Almitra Patel

On waste management, small towns drive big change

On solid waste management, especially waste segregation, our metros must take a cue from smaller towns like Karjat and Suryapet where able leadership is driving micro-planning and implementation—and this is something that c

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Toxic unsegregated municipal garbage: Why waste-to-energy plants are bad options for Indian cities

A feedstock of unsegregated municipal waste and inadequate checks against toxic fumes make waste-to-energy plants a bad option for India.

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E-waste crisis: Cities look for right answers

A promising R&D effort at safe metal recovery and separation within India is unable to take-off for want of long-pending consent/approval from a State Pollution Control Board for furnacing trials. A rapidly growing e-waste cr

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Cities at crossroads: The long and the short of domestic hazardous waste

With multiple sets of Rules and weak capacity for enforcement, it is not surprising that the situation on the ground remains bleak, particularly since the awareness of the hazard among those who generate the waste and those w

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Sustainable urban development: Why it is important to set standards and have quality certification for recycled materials?

The C&D Waste Management Rules were notified by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change in March 2016.

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The Ambikapur example in Chhattisgarh illustrates that good things are happening as small experiments

The ministry of environment & forests and the Central Pollution Control Board should swing into action immediately to issue guidelines on capping of dumpsites, taking account of health, environment and financial perspectives.

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How to deal with perils of plastic items? All you want to know

A sustainable way forward is to minimise consumption of disposable/single use plastic items, create awareness about the use of appropriate grade of plastic for different purposes, and emphasise the importance of recycling and

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