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Germany among top waste recyclers

A recent report by European Waste Management declared Germany as one of the European Union’s top recyclers sending nearly no garbage to landfill. Nearly 45% of municipal waste is recycled, 38% is burned and 17% is composted. Besides Germany Belgium, ... Read More »

Toilet Missing

According to the Union Rural Development Ministry, there are more than 8.71 crore latrines in households across villages in 607 districts built over the past one decade under its Total Sanitation Campaign. However the official records show that around 3.5 ... Read More »

Panaji Corporation’s Awareness Programme

The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is inviting Associations and like-minded activist to step up and spread awareness on waste-segregation in the city. Panaji started a ‘binless city’ campaign almost a decade ago, and achieved success in door-to-door ... Read More »

New garbage collection system for Chandigarh

The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has planned to collect garbage from individual houses and deliver to the processing plant directly. Speaking to CIJ, Dr BK Salwan, Medial Officer of Health, said, “We are starting a pilot project with the new ... Read More »

Trichy City Corporation Tackling waste & sanitation issues

The famous temple town of South India, Tiruchirapalli, has been facing sanitation issues for long time now. The City Municipal Corporation along with a few self-help groups successfully launched a campaign to propagate sanitation, monitor residents’ behaviour and supervise maintenance ... Read More »

Website to collect and recycle waste

A small city of Germany has found a unique way of collecting recyclable waste by providing an online platform. In most of the German cities before the rubbish trucks turn up, many of the reusable items are collected by professional ... Read More »

KMC to upgrade garbage disposal system

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) plans to revamp its existing garbage disposal system by introducing new compactor vehicles.  The civic body has purchased 20 portable compactors for र16 lakh each under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Kolkata Environment Improvement ... Read More »

Garbage to light street lamps

The Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation has hit upon a solution to power streets lamps and also put an end to the waste management issue. The civic body has decided to set up high capacity biogas plants that would power street-lights and ... Read More »


In a bid to tackle the growing garbage mounds at dumping yards in Kodangaiyur and Perungudi, the Chennai Corporation has planned to generate electricity from garbage. The resolution passed at the council stated that non-recyclable waste would be burnt to ... Read More »

KMC to upgrade garbage disposal system

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) plans to revamp its existing garbage disposal system by introducing new compactor vehicles. The civic body has purchased 20 portable compactors for `16 lakh each under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Kolkata Environment Improvement ... Read More »

Bio-Digester Toilet

The non-flushing or the bio-digester toilet developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the troops serving in Himalayas is now being offered to private companies and poor Indian states. The toilet conceived by DRDO unit at Gwalior ... Read More »

Fuel from Mule dung

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at Katra (J&K) found a novel solution to the waste generated by mules. The Board has come up with the mule dung based biogas plant near the shrine where 40 tonnes of mule dung will be ... Read More »

Proper management of Sabarimala waste

Sabarimala, where millions flock during the two-month annual pilgrimage season, was well-prepared to meet the garbage situation this time, after a reported deposit of 8,750 tonnes of plastic last year. On an average, one person leaves behind at least 250gm ... Read More »

Kerala to adopt bio-bin to treat waste

The Thiruvananthapuram city corporation, which has been looking at solutions to address the increasing garbage treatment issues in the capital city, is planning to introduce bio-bins in residential apartments in the city. This follows the various schemes undertaken to implement ... Read More »

X-mas waste can fuel 20 trips to moon

If discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards in the UK were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus to run more than 20 trips to moon. This has been stated by a study at ... Read More »

Railways’ green initiatives

In a green initiative, the Railways are tapping a mix of technologies to ensure environment friendly discharge of the human waste from trains. It is planning to develop bio-toilets along with the DRDO. The bio toilets will use bacterial strains, ... Read More »

Sustainable practices in Food Service Management

When looking through the lens of sustainability within the food service environment, there are myriad interrelated issues, ranging from local purchasing, to waste management, to energy conservation, to green building design. In order to sufficiently address any of these issues, food service managers and facility managers must take into account potential changes to operational processes, education and marketing needs, and processes for measuring costs and benefits. The guide on Sustainable Practices in the Food Service Environment designed by IFMA focuses primarily on inputs, operations and outputs. Areas addressed include responsible procurement, green buildings, energy conservation and waste stream management. Read More »