` Waste Management – GBRI
 

Samsung has announced that it will finally recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were recalled after some of them exploded due to faulty batteries. The company will refurbish non-problematic components of the Galaxy Note 7, such as the camera and alarms, so they can be used and resold in future phones. For components that […]

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TerraCycle, the company that launched world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle for P&G, now plans to collect around 1000 tons of beach plastic waste globally for recycling purposes. The company has already collected 15 tons of beach plastic in Europe and plans to expand collection efforts to North America and Asia. Brett Stevens, Vice President of material […]

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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet is a hard-hitting documentary that gives an alarming picture of how the textile industry is causing destruction of rivers in Asia. The opening scene of the documentary shows deep magenta waste water spilling into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro is […]

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In an effort to curtail food wastage, major hotel chains like Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott International etc. are taking part in a series of programs aimed at reducing food waste. The 12-week pilot program, a project of the World Wildlife Fund with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), will […]

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A waste-management company, PHS Group, has developed a new, patented process that turns sanitary products, baby diapers, incontinence pads, and other so-called “absorbent hygiene products” into power. The company claims that it handles 45,000 tons of the waste annually and converts 15% of it into compressed bales that can be burned to provide fuel for power […]

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Indian government is planning to take strict action against expansion or modernization projects that have not obtained prior environment clearance (EC). The Ministry of Environment has also released a notification stating the same. The gazette notification issued on March 14 reads, “In case, the projects or activities requiring prior EC from the concerned Regulatory Authority are […]

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Kenya is the latest African country to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. This ban comes after the launch of ‘Clean Seas Initiative’ by the UN, which has already inspired 10 governments to address plastic pollution. In the words of Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, “The ministry has […]

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