Waste segregation at source improves collection efficiency and leads to better processing of waste
Toilet inside, defecation outside: Govt missing the mark?
By-laws for solid waste management in Delhi were finally notified. What next?
Can an inventory help manage e-waste?
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
No more N-I-M-B-Y
Our excessive reliance on 'others' to manage 'our' waste has let the situation go out of hand
Garbage is about recycling
It is time we accepted that each household is a waste generator
How to reinvent the sanitation wheel
The city “shit-flow” diagram shows that the situation is grim as all cities either do not treat or safely dispose the bulk of the human excreta
How Sweden got out of the garbage dumps
Less than one per cent of garbage goes to landfill; energy from waste powers public transport, heats homes
New e-waste draft rules promise a broader scope
The 2015 rules boast of clarity and lay down the responsibilities of various stakeholders in clear terms
E-waste disposal: what India can learn from Norway
Majority of brands operating in India do not have a tangible responsibility to handle waste that is generated by their goods at end of life stage
Waste? I haven’t heard of anything like that
Waste is but an imaginary concept; a discarded shoe or a toothbrush is waste only as long as you think it as such