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Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.
Members of Material Recycling Association of India say a comprehensive policy on scrap materials can help Modi govt achieve $5 trillion economy target.
The single-use plastic ban is a disguised admission by the government that it has failed to put in place adequate garbage disposal mechanisms.
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.
Akshar Foundation School in Assam requests that each child brings in at least 25 plastic items every week.
Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.
In the world of fashion, there are massive levels of waste and more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and flights combined.
It took 110 tonne of waste from MCD yards and stores across the capital to recreate these monuments.
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.
Last year, a team of scientists from Pakistan and China stumbled upon a species of fungus that colonised the surface of plastic, causing it to chip away.
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