Waste Management

April 17, 2019

Omaha mayor recommends trash pickup changes

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert announced her recommendation to switch from Waste Management to FCC Environmental for solid waste pickup. The City Council will […]
April 17, 2019

Developed countries urged to pick up Brantas River trash

Activists from the Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation (Ecoton) grooup remove disposable diapers from the Brantas River in Kediri, East Java, in September 2017. (Antara/Prasetia Fauzani) […]
April 17, 2019

Garbage costs could rise as city considers short-term contracts while waiting for provincial direction

Ottawa homeowners are poised to pay more for garbage collection for at least the next three years as city hall waits for the province to set […]
April 9, 2019

Marine plastic pollution is costing the world billions, report finds

A new report has found that not only is marine plastic pollution damaging the environment, it is costing the world billions. A new report has found […]
April 9, 2019

Waste management to be taught in Goa schools from 2019-20

PANAJI: Students will be introducted to scientific wastedisposal for the first time from the academic year 2019-20. The syllabus, prepared by the Pune-based Mutha Foundation with inputs […]
April 9, 2019

The Great American Cardboard Comeback

“No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.” COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. — As he watched the No. […]
April 9, 2019

Ambala college sets example in green waste management

Students put flowers collected from a temple into a tank for converting it into organic manure. Converts waste into compost in seven tanks constructed on campus […]
April 9, 2019

EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 […]
April 3, 2019

New York congestion charge, plastic-bag ban poised for passage

Nov 1, 2016 – Hayward, California, U.S. – El Taquito #2 owner, Jorge Espinosa, is active in the community and says that the conversion to paper […]
April 3, 2019

Curbside glass-recycling pickup ends in Pulaski County

Recycling cans are lined up next to regular trash cans on Maisons Drive in Little Rock in this file photo. Glass is no longer accepted in […]
April 3, 2019

Hundreds of volunteers launch cleanup of Metro Manila rivers, inlets

DILG: Around 1.2 million kilos of garbage collected in NCR alone within 3 weeks of weekly clean-ups led by barangays in observance of a department memo […]
April 3, 2019

India’s pollution control policies unlikely to improve air quality: Study

In the long-term, NCAP also needs to be scaled-up significantly to ensure that rapid economic growth and meeting NAAQs are aligned. Over 674 million Indians are […]
April 3, 2019

The recycling crisis

Much of the stuff Americans think they are ‘recycling’ now ends up in landfills and incinerators. Why? Here’s everything you need to know: Where do recyclables […]
April 3, 2019

Pasir Gudang chemical poisoning: Traumatised students, teachers to receive counselling

Emergency personnel help students evacuate their school after a toxic chemical spill in Pasir Gudang, Johor state on Mar 13, 2019. (Photo: AP/Thomas Yong) JOHOR BAHRU: Students, teachers and […]
April 3, 2019

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gives impetus to BMC’s solid waste management efforts; Mumbaikars laud scheme

Members of the Pali Hill Residents’ Association with a BMC Supervisor at the Pali Hill Waste Bio Gas plant. Devyani Nighoskar/101Reporters The size, diversity, and burgeoning […]
March 30, 2019

What slums can teach us about building the cities of the future

Informal housing, be it in the barrio, tugurio, favela, bidonville, gecekondu or kampung, supports the majority of rapidly urbanizing populations in cities of the global South. Yet, many city planners and housing policymakers still […]
March 30, 2019

Bored of Brexit? Britons care more about plastic waste and air pollution, survey finds

Brexit may continue to command swathes of media and political attention, but it appears the British public believe there are far more pressing issues to be […]
March 21, 2019

Everything you’ve been told about plastic is wrong – the answer isn’t recycling

Head to the kitchen, open your fridge and cupboards, and take out everything that’s made of plastic. Bags of pasta, rice (or quinoa, if that’s your jam), […]
March 4, 2019

NEW DETAILS: About 1,800 paid in Dayton landfill odor lawsuit settlement

A $4.1 million federal lawsuit settlement stemming from odors at a Dayton landfill resulted in nearly 1,800 area residents receiving checks, according to an attorney for […]
March 4, 2019

Plastic straws under scrutiny in Oak Park

Environment commission gives village recommendations to curb use The Oak Park Board of Trustees could soon put limitations on the use of plastic straws in the […]