Over 70 big consumer brands also appeal to reduce plastic production in joint statement
Toxic ignorance: Most Indian cities way off segregating domestic hazardous waste
Bihar government enforces ban on single-use plastic
Bitter sweet: Petha production in Agra leaves behind waste and pollution
Managing greywater: A Haryana village shows the way
Pond-based greywater treatment systems in Kurak Jagir village in Karnal district, Haryana, absorb greywater
Over 25,000 tonnes of COVID-19 plastic waste entered oceans in a year
Significant portion of this ocean plastic debris is expected to make its way onto beaches or seabed within 3-4 ...
Packaging peril: Combined effort needed to ensure eco-friendly options, say experts
COVID-19 has accelerated plastic packaging due to a rise in e-commerce; ensuring its safe disposal and recycling requires involving ...
Zero Waste Cities Challenge: Guwahati has 2 winners for work on waste models
Only a fraction of waste generated in Guwahati is recycled; the remaining ends up at dumpsites or is littered ...
This International E-Waste Day, give your used electronic devices for recycling, urges non-profit
Give used electronic devices forv recycling , says international non-profit even as weight of e-waste generated this year surpasses ...
PM Modi launches campaign to make India garbage free
Urban India generates nearly 0.15 million tonnes of municipal solid waste per day of which, only 68 per cent is ...
Rushikulya dirtier this year, might drive Olive Ridleys away: Research
Rushikulya beach, the second-largest rookery in India, was found to have more solid waste that previous years in a ...
India’s sewage treatment plants treat only a third of the sewage generated daily: CPCB
Reuse of treated sewage can decrease the water demand from aquatic sources
Bandhwari landfill: Waste-to-energy plant will pollute environment, residents protest expansion
Hundreds attending a public hearing meeting at the site protested a proposed expansion of the plant
The Philippines gets its first ‘zero waste’ island
Residents of Apo Island now rinse and dry out their plastic bottles, food cans and other recyclables before throwing ...
Delhi Masterplan 2041 gives a miss to waste workers: Report
Delhi’s waste pickers work without proper space, water supply and risk their health; their needs should be incorporated into ...
As told to Parliament (July 19, 2021): Nearly 41% households in India have piped water supply
All that was discussed in the House through the day
COVID-19 will place India’s biomedical waste management under terrible strain
Under-reporting, poor segregation and lack of awareness ail India’s COVID-19 waste management. The pressure is set to further increase ...
Karnataka revives dying lakes: Why a decentralised governance was long overdue
The High Court of Karnataka June 15, 2021 passed an order calling for decentralised governance of lakes in the ...
COVID-19: What it is to ‘work from home’ for women waste-pickers
Most housing units in Bhalaswa village have not been upgraded to support informal waste work. This impacts women’s productivity, security ...
India’s landfills add 113k tonnes of menstrual waste each year: Report
Around 88% respondents want to switch to less-polluting alternatives but report they are not easily available
Textile units in Rajasthan’s Bhituja Industrial Area continue to pollute groundwater, Luni river: NGT panel
The area’s common effluent treatment plant was unfit to treat the effluents from the bleaching units
Closure of community bin area in Delhi deals blow to waste pickers
The informal waste recyclers in Connaught Place also segregated the waste collected. They extracted recyclables from waste and sold ...
Food waste from hotels attracting sloth bears into Mt Abu, increasing conflict: Study
This speaks more of how badly hotel waste is managed rather than anything about natural food and natural habitat, ...
Jammu’s youth are trying to save river Tawi but they need support
Tawi, a major source of drinking water for Jammu residents, has turned into a garbage dump
Working with waste pickers crucial for post-COVID-19 economic recovery: Report
Governments can transition to a zero-waste future by forging partnerships with informal recyclers, notes report