkok
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:03 PM IST
But individual efforts alone can’t fully stop the 8 million tonnes of plastic that make their way to the ocean each year, and with four of the five worst ocean polluters in Southeast Asia, the region’s governments must take action, he says.
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Come July 1, your municipal waste will not be collected if it hasn’t been segregated into dry and wet waste. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Come July 1, your municipal waste will not be collected if it hasn’t been segregated into dry and wet waste. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Starting July 1, MCG workers will not lift mixed waste

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:40 AM IST
The decision, announced during a meeting of civic officials for the 2020 Swachh Survekshan Survey, was communicated in a release issued by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday.
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The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)

G20 countries agree to tackle ocean plastic waste

By Reuters | Karuizawa, Japan
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29.
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The initiative is inspired by the success of roads in many foreign countries.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)
The initiative is inspired by the success of roads in many foreign countries.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)

In a first, Lucknow gets road constructed using plastic waste

By Asian News International | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 11:29 AM IST
According to the project’s Chief Engineer, “Mixing plastic waste increases roads’ durability by 40-50 per cent, they will be durable for a longer time.”
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A team of the NGT-appointed Yamuna pollution monitoring committee in the national capital has found large quantities of solid waste and polythene dumped in storm water drains across the city that empty into the river, polluting it.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)
A team of the NGT-appointed Yamuna pollution monitoring committee in the national capital has found large quantities of solid waste and polythene dumped in storm water drains across the city that empty into the river, polluting it.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)

Waste dumped in drains polluting Yamuna: Panel

By Vatsala Shrangi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 03:44 AM IST
East Delhi’s Shahdara and Balbir Nagar, Subhash Nagar in west and southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh drains have been identified as the major dumping grounds.
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A dhalao at Panchkuian Road on Monday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A dhalao at Panchkuian Road on Monday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

With overflowing waste dumps, Delhi’s crying need remains unmet

By Ashish Mishra and Baishali Adak | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:46 AM IST
The dhalao at Kishangarh Mod is always overflowing, say locals. Cows, dogs and scavenger birds can be seen dragging the garbage on to the road, which is then crushed under wheels, making the stench worse.
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The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has directed Ecogreen, its concessionaire for door-to-door collection of waste, to use separate collection bags for picking up hazardous waste from households to ensure it are not mixed with other waste, officials said Tuesday.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has directed Ecogreen, its concessionaire for door-to-door collection of waste, to use separate collection bags for picking up hazardous waste from households to ensure it are not mixed with other waste, officials said Tuesday.

Ecogreen to use separate bags for ‘toxic’ domestic waste

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 02:14 AM IST
Hazardous domestic waste includes batteries, kerosene, pesticides, medicines, phone chargers, bulbs, and tube lights, MCG officials said.
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