Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Government Has Provided Another 65 New Houses For The Victims Of Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse

Another 65 families lost their houses due to the
Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse have received New houses
with Rs.250,000 in cash to purchase house hold equipment at a function held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Ministry Of Disaster Management yesterday (25).

Earlier 30 familes have received newly built houses from the Government with Rs,250,000 in cash.

Government had spent Rs.392 million to built 98 new houses provided for the Meethotamulle victims.

Altogether 98 houses had completely destroyed due to the Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse on 14th of April.

A 22 Year Old Youth Had Drowned While Bathing In Kalpitiya Seas

A 22 year old youth had drowned in seas of
 Kappaladiya ,Kalpitiya this evening (25) while bathing.

The youth along with three of his friends went to bath have drowned while bathing and a foreign couple had rescued three youth it has been revealed.

However the 22 year old youth reported as missing drowned and disappeared.

The Navy along with the Police have launched a joint search operation to rescue the missing youth.

President Has Instructed The Authorites To Submit A Report On Officials Who Went Abroad For Waste Management Workshops /Seminars

President  Maithripala Sirisena has today (25)

requested the authorities to submit a report to him on the  Government Officials went workshops and inspection tours on Waste Management in abroad during last five years.

It has been revealed that although Government officials went abroad during past few years for workshops /Seminars and inspection tours on waste management non will share the knowledge they  have gained on waste management with the authorities or submit a detailed report on the tour.

President has made these instructions during a meeting held on Waste Management in Colombo And Suburbs at Presidents office in Colombo today (25)
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Around 25 Families Displaced Due To The Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse To Receive 25 Houses By This Friday

Around 25 families displaced due to the
Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse are scheduled to be received  25 houses built with a space of 300 square feet each in Paddy marketing Board store, Meethotamulle by this friday (28) according to the Sri Lanka Army.

A house will comprising of required facilities including a Bed,Table,A cupboard and two fans .

The construction work of the 25 houses are scheduled to be concluded today (25).

Meanwhile rescue operations in Meethotamulle Garbage Dump area still continues it has been reported.

Seventeen Persons Were Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Lorry-Bus Collision In Benthota

Seventeen persons were injured and hospitalized due
to a Private Bus-Lorry collision occurred in Benthota (Southern Province) this morning (25).

The injured including the two drivers of the vehicles were admitted to Benthota,Nagoda and Balapitiya Hospitals.

According to the reports a Lorry transporting goods to Galle from Aluthgama collided with a Private Bus travelling from Matara to Colombo .

Benthota Police are conducting an investigation on the incident.




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A Motorcyclist Was Killed Due To A Motorcycle-Tipper Truck Collision

Image result for accidentA Motorcyclist was killed and another person was injured and hospitalized after a Motorcycle  colliding with a Tipper Truck transporting sand near the Sama Bridge on Polonnaruwa-Manampitiya Bridge this morning(25).

Polonnaruwa Police are investigating on the incident.

President Has Instructed The Authorities To Pay The Payment Scheduled To Pay DurIng Three Months For The Meethotamulle Displaced People At Once

Related imagePresident Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the authorities this morning(25) to pay the Rs.50,000 payment scheduled  to pay monthly for a three month period  for the  persons displaced due to the Meethotamulle Garbage Dump Collapse ,at once.

The Monthly payment is due to pay for the displaced persons to get temporary shelters.

President has made this instructions during a meeting held under the patronage of him on formalizing waste management in Colombo and suburbs. 

Mathugama Police Have Arrested A 37 Year Old Female With 15 Grammes Of Heroin

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Mathugama Police have arrested a 37 year old  female with 15 Grammes Of Heroin in her possession near the Mathugama Court Complex this morning(25).

The Police have arrested her as per an information received.

The suspected female is due to be produced before the Mathugama Magistrate Court and Mathugama Police are conducting a further investigations on the incident.

A Youth Was Killed After Colliding With A Train

Image result for accident graphicA 22 year old youth was killed after colliding with an Express Train traveling from Colombo to Batticaloa near a  Signal Post in Hingurakgoda-Hathmuna area today(25).

The deceased had been identified as a resident of seventh post in Polonnaruwa area.

Recycling Around the World-What Can Sri Lanka Learn From Other Countries On Recycling Garbage

Recycling around the world varies drastically by country. Sadly, the United States doesn’t measure up to the world’s top recycling nations … not by a long shot. 

To encourage recycling, many states in the US have put 5-10 cent deposits on bottles or drink containers, and there are cities in the United States that recycle by requirement. However the country still has a very, very long way to go; only 32.5% of the total waste in the United States is recycled! This a very low number considering the large population. Perhaps the US could learn from the following countries who take recycling very seriously — so seriously that one has actually run out of garbage!

In honor of America Recycles Day, which falls on November 15th, click through for some super cool recycling ideas that have been put into practice by countries around the world. They are very inspiring to say the least!


What are the top recycling countries in the world? And, what traits do those successful recycling locations possess? 

Austria sits with the highest recycling rate out of any country in the world: 63 percent of all waste is diverted from landfills. As recycling programs have evolved, Austria’s overall performance in terms of municipal solid waste recycling has been stable and at a very high level for the past decade, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Austria has a long tradition of diverting waste from landfills and has a long-established recycling system. Most of the MSW (municipal solid waste) generated in the country is either recycled or incinerated,” as published in the Municipal Waste Management Report released by the EEA.  

Furthermore, according to the Austrian constitution, the municipal waste management responsibilities are divided between the federal and the provincial governments. In addition to a handful of federal waste ordinances, a pivotal leg of the waste legislation is the 2002 Act on waste management, which established the bar for the country’s waste management practices.

Germany - The country isn’t too far behind Austria. Germany sends 62 percent of its waste through the close-loop process, keeping it from landfills.  

Taiwan -keeping pace, hitting the top margin with a 60 percent success rate of recycling.

However, in an alternative approach, the recycling effort of the Zaballeen people in Cairo, Egypt, reflects even greater success than the aforementioned locations. With a metropolitan comprised of 60,000 people, you may be surprised to discover that the word Zaballeen is Arabic for “garbage people.”
As told in the 2010 documentary, Garbage Dreams, recyclers collect the urban waste and gather income from reusing, sorting, and reselling the articles they collect. The system has no established official or contemporary recycling facilities or sanitation services, yet, 80 percent of everything that is gathered is recycled.
The Zaballeen have created the world’s most effective resource recovery system…they are actually saving our Earth. From out of the trash, they lifted themselves out of poverty and have a solution to the world’s most pressing crisis,” said Garbage Dreams Director and Producer Mai Iskander, as reported by Tom White for the International Documentary Association.
Likewise setting the recycling bar high—though, comparatively, with an established industry—

 Brazil recently broke global records for its aluminum recycling.
In 2014, the country recycled 98.4 percent of consumable packaging—and has been the number one recycler of consumer packaging in the world since 2001. In 2014, that high percentage equated to 289,500 tons of aluminum beverage cans out of 294,200 tons that were available in the market.
The country’s effort was linked to the economy—which was in recession—and the high cost of energy. Aluminum recycling requires less energy than producing new aluminum, so the cost-effective model created a natural incentive for the community.

Following Austria, Germany and Taiwan on Planet Aid’s list: another top recycling country is Singapore, sending 59 percent of its trash to be reused and recycled. Next up: South Korea recycles 49 percent of tossed goods. The United Kingdom hits the 39 percent mark with that percentage going into recycling. Lastly, closing out our top ten are Italy – recycling 36 percent of its trash – and France following closely behind with 35 percent.

The aforementioned locations are the top ten recycling countries in the world for varying reasons with their own unique approaches to the processes. As it seems, in order to implement a high success rate for a nationwide recycling program, the community requires one or all of these qualities: organization—be it through legislation, industry, or entrepreneurs—incentive: a personal motive or financial necessity, and cultural habit-building practices.

Some Unknown Facts On Garbage  Recycling 

1. Sweden: Turn Garbage into Energy

Known for their passion for recycling, Sweden goes one step further than anyone else, powering a quarter of a million homes with burnt up waste. The city’s garbage is used to create heat and electricity, but they’ve recently found themselves in a bit of a pickle: they’ve run out of garbage! Thankfully Norway has come to the rescue and is not only paying Sweden to take their garbage, but is importing it over for their use. Genius!

2. Italy: Charge for Waste

Rome has become quite strict regarding the whole recycling issue: if you don’t separate your recycling from your waste and you have a recycling bin within 500 meters from your front door, you can be fined up to 619 Euros ($833 US dollars)!



3. Switzerland: Landfilling Ban


Switzerland’s recycling rate is one of the highest in the world — and for good reason. The country charges for their disposal of junk; you must use an official (expensive) grey refuse bag to dispose of your garbage. Prices for the bags range from $1.64 to $9.60 USD each, depending on the size. Because of this, the Swiss are very diligent with their recycling. Switzerland has also introduced a landfilling ban, demanding that all non-recycled combustible waste be incinerated.

4. Canada: Reuse the Old

Canada, where I live, has the standard box collection system for recycling. In Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, we have blue bins and blue boxes. Blue bags are used in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador. One of the most interesting ways Canada recycles materials is how they treat their tires: tires are re-used in playgrounds and mixed with asphalt for road resurfacing.
Vancouver has just launched a pilot program to recycle cigarette butts … yes, you read that correctly! These recycling bins will be posted around the city and once collected, they will be recycled into different products including plastic pallets. This is a huge deal, as cigarettes are one of the most littered items in the world.

5. Germany: Render Fat For Products

Germany is very diligent with their bin system. In fact, they even have a separate recycling bin for dead animals. How does one recycle an animal? Dead dogs, deer, or other creatures that are found on the side of the road or die from other causes are taken to nearby facilities and are then rendered down for their fat. The fat is then used for lip balms and other products.
The country is yet another that charges for garbage disposal. The cost of emptying a 60-liter bin will run you at $8.87 USD. That definitely adds up, and the larger your bin, the higher the cost, but recycling is always free.

6. Japan: Appliance Disposal Fees

Japan has had their own Home Appliance Law that’s been in effect for over 10 years now. It places the responsibility of recycling on everyone from the consumers to the manufacturers. If you need to get rid of a large appliance, you are required to pay a recycling fee and purchase a ticket. The fees depend on the appliance, brand, and size of the unit. The cost of recycling a small television, for example, would run you about $19.30 USD, while a refrigerator is a higher fee at $32.16.
Facilities such as the Panasonic Eco Technology Centre then shred the appliances into small bits for recycling. You can even watch the process if you choose to!

7. Belgium: Innovative Technologies

Belgium has a recycling rate of  91% when it comes to scrap cars, thanks to their state-of-the-art post shredder technologies and their goal is to hit the 95% mark by 2015! Once a car is recycled, shredder waste is what remains and that in itself is a difficult material to recycle as it’s a mix of all kinds of different materials. Post shredder technology makes it possible to recover useful raw materials from the shredder waste by using mechanical separation techniques.

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