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The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 passed in Parliament

This Bill will have far reaching effects in Indian ship recycling industry.  The existing Ship breaking code (revised), 2013 and the provisions of the Hong Kong convention, 2009 are merged in this bill.  As India is a leader in the global ship recycling industry (30%), it will set global standards. Ships to be recycled in ..

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Report on states’ performance in garbage collection from household

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development tabled a report on the state-wise performance in the collection of garbage from the households. The report said that 93% of the municipal councils in the country collect garbage from the doorsteps of households on a daily basis under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, only 57% of ..

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Government notifies Steel Scrap Recycling Policy

The government has notified a Steel Scrap Recycling Policy (SSRP) to promote establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing and recycling. Union Steel and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during Question Hour of the ongoing winter session of Parliament said that the policy framework provides standard standard guidelines for collection, dismantling and shredding ..

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October 7: World Habitat Day

The World Habitat Day is organized by the United Nations. The organization has designated the first Monday of every October to commemorate the day. Theme: Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth. The theme is built based on last year’s theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management”. The focus of this year World ..

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India’s first garbage cafe is set to open in Ambikapur

In a unique initiative, the Ambikapur municipal corporation of Chhattisgarh will soon open India’s first ‘Garbage Cafe’ in the city of Ambikapur. This initiative is a step towards making the city plastic-free. In this unique Cafe’ poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for 1Kg of plastic, while breakfast will be ..

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India’s First Garbage Café to open in Chhattisgarh

India’s first ‘Garbage Café’ will soon be opened in Ambikapur city in north Chhattisgarh. It is initiative of Ambikapur municipal corporation. It aims to make Ambikar city plastic-free. India’s first ‘Garbage Café In this unique Café, poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic. Besides they will ..

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