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EU may ban plastic straws, stirs, cotton buds

By : editor_2, May 29, 2018

The European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025....

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Web-based mapping to identify polluters

By : sustainabilityo..., May 9, 2018

The pollution control board (PCB) has launched a first-of-its-kind web-based mapping for a waterbody and network of sewers, manholes and drains as part of sanitation survey being undertaken for...

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Enforce rules to eliminate single-use carry bags: Centre to states

By : sustainabilityo..., May 7, 2018

Being the global host of this year's World Environment Day (June 5) with 'Beat Plastic Pollution' as its theme, the Centre has written to all states and Union Territories (UTs) to undertake a...

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Rourkela Steel Plant initiates project to use waste plastic in road construction

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 19, 2018

Steel Authority of India's Rourkela Steel Plant has initiated a new project of utilising waste plastic in road construction, the first such initiative taken up in Odisha.  ...

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Government seeks tech solutions for waste management

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 18, 2018

The government is seeking technological solutions for managing the huge untreated waste across the country which is not only leading to poor sanitary conditions but also damaging the environment...

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Subject Tags: waste , waste management

No funds shortage but lack of willingness on part of states, says Supreme Court on solid waste management

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 19, 2017

Terming solid waste management as a “huge problem” for the country, the Supreme Court has said that there was no shortage of funds under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ but there was “lack” of...

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EDMC project for scientific disposal of plastic waste

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 29, 2017

East Delhi Municipal Corporation in collaboration with an NGO Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), an NGO, has initiated a project for scientific disposal of multi-layered plastics (MLP...

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Massive fire at Bhalswa landfill in Delhi

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 13, 2017

A major fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi during the wee hours of Saturday. 

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Polavaram project: NGT directs MoEF, Andhra Pradesh government to examine waste dumping

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2017

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Environment Ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government to examine a plea claiming that huge amounts of waste was being dumped in agricultural lands near the Polavaram project.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice...

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Subject Tags: NGT , waste , waste management

Ghazipur landfill collapse: NGT issues notices to civic body, state and DDA

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2017

Days after a huge portion of the 50-metre-high Ghazipur landfill collapsed, killing two persons, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued showcause notices to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, and the Delhi...

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