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Managing MSW

The total waste generation in India as per reports is 62 million tonnes annually out of which 5.6 million tonnes is plastic waste, 0.17 million tonnes is biomedical waste, 7.90 million tonnes is hazardous waste and 15 lakh tonnes is ... Read More »

Wet Wash – Future of Indian Laundry

Wet washing and cleaning refers to methods of professional cleaning that, in contrast to traditional dry cleaning, avoids use of chemical and solvents. It does not use hazardous chemicals and is widely accepted in developed countries and is not a ... Read More »

New guidelines for BMW

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released new guidelines for handling bio-medical waste in India. The new rules has made bar code system mandatory for proper control along with easy categorisation and authorisation. There is also provision for ... Read More »

E-waste Certification

Simply defined, e-waste is the waste generated from used electronic devices and household appliances which are not fit for their originally intended use and are destined for recovery, recycling and disposal. As per the estimates of the United Nations Environment ... Read More »

No to foreign waste

About 470 tonnes of municipal hazardous waste, stuffed in 20 containers from Greece and French-controlled Reunion Island and meant for a Sivakasi-based paper manufacturing company, landed at Thoothukudi port, Tamil Nadu. The waste included batteries, thermocol, aluminium foil packing material ... Read More »

Sustainability issues in Solid Waste Management

There are various ‘Sustainability’ issues concerning waste management in India. Most projects started with good intention by the urban bodies failed to take off. R. A. Rajeev, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, discusses the need for right financial model for such projects. Read More »

BBN belt gets waste management plant

A waste management plant worth र 34 crore is being set up in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt at Solan in Himachal Pradesh. The plant, which would serve 1,200 hazardous waste-generating units, including the pharmaceutical, pesticide, chemical and paper units across ... Read More »