Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicRecycling

Topic: recycling

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.

Why you shouldn’t throw away your old undergarments

Old underwear now equals new clothes, thanks to this US company.

Berlin’s city govt just opened a new department store. Everything on sale is second-hand

It's part of a government effort to make Berlin a zero-waste city by 2030.

Don’t give up on recycling plastic. It’s going to help manage our trash, spur innovation

The global recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously 'unrecyclable' into useful products and is poised to do so again.

On Camera

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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