दुनिया में बढ़ रहा है इलेक्ट्रॉनिक कचरा, 2019 में केवल 17 फीसदी किया गया रिसाइकल
2019 में भारत ने करीब 32.3 लाख मीट्रिक टन ई-वेस्ट उत्पन्न किया था जोकि अफ्रीका के कुल ई-वेस्ट से भी ज्यादा है
World Environment Day in numbers: Waste
What Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 should be like?
While the mission got people talking about sanitation and cleanliness, its implementation needs a lot of work
Temple and open defecation: Shifting narratives of sacred and profane
How did people of Karnataka’s Berambadi village strategically redefine the nature of open defecation spaces?
Rewind 2018: How India dealt with its waste
India has policies to deal with all kinds of waste but implementation is weak and not monitored effectively
In these temples, offerings do not go waste
They are carefully segregated and processed to create nutrient-rich organic manure
Delhi HC asks city authorities if there is a policy to dispose toxic e-waste
The court expressed concern over the rising e-waste in the capital city and asked the municipal bodies and government whether there was a policy …
A burning question
Waste-to-energy plants are being touted as a wonder solution for garbage management. But how feasible is this option?
अब गीले कचरे का भी उपचार, आईआईटी खड़गपुर ने निकाला रास्ता
अब तक सिर्फ सूखे कचरे पर ही ध्यान था। अब विकसित की गई नई प्रकिया में गीले और नम कचरे का भी रिसाइकल होगा। ...
Cutting the Gordian knot: Norway’s initiative to combat global plastic jeopardy
The Scandinavian country proposes stronger control of international trade in plastic wastes at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel …
Guidelines for medical waste
States now aspire to get ODF plus tag
Here’s a status update on how certain states are trying to promote holistic cleanliness
Potato peel, fruit waste turned into packaging material
Scientists at the Tezpur University in Assam have made thin biopolymer films from potato peels and fruit waste to store food items
Where will segregated waste go? Cities are clueless
A country-wide waste segregation campaign also needs to be backed up by a plan for treatment and processing
Hope or hype?
Guarded optimism greets new biomedical waste treatment facility near Kanpur
Ten zero-waste cities: Community participation worked wonders for San Fernando
The whole community played an integral role in making the implementation of the zero-waste programme city-wide, a success
Ten zero-waste cities: How Taguig in the Philippines became clean
Down To Earth profiles ten cities across the globe which have got rid of their waste problem using the ‘zero waste model’
Is waste on the govt’s mind?
The new government will need to prioritise this in the coming years, otherwise we will run out of resources, poison our environment and have …
Swachh Survekshan 2018: Indore and Bhopal win it again; Jharkhand moves ahead
Panaji, which emerged as the best innovator in the West Zone, was recognised by the Centre for Science and Environment in 2016 as one of the …
Waste not the dissent
For so long we have used backyards of our cities as dumping grounds, but people in poor neighbourhoods are saying enough is enough
Mobile app shows users the hazards of e-waste
Consumer demand for the 'next big thing' and ready supply by electronic companies are the primary causes behind e-waste generation
A first-of-a-kind campaign in Pune creates awareness about sanitary waste segregation
The Red Dot Campaign by SWaCH cooperative is sensitising people about the importance of proper handling and disposal of sanitary waste
Local authorities in Delhi can use imaginative by-laws to clean up the city
Households must be rewarded on segregating waste and collectors, both formal and informal, should be trained
Chandigarh terminates Jaypee’s contract for processing city’s waste
Tussle over payment of garbage processing fee led Municipal Corporation to sever ties with Jaypee Group, which ‘pioneered’ garbage …