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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.
Urbanisation

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.
The garbage mountain in Ghazipur dumping yard | Soniya Agarwal/ThePrint.in

Despite Supreme Court’s call for immediate action, Delhi’s garbage dumps remain a mess

The stalemate over local governance continues even as waste dumping situation at the three major Delhi landfills worsens. New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court slammed Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal for inaction over the growing piles of untreated garbage in landfills, the situation at the sites in the national capital remains grim. Referring to the landfills as "mountains of garbage", the Supreme Court called for immediate action in the national capital. A bench comprising justices M.B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta expressed anguish over the blame game that the L-G, state and Central governments had been playing. The stalemate over local governance continues even as waste dumping situation at the three major landfills — Ghazipur in the east, Okhla in the south and Bhalswa in the north — hasn't got any better. Ghazipur Spread over 70 acres on the Delhi-Meerut highway, the Ghazipur landfill is the largest dumping site in the national capital area. With an existing...

On Camera

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?