Keyword : Waste Management

E-waste management rules 2016: What’s new?

The ministry of environment and forests has introduced new and strict e-waste management rules, 2016. The revised rules, which will come into effect from October 2016, have included florescent and

What makes a city smart?

The debate on what indeed is a ‘smart city’ continues to reverberate even almost a year after the mission on smart cities was launched in June 2015. Environmentalists keep insisting on

A web portal to enhance transparency in environmental regulation

 The government has launched a web-based application on integrated waste management system (IWMS), ‘iwms.nic.in’, for better management of waste. All the industries dealing in haza

What Dharavi needs: A garbage policy

Sitting on a plastic chair at the door of his workshed at New Maharashtra Small Scale Industries, Shakir Compound in Dharavi, Khwaja Qureshi takes stock of the work in progress. His workers walk

Majority of Indians unaware of e-waste: Study

Though e-waste is one of the most talked about waste issues globally, the study to assess awareness levels of e-waste among common citizens reveals that a majority of Indians are unaware of this to

World Environment Day: Stories you must read

‘Connecting People to Nature’, is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day that falls on June 5, every year. The theme implores us to go outdoors and experience nature &n

NTPC installs microgrid at NETRA

 An AC microgrid test bed of 110 KWp solar photo voltaic (PV) has been installed and commissioned at NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D arm of NTPC. 

Learning to build the smart cities

With an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for the 100 Smart Cities initiative and Rs 48,000 crore for 500 cities under the Atal Mission For Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is

Two societies in Mumbai are managing their waste and regenerating energy

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) served 23,000 notices to Mumbai housing societies from January to June 2017. Reason: not segregating dry and wet waste. The notices, under the Maharasht

ONGC building gets zero waste accreditation

ONGC’s NBP Green Heights has been certified as a zero waste build by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. It was based on the audit carried out by a team of experts from MC

When corporates step in to save the environment

It’s Monday afternoon. The otherwise spick and span organic waste converter (OWC) room in the backyard of Mindspace IT Park in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, is emitting a strong odour – like tha

Decentralising waste management is the way forward

Mumbai generates 8,780 metric tonnes of waste daily, out of which approximately 3,000 metric tonnes is wet waste. Only 100-150 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) is treated to localised composting and bi

Protecting sanitation workers

“Sanitation is more important than Independence.”  – Mahatma Gandhi    In September 2017, a photo went viral

Quantum urbanism in action: To protect earth, rethink waste

How can Quantum Urbanism help us rethink waste? It is as much a question as it is an open invitation to explore our relationship with waste and how deeply wedded that relationship is to systems t

Producers accountability e-waste(d)

India has a relatively low per-capita usage of electronics, yet it is the second largest contributor of e-waste in Asia, after China. Globally, it is the fifth largest – China, USA, Japan and

Study reveals failure in implementation of solid waste rules

While we toss in the dead pencil cells or dry cells in the dustbin we never give a thought about end-of-life management of these batteries. The recent study of Toxic Links on batteries titled &lsqu



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter