Half-day work by pourakarmikas leads to pile-up; More auto-tippers to be utilised
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.
AMID Durga Puja revelry, sanitation has gone for a toss near pandals across the Capital City owing to random dumping of waste and littering.
Converting waste into wealth is no easy feat. Many want to do it, but few succeed.
According to GHMC officials, the user fee on BWGs was last revised in 2016 and since then no revision took place.
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.
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.
The autorickshaws will be used by the members to collect waste from households in the panchayat.
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.
Based on the SCPCR’s report, NCPCR also wrote to the chief secretary asking him to submit an action taken report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dumping of meat waste is raising a stench at Dhanalakshmi Nagar in Iyyappanthangal. A visit to the area revealed the severity of the problem.
Though several councillors, in the recent council meeting, appreciated these steps, many of them pointed out the need for stopping littering.
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.
While the Karnataka State Government is promoting green energy, little or no thought has been given on handling the solar panel waste.
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.
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.