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The health department of ‘Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seized large stocks of mangoes artificially ripened using cancercausing calcium carbide. The AMC team inspected the Kalupur fruit market and seized 989 kg of mangoes that had been artificiallyripened. The team also …

Constant improvisation of technology is the biggest boon to folks who crave for a zerowaste economy. Cloud-based music storehouse is an obvious example. E-commerce accounted for more than $1.2 trillion of sales in 2013. Studies published in http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/06/how-digital-innovations-disruptwasteful-world show trends …

In an attempt to use recycled waste in clothing, the jean giant Levi Strauss & Co. has launched the new Waste-Less Jeans. Available in variants for men and women, the jeans claim to use as much as 20 percent of …

India’s leading technology hub, Bangalore, has become the first city in the country to add an all-electric bus to its public transport fleet. The air-conditioned 31-seat coach is from China’s BYD and is similar to those running in a number …

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd and NDTV announced the launch of ‘Mission Energy’, a campaign to create awareness about the importance of saving energy and to provide ideas to conserve energy. The campaign aims to draw attention to the power …

Plastic pollution is quite literally an ever-growing problem. Waste bottles, bags and packaging can be seen littering most urban environments – but unlike other forms of waste, they can take anything from 50 to 1,000,000 years to decompose. In addition, …

IKEA and the UN are collaborating on the design and distribution of temporary shelters for those displaced by conflict and climate. Twenty-five of the flat-pack shelters are currently being tested in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, home to …

E- waste from China, India, Brazil and South Africa are expected to surge 33 percent between 2012 and 2017. In just three years, the annual volume of e-waste will rise to 36.7 million tons in developing nations compared to 28.6 …

Kenya recently launched a large-scale e-waste recycling facility which many see as a model for waste collection and recycling in developing countries. Jointly developed by Kenya’s government, NGOs, IT companies and e-waste recyclers, it creates a business model that ensures …

19 countries have committed to developing an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to help the continent leap frog to renewable energy in the face of rising energy demand. Led by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), stakeholders believe a regional approach …

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