Around a quarter of waste entered into recycling bins is actually non-recyclable. A new camera-equipped rubbish bin hopes to clean up the industry and show consumers where they are going wrong.
In India, Toter is an app that wants to change the way individuals and businesses recycle and manage waste - adding a technological edge and a great deal of respect to an age-old and much-maligned industry.
Hundreds of young and old eco-activists turned up at the Yamuna ghats in this Taj city on Sunday morning to pick up trash, mostly polythene bags, to mark the start of World Water Week March 18-25.
The problems of plastic waste, especially thin film shopping bags, proliferate the developing world. Delhi,for example,generates almost 8000 tonnes of waste everyday nearly 50% of which is not collected.