India generated 3.2 million tonnes of E-waste in 2019; details of 90 per cent of this waste are undocumented
International E-waste day: The tsunami is here
PPE kits add to plastic waste; how about turning them into fuel
How to make citywide sanitation plans: Bangladesh man shows the way
Capacity building key to mainstreaming onsite sanitation management
CSE’s School of Water and Waste aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies and implementation strategies for citywide water ...
An environment engineer shows how sanitation safety planning helped Kochi Municipal Corp
Nearly 4.2 bln people do not have access to safe sanitation; sanitation safety planning is a risk-based technique that ...
Plastic crisis in the mountains: Will extended producer responsibility bring in change
EPR initiatives so far have been few and far, and in no way keeping up with the levels of plastic ...
‘Compostable’ not ‘Recyclable’ is the only way out
We all compost at the end of life. Let us learn from what is all around us and adapt ...
Plastic recycling: What it means
What do we really mean by recycling? What happens to the waste we can’t recycle?
Manual scavengers: Existing in the shade
Several government departments continue to maintain silence on plight of manual scavengers, despite an array of schemes for them
How e-waste crisis continues to plague informal sector
Over 90% of electronic waste management is done by informal sector workers, most of whom are unaware of their rights
Sanitation workers on COVID-19 front lines: How to save the warriors?
Several incidents in the last few months have shone spotlight on abysmal conditions under which sanitation workers function — without ...
COVID-19: Can wastewater help in tracking outbreak in India
Wastewater research can help determine how much the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurs in the Indian population
COVID-19: India’s circular economy faces a rough ride
Only municipalities have been collecting waste but at different frequencies; there is no secondary segregation and resource recovery
COVID-19 lockdown a good time to compost your waste. Here's how to do it
Home composting can shed load off workers. About 50-70% of Indian households generate waste that is organic in nature
BMC ‘rebate for waste’ scheme should divert waste from Mumbai's landfills
The scheme of waste processing and segregation will help in reducing the risk potential from the landfills that are ...
How China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025
However, it must ensure fair practices to achieve environmentally-driven, economically viable expectations
These places in NCR are making zero waste a daily commitment
Down To Earth profiles two initiatives in the National Capital Region that aim at reducing food waste and a ...
Faecal sludge and septage management key for a clean Ganga
There is also a need to address the issue of greywater — the water from bathroom and kitchen — ...
Swachh Bharat Mission: We may be ODF, but not garbage free
The scheme’s aim to turn India’s waste into a resource has seen limited success
No plastic ban: What it means for India?
Here are a few suggestions on how the country can handle the plastic menace
India needs a strategic direction on single-use plastics
There’s requirement of Mechanisms that will not only improve eco-consciousness among citizens but will also empower and encourage widespread ...
India’s plastic waste situation wasn’t created today
Let’s chart the issue and see what it’s made of
Plastic waste management: What can India learn from other countries
Some countries succeeded in tackling th eplastic problem, while some took a step ahead before slipping back
Sri Lanka Court of Appeal to intervene in UK waste trade scam
Since east Asian countries are closing the loopholes in their waste trade laws, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh seem ...