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Manoeuvring Environmental Challenges with Tech-Based Solutions, Policies

23 Oct 2019
| BW Smart Cities

TERI is working to develop and implement technology solutions, emerging from national policies, to address the adverse impact energy use and waste management on the environment, shared Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI, in an interview.

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Reducing waste is key as phase-out won't be easy

13 Oct 2019
| Hindustan Times

According to a TERI and environment ministry fact sheet released in 2018, around 43% of manufactured plastics are used for packaging purpose and most are of single-use.

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Government looks to junk plastic water bottles

01 Sep 2019
| Mint

A 2018 report by TERI states that plastic accounts for 8 per cent of the total solid waste generated in the country annually.

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Decentralisation, awareness focus areas for waste management in Panaji

09 Jul 2019
| The Goan

Following a citizen perception survey, a team of TERI and German government agency GIZ has concluded that decentralization and creating awareness of the solid waste management laws among stakeholders including residents is the way forward to establish a sustainable solid waste management system for Panaji, Goa.

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TERI to audit handling of garbage by east, south corporations

22 Jun 2019
| The Times of India

The south and east corporations have decided to engage TERI to assess the volume of garbage collected in their areas, its disposal and the discrepancies in the implementation of the solid waste management rules.

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In East Delhi, study finds not all on board for waste segregation

15 Jun 2019
| Indian Express

More than 60% households in East Delhi's 60 colonies did not segregate their waste last year, while 71% either had their waste collected by the informal sector or disposed it themselves at vacant plots and dhalaos, a study by TERI has shown.

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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
| 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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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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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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