Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicSolid waste management

Topic: Solid waste management

Govt’s new rules for plastic packaging: Recycle upto 50% of single-use plastic in 3 yrs

Guidelines on single-use plastic waste management sets annual recycling targets for producers, importers & brand-owners. The fines for those who fail won't absolve them from meeting targets.

Solid waste could play an important role in fueling airlines

Bio-waste is the next fuel for the global air transport industry if it wants to achieve net-zero emissions as promised in October 2021.

Worried about carbon footprint? Indian start-up’s ‘recycled’ shoes may put your mind at ease

Thaely, which means bag in Hindi, is a brand that uses only vegan & recycled materials like plastic bags and bottles to make shoes, priced at approximately Rs 9,750.

These 3 Indian cities have managed to solve the problem of landfills. Here’s how they did it

Garbage disposal sites have become a massive problem for most urban centres, but Ambikapur, Chandrapur and Taliparamba have adopted 'zero-landfill model', says NITI Aayog report.

Sanitation workers were at forefront of Covid fight. But are missing from vaccination plan

India's solid waste management workers had no choice but to enter containment zones and handle bio-medical waste. Hundreds of them are Covid infected.

No heritage building will be pulled down for Delhi’s Central Vista makeover: Hardeep Puri

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also speaks about the govt's plans for unauthorised colonies & solid waste management.

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.

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...

The Japanese model of garbage disposal holds valuable lessons for India

Japan's capital Tokyo generated 4.9 million tonnes in 1989. It was down to 2.7 million tonnes in 2014.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.