Monday, 30 January, 2023

Topic: recycling

From stubs to pillows, soft toys and recycled paper — Noida factory reprocesses cigarette ends

WHO estimates that nearly 30 per cent of India's adult population is tobacco users and butts litter urban streets where general cleanliness standards are abysmally low.

‘Key players junked, scope expanded’ — govt’s proposed e-waste rules worry industry insiders

Proposed changes published in May could exacerbate mismanagement of e-waste, putting it in hands of informal sector with brands no longer responsible for collection, say experts.

Vehicle owners, automakers not convinced by govt’s plan to recycle old cars, finds survey

Some 57% of 10,543 vehicle owners surveyed by LocalCircles say whether a car should be removed from service or not should depend on miles on the odometer rather than age.

Govt’s new rules for plastic packaging: Recycle upto 50% of single-use plastic in 3 yrs

Guidelines on single-use plastic waste management sets annual recycling targets for producers, importers & brand-owners. The fines for those who fail won't absolve them from meeting targets.

These 3 Indian cities have managed to solve the problem of landfills. Here’s how they did it

Garbage disposal sites have become a massive problem for most urban centres, but Ambikapur, Chandrapur and Taliparamba have adopted 'zero-landfill model', says NITI Aayog report.

It’s too late for recycling alone to resolve the global plastic crisis. Here’s why

The truth about recycling is murky. Just because a product features the symbol, it’s not certain that it will be recycled, especially when it's plastic.

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones

Smartphones have become a form of consumption and replacing them on a regular basis has become commonplace. Changing this mindset will be key.

Your vanilla-flavoured desserts could soon have some plastic in them. But it’s good news

Scientists at University of Edinburgh have found that a common bacteria can turn single-use plastic into the popular flavouring agent vanillin.

Why recycling doesn’t make you a climate change warrior

Poll finds people have the wrong priorities for tackling climate change. Most people overestimate the impact of less effective green actions.

No, the filter from your air purifier can’t be recycled

To be effective against high pollution levels, purifiers need to run almost constantly and their filters need replacing every few months. Those components often wind up in a landfill.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.