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NGT notice to states, UTs for violating plastic waste management rules

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 28, 2017

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench, headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, issued on Thursday notices to all state governments and Union territories on CPCB's application that plastic...

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Target Commits to 5 Bold Sustainable Packaging Goals for 2022

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 27, 2017

Just weeks after releasing a new forest products policy, in which it pledges to source all of the wood, paper, paper-based and wood-based fiber used in its brand-owned products from post-...

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Plastic-eating wax worms may solve India’s plastic problem

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 26, 2017

A few years ago when the Supreme Court heard of the status of plastic pollution in India the bench remarked “We are sitting on a plastic time bomb.”

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Countries to brainstorm on saving humanity from hazardous chemicals in Geneva

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 24, 2017

Seeking to adopt best practices to manage trans-boundary movements of hazardous waste and their disposal, representatives from many countries including India will brainstorm on how to fine-tune...

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Segregation of waste to be made mandatory in Tiruchirapalli

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 24, 2017

In an attempt to strengthen and improve solid waste management in the city, Tiruchi Corporation has drawn up a slew of measures towards ensuring effective segregation of bio-degradable and non-...

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to provide personal computers built from recycled e-waste

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 24, 2017

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working on a proposal to recycle e-waste for the poor and needy children. By making children a part of the process, the proposal aims to teach...

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Goa to be garbage-free by 2020

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 21, 2017

The Goa government has set a target of making the coastal state, visited by lakhs of tourists every year, garbage-free by 2020.

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Waste glass bottles used to make gen-next batteries

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 21, 2017

Scientists have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create high- performance lithium-ion batteries that store four times more energy than conventional batteries....

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation uses biological waste to produce power

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 21, 2017

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s efforts to produce energy from biological waste have finally borne fruit. In last 40 days, the Deonar abattoir has generated 1,000 units of energy after...

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Plastic ban: NGT seeks status report from Delhi Government

By : SustainabilityO..., Apr 19, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sought a detailed compliance report by May 19 from the Delhi Government and state pollution control committee in connection with the usage of...

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