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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan impact: 57% waste processed in country; Chhattisgarh most efficient while big states lag behind

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Waste is collected on a daily basis from households in 93 per cent of the country’s municipal councils under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of which only 57 per cent is processed, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has said. As per a report presented by the ministry...

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Pune Municipal Corporation eyes zero waste by year-end, activists amused

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 18, 2019

The civic administration on Thursday reiterated its intention to process 100% garbage generated in the city by 2019-end, a proposal which activists termed as “far from reality” given the...

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Plastic packaging norms eased for retailers, tightened for industries

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 2, 2018

A state government-appointed committee has accepted the proposal recommending that plastic packaging by retailers be allowed with certain riders, norms for industrial-level packaging have been...

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Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport first in India to install waste recycling machines

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2017

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project.

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IoT helps Telangana automate urban waste recycling operations

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 3, 2017

Digitising waste management processes is one of the priorities for any state government developmental programme. A first of its kind by any state government, the Telangana government has decided...

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Eco-parks in India will ensure 'scientific' handling of e-scrap

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 13, 2016

The ministry’s secretary Dr Sandip Chatterjee received a proposal detailing how to implement the eco-parks during a recent recycling workshop, jointly organised by parties such as the Nasscom...

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Kerala moots e-waste & plastic-shredding units at Kochi

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 9, 2016

The state government has mooted recycling parks in Kerala to treat e-waste by tapping the public private partnership (PPP) route. These parks will have space for plastic recycling units....

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