Seized plastics sent for road laying in Dindigul- The Times of India
The Dindigul corporation commissioner had sent the seized plastics to the cement factories for and used for road laying by mixing it with tar and bitumen. Corporation commissioner S Visakan inspected three tonnes of plastics seized by the civic body which were sent to a private firm in Dindigul for road laying works on Saturday. As much as 24 tonnes of plastics have been seized in the city from January 1, 2019, and a total fine of Rs 35 lakh has been collected.
CPCB says e-tailers must collect plastic waste they generate- The Times of India
E-commerce platforms, Amazon and Flipkart, must fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and need to put in place a system for collecting back the plastic waste. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) told the National Green Tribunal. The CPCB submission came in response to a plea filed by Aditya Dubey to stop E-commerce platforms from using Plastics.
Reliance launching new road project to counter plastics pushback in India- The Indian Express
Reliance Industries, is launching a project to use plastics in road construction, amid growing concerns over pollution in the country of 1.3 billion whose major cities are often plagued with smog and litter. The company will seek to work with India’s highway authority and individual states to potentially supply a plastics-infused mix to make some of the thousands of kilometers of roads Modi wants to build to upgrade India’s creaking infrastructure.
Major fire breaks out at Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan- The Hindustan Times
A major fire broke out at Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan (West) on Wednesday, engulfing the entire area with thick smoke. There were two major fires at the dump yard last year in March and June. Four fire tenders of Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) started fire-fighting operations. Nine water tankers were at the site working to douse the fire till late night. Every day, around 650 metric tonnes of waste is dumped at Adharwadi dumping ground without any segregation and processing by KDMC.
Chief Secretary directs MCC to scout alternate site for dumping waste- The Times of India
State chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar on Wednesday directed Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) authorities to scout for alternate site to dispose the dumping waste pf the city. The direction comes in wake of his visit to Pachchanady dumping yard of the civic body, which Bhaskar noted was not technically suitable anymore. Nearly 8-lakh metric tonnes of waste slid down from Pachchanady dumping site during monsoon and entered human inhabited areas.
MSCL to make door-to-door waste collection efficient with barcodes- The Times of India
The Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) will soon introduce a new barcode system for efficient implementation of solid waste management (SWM) in all the 60 wards of Mangaluru city. Accordingly all door-to-door waste collection vehicles will have to scan the barcode at the gates of houses, so that the city corporation can track its movement on a real-time basis.
Swiss fashion designer who makes cocktail dresses out of garbage- The Hindustan Times
Swiss fashion Designer Mariel Manuel creates products out of waste- in her exhibitions, the dresses, both geometric and organic, are presented as wall textiles which tell their own tale. She said, “I started out by collecting items from the ground. I would go to markets in Paris and find beautiful tomato nets. Using discarded materials like these that I would collect I started the project, ‘10 dresses under my bed,’ where I made cocktail dresses out of them. It was about me going back to what I really love and questioning what the value of all these disposed things were.”