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Covid-19 waste management guidelines issued by CPCB. Representational image. Photo | PTI

Double layered bags & colour coded bins: Waste management guidelines for COVID-19 patients

The CPCB wrote to state pollution control boards to consider common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility and its staff as essential services.
A graveyard (Representational image)

Make graveyards safe for the living. They are reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.

‘Recycling industry like a baby without parents’ — representatives want separate ministry

Members of Material Recycling Association of India say a comprehensive policy on scrap materials can help Modi govt achieve $5 trillion economy target.
A customer holds a plastic bag containing chai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s blanket ban on plastics at this moment of economic slowdown is a bad idea

The single-use plastic ban is a disguised admission by the government that it has failed to put in place adequate garbage disposal mechanisms.
Ghazipur Dump Yard | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

For Delhi, the Ghazipur landfill is a problem that’s only going to get bigger

With no efficient waste management system & a dearth of land for new dumps, filth will continue to mount at Ghazipur landfill, as will disease and pollution.
A school in India | Pixabay

This Indian school accepts plastic waste instead of fees

Akshar Foundation School in Assam requests that each child brings in at least 25 plastic items every week.

How to build future cities? The answer lies in the slums of India, Brazil & Indonesia

Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.

Fashion has a huge waste problem & recycling ain’t working

In the world of fashion, there are massive levels of waste and more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and flights combined.

Delhi park features replicas of 7 wonders of the world created out of waste

It took 110 tonne of waste from MCD yards and stores across the capital to recreate these monuments.

Nagpur to become the first Indian city to treat and reuse 90% of its sewage

Nagpur Municipal Corporation's sewage treatment plants are on the cusp of being able to recycle 480 million litres of the total 525 million litres per day of sewage the city generates.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.