User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
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Garcetti's ambitious goal for L.A.'s water supply 16.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Spurred by the drought, but planning for long-term sustainability, Mayor Eric Garcetti has set an ambitious and important goal for Los Angeles: to reduce the amount of water it purchases by 50% in 10 years. That's a decade sooner than water managers had anticipated, and it's a big change for...
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South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling 15.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling
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South Corporation’s ‘zero garbage’ plan starts rolling 15.10.2014 Hindu: News
A plan to minimise garbage being sent to the city’s landfill sites has been set in motion by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which is inviting expressions of interest for its ‘zero ga...
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Seeking the right medicine 29.9.2014 HBL: Home
As hospitals turn to disposables, there’s little they can do with the growing waste piles
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Think of conservation, not comfort: VPT chief 17.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Think of conservation, not comfort: VPT chief
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VPT chief chants 3-R mantra for conservation 17.9.2014 Hindu: Home
The Hindu in association with Essar observes World Ozone Day. Mr. Krishna Babu asked them to cultivate the habit of reading a good English newspaper that would improve their general knowledge.
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Remember the R’s 12.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Remember the R’s
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Remember the R’s 11.9.2014 Hindu: Kids
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket o...
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Fest registrations to start from Friday 11.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Fest registrations to start from Friday
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Sindhi Model School Marks Madras Day 5.9.2014 The New Indian Express - Education - http://newindianexpress.com/education/
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Recycle waste and get rebate on property tax: Civic Body 29.8.2014 Thane - City - The Times of India
It has become extremely difficult for the Thane Municipal Corporation to dispose the heaps of garbage that is being generated daily, owing to lack of dumping ground. Thus, to tackle the situation, the civic body has appealed to the housing complexes to help them in managing waste. The TMC, in its effort to minimize the waste, has offered rebate of five per cent in property tax to those working on reducing quantity of waste through reduce-recycle-reuse method to more than 50 per ...
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'Use IT to Replicate Efficient Garbage Disposal Models' 11.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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GREEN GUIDE 9.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
GREEN GUIDE
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Green route beckons you 31.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The threat of global warming is looming large over our planet. When such is the case, shouldn't we do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint? Green homes would be ideal. And, if you think designing green homes would prove to be an expensive affair, then you are completely wrong. For, green homes do not cost much at all. In fact, they end up helping you save quite an amount over a period of time. And, designing green homes can be fun as they are homes that are ideally constructed with smart design and require minimal maintenance. Most of all, they help us feel good about the fact that we care about our environment. Solar power The first step in designing a green home would be to design it in such a way as to allow a good amount of sunlight and fresh air to stream in, while also making provisions for the use of solar power to the maximum. The extensive use of solar energy not only saves energy costs, but also helps us reduce our carbon footprint. So, everything from solar ovens to solar heaters and solar ...
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A bagful of ideas for a plastic-free world 25.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A bagful of ideas for a plastic-free world
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7 Easy Steps to Green Buildings 21.7.2014 The New Indian Express - Education - http://newindianexpress.com/education/
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Bengaluru citizens take up no-plastic bag challenge 3.7.2014 Citizen Matters

Say no to plastic bags. Bring your own bag to market, refuse plastic bags, re-use and minimise the usage of plastic bags. This seems to be the mantra for this month.

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Bangalore boys' animation movie on waste bags award 2.7.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Bangalore boys' animation movie on waste bags award
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Rubbish futures: can technology help us reach zero waste? 12.6.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Turning dug-up waste into gas or converting rubbish into building materials are among new techniques that may help end landfill

What do you think happens to the rubbish when you throw it out into the street? asks the Mighty Booshs great realist Howard Moon.

I dont know, does it dissolve in the rain like a giant Berocca? replies Shoreditch everyman Vince Noir.

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AIIMS to be made 'green hospital': Harsh Vardhan 5.6.2014 DNA: India
The country's premier medical facility AIIMS should move away from using conventional energy that is responsible for polluting environment and adding green house gases, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today as he resolved to convert the hospital into a "green hospital". Vardhan said that his plan for 'Green AIIMS' is based on the government's determination to fight climate change. "Healthcare institutions should strive to reduce their energy consumption and maximise use of solar energy and other similar natural resources," he said, addressing a gathering on the occasion of World Environment Day. Vardhan said that the new-look AIIMS will have water conservation and waste water recycling systems in place. "There must be regular energy audits and a phased renewal plan must be developed with a view to making the buildings in the complex more energy efficient. "Its entire waste generation, including medical waste generation must be brought down by an approach of reduce, reuse and recycling of waste. ...
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