With the potential onset of the third wave, it is important to prioritise a separate collection of infectious and highly infectious waste in urban solid waste management system
Why new rule allowing recycled plastic in food packaging raises concerns
Conserving Chitkul: Why the ‘last village of India’ cannot be allowed to drown in plastic
In Odisha, a paradigm shift towards decentralised waste management
Single-use plastic ban: Reading the fine print reveals ominous loopholes
Packaging, which is almost 60% of India’s plastic waste, has not been listed to be phased out
How Guwahati can protect its waste collectors in COVID-19 times
It is extremely important that the Guwahati Municipal Corporation emphasise on the importance of waste pickers’ social inclusion and ...
Megadrought along border strains US - Mexico water relations
A landmark 1944 US-Mexico treaty that governs water relations between the two countries, is buckling under the enormous strain ...
Silent pandemic needs agenda for change
The rise of antimicrobial resistance is as catastrophic as COVID-19 or climate change
Swachh Bharat Mission 2: Way ahead for a long-term urban sanitation strategy
State governments need to develop an urban waste water management strategy: A mix of waste water treatment solutions for ...
Swachh Bharat Mission 2: The pitfalls — and the lure — of centralised urban sanitation system
Tapping nullahs, setting up one-STP without sewerage connectivity is neither a short-term nor a long-term solution for urban towns
Swachh Bharat Mission 2: Why centralised sanitation will not address urban problems
SBM 2 introduces a one STP nalla-based waste water treatment system, without a town sewerage system for small and medium towns as another ...
Fly ash breach incidents on the rise amid proposal on deadline extension: CSE
Though fly ash breach incidents have become more frequent in recent years, the deadline for legacy ash utilisation is ...
Recommendations on solid waste management: How govt action falls short
The standing committee on urban development made 37 recommendations, 14 of which were accepted by the Union government
Why Guwahati is a good bet for a zero - waste challenge
Only a fraction of waste generated in Guwahati is recycled; the remaining ends up at dumpsites or is littered ...
Draft plastic waste rules: Why multi-layered plastic needs to be phased out
12 years since plastic waste rules, 2011, restricting the use of MLPs is off the charts
Addressing resource efficiency in construction sector: How Jaipur sets an example
Rising population, rapid urbanisation can lead to more than two-fold rise in material consumption by 2030; it is imperative, ...
Zeroing in on discharge
Innovative ZLD technologies can power wastewater recovery through solar thermal application
Draft Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2021: Addressing the bigger problem
The draft proposes increasing thickness of carry bags made of virgin plastic to 120 microns from 50 microns; ban ...
Sewage-testing robots process wastewater faster to predict COVID-19 outbreaks sooner
Wastewater treatment plants can be the front lines for coronavirus detection in a community
Insubstantial collaboration with stakeholders in plastic waste management in Nepal: Study
Only 3% municipalities have worked or plan to work with companies and industries that use or produce plastic waste
Towards circular economy: What to do with legacy waste in India
Bioremediation to treat legacy waste and reclaim old dumpsites may not always work; the composition of the waste also matters
Supreme Court okays Agra waste-energy plant; will that make the city cleaner
The city administration is looking forward to the technology, but with limited understanding of it; the recycling infrastructure remains ...
Why India’s solid waste management system needs a digital overhaul
The need for digitalization in waste collection and disposal operations goes beyond information technology
How a store in Malaysia built zero-waste community
Malaysia’s lifestyle store, NUDE, caters to customers who care for the environment and want to minimise their plastic and ...
Old Manila eco-market: Building zero-waste communities
The Old Manila Eco Market is a zero-waste weekend market that showcases locally sourced products and promotes eco-friendly lifestyles