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Looking Beyond Building

Green Certification for Communities & Residential Spaces While Indian city planners are increasingly aware of this need for sustainable and environmentally sound practices, there are far more technical knowhow available world over to choose from. Mili Majumdar, Managing Director of ... Read More »

India’s Trust with a Single-use Plastic Ban

In his address to the nation on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a clarion call for Indians to stop using single-use plastics. Since then, it was widely expected that the government would issue a notification banning singleuse plastics ... Read More »

Teamwork for a tree plantation drive

The supply chain management team of Lite Bite Foods (LBF) and the Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum (HPMF), along with Saurabh Sengupta of the Dead River Project, conducted a Tree Plantation Drive in a small village named Bhondsi near Gurgaon. 150+ ... Read More »

Achieving Zero Waste

Now that India has woken up to its waste problem and is proactive about phasing out landfills and bringing in Solid Waste Management plants at the municipal level, what’s next? On the horizon is the phase where decentralised waste treatment ... Read More »

Xeros-IFB Enter into Technological tie-up

Xeros Technology Group, the developer and provider of water saving technologies has recently signed an exclusive agreement to develop and license its domestic and commercial washing machine technologies to IFB Industries Limited, the leading domestic appliance and commercial laundry equipment ... Read More »

Reducing & transforming organic food waste

Farmers, governments, food processing industries, restaurants and recyclers need to work together to tackle the millions of tonnes of food waste generated in India each year The human race wastes more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year. Just ... Read More »

Innovation in Smart Bin Technology

Sensors and wireless communication modules provide real-time data on the fill status of these bins, keeping all stakeholders informed through an app, and creating alerts for timely waste collection. Who isn’t familiar with the sight of overflowing trash bins, their ... Read More »

Rescuing Oceans with Floating Trash Barriers

Our oceans currently hold 165 million tonnes of plastic waste. By 2050, they are expected to contain more plastic than fish. The rivers that discharge this waste into oceans are themselves reduced to large drains, clogged as they are with ... Read More »

Increasing Capacity of Biofuels in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of reducing oil imports to 67% of the requirement by 2022, and to 50% by 2030. India will need an alternate, cheaper, equally efficient source of energy to substitute conventional coal, oil ... Read More »

Workplaces of Tomorrow

Workplaces are undergoing a radical transformation. According to Sodexo’ Workplace Trends Report 2018, Millennials are increasingly looking forward to a more interactive experience — better engagement, improved collaboration with colleagues and being more emotionally connected with their work, team, superiors ... Read More »

New food waste disposal technology

Established in the eighth century, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Pub in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire, was purchased in 2012 by Christo Tafelli. While committed to preserving the pub’s history, Christo also endeavoured to create the greenest and most ... Read More »

Garbage chutes for condos

Garbage is among the few things that is thought of only when it turns into a problem. When the system fails, garbage is not disposed of properly, and odour intensifies leading to unsanitary conditions, it is everyone’s concern. One ideal ... Read More »

New Age Solutions for Food Waste

Global Food Waste Management markets accounted for $26.86 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $53.34 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. Newer indigenous products are making inroads to provide solutions to ... Read More »

Goa rural waste management plan

Over half of Goa’s village panchayats have failed to identify land for the storage, segregation and treatment of waste. However, the good news is that the state government’s Directorate of Panchayats is working on a time-bound Waste Management Action Plan ... Read More »

Solar Sludge Drying System

There are active actions being taken towards proper disposal of the effluent of both domestic and industrial sources. There are attempts to create a circular economy by recycling sludge being generated from these plants for co-processing and co-generation. Harshad Fatehpuria, ... Read More »

Run for menstrual hygiene awareness

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar along with the Niine Movement is calling upon all the Pad Heroes across India for the nationwide running event Run4Niine. The event will take place in hundreds of cities across 20+ states in India on March ... Read More »

Policies and Issues of Waste to Energy

Dr Dilip Boralkar, Former Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, highlighted the hazards of unscientific management of Municipal Solid Waste all over India and particularly with reference to about 2000 TPD to 10,000 TPD at Pune and Mumbai Municipal Corporations ... Read More »