Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

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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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.