British national Jodie Underhill, 35, is pledged to “leave nothing but footprints” as she leads a team of volunteers to set up waste disposal pits at Chamba district ahead of Manimahesh pilgrimage. Underhill’s organisation has collaborated with WWF India as part of its Green Hiker campaign. The Mountain Cleaners, comprising of many foreigners, aim to
The Chennai Corporation has been distributing green and red garbage bins over the last two years (at a cost of र63 lakh) to encourage slum-dwellers to segregate biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at home. However, the bins, supplied by a Central agency, have either been sub-standard or used for purposes other than for dumping waste. Many
Gulbarga University in Karnataka plans to make a big green statement by making the best use of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The varsity will adopt scientific solid waste management measures and establish a mega vermi compost plant at its 800-acre campus in Jnanaganga. It will supply the plastic waste to the Plastic Handloom Unit
A recent hotel waste audit showed that each guestroom contributes from one kilogramme to 57kg of waste per day. It comprises of two components, biodegradable (wet) waste and non biodegradable (dry) waste. The majority of waste is not produced in rooms but in the food and beverage department. A large property can generate as much
ucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, sprawls over 3244 sq. km and has a population of about 35 lakhs. The city has the sizzling glamour of the Mughal empire and all the trappings of a fast paced city. How is this city with beautiful gardens and traditional markets maintained?