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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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Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Part of Bhalswa landfill collapses after rain, 3 waste-pickers hurt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:42 AM IST
Civic officials said the injured persons were immediately taken to hospital. Two were discharged within a few hours while the third one was undergoing treatment.
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Chandigarh falters in run-up to 2020 Swachh rankings

By Vivek Gupta | HindstanTimes, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 12:45 AM IST
After embarrassing drop to 20th position in 2019 rankings, city achieves 11th and 27th ranks in first two quarterly league rounds for next edition
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Pune generates nearly 1,600 tonnes of garbage every day, of which 250 tonnes is wet garbage, 850 tonnes is dry, while 5,00 tonnes is mixed. Twelve per cent of the garbage consists of plastic.(HT File Photo)
Pune generates nearly 1,600 tonnes of garbage every day, of which 250 tonnes is wet garbage, 850 tonnes is dry, while 5,00 tonnes is mixed. Twelve per cent of the garbage consists of plastic.(HT File Photo)

Plastic waste in Pune down by 48 per cent, reveals NGO Swach survey

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 04:06 PM IST
A Swach team visited all 15 wards of the PMC and scrutinised garbage collected by waste pickers over three consecutive days at the beginning of May. 
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A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

A Swach revolution underway: Spreading from slums to Pune city

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:03 PM IST
In a bid to cover more slums and remove chronic garbage spots, SWaCH and Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC) have been conducting frequent rallies to raise awareness on segregation and waste disposal.
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