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Electricity to be produced from waste in Punjab: senior minister

LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has said that big projects would be started in Punjab to produce electricity and energy and for this purpose foreign companies, including from China, would be invited. "China has great contribution in Pakistan and recent tour of Prime Minister Imran Khan has opened new avenues in this regard," he said this while talking to the delegation of Bureau Group Company of China in which detailed discussion was held to work in waste management, low cost housing, infrastructure and…

CM Murad directs for policy to generate energy from waste in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Solid Waste Management Authority to prepare a policy to hand over garbage for power generation. "Karachi is generating 17,000 tons of garbage every day from which 250 MW power could be generated," he said on Monday while presiding over a meeting on `Waste and Water Energy Project (WAWEP)' here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Saeed Ghani, CM Advisor on Information Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem,…

Special teams to collect waste in 24 hours: Punjab local govt minister

LAHORE: Directing for immediate steps to ensure cleanliness in all cities of the province, Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan on Saturday said special teams will be constituted to collect waste in 24 hours. He directed the concerned authorities to make sure that waste from Lahore and other cities of Punjab was dumped at the land fill sites in 24 hours. The senior minister has given directions to the managing director of Solid Waste Management that in each union council waste…

Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

LONDON: Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said. It said drink stirrers and cotton buds would also be banned under the plans. May has pledged to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as part of a “national plan of action”. “Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world, which is why protecting the marine…