waste management

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  • Let’s clean up the world: “We are the first one to be hurt” 2021-09-15 17:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s clean up the world: “We are the first one to be hurt”

    TEHRAN – Waste production is an integral part of urban life, which is turning into a huge problem that will first and most hurt those who produced them. So that, on World Cleanup Day, let’s rid the planet of trash.

  • Japan, UNDP promote waste management in Tehran 2021-07-14 02:12

    Japan, UNDP promote waste management in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Municipality of Tehran in cooperation with Japan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) unveiled reverse vending machines (RVMs) on Tuesday to promote waste management in the capital.

  • DOE plans post-coronavirus environmental training 2021-07-12 17:07

    DOE plans post-coronavirus environmental training

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has developed public programs for post-coronavirus environmental education, with the cooperation of non-governmental organizations and environmental activists.

  • Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag 2021-07-11 16:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag

    TEHRAN – Plastic pollution is getting the whole world in hot water. In Iran, plastic bags have the highest share in the total 4 million plastic waste generated annually, so that, it is time to say no to plastic bags.

  • $23m allocated to waste management in coastal provinces 2021-04-23 16:19

    $23m allocated to waste management in coastal provinces

    TEHRAN – A total of 1 trillion rials (nearly $23 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been earmarked to tackle the issue of waste management in northern coastal provinces, deputy head of Iran's municipalities and village administrators said.

  • Barekat Charity Foundation 2021-03-06 17:22

    Charity foundation opens 100 eco-schools, 350 mosques

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, inaugurated 100 nature-friendly schools, 350 mosques, and cultural centers across the country on Saturday.

  • French company to implement $290m environmental project in Tabriz 2021-01-24 18:31

    French company to implement $290m environmental project in Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A French company is planning to spend more than $290 million to build a waste incineration plant in the northwestern city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan province, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Waste-to-energy plant to come on stream in northern Iran 2020-12-15 17:55

    Waste-to-energy plant to come on stream in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – A waste-to-energy plant will be officially inaugurated on Thursday in the city of Noshahr, northern Mazandaran province.

  • Gov. allocates $40m for waste management 2020-09-18 18:33

    Gov. allocates $40m for waste management

    TEHRAN – The government has earmarked $40 million for waste management to prevent waste generation with priority given to the country's coastal provinces, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the marine environment, said.

  • UNDP, Tehran Municipality to enhance waste management co-op 2020-09-16 19:12

    UNDP, Tehran Municipality to enhance waste management co-op

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to enhance cooperation on waste management.

  • Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management 2020-08-10 17:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management

    TEHRAN – Waste management in the Caspian Sea is on the verge of crisis and seriously threatens the Sea’s environment, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the marine environment, said.

  • Waste recycling can generate $10b in value-added products 2020-08-05 17:39

    Waste recycling can generate $10b in value-added products

    TEHRAN- The development of the waste recycling industry can lead to $10 billion in value-added products per year, head of the Iranian Recycling Industries Association has stated.

  • Tehraners produce waste equaling 38 Boeing 747s per day 2020-08-02 19:00

    Tehraners produce waste equaling 38 Boeing 747s per day

    TEHRAN – In Tehran, on average, about 6,500 tons of waste is produced daily, which is as much as 38 Boeing 747s in weight, Narges Rajaei, deputy director of the Tehran Waste Management Organization, has said.

  • Iran, Spain to expand cooperation on environmental issues 2019-12-11 18:33

    Iran, Spain to expand cooperation on environmental issues

    TEHRAN – Iran's Department of Environment deputy chief, Masoud Tajrishi, and Spanish Secretary of State for Environment, Hugo Alfonso Moran Fernandez, discussed ways to expand environmental cooperation.

  • $238m allocated to manage environmentally hazardous waste 2019-12-09 19:19

    $238m allocated to manage environmentally hazardous waste

    TEHRAN –The Department of Environment (DOE) will receive a budget of 10 trillion rials (nearly $238 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to manage environmentally hazardous waste as proposed in the budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20, 2020).

  • ‘Poor waste management brings annual loss of $10.5b’ 2019-11-17 23:15

    ‘Poor waste management brings annual loss of $10.5b’

    TEHRAN – Poor waste management brings the country an annual loss of 440 trillion rials (about $10.5 billion), Hassan Pasandideh, head of waste management affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Tehran to host Climathon 2019 2019-10-20 19:31

    Tehran to host Climathon 2019

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality plans to hold programs in line with Climathon 2019 on October 24-25, looking for optimal solutions for issues such as air pollution and waste management.

  • Air pollution 2019-10-13 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Choked by air pollution, Shahr-e Rey struggling to survive

    TEHRAN – As several cities in Tehran province are experiencing severe air pollution, high concentration of industrial and residential units as well as large amounts of emissions produced by vehicles and landfill sites are among the major sources of pollutants choking the ancient city of Shahr-e Rey, southern Tehran.

  • Environmentally hazardous products to be taxed 2019-08-13 22:58

    Environmentally hazardous products to be taxed

    TEHRAN – Products which turn into hazardous waste after consumption and lead to environmental degradation will be taxed, the deputy head of the National Tax Administration has said.

  • On the occasion of Caspian Sea day: waste management atop agenda 2019-08-13 20:30

    On the occasion of Caspian Sea day: waste management atop agenda

    TEHRAN - Caspian Sea Day, annually observed by the Caspian Sea states on August 12, will be held in the city of Babolsar on August 15 with a theme of taking steps toward waste management in coastal provinces.

  • Comprehensive waste management plan to be prepared for Tehran 2019-07-15 20:30

    Comprehensive waste management plan to be prepared for Tehran

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive plan for waste management in the capital will be prepared in a collaborative initiative between the waste management organization and the urban research and planning center, both affiliated to Tehran Municipality.

  • First green school being built in Tehran 2019-06-24 22:47

    First green school being built in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The first green school in Iran is being built in the capital city of Tehran in line with the goal of environmental sustainability, Ali Shahri, director general of the organization for renovation, development and equipment of Tehran schools has stated.

  • Medical waste 2019-06-17 11:52

    Medical waste disposal become possible using plasma technology in Iran

    TEHRAN – Using plasma gasification, Iranian researchers managed to dispose medical wastes and disassemble all its hazardous gases by filters, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • photos 2019-05-07 22:56

    Destruction of landfills, most challenging issue in flood-hit areas

    TEHRAN – The biggest challenge the flood-stricken provinces are facing is mostly the destruction of landfills by flood, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Daily waste generation decreased by 1,000 tons in Tehran 2019-04-29 21:14

    Daily waste generation decreased by 1,000 tons in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Generation of waste in metropolis of Tehran has dropped by 1,000 tons per day in the current year (started March 21) compared to a year earlier, director general of Tehran Waste Management Organization affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

  • 25% of waste produced in Iran recyclable: environment official 2019-04-26 23:36

    25% of waste produced in Iran recyclable: environment official

    TEHRAN — Approximately 25% of the waste generated in Iran is recyclable, director general of Tehran province department of environment has said.

  • Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management 2019-04-26 10:36

    Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Turkey’s Deputy Minister of the Environment and Urban Development, Fatma Varank, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues and waste management during a meeting held on Wednesday.

  • Tehran 2019-04-24 22:45

    Tehran Municipality plans to hold smart city meetings

    TEHRAN -- Tehran Municipality Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Organization plans to hold a series of meetings as a part of a project for turning the capital into a smart city in the near future, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Waste management plans drawn up for 640 cities nationwide  2019-02-23 09:13

    Waste management plans drawn up for 640 cities nationwide 

    TEHRAN — Comprehensive plans for waste management in 640 cities nationwide have been drawn up, an official with the Municipalities and Village Administrators Organization, affiliated to the Interior Ministry, has said.

  • Tehran mayor calls on universities to cooperate on proper waste management 2019-01-20 22:54

    Tehran mayor calls on universities to cooperate on proper waste management

    TEHRAN – Pirouz Hanachi, Tehran’s mayor, has called on academics to cooperate on waste management, which has turned into the capital’s main challenge along with air pollution, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.