Content tagged with Waste Management

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The Circular Economy

Visions of a society without waste are spreading! The widely discussed concept of the Circular Economy promises to reward sustainable economic activity. Are we at the brink of implementing a fair economy that is not only economically, but also ecologically and socially profitable? Read on

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Electronic Waste

With the average lifespan of some electric appliances, like computers, estimated to be 3-5 years, it’s little wonder landfill areas are clogged with discarded electronics. Globally, the debate about how best to manage electronic waste continues to rage, while in many parts of the world, an informal, unregulated electronic waste trade and recycling sector is in full bloom. Read on

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Waste - not wealth - management!

First published on Caleidoscope. The issue of waste management in India is a much debated topic which needs no introduction. Everyday, large space is dedicated in the media to highlight the problems of urban waste. Politicians often use it as a talking point, while commoners make it a point to crib about it. Meanwhile, as tons of solid waste continues to pile up in the outskirts of cities, nothing seems to happen on finding a permanent solution to this everyday problem. It is hard to believe that a developing country like India which suffers from severe resource crunch in almost all natural resources, can afford to create such enormous piles of waste. Read on

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New mandatory waste segregation laws introduced in Bangalore

Residents of Bangalore will now be required to separate waste before it is collected by municipal authorities. With overflowing landfill areas becoming an increasingly pressing issue nationally, the Karnataka state government has implemented new processes to its waste management system in Bangalore. Residents and companies operating in the city are now required to separate waste prior to its collection by municipal workers. Read on