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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

The Humanure Power Project

The Humanure Power Project kills two birds with one stone, providing a waste management solution which also helps generate an affordable electricity supply for homes in the village of Sukhpur, Bihar. Read on

Garbage Sorting in China

With the ever-increasing amount of garbage piling up at a speed which exceeds the capacities of landfills and incinerators ability to accomodate it, the Chinese authority now seeks to deal with the problem at the source. Garbage sorting has started already in the big cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen and is headed to some local communities, only this time the implementation will come with strict regulations and penalties. Read on