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
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
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
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.
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