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more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-news-29-7-18.pdf">Top Brands told to Create Fund For Recycling Plastic .......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Top Brands told to Create Fund For Recycling Plastic .......<a href="pdf/toi-news-29-7-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/fpj-24-7-18.pdf">Centre asks States to tell all places of worship to prohibit single-use plastic.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Centre asks States to tell all places of worship to prohibit single-use plastic.......<a href="pdf/fpj-24-7-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18-2.pdf">PADMAN EFFECT : Female Prisoners make Eco-Friendly Sanitary Napkins in Nagpur.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">PADMAN EFFECT : Female Prisoners make Eco-Friendly Sanitary Napkins in Nagpur.......<a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18-2.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18-1.pdf">Plastic Ban: Walmart to replace single-use shrink wrap with sustainable solutions.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastic Ban: Walmart to replace single-use shrink wrap with sustainable solutions.......<a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18-1.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18.pdf">Flooding Inevitable as Mumbai is ISLAND CITY.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Flooding Inevitable as Mumbai is ISLAND CITY.......<a href="pdf/Freepress-12-7-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/HT-11-7-18.pdf">Ban on Plastic in Puri From Oct 2.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Ban on Plastic in Puri From Oct 2.......<a href="pdf/HT-11-7-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180705-whats-the-real-price-of-getting-rid-of-plastic-packaging ">What is the real price of getting rid of Plastic Packaging?......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">What is the real price of getting rid of Plastic Packaging?......<a href="http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180705-whats-the-real-price-of-getting-rid-of-plastic-packaging " target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-29-06-18.pdf">Tetrapack, branded chip makers may have to collect & recycle their plastic......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Tetrapack, branded chip makers may have to collect & recycle their plastic......<a href="pdf/toi-29-06-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-28-06-18.pdf">Retail Packing Exempted From Plastic Ban.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Retail Packing Exempted From Plastic Ban......<a href="pdf/toi-28-06-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-22-6-18-1.pdf">MPCB, BMC List Out Banned Products During Interaction.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">MPCB, BMC List Out Banned Products During Interaction......<a href="pdf/toi-22-6-18-1.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-22-6-18.pdf">Plastic Ban Squad to Carry Out Checks at Shops Starting Monday.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastic Ban Squad to Carry Out Checks at Shops Starting Monday......<a href="pdf/toi-22-6-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/ie-21-6-18.pdf">Thermocol Decorations Set to be allowed till end of Ganesh Festival.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Thermocol Decorations Set to be allowed till end of Ganesh Festival......<a href="pdf/ie-21-6-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/ie-21-6-18-1.pdf">Panel Rejects BMC Proposal to reduce Fine.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Panel Rejects BMC Proposal to reduce Fine......<a href="pdf/ie-21-6-18-1.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/ht-20-618.pdf">Shun Plastic as Penalty to remain at Rs. 5000 for Now.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Shun Plastic as Penalty to remain at Rs. 5000 for Now......<a href="pdf/ht-20-618.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/ht news-18-06-18.pdf">Plastic ban from June 24 : BMC Collects 1.42 Lakh Kg.......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastic ban from June 24 : BMC Collects 1.42 Lakh Kg.......<a href="pdf/ht news-18-06-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/i express-12618.pdf">Drive to Collect Plastic Waste Kicks off......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Drive to Collect Plastic Waste Kicks off......<a href="pdf/i express-12618.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/no war.pdf">No War Against Plastic, but Focus on Smarter Use......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">No War Against Plastic, but Focus on Smarter Use......<a href="pdf/no war.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="images/news-iexp.jpg">BMC Collects 120 tonnes of Plastic Since April......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">BMC Collects 120 tonnes of Plastic Since April......<a href="images/news-iexp.jpg" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-21-4-18.pdf">Govt Sees red over Green Synthetic Bags, Says They're Worse than Plastic......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Govt Sees red over Green Synthetic Bags, Says They're Worse than Plastic......<a href="pdf/toi-21-4-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/HT-21-4-18.pdf">Time to Pickup Pace to Dispose plastic items......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Time to Piclup Pace to Dispose plastic items......<a href="pdf/HT-21-4-18.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi-25-3.pdf">On Day 1 of Ban, Govt. Announces Collection Points for Plastics......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">On Day 1 of Ban, Govt. Announces Collection Points for Plastics......<a href="pdf/toi-25-3.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/ht news-25-3.pdf">Retailers using plastic likely to lose licences......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Retailers using plastic likely to lose licences......<a href="pdf/ht news-25-3.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toinews.pdf">State Cabinet approves ban on plastic carry bags......</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Ford to Produce Foam and Plastic Components Made of Captured Carbon Dioxide <a href="http://icpeenvis.nic.in/index1.aspx?lid=1056&mid=4&langid=1&linkid=429" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/newsie.pdf">Hours Ahead of Plastics ban, no clarity on implementation, collection of Fines.... </a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Ford to Produce Foam and Plastic Components Made of Captured Carbon Dioxide <a href="http://icpeenvis.nic.in/index1.aspx?lid=1056&mid=4&langid=1&linkid=429" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="http://icpeenvis.nic.in/index1.aspx?lid=1056&mid=4&langid=1&linkid=429" target="_blank">Ford to Produce Foam and Plastic Components Made of Captured Carbon Dioxide </a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Ford to Produce Foam and Plastic Components Made of Captured Carbon Dioxide <a href="http://icpeenvis.nic.in/index1.aspx?lid=1056&mid=4&langid=1&linkid=429" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/news-freepress-01-6-16.pdf" target="_blank">Why ANTARCTICA is Not Facing Global Warming Threats?</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Why ANTARCTICA is Not Facing Global Warming Threats?<a href="pdf/news-freepress-01-6-16.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/toi news-10-09-15.pdf" target="_blank">BMC Cancels Rs 500 Cr Waste Recycling Deal</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">BMC Cancels Rs 500 Cr Waste Recycling Deal<a href="pdf/toi news-10-09-15.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/LCA - 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Mumbai dt 10-07-2011.pdf" target="_blank">500 Kg Filth Chokes Irla Pumping Station</a></td></tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">500 Kg Filth Chokes Irla Pumping Station............. ....<a href="pdf/TOI - Mumbai dt 10-07-2011.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Economic Times - 12-07-2011- HUL partners with Bharti to promote plastic recycling.pdf" target="_blank">HUL Partners with Bharti to Promote Plastic Recycling</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">HUL Partners with Bharti to Promote Plastic Recycling............. ....<a href="pdf/Economic Times - 12-07-2011- HUL partners with Bharti to promote plastic recycling.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Biodegradable plastic bags carry more ecological harm than good.pdf" target="_blank">Biodegradable Plastic Bags Carry More Ecological Harm Than Good</a></td> <td width="24%" rowspan="13" class="style62"><div align="right"></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Biodegradable Plastic Bags Carry More Ecological Harm Than Good............. ....<a href="pdf/Biodegradable plastic bags carry more ecological harm than good.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/soon news.pdf" target="_blank">Soon, Separate Law to Regulate E-Waste</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Soon, Separate Law to Regulate E-Waste............. ....<a href="pdf/soon news.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/CIPET.pdf" target="_blank">Plastics Waste Management Center (PWMC) in Delhi</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastics Waste Management Center (PWMC) in Delhi............. ....<a href="pdf/CIPET.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Delhis Scrap tale.pdf" target="_blank">Delhis Scrap tale</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Mayapuri Market : Asia's Largest, Unnoticed here............. ....<a href="pdf/Delhis Scrap tale.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/In trash, Europe finds clean energy.pdf" target="_blank">In trash, Europe finds clean energy</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">New Incinerators Trap Pollutants, Cut Power Costs............. ....<a href="pdf/In trash, Europe finds clean energy.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Biodegradable plastic bags may not be as eco-friendly as thought.pdf" target="_blank">Biodegradable plastic bags may not be as eco-friendly</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Biodegradable plastic bags may not be as eco-friendly as thought............. ....<a href="pdf/Biodegradable plastic bags may not be as eco-friendly as thought.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Tescos green bags are WORSE for the environment.pdf" target="_blank">Tescos green bags are WORSE for the environment</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Tescos green bags are WORSE for the environment............. ....<a href="pdf/Tescos green bags are WORSE for the environment.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/PET SHIRT WORLD CUP Nike.pdf" target="_blank">PET SHIRT IN WORLD CUP </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Shirt Made up of PET Bottles to be used in World Cup............. ....<a href="pdf/PET SHIRT WORLD CUP Nike.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Home with Plastics.pdf" target="_blank">Home with Plastics Waste</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">A company is building homes made from 18 tonnes of recycled waste plastic............. ....<a href="pdf/Home with Plastics.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Plastic bags- No ban - only penalty.pdf" target="_blank">Plastic Bags, No Ban, Only Penalty</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastic Bags, No Ban, Only Penalty............<a href="pdf/Plastic bags- No ban - only penalty.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/plasticsbags.pdf" target="_blank">* M 2 > 8 M  ?  8 G  M / > & >  $ 0 ( >   >   < 5  B   G , H  </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Paper and Jute Bags are more Harmful than Plastic Bags............<a href="pdf/plasticsbags.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/say_yes_to_plastics.pdf" target="_blank">Say Yes To Plastics</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Say Yes to Plastics............<a href="pdf/say_yes_to_plastics.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/hp-ban.pdf" target="_blank">H.P. Govt. to impose total ban on Plastic Bags</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Himachal Pradesh is set to impose a total ban on the use of plastic bags from Oct 2 2009, as per state Environment Minister J.P.Nadda<a href="pdf/hp-ban.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/vellore.pdf" target="_blank">Vellore Corporation Proposed ban on Plastic Carry Bags & Plastic Cups</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Vellore Municipality Corporation Proposed to ban the use of Plastic Carry Bags & Plastic Cups in shop, hotels & marriage halls. Local Traders have objected to this move<a href="pdf/vellore.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/axion.pdf" target="_blank">First Thermoplastic Bridges </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Axion Announces Official Public Unveiling of World's First Thermoplastic Bridges Capable of Supporting Over 70 Tons<a href="pdf/axion.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/news-delhi.pdf" target="_blank">Multi-tech solution to rid roads of potholes</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Multi-tech solution to rid roads of potholes<a href="pdf/news-delhi.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Recycling-E-Waste.pdf" target="_blank">Recycling E-Waste</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Attero Recyclings founders get their fix from Recycling e-Waste<a href="/pdf/Recycling-E-Waste.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="http://www.icpeenvis.nic.in/pdf/plastic road.pdf" target="_blank">Plastic Road</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Use of Plastics Waste for the Construction of Asphalt Road<a href="http://www.icpeenvis.nic.in/pdf/plastic road.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/Plastic Ban-TOI News.pdf" target="_blank">Plastic Bags Ban </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Total Ban on Plastic Bags Bad Idea<a href="pdf/Plastic Ban-TOI News.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/plastic trees.pdf" target="_blank">Plastic Trees & Global Warming</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Can plastic trees solve global warming??<a href="pdf/plastic trees.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="http://plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=16534" target="_blank">Biodegradable Waste Bags</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60"> Biodegradable waste bags More Damaging than PE <a href="http://plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=16534" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" class="style62"><a href="pdf/plastic_politics.pdf" target="_blank">Plastic Politics </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" class="style60">Plastics may be convenient, but they sure are politically incorrect. San Francisco recently banned the use of&nbsp; satandard plastic bags at large supermarkets and <a href="pdf/plastic_politics.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style62">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="76%" height="23" class="style62"><div align="left"><a href="pdf/now_plastic_blood1.jpg" target="_blank">Now, Scientists create 'plastic' blood </a></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="22" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p class="style60">The Synthetic Blood, Which is made from Plastic Molecules, could be used to save lives at disaster sites<a href="pdf/now_plastic_blood1.jpg" target="_blank"> .....for more </a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="27" class="style62"><div align="left"><a href="pdf/sony_creates_environmentally_conscious_Felica_card.pdf" target="_blank">Sony creates environmentally-conscious Felica card using vegetable-based plastic </a></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="57" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p align="left" class="style60">In a world-first development, sony has succeeded in creating a contactless IC card made from vegetable-based plastic ( vegetable -based plastics are drived from biomass). Such cards are based on Sony's contactless IC card technolgy&nbsp; &quot;Felica&quot; and can run applications like the Edy pre-paid e-money service, or function as ID access&nbsp; cards for compaines and organizations<a href="pdf/sony_creates_environmentally_conscious_Felica_card.pdf" target="_blank">.....for more </a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" class="style62"><a href="pdf/UK_project_develops_new_biodegradable_plastic.pdf" target="_blank">UK project develops new biodegrable plastic film </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="46" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p align="left" class="style60">The DIBOP project has developed a biodegradable plasticizer for PLA.24 November 2006 - A project, part-funded by the UK government has developed a biodegradable plasticizer to enable PLA to be used in film and other flexble packaging.<a href="pdf/UK_project_develops_new_biodegradable_plastic.pdf" target="_blank"> ....for more</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" class="style28"><span class="style62"><a href="pdf/Plastic%20bagging.pdf" target="_blank">Bans on useful shopping bags are wasteful and pointless</a> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="48" colspan="3" class="style62"><span class="style60"><span class="style16">IN the hairshirt fashion houses of modern environment policy there are many labels but few emblems. In the 1980s it was nuclear disarmament. In the '90s it was recycling. But for true retail environmentalism, these days it's hard to go past the plastic bag</span><a href="pdf/Plastic%20bagging.pdf">. ....for more</a></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/brownengineersbuildBattery%20withPlastic.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Brown Engineers Build a Better Battery- with Plastic </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="45" colspan="3" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p class="style60">Its thin, light, flexible - and plastic. Brown University engineers Hyu-Kon Song and Tayhas Palmore have created a prototype polymer-based battery that packs more power than a standard alkaline battery and more storage capacity<a href="pdf/brownengineersbuildBattery%20withPlastic.pdf"> ....for more</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/City%20may%20get%20electricity%20from%20soild%20waste.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">City may get electricity from Solid Waste </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p class="style60">Firm proposes Rs 700-cr eco-friendly waste treatment plants for Mulund, Deonar, Kanjurmarg dumping grounds <a href="pdf/City%20may%20get%20electricity%20from%20soild%20waste.pdf" target="_blank">....for more</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/wbpcbnotice060806.jpg" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastic carry bag = Water logging and other pollution </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="34" colspan="3" class="style18"><div align="justify"> <p class="style60">West Bengal Pollution Control Board had issued notice regarding &quot;Restriction on manufacture, sale, distribution and use of virgin and recycled plastic carry bags and recycled plastic containers are as <a href="pdf/wbpcbnotice060806.jpg" target="_blank">....for more</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/Delhi%20could%20be%20soon%20be%20global%20ewaste%20capital.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Delhi could be soon be global ewaste capital</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="56" colspan="3" class="style18"><div align="justify" class="style60">India's capital is emerging as the world's capital for e-waste recycling, a hazardous activity taking place without regulations, warns a new study. As many as 900 personal computers and 3,500 TV sets are dismantled in the city every day for reuse of their component and materials<a href="pdf/Delhi%20could%20be%20soon%20be%20global%20ewaste%20capital.pdf" target="_blank">.. ....more</a></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/Using_thin_plastic_will.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Using thin plastic will cost you </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="32" colspan="3" class="style61">After failing to enforce a complete ban on plastic bags thinner than 50 microns, the environment department has now proposed to impose a nominal fine on those found using<a href="pdf/Using_thin_plastic_will.pdf" target="_blank">. ....more</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/Govt_rejects_panels_advice.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Govt rejects panel's advise on use of jute bags </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="41" colspan="3" class="style61">The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday overruled the suggestions of a parliamentary standing committee and said the government would continue with its decision on use of jute bags for packaging of wheat and sugar<a href="pdf/Govt_rejects_panels_advice.pdf" target="_blank"> ....more</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/Greenpeace_demands_action.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Greenpeace demands action from Wipro</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style61">Greenpeace has again confronted the firm, demanding it to become the first Indian electronics company to tackle the growing e-waste crisis<a href="pdf/Greenpeace_demands_action.pdf" target="_blank">....more</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/BCC_KPTCL_promote_power.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">BCC, KPTCL, Escoms promote power from&nbsp;waste&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="37" colspan="3" class="style61">In an effort to promote the conversion of municipal waste into power, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation LTD(KPTCL) and electricity supply companies (Escoms) have agreed not to levy wheeling charges, banking and cross subsidy surcharges if power is sold to third parties like the Bangalore City Corporation(BCC)<a href="pdf/BCC_KPTCL_promote_power.pdf" target="_blank">.....for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/dutch_company_to_make.pdf" class="style60">Dutch company to make Diesel from plastics waste</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="style61">A Dutch environmental technology company plans to build 15 plants that will produce diesel fuel from plastics waste in 14 European Union countries, the firm said on Tuesday.<a href="pdf/dutch_company_to_make.pdf">... for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="pdf/Plastics%20banned%20in%20Hogenakkal.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastics banned in Hogenakkal</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="35" colspan="3" class="style18"><div align="left" class="style60">The district administration has banned use of plastics in Hogenakkal to protect environment and to attract more tourists. The ban will cover all plastic products, including bottles, shampoos, bags and packaged drinking water..<a href="pdf/Plastics%20banned%20in%20Hogenakkal.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="style28">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="style62"><a href="pdf/European_wood_flour_and_plastics.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>European wood flour and plastics composites grow</strong></a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="style61">The extraordinary growth in sales of products made from mixtures of wood flour and plastics in North America has been the envy of European producers for ten years.<a href="pdf/European_wood_flour_and_plastics.pdf" target="_blank">...for more</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="light"><a href="Notification%20030905.PDF" target="_blank" class="style62">Government of Maharashtra Notification on Ban Plastic Bags Dtd 13/09/05.</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="style62"><a href="ICPE2.pdf" target="_blank">Making plastics the sacrificial goat really help ? </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="style28"><a href="images/news_nagpur.jpg" target="_blank" class="style60">Fuel from Plastic - Nagpur couples project takes off </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="style61">SBI funds unit, liquid hydrocarbon production to start from dec </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="24" colspan="3" class="style63"><FONT face=arial,helvetica,sans-serif><B><a href="pdf/The_UK_new_rubbish_dump.pdf" target="_blank">The UK's new rubbish dump: China</a></B></FONT> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="light style60"><span class="style16"><FONT face=arial,helvetica,sans-serif>Tomorrow The hi-tech plague that is hurting Africa. John Vidal explores the trade in waste electronics</FONT> <BR> <FONT face=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif><B>Monday September 20, 2004, </B></FONT></span><FONT face=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif><B><span class="style26">The Guardian</span></B></FONT> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="style23"><STRONG><a href="pdf/Britains_Environment_Agency_confirms.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Britain's Environment Agency confirms huge e-waste outflow to India</a></STRONG></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="39" colspan="3" class="light"><P class="style61">Over the years, Toxics Link has been regularly claiming that large quantities of electronic waste (e-waste) is dumped onto Indian shores in the name of recycling. E-waste is a hazardous waste; as per the Basel Convention as it contains several toxics like heavy metals, PVC plastics, brominated flame-retardants, etc, which are a hazard to environment and human health</P></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="style63"><a href="pdf/Penn_state_switches_to_biodegradable.pdf" target="_blank">Penn State switches to biodegradable hydraulic fluid in farm equipment</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="40" colspan="3" class="style61">University Park, Pa. -- In its latest "green" initiative, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has converted all of its farm equipment to biodegradable, vegetable oil-based hydraulic fluid in an effort to reduce environmental damage from spills and leaks and cut cleanup costs.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="light"><FONT class=headline><B class="style23"><a href="pdf/pali%20village%20divided%20over%20waste%20segregation.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Pali Village divided over waste segregation<STARTARTICLETITLE> </a></B></FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="47" colspan="3" class="style65"><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="style61">A silent tug of war over garbage segregation is on in Pali Village. According to the general secretary of the Pali Village Committee (PVC), Asif Farooqui, the problem has risen because only 20 per cent of residents are willing to separate their wet and dry garbage, despite garbage segregation being a BMC rule. </FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" colspan="3" class="light"><FONT class="style24"><a href="pdf/Plantic_technologies_receives.pdf?newsID=1816" target="_blank" class="style60">Plantic Technologies Receives Award for Biodegradable Plastic</a></FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" colspan="3" class="light"> <FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2> <P class="style25">Australian company <A href="http://www.plantic.com.au" target=_blank>Plantic Technologies</A> was last night awarded the prestigious <A href="http://www.amonline.net.au/eureka" target=_blank>Australian Museum Eureka Prize</A> for Industry 2004 for its biodegradable plastic.</P> </FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style23"><a href="pdf/Its_plastic_fantastic.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">It's plastic fantastic!</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style61">WE CAN now all do more for the environment with the news that plastic bottles can be recycled in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire.</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="31" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style23"><a href="pdf/biodegradable_plastic_consumption.pdf?id=3119" target="_blank" class="style60">Biodegradable plastic consumption doubles</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="50" colspan="3" class="style61">Oil-derived plastics are losing market share to bioplastics, according to IBAW. 23 August 2004 &ndash; The use of biodegradable plastics has doubled between 2001 and 2003 to 40,000 tonnes, according to IBAW, the International Biodegradable Polymers Association. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="24" colspan="3" class="style23"><a href="pdf/news_chemie.de_39236.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Clemson University spin-off uses corn to make plastics</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="57" colspan="3" class="style61">08/26/2004 - The Pendleton-based Clemson University spin-off company Tetramer Technologies, LLC received a $100,000 Phase I Small Business Innovative Research award (SBIR) from the National Science Foundation to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of plastics partially derived from renewable sources like corn. This award builds on a previously earned Phase<br> II $500,000 and two SBIR $100,000 grants received from the NSF small business program. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="22" colspan="3" class="style15"><FONT class=style15><B><a href="pdf/Korean_tech_to.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Korean tech to manage plastic pollution </a></B></FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="light"><P class="style61">CONVERT plastics back into oil? Is this possible? Yes, according to Koen Tech Co Ltd of Korea. The company claims to have produced a machine that can produce fuel oils (gasoline, kerosene and diesel) from waste plastic and waste synthetic resin. </P></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="style60"><FONT face=Arial><a href="pdf/cow_poo_grocery.pdf?from=storylhs" target="_new"><strong>Now, shop in biodegradable bags made from animal waste!</strong></a></FONT> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="38" colspan="3" class="style61"><FONT face=Arial><FONT face=Arial>Technology India &gt; Sydney, Aug 13 : Scientists at the Environmental Biotechnology Co-Operative Research Centre in Sydney have developed green biodegradable plastic bags made from animal excreta or food waste that could soon could replace traditional plastic at supermarkets.</FONT></FONT> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="22" colspan="3" class="light"><FONT face=Arial class="style15"><FONT face=arial><B><a href="pdf/karyon_to_raise.pdf?file=/2004/8/24/business/8736823&sec=business" target="_blank" class="style60">Karyon to raise PVC compound production capacity</a></b></FONT></FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="59" colspan="3" class="light style69"><p><span class="style25">By PANG HONG YEE <br> Karyon Industries Bhd (KIB), which is headed for a listing on the Mesdaq market in mid-September, is setting its sights on becoming the region's most comprehensive polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyolefin-based compound producer in the next five years. </span>&nbsp;</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <font size="2" face="Arial"><span class="style15"><FONT face=Arial size=2><a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></FONT></span></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="22" colspan="3"> <div align="left"> <p><span class="style15"><strong><font face="Arial"><span class="style60"><a href="pdf/space_house_on.pdf" target="_blank">Space houses on</a></span></font></strong></span><span class="style60"><strong><font face="Arial"><a href="pdf/space_house_on.pdf" target="_blank"> earth</a></font><font face="Arial"><a href="pdf/space_house_on.pdf" target="_blank"></a></font></strong></span><span class="light"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span class="style15">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT></span></font></span></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="style61"><FONT face=Arial>An ESA-designed house that uses technology designed for space could become the basis of the new German Antarctic station, Neumayer-III. The new station has to meet stringent laws set up to protect the Antarctic environment, which is where the use of space technology comes in.</FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="27" colspan="3" class="style15 MsoNormal"><a href="pdf/New_Technology_creates_efficiency.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60"><strong>NEW TECHNOLOGY CREATES EFFICIENCY IN ROOF BOLTS FROM POST CONSUMER PET BOTTLES</strong></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="65" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="txtbox style16 style60">Jennmar Corporation, Terrasimco Inc., NAPCOR and the TOP Bottle Project are pleased to announce a major new technology and application for the use of post consumer PET bottles. The process developed by Terrasimco Inc., a Martinsburg West Virginia technology company, has been licensed by Jennmar Corp. and will be used in the production of new types of roof bolt products that are used to reinforce coal and other shaft mines.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pittsburgh based Jennmar is the world&rsquo;s leading supplier of roof control products for the mining and tunneling industries.&nbsp; Jennmar has six manufacturing facilities in the U.S., two in Australia, and a new plant under construction in China. </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="style15 light"><strong><span class="style60"><a href="pdf/degradable_bags_can.pdf?oneclick=true" target="_blank">Degradable bags 'can last years' <BYLINE>By Melissa Fyfe Environment eporter</BYLINE> <DATE>June 29, 2004</DATE></a><DATE></DATE><DATE></DATE></span><DATE></DATE></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="txtbox"><div align="left" class="style60">Misleading and extravagant claims were being made about "degradable" plastic bags and their use could be harming the environment, an expert warns.</div></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style72"><FONT color=#cc6600><a href="pdf/stanelco_develop_biodegradable.pdf?newsID=1604" target="_blank" class="txtbox style71">Stanelco Develop Biodegradable Air-Pillow Packaging System</a></FONT></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="57" colspan="3" class="light"><FONT class="txtbox style15 style16 style73">The introduction of air-pillow packaging systems was one of those simple, yet brilliant ideas, offering lightweight, cost effective protection to the pack contents. But the one drawback has always been the pressures of environmental legislation which in today&rsquo;s market is becoming more and more of an issue. Buyers are becoming increasingly aware of these issues and the cost implications can no longer be put to one side.</FONT></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="txtbox style74"><p class="style72"><a href="pdf/help_produce_biodegradable.pdf?ID=61706" target="_blank">Help produce biodegradable plastics scientists urged</a></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="40" colspan="3" class="newstext"><p align="left" class="style61">Accra, July 14, GNA - Mr Ishmael Ashitey, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade, Industry and President's Special Initiatives, on Wednesday urged scientists to research into the possibility of producing biodegradable plastics that decompose in the soil. He said that would help curb the mounting plastic problems facing the country.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="style60"><strong><span class="style76"><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="pdf/recycling_tips_makes.pdf" target="_blank">July 23, 2004 </a></FONT></span><a href="pdf/recycling_tips_makes.pdf"><span class="style76"><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Recycling tips make it easier on base residents</FONT><FONT face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"></FONT></span></a></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="40" colspan="3" class="light"><P align="left" class="txtbox style16 style75">Bolling service members and residents are encouraged to conserve resources by recycling. The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron has an established contract with Navy Morale, Wellness and Recreation to help with the collection of recyclable materials in military family housing</P></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="31" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="47" colspan="3" class="txtbox style2"><a href="pdf/plastic_garbage_posing.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastic garbage posing solid waste crisis<br> published: Monday | June 28, 2004)</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="68" colspan="3" class="style6"><P align="left" class="style60"><span class="style73"><B>THE EDITOR, Sir:</B> </span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">WE NOTE with interest the front page news on Thursday, June 24 concerning the Government's misguided attempt to impose an environment tax on 'PET' plastic, the material used to make most beverage bottles in Jamaica. The article gave the impression that the bottles themselves were to be taxed, but as we understand it, the proposed cess was to be imposed on imports of the raw material, not the bottles.</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Talking_trash.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Talking Trash... Germany introduces Talking Waste Bins</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="53" colspan="3" class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial" class="style61">BERLIN - Berlin has introduced five talking waste bins which say thank you in three different languages or scream &quot;goal&quot; to help promote a cleaner city. The talking waste bins - which curiously say thank you in French, Japanese and English but not German - are located in an area popular with tourists at the central Potsdamer Platz and at the Zoo train station in the west of the city. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Teijin_develops_new_method.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">Teijin develops new method for recycling plastic bottles</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial,">Monday, April 12, 2004 at 06:24 JST<br> TOKYO &#151; Major textile and chemical maker Teijin Ltd said Saturday it has developed an advanced technology for recycling plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate used for beverages. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Calif_Waste_board.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">Calif. waste board votes to tighten plastic container rules</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial" class="style61">SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (April 16) -- Companies that sell plastic containers in California for nonfood applications could be required to use recycled content or take other steps aimed at reducing plastic waste, if a state agency has its way.<br> The California Integrated Waste Management Board voted April 13 to tighten exemptions in state laws and essentially require that container makers for products such as detergents and oils prove that their bottles are environmentally friendly.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Starnes_patent_promises_better_plastic.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Starnes&#146; patent promises better plastic along with safer world</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial" class="style61">What excites Floyd Dewey Gottwald, Sr. Professor of Chemistry William Starnes most about his recently patented organic stabilizers for PVC isn&#146;t the tremendous monetary potential the invention could bring him, the College and his department. It&#146;s the idea that his contribution to the growing $1.8-billion heat stabilizers industry could help save lives.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/AERT_begins_operations.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">AERT begins operations at Arkansas plastic recycling plant</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">SPRINGDALE, ARK. (April 22) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. has started operations at its largest plastic recycling plant, the company announced April 22.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" colspan="3" class="light style60"><a href="bluevinyl.htm" target="_new"><font face="Arial"><b>Chemical, Plastics Makers Awarded Victory in Highly Publicized &quot;Blue Vinyl&quot; Lawsuit</b></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="69" colspan="3" class="style69"><font color="#333333" class="style61">ARLINGTON, VA -- The Superior Court of Delaware has found no basis for conspiracy charges related to vinyl plastic manufacturing brought against the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and more than 30 other industry defendants. The Court on January 28 granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment, which was unopposed by the plaintiff, thereby vindicating ACC in the high profile case, according to court papers made public following the decision. The American Chemistry Council represents America's leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900"><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="pdf/Plastics_recycler_delleve_acquired.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastics recycler Delleve acquired by Irish firm (26.03.04)</a></font></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">JFC has bought Delleve, manufacturers of Twinwall plastic piping and one of the UK's biggest plastic bottle recyclers, from owner Derrick Clarke for an undisclosed amount. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" colspan="3" class="light"><b><font face="Arial" color="#009900"><a href="news_plasticpolitics.htm" target="_new" class="style60">Dublin City Council aims to increase recycling level to 49% - FG</a></font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="35" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Dublin City Council is aiming to increase the current recycling level by almost 30% over the next two years. The city council this week published the 2003 Annual Report in relation to the Waste Management Plan. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="23" colspan="3" class="light"><font face="Arial" color="#FF6600"><b><a href="news_wbengal.htm" target="_new" class="style60">W Bengal Pollution Control Board for 'no-plastics' poll</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Concerned over the use of plastics in campaign material during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has issued an order to all political parties to utilise only biodegradable substances that do not pile up afterwards posing an environmental hazard. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="light style60"><b><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><a href="pdf/no_garbage_students_will_put_city.pdf" target="_blank">THIRTEEN SCHOOLS COMPETE TO SELL &#145;HOME COMPOSTING&#146; KIT IN NEIGHBOURHOODS, MCD SAYS GARBAGE SEGREGATION PLAN WILL GET BOOST</a></font></b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="41" colspan="3" class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial" class="style61">New Delhi, April 7: While the MCD&#146;s garbage segregation plan lags behind, students are pitching in to help. From April 15 for the next fortnight, students of 13 schools will be competing with each other in promoting the &#145;Home Composting&#146; system. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" colspan="3" class="light"><b><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><a href="pdf/forest_privies_changing_to_plastic.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Forest privies changing to plastic variety By Chad Brooks Daily Herald </a></font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Officials from the Cook County Forest Preserve District are hoping that their latest venture will help flush out one of the park's major problems. As of Friday all of the 228 wooden outhouses throughout the forest preserve district were starting to be replaced with new plastic portable toilets, or &quot;comfort stations,&quot; as district officials refer to them. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" colspan="3" class="light"><b><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><a href="pdf/plastic_chips_promise.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastic chips promise flexible, cheaper devices </a></font></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="41" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS at the University of Arkansas said that hybrid chips combining plastic and silicon could lead to flexible devices that promise to be cheaper too.<br> Physics boffin Huaxiang Fu said he used solid state theory to look at a combo of organic material and inorganic semiconductors.</font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><b><a href="pdf/Recycle_your_unwanted_plastic_plant_pots.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Recycle your unwanted plastic plant pots </a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="51" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">SARAH JACKSON THE OLYMPIAN <br> If you garden, even a little, you know it doesn't take long to accumulate plastic plant pots. Unless you use them for basic-black container gardening, every new plant you buy from a nursery builds your collection of soil-sprinkled buckets. </font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><b><a href="pdf/scottish_plan_for%20plastic_waste.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Scottish plan for plastic waste </a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="54" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">PLASTIC waste clogging up landfills could become a thing of the past, according to a fledgling Scottish company which has developed an innovative new method of recycling it without producing dangerous side-effects. Landfills throughout the UK currently swallow more than two million tonnes of plastic each year, with Scottish sites receiving 200,000 tonnes of that - yet according to start-up Greenward Environmental Technology, it could not only be successfully recycled, but also transformed into assets in a &quot;safe and environmentally-friendly way&quot;</font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light style60"><font face="Arial" color="#009900"><b><a href="pdf/Why_reusables.pdf" target="_blank">Why Reusables?</a></b></font><a href="news_plasticreusable.htm"><br> <font color="#333333" face="Arial"><b>What is plastic reusable packaging? </b></font></a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Plastic reusable packaging improves the flow of product all along the supply chain, to reduce costs. These products are used to move, store and distribute product within a single operation or entire supply chain. From raw material to finished goods, plastic reusable packaging safely and efficiently moves material/product to its destination. These packaging products are ideal for multiple trip applications in a closed-loop environment or well-managed supply chain. These products can also be used effectively in a managed open-loop system, with reverse logistics in place to return empty containers or pallets for re-use or replenishment.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light style60"><font face="Arial" color="#009900"><b><a href="news_NYCplastic.htm" target="_new">Recycling Returns; NYC Out of Habit</a></b></font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">As of April 1, New York City has reinstated the full recycling program that was scrapped two years ago. Banished in an effort to save the city budget, recycling is now making its return for the same reason. In order to close a $4.9 billion budget gap, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended glass and plastic recycling in July 2002. Bloomberg predicted that the cutback would save the city over $40 million a year, and justified the move to critics with the claim that 40 percent of materials collected for recycling were ending up in landfills and that the costs of recycling were &quot;skyrocketing.&quot; </font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font face="Arial," color="#009900"><b><a href="pdf/Cheap_plastic_solar_cells.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Cheap, plastic solar cells may be on the horizon, thanks to new technology developed by UC Berkeley, LBNL chemists</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Berkeley - University of California, Berkeley, chemists have found a way to make cheap plastic solar cells flexible enough to paint onto any surface and potentially able to provide electricity for wearable electronics or other low-power devices.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font face="Arial," color="#009900"><b><a href="pdf/Plastic_promises_dense_data_store.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Plastic promises dense data store</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="60" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">In the journal Nature, the US researchers behind the discovery say it could let them pack a gigabyte of data into a sugar cube-sized device. The material is also very cheap to manufacture and data can be written down and read back from it quickly. The researchers predict that it could take only a few years to turn their discovery into working devices. </font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial"><b><font color="#FF6600"><a href="pdf/Inspired_by_nature.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Inspired by nature, Cornell chemist finds way to make biodegradable plastic that imitates bacteria</a></font></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">NEW ORLEANS -- Finding an economical way to make a polyester commonly found in many types of bacteria into a plastic with uses ranging from packaging to biomedical devices is a long-held scientific goal. Such a polymer would be a &quot;green&quot; plastic, in that it would be biodegradable. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Plastic_peddlers_punch_out_go.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">Plastic peddlers punch out GO</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="64" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">For long, plastic has been identified as, and proved to be, a major ecological threat due to its non-biodegradable and carcinogenic nature. The state government has done its bit to regulate indiscriminate use of the material by enacting GO Ms. No. 25, dated March 30, 2001. But the order, flouted openly, has turned out to be a toothless one.</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Jivan_Mitr_lesson_in_waste_management.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">Jivan Mitr: Lesson in waste management</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="60" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">It's a lesson in waste management. A garbage dump in Mumbai turned into a blooming garden using a simple concept of bio-culture. A few NGOs started the process of turning the garbage littered around the city into manure by using a device called Jivan Mitr.</font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><div align="left"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="news_kashmir.htm" target="_blank" class="style75">Polythene manufacturers offer cooperation against pollution</a></b></font></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="70" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">JAMMU : Jammu and Kashmir Polythene Manufacturers and Traders Association will launch a concerted campaign to create awareness among the general public about proper disposal of used polythene bags and other plastic products waste. By holding seminars, media conference and symposia at various levels, the association will bring home to the consumers of polythene carrying bags to not throw the used bags in the lanes and drains, rather deposit the same in separate garbage dumps, so that the same can be scientifically disposed off or recycled.</font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="19" colspan="3" class="light style75"><a href="news_plastic_recycled.htm" target="_blank" class="style78">Plastic that can't be recycled a time-consuming contaminant</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="81" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style79"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">By MELISSA TANJI, Staff Writer<br> PUUNENE - Officials at Maui Disposal want to remind residents that there are some plastics that cannot be recycled in the county's recycling bins. Greg Apa, executive vice president of Maui Disposal, said a large amount of &quot;unrecyclable plastic&quot; has been left lately in the county recycling drop boxes on Maui.&quot;We're getting too much plastic that cannot be recycled and (also) household trash,&quot; Apa said.</font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="txtbox style75"><a href="pdf/wheat_mix_bags.pdf" target="_blank"><b>Wheat-Mix Bags Could Revolutionize Australia Farms</b></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="83" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">By Michael Byrnes<br> SYDNEY (Reuters) - If Australia replaces even a small percentage of its plastic bags with biodegradable carriers made from grains, it would boost demand for wheat and other grains by 500 percent over 15 years.&quot;Alternative uses for starches are just going through the roof. (It) is absolutely massive,&quot; Kim Hatton, analyst with Pocknee and Associates Consulting, who prepared a report for the Australian grains industry, told Reuters. </font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light style60"><a href="pdf/smaller_units_greater.pdf" target="_blank"><b>Small units, greater hazard</b></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">PUNE: Though the total amount of biomedical waste (BMW) generated by the smaller hospitals in the city is far more than that generated by the large ones, the smaller hospitals do not seem to be aware of the guidelines for disposing BMW.</font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="3" class="light"><b><a href="pdf/Ewaste_expected_to.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">&#145;E-waste&#146; expected to become even bigger problem </a></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="101" colspan="3" class="light style60"><font color="#515151" face="Arial">By Sarah G. McC. Mo&iuml;se <br> Staff Writer<br> Is technology making you sick? If it hasn&#146;t yet, it just might&#151;given the environmental crisis brought on by electronic waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculates that more than 3.2 million tons of electronic waste is laid to rest in landfills each year. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association estimates that 30 million retired cell phones will contribute to that pile as a result of number portability in 2004 alone</font><font color="#515151">.</font> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="7" colspan="3" class="light"><p><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox style80"><a href="pdf/From_VTT.pdf" target="_blank"><b>From VTT: Bioplastic reinforced with natural fibres</b></a></font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="101" colspan="3" class="light"><span class="style69"><font color="#4F4F4F" face="Arial">Finland leads Europe in the development of renewing bioplastic<br> VTT has made bioplastic durable due to reinforcement with natural fibres. This biocomposite, which is totally biodegradable, supports sustainable development. The waste costs for products made from this will be small, and in the future consumers will have an enhanced appreciation of biodegradability of materials. VTT achieved this biocomposite using flax fibres to reinforce bioplastic. VTT also developed a method by which the properties of the completely biodegradable biocomposite can be tailored according to the projected use of the product. It is a further advantage that the new bioplastic products can be manufactured on the same machinery on which conventional plastic products which are only partially biodegradable are manufactured.</font></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><p><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox style80"><a href="pdf/Plastic_waste_management_task_force.pdf" target="_blank"><b>Plastic Waste Management Task Force Inaugurated</b></a></font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="71" colspan="3" class="light"><span class="style69"><font color="#333333" face="Arial">Joseph Coomson<br> The Minister of Trade, Industry and President's Special Initiatives, Mr. Alan Kyeremanteng has inaugurated a private sector-led Plastic Waste Management Task Force which is to contribute to the proper management of the plastic waste problem in Ghana. The Task Force comprises representatives of the National Association of Sachet Water Producers, Ghana National Association of Manufacturers of Plastics, Importers of Plastic Products, Users of Plastic Products and Recyclers of Plastic Wastes.</font></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="25" colspan="3" class="light"><b><a href="pdf/Types_Of_Plastics.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Background information and articles about plastics and recycling.</a></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="47" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#515151" face="Arial">An Introduction to Plastics<br> The word plastic is from the greek verb &quot;to form,&quot; and plastics can take almost any form. How Plastics Are Made, An introduction to the production process.</font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><b><a href="pdf/agere_moves_RF.pdf?spacedesc=news" target="_blank" class="style60">Agere moves RF to Plastics</a></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#494949" face="Arial">What's driving us to do this is our complete understanding of the kind of price pressures our customers are under,&quot; said Carlos Garcia, a VP with Agere. &quot;We'll continue to move forward with moving our entire portfolio to plastic packages.&quot;</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="12" colspan="3" class="light style60"><a href="pdf/Composting%20plastic.pdf" target="_blank"><b>Composting Plastics</b></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="64" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#3E3E3E" face="Arial">&quot;The CRC researchers knew that biodegradable plastics was going to be the next big thing if someone could crack the price problem,&quot; explained Mr Mark Fink from the TSL Group, the company assisting the commercialisation of the technology. The material will be mainly used for dry foods packaging, such as the trays in biscuit packets or chocolates. Micro-organisms can break it down by burning the constituent sugars, resulting in carbon dioxide and water.</font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light style75"><a href="pdf/Sydney_Australia_has_established.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="style78">Australia has established a new sugar research body that will study using sugar for&nbsp; biodegradable plastics, ....</font></a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#3E3E3E" face="Arial">The new body, the Co-operative Research Center for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology, would bring together leading research groups in sugarcane molecular biology and chemical engineering, the government said.<br> Scientists from the new body would partner with organizations such as sugar producer CSR Ltd and U.S.-based DuPont Co, one of the world's major agricultural biotechnology companies.</font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/Making%20packaging%20greener.pdf" target="_blank" class="style60">Making packaging greener &#150; biodegradable plastics</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#555555" face="Arial">Biodegradable plastics made with plant-based materials have been available for many years. Their high cost, however, has meant they have never replaced traditional non-degradable plastics in the mass market. A new Australian venture is producing affordable biodegradable plastics that might change all that. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="news_horse.htm" target="_new" class="style75">Unique Development in interest of animals A Better Safer Horse Shoe</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#333333" face="Arial"><span class="style60">Polymers can displace traditional materials in the most unlikely places. A polymer horseshoe (for the forelegs of racing horses) has been designed, patented and developed by Jameg Horseshoes of Barnby Moor, North Lincolnshire, UK. As with many product substitutions the polymer substitute exhibits far superior benefits than the traditional material, in this case steel or aluminium plates</span></font><font color="#333333" size="2" face="Arial">. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#009900" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="txtbox"><b><a href="news_america_plastic.htm" target="_blank" class="style75">APC and Plastics Help Make Kids' Playgrounds a Reality</a> </b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="77" colspan="3" class="light"><span class="style60"><font color="#666666" face="Arial">As the winner of the school prize for Massachusetts Recycles Day 1998 and to serve as 1999's kick-off event, the Laurel Lakes School of Fall River, MA was awarded a brand new playground made from 75% recycled plastics (more than 1.5 tons of recycled consumer milk jugs)! In order to compete for this playground, students, teachers and parents from school systems and communities throughout the state had to make formal pledges to recycle more as well as buy more recycled products. </font></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" colspan="3" class="light"><b><a href="pdf/Toyota_dupont_Engineering.pdf?GXHC_gx_session_id_=9054ed3a7ec5151b&GXHC_locale=en_US&common=5,3515,3554&locale=en_US" target="_blank" class="style60">Toyota, DuPont Engineering Polymers Show Value of Composite Recycle Technology in Automotive Air Intake Manifolds</a></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#666666" face="Arial">GENEVA March 8, 2004 &#151; DuPont Engineering Polymers and Toyota Motor Corp. confirm the feasibility of DuPont Composite Recycle Technology as a means to reclaim and reuse nylon 6 from automotive air intake manifolds and reduce the environmental footprint. <br> These findings are being released this week at the International Automotive Recycling Conference (IARC) in Geneva.</font></td></tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="news_agreement.htm" target="_new" class="style75">Remarkable Change in Habits Downunder- Voluntary Agreement Working... Aussie Supermarkets Report Slash In Plastic Bag Use</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"><font color="#444444" face="Arial">CANBERRA, Australia, March 3, 2004 - The Australian Supermarkets are on track to achieving a 25% reduction in plastic bag use by the end of this year, according to Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Dr. David Kemp. &quot;I'm delighted to say that supermarkets have responded magnificently to Governments' challenge to slash the number of plastic bags they issue,&quot; Dr. Kemp said. </font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="news_metalgains.htm" target="_new" class="style60">Separating Plastics from Metals Gains Steam<br> Europe may need $ 40 Billion to comply with WEEE</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="112" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">A new report suggests that electronics manufacturers in Europe may need to spend up to $40 billion to prepare takeback and recycling systems for compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronics (WEEE) directive, which takes effect in 2006. A 55:45 joint venture formed by MBA Polymers (Richmond, CA) and Guangzhou Iron &amp; Steel Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (GISE), called GISE-MBA New Plastics Technology Co. Ltd., will build and operate a mechanical recycling plant for end-of-life (EOL) E/E goods, white goods, and automotive parts in the Nansha development area, using MBA's separation technology. The technology separates not only plastics from the (mostly mixed metals) shredder residue but also separates plastics by material. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/recycling_in_wales_receives.pdf?story=3830" target="_blank" class="style75">Recycling in Wales receives landfill tax boost</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="85" colspan="3" class="style61"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">The Welsh Assembly is making an extra &pound;33 million available for reducing and re-using waste in Wales over the next three years. Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside Carwyn Jones revealed the measure after the announcement of the Assembly's latest budget. The minister said: "This budget reflects the Welsh Assembly Government&rsquo;s commitment to reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill sites. At present, we send some 87% of our household waste to holes in the ground, and this practice simply cannot be sustained."</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="images/news_fuel_from_plasticNagpur.jpg" target="_new" class="style75">Fuel from plastic : Nagpur couple's project takes off </a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="38" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">NAGPUR, September 22, 2004 - GLOBAL crude oil prices continue to peak. But the head of the department of applied chemistry at the local Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, Alka Zadgaonkar - in tandem with husband Umesh - is well on course to deliver a cheap, eco-friendly alternative by December. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="images/news_NasaScientist.jpg" target="_new" class="style75">Nasa scientist accuses Washington of hiding global warming evidence </a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="38" colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">IOWA CITY, October 27, 2004 - The Bush administration is trying to stifle scientific evidence of the dangers of global warming in an effort to keep the public uninformed, a Nasa scientist said here. </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/phone_recycling_claims.pdf" target="_blank" class="style75">Mobile Phone recycling claims called into doubt</a></b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial"><span class="style69">ABC Online - TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT <br> Broadcast: 08/12/2004.<br> MAXINE McKEW: With Christmas shopping now in full swing, it's predicted that sales of mobile phones for this year will hit the seven million mark. But it's what happens to the ones we throw away that has many environmental groups worried... The question is: what do we do with our mobile phones when they've outlived their usefulness? Where do they go?....<strong>Mobile phones are very toxic cocktails </strong>of a whole lot of chemicals - you've got arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead, different sorts of toxic plastics. When they're in one little packet, they comprise of a <strong>little time bomb......</strong></span></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><p><font class="txtbox"><b><a href="pdf/central_valley_community.pdf?article_id=404cd0b4f952f3550028c2f0cdaddb93" target="_blank" class="style75">Central Valley Community Halts Building of Toxic Plant</a></b></font></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="style60"><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">Pacific News Service </font><FONT color=#666666>- San Francisco,CA,USA</FONT><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">, Nov 30, 2004. Hanford, CA &ndash; &ldquo;They&rsquo;ve been planning to build a toxic factory in my neighborhood, and I just found out about it?&rdquo; exclaimed an indignant neighbor of Hanford, a small town 45 miles south of Fresno, whose population of just over 40,000 people.... For months, the group Kings County Residents United for Health has pressured the company Plastic Energy to explain the environmental and health consequences of installing a fuel-generating plant that would utilize plastic as its primary material.</font><font color="#4A4A4A" face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="light"><span class="style60"><a href="pdf/seven_cents_to_be.pdf" target="_blank" class="txtbox style15"><strong>Seven cents to be paid for plastic bags</strong></a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="42" colspan="3" class="light"><p class="style69"> <FONT color=#666666>Maltamedia Daily News - Valletta,Malta</FONT><BR> <span class="style16">By MaltaMedia <B>News</B>. Following the introduction of eco-contribution, the cost of <B>plastic</B> bags went up to seven cents. Therefore customers <B>...</B></span> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="15" colspan="3" class="light"> <span class="style15 txtbox"><strong><span class="style57"><span style="font-size: 12px"><A href="pdf/eurobodalla_recycling.pdf?class=news&subclass=local&category=general%20news&story_id=362934&y=2005&m=1" target="_blank" class="style29" style="COLOR: #FF6600">Eurobodalla Recycling in good hands</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></strong></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="45" colspan="3" class="light"><P class="style69"> <FONT color=#666666>Narooma News - Narooma,New South Wales,Australia</FONT><BR> <span class="style16"><B>...</B> This is a huge job which is made much harder when recycling is contaminated with food residue, lids, <B>plastic</B> bags, and other items that cannot be recycled. <B>...</B> </span></P></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light"><span class="txtbox"><span class="style58"><span class="style15"><span class="style60"><a href="pdf/putting_the_squeeze.pdf" target="_blank">Chemists make plastics from oranges</a></span></span></span></span><span class="style60"><strong><a href="pdf/putting_the_squeeze.pdf">&nbsp;</a></strong>&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="18" colspan="3" class="light"> <span class="style69"><FONT color=#666666>Cornell University News Service (press release) - Ithaca,NY,USA</FONT><BR> <span class="style16"><B>...</B> produced a novel polymer -- called polylimonene carbonate -- that has many of the characteristics of polystyrene, a petroleum-based <B>plastic</B> currently used to <B>...</B> </span> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style81"><a href="pdf/facing_an_ewaste.pdf" target="_blank" class="txtbox">Bangalore faces e-waste hazards </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style18"><DIV> <div align="left" class="style60">Nearly every time a new electrical item is bought, an old one needs disposing of. But are we doing so properly? </div> </DIV></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" colspan="3" class="light">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style82"><div align="left"> <span class="style60"><span class="style92"><span class="style93"><a href="pdf/dupont_first_biologically.pdf" target="_blank" class="style83">DuPont's First Biologically Derived Polymer Receives Global Recognition</a></span></span></span></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style18"><p> <span class="style60">DuPont's newest polymer innovation, the first DuPont polymer derived from a biological source, has been recognized by the China State Intellectual Property Office and China Central Television (CCTV) as "Most Visionary Innovation" at a recent award ceremony. </span></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style18">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style18"><font color="#FF0000" face="Times New Roman" class="style29"><b><span class="style60"><a href="pdf/media_has_a_role.pdf" target="_blank">'Media has a role to educate rural masses'</a></span></b></font><span class="style60">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style18"><p class="style60">CHENNAI, MARCH 12. Highlighting the media's role in creating a social awakening about the cultural heritage of the country, particularly among the youth, noted industrialist Krishnaraj Vanavarayar said the need of the hour was to talk about success stories</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style18">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span class="light"><a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="txtbox"><div align="left" class="style60"><strong><a href="pdf/ozone_layer_most.pdf" target="_blank">'<FONT face=arial,helvetica,sans-serif>Ozone layer most fragile on record</FONT>' <FONT face=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif>Paul Brown, environment correspondent wednesday April 27, 2005,<BR> The Guardian</FONT></a></strong></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="style61"><span class="txtbox style15"><FONT face=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif><A href="http://www.guardian.co.uk"></A></FONT></span> <span class="style18"> <span class="style61"><FONT face=arial,helvetica,sans-serif>Fears over increase in skin cancer as scientists report that climate change continues to destroy the earth's protection</FONT> </span></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="8" colspan="3" class="style18">&nbsp; &nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="txtbox style60"><a href="pdf/waste_recycling.pdf" target="_blank" class="style85">Waste Recycling :</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="36" colspan="3" class="style61"><p class="style60"> <span class="style16">The definition of recycling is to pass a substance through a system that enables that substance to be reused .., The UK produces approximately about 4.5 million tonnes of plastic waste each year..........., for more</span><span class="style87"> <a href="pdf/waste_recycling.pdf" target="_blank" class="style16">click here Link</a></span> </p> </td></tr> <tr> <td height="16" colspan="3" class="style29">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <span class="light"><a href="#"><img src="images/icon_top.gif" alt="Top" width="12" height="9" border="0" align="right"></a></span></td> </tr> </table> <h1 align="right">&nbsp;</h1></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table></td></tr> </table> <map name="Map"> <area shape="circle" coords="131,63,12" href="faqs.html" alt="FAQs" title="FAQs"> <area shape="circle" coords="192,62,12" href="Sitemap.htm" alt="SiteMap" title="SiteMap"> <area shape="circle" coords="101,63,12" href="contact.html" alt="Contact Us" title="Contact Us"> <area shape="circle" coords="69,63,12" href="http://202.138.120.29:8080/webapp/emaint/DFLogin.jsp" alt="Login" title="Login"> <area shape="circle" coords="37,64,12" href="index.html" alt="Home" title="Home"> <area shape="circle" coords="162,63,11" href="feedback.html" alt="Feedback" title="Feedback"> </map> </body> </html>