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Export of e-waste into Ghana 'uncontrollable'
Recycling International, 14th December 2011
Ghana: There is an ‘uncontrollable’ flow of second-hand electronic goods and e-waste into Ghana where children make up a large proportion of scrap workers, according to a new report by makeITfair - a Europe-wide project in the electronics industry that aims to inform young consumers about human rights, as well as social...
Measures to Combat Mounting E-Waste in the Country
Press Information Bureau , 13th December 2011
Ministry of Environment and Forests has taken a number of steps to ensure environmentally sound management of e-waste in the country. These include: (i) The Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008, are in place for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes including e-waste....
'Indore obvious choice for plant'
Times of India, TNN, 12th December 2011
INDORE: "Indore produces one third of electronic waste from the state so it was obvious to have the first plant in Indore," said Mishra. MP Produce nearly 18,000 to 20,000 tonnes of electronic waste out of which around 5000 to 6000 tonnes of electronic waste is generated from Indore. Electronic waste is mostly consisting of...
E-waste: the high cost of high-tech
The Conversation, 12th December 2011
E-waste from used electrical and electronic gadgets such as desktop computers, laptops and iPhones is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. Rapid uptake of information technology around the world coupled with the advent of new design and technology at regular intervals is causing the early obsolescence of m...
Discharge of untreated waste from industrial zones rampant
Viet Nam News, 12th December 2011
The most serious environmental crimes involve food safety and discharge of waste, Phan Huu Vinh, deputy head of HCM City’s Crime Prevention Department told the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper.   What is the most serious environmental crime in industrial activity?   That would be untreated so...
ASEAN Justices Reach Common Vision on Environment
By Anna Wilston, IEWY News, 12th December 2011
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Chief Justices and senior judiciary from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed on a common vision on the role of the judiciary in tackling regional environmental challenges, such as deforestation and illegal logging, the illicit trade in wildlife, pollution and the destruction...
New Solid Waste Transfer Station to Open in Coimbatore, India, December 12, 2011
Waste Management World, 12th December 2011
A transfer station at a new Rs 960 million ($18.2 million) solid waste management project in the city of Coimbatore - a major commercial centre in Tamil Nadu, India - is due to commence operations, according to a report in The Times of India. The report said that the station is one of four similar facilities set up as pa...
State to take over cleanup at Middeboro toxic waste site
By Alice C. Elwell, Enterprise News, 11th December 2011
The Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with the owners of Rockland Industries, and the final cleanup of its toxic waste site is scheduled to begin this week.   A month ago, DEP Commissioner Ken Kimmel issued an ultimatum to the owners of Rockland Industries – clean up the contaminated s...
Toxic waste PIL deferred till Dec 19
Times of India, TNN, 10th December 2011
NAGPUR: The Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur on Friday adjourned the hearing of PIL on disposal of Bhopal toxic waste till December 19. It was done after the Central government sought time to file reply to Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)'s objections in granting no-objection certificate (NOC) to the Madhya P...
TEPCO considers dumping radioactive water into Pacific
Xinhua, 9th December 2011
TOKYO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has said it is considering dumping radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean as it is running out of space to store the radioactive waste.   Tokyo Electric Power Co., also known as TEPCO, said Thursday that the plant was lik...
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