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Bombay HC seeks state, MPCB reply on plea alleging disposal of Covid waste at Kalyan dumping ground

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 2, 2020

The Bombay High Court has directed the state government, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) to respond to a public interest...

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Recykal in pact with UNDP, HCCB for plastic waste management

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

Recykal, a digital technology company in the waste management space, has partnered with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) for Project Prithvi, a joint initiative for developing sustainable plastic waste management practices...

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Platinum Green tag for Kochi Metro wing

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 13, 2020

The Kochi Metro’s Operations Command Centre (OCC) at Muttom and six new metro stations have been awarded Platinum Green certification. Besides the OCC, the Ernakulam south, Kadavanthra, Elamkulam, Vytilla, Thykoodam and Petta stations have received the certification. Its...

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Blue Planet raises US$25 million from Nomura

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

Singapore-headquartered Blue Planet Environmental Solutions Pte Ltd (Blue Planet) today announced it has raised US$25 million from Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank. This strategic engagement by Nomura’s Loans and Principal Investments Area in Asia ex-Japan will help Blue...

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Dayananda Sagar University collaborates with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog to establish AIC-DSU innovation lab

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

To promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among students and researchers, Dayanand Sagar University in association with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog has established the Atal Incubation Centre-Dayanand Sagar University (AIC-DSU) Foundation in...

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Environment ministry releases draft version of battery waste management rules

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has made available the draft version of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2020 for comment. The new rules, when enforced, will replace the earlier Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, with amendments made to...

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India and Norway to pressure other countries on climate change: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed up, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. Javadekar held "fruitful"...

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Keppel unit to provide technology for waste-to-energy plants in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

KEPPEL Seghers Belgium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corp's infrastructure arm, has secured contracts worth more than 12 million euros (S$18 million) to supply technology and services to waste-to-energy plants in India. Keppel Corp said on Monday that Belgium-based...

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Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab Form Partnership to Address Plastic Waste in Cities

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment.

Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by the Grameen...

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Concern over waste management in rural areas

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Piled-up garbage in residential areas and conservancy workers setting fire to it is a common sight in many places located on the city outskirts where disposal of solid waste continues to be a concern. Rapid growth in households led to development of residential areas on the...

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