waste management

The dark side of celebrations: Over 200 tons of waste collected in Bengaluru

Half-day work by pourakarmikas leads to pile-up; More auto-tippers to be utilised 

published on : 6th October 2022

Rubbish reform: Effective waste management could slash global emissions

A report by the  Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives found that simple tweaks in the waste sector could slash carbon emissions by the equivalent of the annual emissions of 300 million cars.

published on : 4th October 2022

Sanitation goes for toss near Bhubaneswar pandals

AMID Durga Puja revelry, sanitation has gone for a toss near pandals across the Capital City owing to random dumping of waste and littering. 

published on : 4th October 2022

Clean Kerala sells waste, nets Rs 5 crore profit in 20 months

Converting waste into wealth is no easy feat. Many want to do it, but few succeed. 

published on : 4th October 2022

Hyderabad: Bulk Waste Generators to pay more now

According to GHMC officials, the user fee on BWGs was last revised in 2016 and since then no revision took place.

published on : 2nd October 2022

Haryana man on mission to clean up litter, waste from Himalayas

Pradeep Sangwan's Healing Himalayas Foundation collects about 1.5 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste on a daily basis in five material recovery facilities in Himachal Pradesh.

published on : 25th September 2022

Four ‘zero waste wards’ to come up in Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri Municipality will provide two waste bins to residents in four out of its 33 wards in the first phase of its ‘Zero Waste wards’ initiative so that the people can segregate waste.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Green initiative: Panchayat to use e-autos for door-to-door waste collection

The autorickshaws will be used by the members to collect waste from households in the panchayat.

published on : 16th September 2022

Comprehensive scheme for waste management in Bengaluru: Bommai

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said that the State Government will come up with a comprehensive scheme for managing huge waste generated in Bengaluru each day.

published on : 16th September 2022

Conversion row: SCPCR bypasses State govt, submits report to Guv

Based on the SCPCR’s report, NCPCR also wrote to the chief secretary asking him to submit an action taken report.

published on : 14th September 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board notifies new rules to check sewage disposal

Solid waste shall be properly collected and managed as per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, and banned single use plastic shall not be used on the premises, the release added.

published on : 14th September 2022

'Proposal to expand Okhla plant lacks info'

The Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Company, a private company owned by Jindal Group, operates the plant which produces 23 megawatt electricity by burning municipal solid waste.

published on : 6th September 2022

Amid ongoing garbage crisis, BMC extends tenure of old agencies

The two agencies -- Jagruti and PMR Consortium -- have been given extension till October-end. Both the agencies are managing sanitation operations in over 50 per cent of city’s wards.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Coimbatore: Bulk waste generators say ‘no’ to trash collection fee

According to the SWM bylaw, a BWG will have to handle their waste in situ or through a private entity and dispose of them safely.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Residents raise a stink over rotting meat waste in Dhanalakshmi Nagar

Dumping of meat waste is raising a stench at Dhanalakshmi Nagar in Iyyappanthangal. A visit to the area revealed the severity of the problem.

published on : 1st September 2022

CCTV cameras soon at frequent dumping spots in Tiruchy: Corp

Though several councillors, in the recent council meeting, appreciated these steps, many of them pointed out the need for stopping littering.

published on : 1st September 2022

Regular auditing of micro-compost centres will improve waste management: Tiruchy Corp

Mounting garbage piles at micro-compost centres in the city are likely to disappear within the next six months, as the corporation has recently taken steps to improve waste management.

published on : 30th August 2022

A new worry: After lights out, solar panel waste can be hazardous  

While the Karnataka State Government is promoting green energy, little or no thought has been given on handling the solar panel waste.  

published on : 29th August 2022

British sewage overflows stink up relations across English Channel

The lawmakers asked the Commission “to use all the political and legal means in its possession” to find a solution, accusing the U.K. of violating its post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.

published on : 27th August 2022

Kerala: Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant turns dump yard, as no action since 2007

Years have passed by, yet no major project to treat the legacy waste accumulated there has been forthcoming. And the authorities remain clueless about when the project will finally take off.

published on : 22nd August 2022
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