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Madras Waste Exchange: In a first, Chennai launches online portal for recyclable scrap

December 25, 2019 6:36 pm

The first of its kind in India, Madras Waste Exchange is a web portal that facilitates the trade of recyclable waste, both scrap materials and recycled products in Chennai.

Bengaluru's ban on plastic and why it is tough to implement

July 19, 2019 6:06 pm

The Karnataka government had drafted notification to ban the plastic in the state in October 2015 and the cabinet approved the notification in March 2016 and the ban came into effect soon after.

Chennai's beaches now wear cleaner look, courtesy these machines

June 08, 2019 7:24 am

This year, the GCC acquired eight machines—two for Elliot's beach and six for Marina beach— to help collect the waste that was being generated on the beaches.

In Sweden, trash heats homes, powers buses and fuels taxi fleets

September 24, 2018 2:55 pm

However, garbage-fueled power plants are not a clean energy source. Some opponents claim these power plants are a “false solution” that greenwashes dirty incineration.

The Ocean Cleanup aims to clear Great Pacific Garbage Patch

September 09, 2018 10:14 am

A system created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old innovator will send a trash collecting device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch- an island of trash twice the size of Texas.

Supreme Court slams L-G for not tackling Delhi's 'mountains of garbage'

October 13, 2019 4:48 pm

On March 27, the apex court had observed that the days were not far when the mountains of garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi would reach as high as the 73-metre high Qutub Minar.

AAP slams BJP in row over landfill

April 27, 2018 2:08 am

"Sonia Vihar and Ghonda are heavily populated. Disposing garbage here would risk the lives of lakhs of people. Manoj Tiwari, despite being an MP from the area, is lying to his own people,” AAP said in a statement.

Pune: Plants to treat organic garbage not working for days, finds MPCB

October 31, 2017 4:46 am

5,000 tonnes of garbage found accumulated at the site of two vermicompost pits in the city; questions being raised on the efficiency of pits in housing societies

Stinking problem: Pollution board frames guidelines for database to tackle odour

October 13, 2019 4:49 pm

The Centre’s Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, identified odour as a “public nuisance”.

At half the height of Qutub Minar, meet Delhi's garbage high-rises

October 13, 2019 4:59 pm

At present, Delhi has four landfill sites and three of them operate beyond capacity.


MCD workers protest outside Kapil Mishra's residence

February 09, 2016 8:48 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers staged a protest outside Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra’s residence on Tuesday. They raised slogans against Mishra over non-payment of dues. The protestors also threw garbage outside Mishra’s residence. The agitators raised slogans against Kapil Mishra and also carried placards with messages denouncing the minister.