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Tackling waste management issues

New Delhi based IL&FS Waste Management and Urban Services Limited has been given the task of submitting recommendations to tackle the waste management issue in the Kottayam Municipality in Kerala. An integrated scheme was prepared by the corporation which incorporates ... Read More »

Green initiatives from TMC

The Thiruvalla Municipal Corporation has joined hands with Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (Macfast), Thiruvalla to implement waste management scheme within the municipal limits for next three years. The project ‘Green and Clean City’ is based on the principle ... Read More »

Workshop on e-waste

MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology), the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors, has called for renewed concentration on green technology. The MAIT ‘Make It Green’ workshop held at Pragati Maidan recently in collaboration with ... Read More »

Taloja e-waste project

The Taloja Waste Management project coming up on 117 hectares in Mumbai has attracted 37 companies – 15 foreign and 22 Indian. There is also keen interest from foreign firms in taking part in the e-waste management project, which will ... Read More »

Rubbish Hotel

A hotel made entirely of rubbish has recently been opened in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The walls of the Beach Garbage Hotel are covered with detritus deposited by the tide in Europe, waste found at dumps and items bought at ... Read More »

Trashy Tunes

Taiwan has a rather musical way of dealing with its residential waste. Much like an ice-cream van, the garbage trucks tinkle a tune to alert you of their presence! Residents gather on the streets with their bags of rubbish to ... Read More »


A San Diego-based start-up company called ecoATM has rolled out a self-service kiosk that enables shoppers to recycle unwanted electronic gear safely, offering cash rewards and coupons to people willing to part with unwanted cell phones and other electronic devices. ... Read More »

Potty-trained Pigs

Taiwan’s environmental authorities are planning to promote potty training for pigs to curb water and waste pollution. The Environmental Protection Administration made the pledge following the success of a pig farm in southern Taiwan, where the breeder started to ... Read More »

Varsity to Recycle

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 ... Read More »

Plastic waste rules released

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, to replace the earlier Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999 (amended in 2003). These Rules have been brought out following detailed discussions and ... Read More »

A2Z ties up with Ranchi Municipal Corporation

A2Z Infrastructure – the Gurgaon-based firm that has entered into an agreement with the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) for setting up a solid waste management plant – has come forward to keep the city spic and span during the National ... Read More »

M3RP: A sustainable waste recycling solution

Various methods of efficient solid waste disposal and recycling are being experimented globally. M3RP developed by Mysore-based Southern Cogen Systems Pvt Ltd (Scogen) is a sustainable and environment friendly waste management solution. Read More »

Waste segregation to reduce quantity by 20%

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) renewed initiative to segregate wet and dry waste before it is collected from the households is likely to reduce around 20% of the total waste generated in the city. The city generates over 6,500 metric ... Read More »

NMMC to improve waste management

In a bid to improve solid waste management in Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has sanctioned a loan of र32 crore to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). The amount, given under the Jawaharlal Nehru National ... Read More »

Workshop for Dairy Farmers

The dairy industry lets out a significant amount of effluents into the environment in the form of wastewater generated during the production of milk products. In an effort to create awareness to adopt ‘green technology’, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board ... Read More »

Soil Biotechnology for sewage treatment

A viable and cheap alternative for sewage treatment – Soil Biotechnology (SBT) – helps communities tackle water problems in a more cost effective way An ecological method – Soil Biotechnology (SBT) based STPs – researched for over two decades at ... Read More »

Plastic-free Tirumala

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to strictly implement the ban on use of plastic in Tirumala. Even the laddu prasad which are now being supplied in plastic bags will hereafter be supplied in cloth, paper or jute bags. TTD ... Read More »

TERI Campaign

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched a waste management campaign in collaboration with a private company in Chandigarh to make students aware of the correct ways of disposing waste and the benefits of carton packaging for food products. The ... Read More »

Winner in Cleanliness

The Parassala Government Hospital in Neyyattinkara in Kerala has won the State Pollution Control Board’s award for cleanliness and waste management practices. The hospital came first in the category of government hospitals with less than 200 beds. The main considerations ... Read More »

India – Novel rural sanitation prototype

This might come as a relief for women from rural Gulbarga. Sharan Desai, a technocrat from Gulbarga, has come out with the prototype of a toilet that meets the needs of rural women. The prototype has already evinced interest among ... Read More »