User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Reduce Reuse Recycle
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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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Going the green mile 4.6.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It's the 'WorldEnvironment Day' and youngsters in the City have an array of plans for the same.

However, they feel that just one day in a year does not make any difference to the environment. Hence, their advice to people is to lead an eco-friendly life throughout the year. And it's not like they are preaching without practising.

Be it cycling to college or designing a rainwater harvesting system for their homes, they surely have set an example for many.

With Bangalore slowly losing its green cover and getting hotter by the day, these youngsters feel that it's high time we plant more trees, segregate garbage, make compost out of wet waste and get our vehicles tested regularly for emission.

Another important message they want to convey is that of the three R's —Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
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These residents are serious about reduce, reuse, recycle 2.6.2014 Hindu: News
Over 500 people living in an apartment at Ramagondanahalli in Bangalore use treated wastewater even for drinking and cooking purposes
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Rain Man: How one Tucson resident harvests the rain 29.5.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Brad Lancaster, perhaps the nation's expert on capturing and using rainwater, creates an oasis in the desert where he lives. And what he used to do illegally is now sanctioned by the city and imitated by neighbors.
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Effective Ways of Disposing E-waste 26.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
Spreading awareness on safe e-waste disposal under the Clean E-India Initiative GFFD organized a three day long event in collaboration with Attero and International Finance Corporation
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Pay as you throw away? Five ways to cut off waste at the source 21.5.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Financial incentives, drinking fountains, food redistribution and reused furniture can reduce rubbish and recycling woes How are we going to crack waste? Emily Barrs zero-waste week has been a graphic illustration of how individuals can dramatically reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste we produce if were prepared to put in the effort. Recycling, composting and energy from waste are all ways of dealing with the problem once it has arisen. But its better to prevent waste in the first place, and that needs action by businesses and governments. Here are five ideas to help cut waste off at source. The first, and most controversial, is important because it makes any other effort at waste prevention more effective. The coalitions Localism Act took away councils powers to charge residents for the weight of rubbish they produce. A pay as you throw (PAYT) switches waste from a fixed charge to a metered service like electricity or gas, saving money for those who waste less or recycle more. Examples from ...
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Remember our earth 28.4.2014 Hindu: Kids
The earth gave us life, so now it is our turn to reciprocate. Our blue planet is a magnificent place, but now it is in trouble. Nature is under attack and if we don’t take steps now, there might n...
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Pune! It might not rain much this year, save as much water as you can! 25.4.2014 DNA: Opinion
Pune: The El Nino effect and low rainfall prediction might make many realise the importance of water in the coming days. Rising population and surplus need of water, calls for water conservation and management at the city level as well. Though, there are new methods of water conservation coming up every day, they are not being adopted effectively by the citizens.Water conservation and sustainability living has to be encouraged from the household level. Around 135 litres of water is used per person per day for domestic applications. The principle of three R’s, namely, ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ is the basic rule that should be implemented.  “The Three R is nothing but an easy concept that helps in conserving water. To explain it better to the citizens here is a small example. When a car is washed, generally people use pipes and sprays thus wasting all the water. Instead to reduce the quantity of water, use a bucket and cloth to wipe the car.  The dirty water left over after the car wash can be reused for ...
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ವಿಶ್ವ ಭೂ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳು 22.4.2014 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಏ.22: ವಿಶ್ವಾದ್ಯಂತ ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 22ರಂದು 'ವಿಶ್ವ ಭೂ ದಿನ' ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಪರಿಸರದ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿಹಿಡಿಯುತ್ತ ಹೊಸ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಸಾರಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲ ಮಾನವರ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಸಾಮರಸ್ಯದಿಂದ ಬದುಕುವ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಉತ್ತೇಜಿಸುವ ಸಂದೇಶ ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಕೇಳಿ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಜಾಲ ತಾಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶ್ವ ಭೂ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸರಕಾರಗಳು, ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ನಾಗರಿಕರು
The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats 28.3.2014 NPR News
Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja. They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material.
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LG Najeeb Jung's appeal to Delhiites 28.3.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
LG Najeeb Jung's appeal to Delhiites
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