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The Plastic Trap

20 Jun 2018
| The Hindu Business Line

A discussion paper prepared by TERI titled, 'Opportunities and Challenges of Plastics Waste Management' was released by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Ministry and TERI have entered into an MoU to set up a Government cell that would provide a platform to include resource efficiency in all future public policies. Plastic waste would be one of the targets. According to TERI's paper, the average per capita plastic consumption in India is about 11 kg, and

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World Environment Day: To counter single-use plastic, realistic 'extended producer responsibility' targets must be set

06 Jun 2018
| First Post

In a paper titled "Challenges and Opportunities: Plastic Waste Management in India", published by TERI, the clause of 'extended producers responsibility' (EPR) has been deconstructed. It talks about a need for a real-time assessment and a state-wise mapping of producers and plastic demand and supply in order to formulate realistic EPR targets. Furthermore, it recommends that pilot EPR models for low-hanging fruits such as the completely recyclable PET must be explored.

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Environment ministry to have resource efficiency cell, signs MoU with TERI

03 Jun 2018
| India Today

In the run up to the World Environment Day, a number of initiatives were launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to help the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) focus on waste management and resource efficiency.

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Environment ministry to have resource efficiency cell, signs MoU with TERI

03 Jun 2018
| The Economic Times

In the run up to the World Environment Day, a number of initiatives were launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to help the MoEFCC focus on waste management and resource efficiency.

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Navi Mumbai's first 'waste-to-energy' project to be inaugurated in 2 weeks

26 Apr 2018
| Hindustan Times

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has readied its first-ever waste-to-energy plant in the city. The civic body along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has developed a unit wherein coconut waste will be processed to generate electricity. The plant has been developed near the dumping ground in Turbhe.

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Pilot project in Margao works towards cleaning Sal

13 Apr 2018
| The Times of India

River Sal in Salcete, Goa has been a major cause of worry in recent years, due to its rising pollution levels. The department of biological sciences of BITS Pilani KK Birla, Goa Campus, is now working towards finding a solution. This project is in collaboration with TERI, Goa. Using funds from thecentral government's department of science and technology, 500sq m of wetland will be created near the Margao fish market at a cost of around Rs 20 lakh. This will be a pilot demonstration to treat

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Air pollution, waste management continue to be areas of concern: report

04 Apr 2018
| Business Standard

Air pollution and waste management continue to be areas of concern and in 2016, over 68 per cent of air quality monitoring sites exceeded the annual ambient concentration level of PM2.5, according to a report by TERI. TERI has launched its yearly data directory TERI Energy Data Directory and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2018. The yearbook said air pollution and waste management are still areas of concern. Data from 2015 shows that almost all states experienced high concentrations of PM10, exceeding CPCB

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Gasifier plant landfill site to light up Navi Mumbai areas

13 Nov 2017
| The Times of India

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation will be commissioning a green waste for electricity generation at its Turbhe landfill site mid-December. It is a pilot project undertaken with TERI under the Eco City programme to reduce the carbon footprint. TERI has developed a gasifier that will be installed at the site to generate 20 KW (kilowatt) daily to light up the high masts at the landfill site.

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Alarming rise in coastal pollution

12 Jul 2017
| Deccan Herald

A recent report by TERI has drawn attention to the rising levels of pollution in India's long coastline which poses a threat to the health and wellbeing of human and other forms of life. The survival of some species of both flora and fauna may be in danger because the ecosystems that support them may disappear. The report has noted that large amounts of waste water and agricultural run-off which are let into the coastline are increasingly polluting the waters. Industrial effluents, municipal

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TERI, French firm sign MoU for Clean India

25 Apr 2017
| India Today

TERI, Innovative Finance Foundation and 3WAYSTE company have signed an MoU to collaborate on the rollout of a breakthrough technology for municipal solid waste management. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Ambassador of France to India, Mr Alexander Ziegler. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI said that waste segregation at source has been major challenge since the passage of municipal solid waste management rules in 2000 and again in 2016. The process introduced by 3WAYSTE and