waste management

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  • 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.

  • 60 tons of hazardous medical waste pile up daily in southern Tehran 2018-12-19 20:35

    60 tons of hazardous medical waste pile up daily in southern Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 60 tons of medical waste containing infectious toxic substances, is being stockpiled daily on Arad mountain in Kahrizak, southern part of the capital, deputy supervisor for Tehran City Council Afshin Habibzadeh has announced.

  • Chemical waste leachate contributing to cancer worrisome 2018-11-29 02:14

    Chemical waste leachate raising cancer worrisome: expert

     TEHRAN – The leachate produced from hazardous chemical waste penetrating into the soil after rainfall pollutes water with harmful toxic substances and causes cancer, which has raised concern in northern provinces of the country, an environmental expert has said.

  • ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’ 2018-11-20 22:07

    ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’

    TEHRAN – While some 50,000 tons of construction and demolition waste is produced in Tehran daily, only 10 to 15 percent of which are recycled and the rest is dumped or disposed, Mohammad Hossein Bazgir, head of Tehran’s department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Proper waste management pose an ongoing challenge to DOE 2018-11-05 09:37

    Poor waste management posing a challenge to DOE

    TEHRAN – While proper waste management and separation of waste at source could help create many jobs and solve the country's environmental problems, the budget requested by the Department of Environment (DOE) for waste management has not been approved by the Majlis [Iranian parliament], the head of DOE’s soil and water office has said.

  • ‘Reducing waste generation, segregation at source crucial in waste management’ 2018-10-13 21:56

    ‘Reducing waste generation, segregation at source crucial in waste management’

    TEHRAN – While reduction of waste generation and separation of waste at source are the two major processes in waste management, in Iran the focus is mainly on the last phase of waste management which is waste disposal, head of soil and water office at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • ‘Each Iranian generates 8kg of e-waste annually’ 2018-09-23 22:34

    ‘Each Iranian generates 8kg of e-waste annually’

    TEHRAN – Some 8 kilogram of electronic waste per person is produced annually in Iran, which causes serious health problems in case of being left untreated, a knowledge based company director has said.

  • 14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities 2018-09-11 23:55

    14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities: report

    TEHRAN – The amount of waste generated in the northern provinces of the country, neighboring the Caspian Sea, is snowballing at a rate of over 7,000 tons a day, holding accountable for 14 percent of the total daily 50,000 tons of waste production in the country.

  • Dry waste collection in Tehran up 20% in 7 months 2018-08-18 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.