Waste

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Plastic waste can be used for decontamination of water

This newly developed low-cost magnetic nanomaterial has the adsorptive potential for cephalexin from the water

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Lessons from two cities

Pune aims to become a zero-landfill city by 2015. With a range of solid waste management options, the target does not seem too ambitious. Bengaluru, on the other hand, is forced by a court order to do what Pune is already doing. Arnab Pratim Dutta reports from Pune and Aparna Pallavi from Bengaluru

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‘Tsunami’ of e-waste rolling out over the world

Annually, one million people die from occupational poisoning, says UNEP chief


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Swachh Bharat Mission yet to create systems that support waste segregation, processing

The Swachh Bharat Mission Urban completes three years on October 2, 2017, but has the mission gone beyond brooms and sticks? How far country has fared in the cleanup act?
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Cities are clueless where the segregated garbage will go

According to CSE’s analysis, over 90 per cent of the top 50 cities recognised for their cleanliness do not segregate waste at source
 

स्वच्छता की डगर पर अगर मगर

देशभर में खुले में शौच करने वाली आबादी का 60 प्रतिशत बिहार, झारखंड, ओडिशा और उत्तर प्रदेश में है।
 

How GST regime could lead to more waste piling up in our landfills

Taxing scrap doesn’t seem to be in line with the Swachh Bharat mission that should ideally facilitate more recycling
 

‘नमामि गंगे’ पर 'स्‍वच्‍छ भारत' का बोझ

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के दो प्रमुख कार्यक्रम परस्पर विरोधी प्रयोजन में काम कर रहे हैं। जब तक स्वच्छ भारत मिशन पूरा होगा, गंगा किनारे लगभग तीन करोड़ सेप्टिक टैंक और गड्ढे खोदे जा चुके होंगे।