Maximise the value of resource use, and minimise adverse environmental impacts, aims new waste strategy of UK
World Toilet Day: Why future of Swachh Bharat Mission remains unsure
World Toilet Day: How scientists tried to gauge what people think about sanitation
Is Swachh Bharat Mission ensuring waste segregation systems?
E-Waste Day: 82% of India's e-waste is personal devices
The first International E-Waste Day is being celebrated across 20 countries by 40 different organisations worldwide to raise awareness on e-waste issues, collection, recycling
E-waste: How should India defuse a ticking time bomb?
Safe disposal practices, consumer awareness and cooperation between organised and unorganised sectors is needed to solve the issue
Rural poor yet to see benefits of improving sanitation in Tanzania
Open defecation has reduced from 20% in 2012 to 5% in 2017 but benefits have largely gone to the rich
This is what Africa can learn from India's sanitation story
Despite the limitations of the Indian model of sanitation, Africa can draw inspiration from its many positive aspects
The bane of consumerism
If plastic waste has to be done away with, the initiation has to come from consumers
The problem with banning plastic
What is needed is to actually alter behaviour, if not preferences
Swachh Survekshan 2018 misses the clean mark
Majority of the top 50 cities recognised as clean by the Swachh Survekshan-2018 dump waste in poorly managed landfills and dumpsites
Divide and Conquer: waste segregation is the key
Waste segregation at source improves collection efficiency and leads to better processing of waste
Toilet inside, defecation outside: Govt missing the mark?
Toilets are being constructed at a high rate, but their usage remains a problem
By-laws for solid waste management in Delhi were finally notified. What next?
The by-laws have remarkable provisions, which if implemented properly, should lead to transformational changes
Can an inventory help manage e-waste?
Better data on e-waste will help track the amount of e-waste generated, reduce e-waste, promote recycling and prevent illegal dumping and emissions, says a recent report
Is Delhi prepared to handle its e-waste?
In India, over 95 per cent of e-waste generated is managed by the unorganised sector. Integrating and formalising this sector can help manage e-waste
A zero waste toilet to achieve a clean India
Locals in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh consistently choose evapotranspiration toilet, a zero waste model which requires no human intervention over other models we showed them
A day in a ragpickers’ slum in New Delhi
Ragpickers have remained out of the formal system of employment or benefits, and their condition is getting worse due to alienating policies
Two years left and the blind chase of toilets continues
Although Guna district in Madhya Pradesh spent almost all its money for toilet construction, people were still defecating in the open
Waste not the dissent
For so long we have used backyards of our cities as dumping grounds, but people in poor neighbourhoods are saying enough is enough
Local authorities in Delhi can use imaginative by-laws to clean up the city
Households must be rewarded on segregating waste and collectors, both formal and informal, should be trained
Do small cities need waste-to-energy plants?
The fundamental issue with waste management in India is that it is always someone else’s problem
Delhi’s solid waste: a systemic failure
Landfill sites in Delhi had exceeded their capacity way back in 2008 and most of these sites have contaminated groundwater in and around their neighbourhood
India’s challenges in waste management
The key to efficient waste management is to ensure segregation source and resource recovery
Interrogating sustainable cities
The concept of sustainable cities can be a confused one when it attempts to cater to all interests