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Criminals profiteering off plastic waste, adding to polluting by burning them instead of recycling: Interpol report
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Criminals profiteering off plastic waste, adding to polluting by burning them instead of recycling: Interpol report

Illicit shipments of waste have surged towards South and Southeast Asian nations in the last two years after restrictions on imports were tightened in China in early 2018.

The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent
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The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent

China was the biggest contributor to e-waste with 10.1 million tonnes, second was US with 6.9 million tonnes and India third with 3.2 million tonnes.

Chinese novel The Waste Tide goes where little writing ever does — the recycling industry and class inequality at its heart
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Chinese novel The Waste Tide goes where little writing ever does — the recycling industry and class inequality at its heart

The greatest lesson of Chinese author Chen Qiufan’s little-known novel, The Waste Tide, may be that trash is frequently invisible to those who create it — as are the people who process it, such as manual scavengers, the labourers in ship breaking yards and so on.

On singles day, waste from China's e-commerce delivery will quadruple from 2025 says green groups
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On singles day, waste from China's e-commerce delivery will quadruple from 2025 says green groups

Greenpeace estimates that the waste exceeds 250,000 tonnes even though there is no official figure.

PepsiCo to start distribution of Aquafina water in aluminum cans from 2020
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PepsiCo to start distribution of Aquafina water in aluminum cans from 2020

PepsiCo aims to make aims packaging either 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

Southeast Asian countries refuse to be garbage dumps, sending world's trash back
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Southeast Asian countries refuse to be garbage dumps, sending world's trash back

On 1 January 2018, China closed its doors to almost all foreign plastic waste, as well as other recyclables.

Mahindra produces an inspiring eco-friendly film using a set made of recycled wastepaper
India

Mahindra produces an inspiring eco-friendly film using a set made of recycled wastepaper

With the aim to drive a positive societal change, Mahindra created a film titled ‘The Hardest Worker’.

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin; identifies 14 nations, including US, as perpetrators
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Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin; identifies 14 nations, including US, as perpetrators

Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries’ rubbish

With no waste disposal plan, India’s solar power programme may lead to loss of biodiversity
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With no waste disposal plan, India’s solar power programme may lead to loss of biodiversity

India's solar power programme has no policy to address waste. Leaching of these hazardous chemicals into the ecosystem can result in loss of biodiversity.

London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles
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London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles

The London Marathon 2019 run on Sunday will go down as the first ever major international event that fought the plastic blight by offering the 5,000 odd runners water capsules in an edible pouch made from a seaweed membrane

Jason Momoa bids adieu to Game of Thrones character, shaves beard to raise awareness about recycling
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Jason Momoa bids adieu to Game of Thrones character, shaves beard to raise awareness about recycling

Jason Momoa is known for his roles in shows like Game of Thrones, Frontier and films like Aquaman.

US will develop tech to recycle lithium from EV, mobiles to meet expected demand
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US will develop tech to recycle lithium from EV, mobiles to meet expected demand

In 2018, about 100,000 metric tons of lithium-ion batteries were recycled globally.

Ultralight aerogel pellets made from recycled plastic waste has a range of uses
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Ultralight aerogel pellets made from recycled plastic waste has a range of uses

The aerogel has many potential uses – from insulation & fire safety to cleaning up oil spills.

Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour

Kerala already faces health hazards caused directly by the flood, but the situation will worsen if the wastes lie piled up for too long without management.

As China stops buying 'contaminated' recycled materials, trash piles up in US
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As China stops buying 'contaminated' recycled materials, trash piles up in US

Last year, China bought up more than half of the scrap materials exported by the US.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Two days ahead of implementation, people aware of prohibition but not how to deal with it
India

Maharashtra plastic ban: Two days ahead of implementation, people aware of prohibition but not how to deal with it

Implementation of plastic ban in Maharashtra will begin on 23 June, but it is business as usual for local shopkeepers and eateries-owners across the state.

Beyond Padman: Biodegradable pads, sustainable manufacturing and disposal system are need of the hour
Life

Beyond Padman: Biodegradable pads, sustainable manufacturing and disposal system are need of the hour

End-to-end solutions around sanitary pads need to be chalked out for a true menstrual hygiene revolution in India | #FirstCulture

Meet the Mumbai woman who is leading an almost zero waste life
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Meet the Mumbai woman who is leading an almost zero waste life

Meera Shah, from Mumbai, believes in producing minimum waste. You cannot find anything unnecessary or unusable in her home.

Meet the Mumbai woman who is leading an almost zero waste life
India

Meet the Mumbai woman who is leading an almost zero waste life

Meera Shah from Mumbai believes in producing minimum waste and you cannot find anything unnecessary or unusable in her home.

World's plastic waste can bury Manhattan over three kilometres deep, says study
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World's plastic waste can bury Manhattan over three kilometres deep, says study

Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than three kilometres of trash.