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The group of women who are heading the waste segregation initiative in Sector 47, Noida | Photo Credit : Nirmal Poddar

The ladies of Sector 47, an ex IAS officer-led group, are Noida’s greenies

Sector 47 in Noida is not only the cleanest sector of the city but has its own forest belt, developed by a group of enterprising women.
Cubes of sorted compressed plastic bottles, Istanbul | Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Don’t give up on recycling plastic. It’s going to help manage our trash, spur innovation

The global recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously 'unrecyclable' into useful products and is poised to do so again.
The Ghazipur landfill in eastern Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Kabaadiwallas not enough to fix India’s garbage problem, but this national project could be

In ‘Invertonomics’, Goonmeet Singh Chauhan identifies eight problems plaguing India & how they can be inverted to be looked at as economic opportunities.

You clapped for them as they picked garbage. Respect them and Ambedkar would clap for you

It took a global pandemic for us to acknowledge the work of sanitation workers. Mere claps for them won’t ease their socio-economic troubles.

Mumbai plans to tax garbage collection as real estate slump hits revenues

BMC, India’s richest municipality, is exploring new ways of boosting revenue including tax on garbage collection & additional levies on services.
A view of the Mount Everest. | Commons

How the ‘world’s highest dumpster’ was cleaned and 10 tonnes of trash repurposed

Products made out of this trash, like drinking glasses and light-fittings, are being used in hotels, restaurants and homes in Kathmandu.
Tajpur Pahadi in Badarpur, New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Converting waste to energy is great, but also disastrous if done as here in Delhi

Without proper waste segregation, we are staring at lung disease, reduced fertility and cancer.

The world’s 2-billion-tonne garbage problem just got more alarming

Asian countries are rejecting tainted garbage from countries that export them. Those ships could now head to Africa, it is feared.
A view of the Mount Everest. | Commons

3,000 kg garbage collected from Mt Everest in two weeks

The 45-day Everest Cleaning Campaign began on April 14 and will conclude on May 29.
School children leaving for school amid heavy smog in New Delhi | Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Delhi filed 2,438 pollution complaints in a week, most about construction dust & garbage

Pollution watchdog CPCB launched multiple complaint portals ahead of Diwali, including an app.
A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.