Are we at sea on marine plastic pollution?
November 11, 2020
| The Financial Express
India is considered the twelfth-largest source of marine litter and is projected to become the fifth-largest by 2025. The Ganga has been documented as one of the top-five rivers dumping plastics into oceans. India, as per 2017-18 estimates, consumes 16.5 mt of plastic annually, 43% of which was towards the manufacture of single-use plastic material. The Covid-19 outbreak has exacerbated this situation, with the pandemic demanding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as suits, masks and gloves that are often discarded in unscientific ways.
'Waste Nama' will write a new version of clean India, know what is the plan for the city of Varanasi
October 29, 2020 |
October 29, 2020
According to TERI, which is actively involved in solid waste management at Varanasi, the Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) is being used for emissions estimates for Varanasi as well as Panaji under the Varanasi Waste NAMA programme.
Manage plastic waste effectively
October 15, 2020
| The Hindu Business Line
Plastics, as materials, are not an issue, but it is their management that has been a challenge. Their negative impact on the environment, specifically marine life, comes from land-based activities. India generates around 26,000 tonnes of plastics every day from urban areas. The informal sector plays an important role in the management of plastics. The recycling rate of plastics in India is expected to be around 60 per cent, though 94 per cent of plastics that we use a Sourabh Manuja re of thermoset category and can be recycled.
This Gandhi Jayanti, shop with your waste in Panaji
September 26, 2020
| Mr Vaibhav Rathi
| The Goan
In Panaji, within municipal waste, recyclable items comprise of 13.25% glass, 1.49% metal, 7.29% paper, 13.24% plastics, and 7.16% textiles. CCP has a unique 5 way segregation policy in place which is now upgraded to 16way segregation. Another question that citizens ask is, if I segregate it might again get mixed in the value chain. Panaji has developed material processing facilities which are well linked to dry waste collection centre in each of 12 zones.
Energy & economics linkages in waste management
September 19, 2020
| The Goan
The energy required for transporting waste to recycling industries and manpower requirement for segregating materials at times can make economics for recycling of low value products unsustainable. As a result, a lot of low value mixed paper and lightweight plastics may end up in the environment. There is an urgent need that the energy required to recover valuables from waste in cities is reduced through citizen engagement.
Goa’s model on scientific waste management
September 12, 2020
| The Goan
The Goa Waste Management Corporation model showcases that a SPV with ownership at the highest level of administration can turn things around for waste management especially if those at the helm of affairs are technically qualified, trained, motivated and dedicated. It can build technical capacities and improve the socio-economic status of the informal sector working in the waste sector. However, the success of waste management lies in a co-operative and participatory approach.