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Minimizing Polluting Wastes for Safe Recycling

Few of us realize how many indirect wastes and hazardous pollutants needlessly enter the municipal waste stream, and how necessary and easy it is to minimize these through pro-active, preventive measures. 

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Mercury Lamp Recycling : Problems  And Solutions

Indian  fluorescent  lamps  are  a major source of mercury pollution.Affordable Indigenous Lamp Recycling Units Are Now Available For Safe Recycling.

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Emergency Health Alert:Toxic Chromium Leaching Into Groundwater At Ruma, Kanpur

Urban Solid Wastes include sludges (settled solids) from Sewage Treatment Plants or STPs, usually used as fertiliser. At Kanpur, because of about 280 tanneries which use chromium sulphate for tanning, sludge from one STP contains chromium compounds also.

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Urban Haz - Waste : Producer Responsibility And Citizen Participation

Many hazardous wastes in India are produced in cities, the worst among them being from electroplating units run as cottage industries, photographic chemicals, and waste from car garages and paint shops.

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eWaste Policy Initiatives

There is a felt need for an immediate eWaste Policy, preferably created and implemented by the industry itself, with user involvement, as PET bottle manufacturers are beginning to do.

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Swiss Hazwaste Ordinance

Mr. Schleiss, whom you met at r'02, asked me to send you the English version of the Ordinance. I'm afraid the translation is not too good. However the content should be up-to-date as regards compost.

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eWaste Policy Initiatives

“Policy Intervention is needed when the market fails to address environmental problems”


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Low Mercury Fluorescent Lamps 2016

“INDIAN FLUORESCENT LAMPS ARE A MAJOR SOURCE OF MERCURY POLLUTION”


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Mercury Lamp recycling

“One 40W tubelight contains 15-60 mg mercury; average 30mg = daily safe exposure limit for 3000 persons. ”


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