Producer's onus paramount
One of the pioneers of the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) theory, Thomas Lindhqvist believes that plastic waste management will become …
Dealing with waste
On the 10th anniversary of the Basel Convention, member states reiterate the need to minimise the generation of hazardous waste
Efficient e-waste recycling technology on the anvil
"Waste minimisation, a training manual"
Developing countries are dumpyards for e-waste
A recent study in the US shows that by 2004, over 315 million computers will become obsolete. By 2005, for every single computer an American buys,…
Deep inside Chittagong's shipbreaking yards
वैज्ञानिकों ने खोजी बीटल लार्वा की एक नई प्रजाति जो प्लास्टिक का कर सकती है सफाया
वैज्ञानिकों ने कोरिया में एक नई बीटल लार्वा की प्रजाति को खोज निकला है, जो प्लास्टिक का सफाया कर सकती है
जग बीती: गायों का नया भोजन!
COVID-19: Here is what you should do to safely dispose your used mask
Some simple guidelines to ensure safe disposal of used masks
How China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025
However, it must ensure fair practices to achieve environmentally-driven, economically viable expectations
पिराना डंपिंग साइट के लिए 75 करोड़ रुपए देगी सरकार, एनजीटी का आदेश
एनजीटी ने गुजरात सरकार और अहमदाबाद नगर निगम को शहर के कचरे के पहाड़ की समस्या के निकाल के लिए ठोस कदम उठाने को ...
No plastic ban: What it means for India?
Here are a few suggestions on how the country can handle the plastic menace
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महात्मा गांधी ने कहा था कि हम जैसी दुनिया देखना चाहते हैं, उसी हिसाब से हमें खुद को ढालना होगा। आज की दुनिया में ...
'Tsunami of e-waste' to hit the world soon, warns new UN report
The sheer volume of production, lack of recycling and poor abiding of laws means that the globe could be in for a doomsday scenario, it notes
Now there's a way to offset food wasted at weddings
Redirecting wasted food to the needy through initiatives could usher in a change
"Swachh Bharat Mission echoes sterilisation campaign of 70s"
A new book exposes the lacunae in the way India manages its waste and recommends changes in practices and attitudes toward waste. Robin Jeffrey …
India's plastic consumption increases at over 10 per cent year-on-year
Despite this, policy and implementation is woefully out of step to deal with the problem of managing the mounting waste
More than 50% rural households across 5 states are still without toilets
The low performance of these 5 states can prevent India from achieving 100 % toilet coverage by October 2019
Waste in news on May 4
A round-up of what's new in waste
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
Future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good
Tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, but a switch away from petroleum-based products to bio-derived and degradable composites could …
Government still chasing toilets, but that won’t solve sanitation issues: experts
The government is still correlating the number of toilets built with open defecation-free status of villages
China building ‘fundamentally unsafe’ nuclear reactors; marine life at risk
The lead-cooled thermal reactors can kill off their crews with radiation and their radioactive waste could spread far and wide
Bezwada Wilson, a Magsaysay winner who eradicated manual scavenging in India
Manual scavenging was termed illegal under the 1993 Manual Scavenging Prohibition Act
New hazardous waste rules recognise it as a resource for recovery and reuse
Rules environment & industry-friendly, says Prakash Javadekar