waste management

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  • Dry waste collection in Tehran up 20% in 7 months Yesterday 16:48

    Dry waste collection in Tehran up 20% in 7 months

    TEHRAN – While the average dry waste collection rate has been 3 percent in the past, it will increase by 20 percent by the end of the [current Iranian calendar] year (March 20, 2019), the mayor of Tehran’s district 22 has said.

  • A view of Lake Urmia / Photo by Hossein Mahmoudi, Lake Urmia restoration program website 2018-08-01 18:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No water transfer to Lake Urmia: DOE chief

    TEHRAN — Talking about Lake Urmia, a body of water shared between East and West Azarbaijan provinces in northwestern Iran, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) put emphasis on the fact that no water transfer scheme is underway for restoration of the lake.

  • 115 tons of medical waste produced daily in Tehran province 2018-07-02 16:03

    115 tons of medical waste produced daily in Tehran province

    TEHRAN — Some 115 tons of medical waste is being generated on a daily basis in the province of Tehran, head of the waste management working group affiliated to Department of Environment has said.

  • Waste problem in northern Iran 2018-06-14 14:44

    ‘Waste problem in Mazandaran to be resolved in 3 years’

    TEHRAN —Municipalities in the northern province of Mazandaran will deal with the persisting problem of waste management in the region within the next three years, the deputy governor general of the province has said.

  • Mazandaran generates 3,000 tons of waste per day 2018-05-12 21:11

    Mazandaran generates 3,000 tons of waste per day

    TEHRAN — Some 3,000 tons of waste is generated every day in the northern province of Mazandaran and is buried in unsanitary landfills, head of the provincial department of environment has said.

  • Photo by Mojtaba Mohammadi 2018-04-15 21:28

    On the degradation of Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN – There are many reasons behind Anzali Wetland’s degradation in recent years among which one can refer to poor waste management policies and locals’ lack of knowledge regarding benefits of the wetland.

  • Tehran’s waste production twice other cities: councilor 2018-03-17 10:06

    Tehran’s waste production twice other cities: councilor

    TEHRAN – Municipal waste generation in Tehran is twice as other megacities in the world, Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi said on Thursday as he visited the Aradkuh landfill in southern Tehran.

  • Waste segregation at source initiated in Tehran 2018-03-01 14:46

    Waste segregation at source initiated in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has developed an initiative seeking to promote waste segregation at source in central part of the city, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Photo by Sascha Schuermann / Getty Images 2018-02-28 21:52

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Faced with e-waste

    Fortunately for us, we are living in a world where the speed of emerging new technologies and electronic devices increasingly eases many of our daily tasks. These amazing rapid changes encourage or even sometimes force users to buy new devices. And what happens to the old ones? Either they are temporarily stocked at storehouses or thrown away among other waste materials. This is where we are introducing another threat to our environment: e-waste.

  • Kaveh Madani speaking to journalists on the sideline of Tehran’s Pardisan Park cleanup event on Monday morning 2018-02-07 10:38

    DOE starting to promote ‘waste separation’ culture

    TEHRAN – By establishing special bins for collecting dry waste in every room of its own offices, the Department of Environment tries to promote the culture of separating waste at source.

  • Produced and gone straight to waste 2018-01-26 10:22

    Produced and gone straight to waste

    TEHRAN — According to the United Nations the current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100 and the question is how to produce sufficient food for everyone?

  • Landfill 2018-01-21 21:39

    Tehran Municipality planning to boost waste-to-energy capacity

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality is trying to encourage domestic and foreign investment to expand the capacity of waste-to-energy units, said the head of waste management organization of Tehran Municipality.

  • A view of Tehran grand bazaar situated in downtown  2018-01-12 17:34

    Tehran’s population doesn’t fit its area: environment official

    TEHRAN – The population density (a measurement of population per unit area) of Tehran is near 10,000 people per square kilometer which is considered high and inevitably raises environmental issues, said chief of Tehran’s department of environment.

  • Open burning of waste ‘illegal’: official 2018-01-12 10:06

    Open burning of waste ‘illegal’: official

    TEHRAN – Burning waste in the open or even in substandard incinerators is considered as an illegal act and violators will face fines, chief of Tehran’s department of environment said, YJC reported on Tuesday.

  • Tehran Municipality developing waste management comprehensive plan 2018-01-08 09:00

    Tehran Municipality developing waste management comprehensive plan

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality is developing a comprehensive plan for waste management which is due to be unveiled in autumn, chief of Tehran’s department of environment has said.