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Bio-fuel from agro waste

Pune based Praj Industries has developed a new technology, which can produce ethanol from waste such as corncobs and bagasse (a pulpy waster leftover after the juice has been extracted from sugarcane) instead of traditional raw materials like molasses, food ... Read More »

Dyeing units of Tirupur: Solution for Sludge?

It is a festivity of colours each day here, as colourful streams of water gush down the drains and fall into a huge pool of muck and fluid. This concoction of colour and grime is churned at high speed to split clean the slime from the water. Less than 50km off the textile city of Coimbatore, the hosiery hub of India, Tirupur, houses 6,250 factories that spin out garments in pleasing hues for the export market. Unlike other dyeing centres in the country, environment-conscious Tirupur has its waste treated within each unit, with no toxic waste escaping into the storm water drains anywhere in the city. How do they manage this? Mohana goes inspecting. Read More »

Cut those tresses

Human hair waste can be converted into useful nutrients for plants show studies. When human hair waste mixed with compost starts degenerating and mineralising, it is capable of providing sufficient nutrients to container-grown plants or houseplants and provide similar yields ... Read More »

Apple waste manure

Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Processing and Marketing Corp (HPMC) will market organic manure produced from apple pomace (waste left after extraction of juice). HPMC’s biggest fruit processing plant produces around 2,000 tonnes of apple solid waste. HPMC will source the technology ... 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 »

Managing the ‘waste line’

The challenges thrown by development and the resultant pollution has necessitated industries to adopt a comprehensive environment management plan for water management solutions through recovery, recycle and reuse of treated industrial wastewater and sewage reclamation, says M.A. Naik, Managing Director, ... Read More »

Maintaining Housing Societies

Servicing residential complexes are simpler, though there are challenges, say Ajay and Sapna Rao of Ambience Services, Mumbai With more and more housing societies opting for professional housekeeping, the volume of business in this sector is increasing rapidly,” say Sapna ... Read More »

Mobile phone recycle campaign

Nokia has recently launched an initiative to create awareness about mobile handset waste in India. In the 45-days campaign, Nokia collected three tonnes of junk handsets, batteries, chargers and other mobile accessories from four cities. As a part of its ... Read More »

Solid waste plant at Thiruvananthapuram

The Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation and the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has proposed to set up a new plant supplementing the existing solid waste management system in the city. The plant is equipped to process five tonnes of ... Read More »

Mobile toilet on rent

The Chennai Corporation is continuously introducing ways to improve garbage collection in the city. Recently, Mayor M. Subramaniam handed over the keys of specially fabricated mobile toilet vehicles to the civic body drivers. Each vehicle has eight toilets and two ... Read More »

World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

Generating energy from waste may seem like a dream, but one British borough recently announced that they have come as close to closing that loop as anyone in the world. Kirklees Council has adapted their municipal garbage truck to be ... Read More »

AMC for green fuel

Creative Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese integrated waste management company, has signed MoU with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to convert solid waste from the dumping sites into eco-friendly fuel for industries. The Creative Co.’s innovative refuse paper, plastic and ... Read More »

Waste management at Naini lake

The people of Nainital have switched to scientifically designed waste management to restore the lost grandeur of the Naini Lake. Nainital, a hill resort at 2,000 meters above the sea level in Kumaon hills, is named after Naini Lake, which ... Read More »

Neel Metal at Ambattur

Neel Metal Fanalca has commenced collection and moving of municipal solid waste from parts of Ambattur households and commercial establishments. It has acquired four compactors, 29 Ace mini trucks, 55 tricycles, eight hooker bins, one robot, two hook loader trucks ... Read More »

Plastic waste management

President Pratibha Patil has called for effective waste management of plastics by adopting proper recycling technology. Plastics waste is not waste per se and could be treated as wealth by recycling into value added products. She called for concerted efforts ... Read More »

Subsidised Sewage

The Goa State government has announced schemes to provide subsidised sewage connections to the citizens of Margao. Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa, has appealed to the citizens to connect their septic tanks and soakpits to the sewage plant and ... Read More »

Road from waste

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has developed a construction and demolition waste processing plant at Burari in north Delhi to treat the massive amount of construction and demolition rubble produced in the city. The initial feasibility study conducted by ... Read More »

Ecoreco hosts E-waste week

Eco Recycling Ltd, Mumbai, organised an e-waste disposal week from December 8-15, 2008, for creating greater awareness amongst manufacturers, banks, financial institutions, BPO’s, call centers, corporates, government departments, individuals, students and traders for safe recycling of their e-waste and secured ... Read More »