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QR Code Based Garbage Collection Begins at Mangaluru Smart City

20/10/2020

The Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) has begun implementation of its QR code-based Solid Waste Management System, which will cover all the 60 wards of Mangaluru, in a phased manner. The first phase will cover 88,000 houses; so far 5,000 houses have been installed with the QR codes and rest are expected to be completed by the end of November. Mangaluru will be one of the first smart cities in Karnataka to go live. The smart garbage collection system will help the City Corporation track the movement of the garbage vehicles, monitor the status of the garbage collection, provide provisions for the public to record complaints about garbage collection. QR code installed at houses can also be extended for other public services such as payment of electricity bills, property tax, and phone bills, among others.

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India Submits its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy to UNFCCC

Nov 25, 2022

India submitted its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), during the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) held at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November, 2022. The document has been prepared after extensive consultations held by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with all relevant Ministries and Departments, State Governments, research institutions, and civil society organisations. The LT-LEDS has been prepared in the framework of India’s right to an equitable and fair share of the global carbon budget, which is the practical implementation of India’s call for “climate justice”. The LT-LEDS is also informed by the vision of LiFE, Lifestyle for the Environment, that calls for a world-wide paradigm shift from mindless and destructive consumption to mindful and deliberate utilization.

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Coca-Cola and Zepto to collect, recycle PET bottles in Mumbai

Nov 25, 2022

Coca-Cola India has partnered with grocery delivery service, Zepto, for a ‘return and recycle’ initiative for PET bottles. The initiative seeks to establish an organized process of collection of PET bottles with 100 per cent traceability, to ensure effective plastic waste management. Consumers can access the ‘Return PET Bottles’ feature on the Zepto app, where they can opt to return up to four empty PET bottles across any brand. The bottles will then be collected by Zepto riders during delivery. The initiative has been launched in select locations in Mumbai and will further be scaled to other markets in India soon. Zepto has already been leading a movement for paper bag collection on its app where customers have the option to help reuse bags by returning them to the delivery partner.

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Youth Shine At The Launch Of India Pavilion At COP27 In Egypt

Nov 25, 2022

Four young Indians- winners of the first cohort of the COP27 Young Scholar Programme launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) earlier this year were awarded and felicitated by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav. The COP27 Young Scholar Programme was launched on September 15 this year, calling on the youth to share their climate action initiatives. More than 350 youth from 27 states across India sent their entries for the programme, which gives them an opportunity to attend and make their voices heard at COP27. After a rigorous, month-long selection process, four youth were shortlisted. Nikhil kumar Panchal, from Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Suhana RH, from Trivandrum, Kerala; Prachi Shevgaonkar, from Pune, Maharashtra; and Elizabeth Eapen, from Pathanamthitta, Kerala, shared their stories of climate action, from mobilizing communities, to using mobile applications and emerging technologies like blockchain to tackle pollution and help people reduce their carbon footprint.

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ICCI ties up with Taiwan for green technology to curb carbon footprints

Nov 25, 2022

The local chapter of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has joined hands with National Productivity Council, and Taiwan which would provide industries innovative green solutions to curb carbon footprints in the wake of growing climate change threats. An 8-member delegation of Taiwan-China Productivity Centre held a meeting with industrialists and entrepreneurs during which Taiwan assured to provide technology to promote green technology in energy efficiency, smart e-mobility, water treatment and smart agriculture. The green technology would reduce energy consumption while reducing an equal amount of greenhouse gas in India. Technology such as cloud-connected e-mobility, power-generating elevators, electrodialysis for industrial waste water treatment, IoT-based grain processing and storage are the focus areas.

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Cisco, Villgro to support 5 women-led climate tech start-ups in India

Nov 25, 2022

Social enterprise incubator Villgro and networking major Cisco India launched an initiative to support the growth of five women-led start-ups in climate action in the country. They will offer financial support of Rs 1 crore (up to Rs 20 lakhs per start-up), as well as allow capacity building, business planning, mentorship and peer learning, focussed towards the implementation of go-to-market strategies. The accelerator programme called `TVARAN` will empower upcoming women-led climate solution start-ups in the fields of renewable energy, water and waste management and climate-smart agriculture. Start-ups in the climate action sector that are founded/co-founded by women with at least 50 per cent shareholding, playing an active decision making role are eligible to apply.

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Attero to set up li-ion battery recycling factory in Telangana, invest Rs 600 crore

Nov 25, 2022

Attero Recycling announced that it will set up an integrated lithium-ion battery recycling factory in Telangana with an investment of Rs 600 crore. Spread over 50 acres, the new unit will increase the company's lithium-ion battery recycling capacity to 19,500 MT by the end of 2023 from its current capacity of 4,500 MT. A pact has been signed between Attero and the Telangana government to set up the new facility, which is expected to provide direct employment to over 400 people and indirect employment to more than 1,100 individuals. Attero claims to utilise proprietary and globally-patented Avant-grade recycling technologies. The company has the world's highest RER (recycling efficiency rate) at 98%. It recycles all kinds of end-of-life li-ion batteries (LFP, NMC, LCO, LTO and LMO), factory waste and black mass, extracting pure battery-grade lithium carbonate, cobalt, graphite, nickel and manganese, among others.

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Social enterprise AdMyBinn raises seed funding led by Harsh Vardhan Agarwal

Nov 25, 2022

Kolkata-based social enterprise, AdMyBinn, has secured seed funding of Rs 7 crores from Harsh Vardhan Agarwal, Executive Director, Ori-Plast Ltd. The funding will expedite the company's growth plans of expanding to new cities, railway stations, building teams, and technology to serve their notion to a more exhaustive extent for completing the chain of lifecycle waste management (Creating Infrastructure-Collection-Safe Disposal-Segregation-Recycling). Founded as a passion project by Joy Pansari, and later joined by Ankit Agarwal, AdMyBinn works on a sustainable revenue generation model that aims towards creating an urban and sophisticated infrastructure to address the concerns of street littering. With a presence in over 5 cities: Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Siliguri, Puri, and Durgapur and 30+ corporate on board, naming a few--Berger Paints, Dollar Industries, Baazar Kolkata, Ramkrishna Forging, Balrampur Chini Mills, ILS Hospitals--GPT Group, UAL Industries, they have collected 10000 MT of street litter and aim to spread their helping hands by further installing 5000+ bins across India by March 2023.

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L-G VK Saxena kicks off 'Operation Clean Delhi' ahead of G-20 summit

Nov 25, 2022

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena launched a special sanitation and cleanliness drive 'Operation Clean Delhi' from the Mayapuri area. Under this campaign, each zone will cover at least four wards per week and various sanitation activities will be conducted in coordination with the resident welfare associations (RWAs) and the market associations over a one-month period. Saxena added that as part of this initiative, safai sainiks and the people of Delhi should work together to make the city clean and beautiful. Referring to the G-20 summit to be held in Delhi, he said that foreign guests from all over the world will visit the capital of India, and therefore everyone must focus on cleanliness and beautification of the national capital so that guests get a good impression of the city.

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Nagaland: SAYO opens Dzükou Merchandising-cum-Waste Management Booth

Nov 9, 2022

Dzükou Merchandising-cum-Waste Management Booth Initiated by the Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) set up at Dzükou Valley Entry Point and Ticket Counter, Viswema Village. The Waste Management Booth has been opened for sanitation management of all visitors. Waste in Dzükou Valley needs to be managed at all cost and everyone should be part of the movement. The booth will be open the whole year round. The Merchandising shop has been initiated with the aim to promote Dzükou Valley and take up the sale of basic trekking equipment, Dzükou Souvenirs and basic necessities required for trekkers and visitors.

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Bhopal administration to experiment with high-level segregation during the Tablighi Ijtima

Nov 9, 2022

Bhopal administration will be experimenting with high-level segregation during the Tablighi Ijtima, which is going to be held in the capital from November 18 to 21. 19 types of waste will be segregated and disposed of separately along with the wet waste. This includes plastics, pads, PVC, glass, greyboard, eaves, paper, glass, glass bottles, iron, rubber, hair, high-density polythene, carpets, milk bags, leftover food, paper cups and bones, among others. 400 volunteers of Ijtima Samiti have been entrusted with the responsibility of collecting this waste and transporting it to the disposal site. 10 lakh Jamaatis are expected to participate and the waste generated by them will be immediately picked up from the venue and will be disposed of separately. This waste will be compressed and sent to recyclers located at Govindpura, Mandideep and Peelukhedi.

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Hulladek Recycling collects 2500 kg e-waste from Jamshedpur during festive season

Nov 9, 2022

Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd has collected more than 2500 kgs of e-waste from more than 400 households of Jamshedpur during the festive seasons of Durga Puja and Diwali. The waste was collected as part of Hulladek’s nationwide e-waste collection drive, named the Festive Edit in association with 20 sustainable organizations like Inner Wheel, Akhil Bharatiya Mahila Samaj and others. The objective was not only to organise a nationwide e-waste collection drive but also to create awareness amongst the masses regarding the imperativeness of a greener and cleaner world.

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KVKs in the country have adopted 900 villages to demonstrate microbial-based agricultural waste management

Nov 9, 2022

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the country have adopted 900 villages to demonstrate and promote microbial-based agricultural waste management and Vermicomposting during the Special Campaign 2.0 from October 2nd to October 31st, 2022. Technologies related to the microbial decomposition of agricultural residues and conversion of farm residues and other organic wastes into vermicompost were demonstrated to 22,678 farmers. Apart from farmers, awareness of vermicomposting was created among 3,000 schoolchildren. The Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) have taken part in various activities in the thematic areas viz. Adoption of villages for Microbial based Agricultural Waste Management using Vermicompost; Awareness programme about Swachhta; Crop Residue Management; Demonstration of technologies on waste and wealth; Cleaning of villages programme with farmers; Orientation of school children on various topics like hygiene, sanitation, cleanliness; Cleaning of offices and campus and disposal of scraps etc.

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