Stating that establishing common effluent treatment plant would affect farming activities at B.P. Agraharam, farmers’ submitted petition to the Collector here. With industries letting effluents into water bodies a perennial problem in the city and its outskirts, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has proposed to establish the plant at a total cost of ₹ 720 crore and work is on to identify the land. A team led by D. Sekar, Member Secretary, TNPCB, Chennai, along with officials inspected a land near Kalingarayan Canal on November 16. Officials said that the land could be finalised for establishing the plant and a decision would be taken up soon. However, farmers said that if the plant is established, farming activities would be affected in the entire area and wanted the plant to be established at other areas. … [Read more...] about Villagers oppose common effluent treatment plant
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A meeting of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) convened by its chairman A. Badharudeen, who is also the District and Session Judge, Alappuzha, on Tuesday asked six municipalities in the district to expedite steps to set up Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs) and Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) for scientific treatment of waste generated in their respective limits.It observed that construction of treatment plants should not be delayed any further. The meeting directed respective civic bodies to take concrete steps and report progress being made in 30 days.As per orders of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT), it is mandatory for municipalities to construct FSTP and STP.Officials said that water contamination had reached alarming levels in the district. The presence of high levels of coliform bacteria was even found in drinking water sources of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA). The total coliform count in water collected from Thycattussery was 9,000/ 100 ml, … [Read more...] about Set up waste-water treatment Plants soon: DLSA
A high-level committee inspected the sewage treatment plant and works under the underground sewerage scheme (UGSS) implemented by the Sathyamangalam municipality to study whether the plant can be relocated. The municipality is implementing the scheme at a cost of ₹55 crore for which a sewage treatment plant is being constructed at Kottuveerampalayam that is located near River Bhavani. Residents, members of various political parties, traders and welfare associations have opposed the municipalities move to let the treated sewage into the river and wanted the plant to be located five km away from the river. They formed an association, Sathyamangalam Makkal Nala Kootamaippu, and held various protests after which officials at various levels held talks with them. Collector C. Kathiravan held talks with them last week during which it was decided to form a committee to inspect the works and decide on relocation of the plant. On Monday, the team comprising engineers from Tamil Nadu Water … [Read more...] about Panel inspects sewage treatment plant
Email ABC Radio Brisbane By Jessica Hinchliffe Updated May 22, 2017 10:36:52 Photo: Glass jars and bottles are infinitely recyclable. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe) Map: Brisbane 4000 Glass is commonly thought of as a product that can always be recycled.But did you know there are a few glass items we shouldn't put in the recycle bin? Craig Mynott from O-I Asia Pacific, a glass recycling plant in Brisbane, said some glass needed to be excluded because it contained products that could not be reused."Microwave turntables, ovenware, crystal glass, mirrors and light bulbs can't be recycled. Did you know?Glass was discovered more than 5,000 years agoGlass takes one million years to break down naturallyRecycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a bulb for four hoursCrushed glass produce is called 'cullet'Source: Clean-up Australia "We prefer if people don't put them in the recycling bin."We just want to see bottles and jars in there."Mr Mynott said dirty … [Read more...] about War on waste: Can all glass really be recycled?
Email By finance correspondent Phil Lasker, Jenya Goloubeva and China correspondent Bill Birtles Updated December 11, 2017 11:37:32 Photo: A truck dumps cardboard for recycling at Re Group's Hume facility. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Recycling being stockpiled and dumped in landfill as glass market crashes Map: China When you put out the recycling bin, do you stop to think about where your waste ends up? And would you be surprised to learn the answer, in some cases, is China?The world's most populous country has been the largest importer of recyclable materials, taking in more than 30 million metric tonnes of waste from all over the world, including from the US, EU, Japan, and Australia.But in July, China — also the world's biggest manufacturer — decided it would no longer take what it called foreign garbage.It is set to ban 24 categories of solid waste to protect the environment and public health. Photo: A tractor separates material for … [Read more...] about China’s ban on foreign waste leaves Australian recycling industry eyeing opportunities