Decentralisation, awareness focus areas for waste management in Panaji
July 9, 2019 |
July 9, 2019
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.
TERI to audit handling of garbage by east, south corporations
June 22, 2019 |
June 22, 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.
Managing India’s waste key to energy, climate benefits
June 18, 2019
| Deccan Herald
The emission of greenhouse gases from waste in India is estimated at 0.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent − roughly distributed equally between emission of methane from landfills and from wastewater. Maximising resource recovery from waste, both material and energy, along with proper disposal will not only ensure proper management but also reduce GHG emissions. India has a long way to go when it comes to efficient waste management.
Water, sanitation and hygiene must be looked at holistically
March 21, 2019
| The Hindu Business Line
Estimates show that around 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that are faecally contaminated, and some 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation sources such as toilets or latrines. In India, 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people are without access to improved sanitation (2017). Hygiene poses another challenge; safe drinking water and sanitation in the absence of hygienic habits will not prevent feco-oral infections.
Efficient management of waste disposal sites can curb air pollution
November 14, 2018
| Hindustan Times
The practical way to deal with legacy dumpsites, which are a source of local air pollution and fire accidents, is to stabilise the slopes. We must start recovering the landfill gas and then either flaring or harvesting it to be used as a potential fuel. Once these dumps have been stabilised and most of the landfill gas recovered, the dumps can be opened, and their content mined into compostable, combustibles and inerts. The combustibles can be further processed into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and used as a source of energy, either in industries or cement kilns.
E-waste processing: A problem of scale
July 18, 2018
| The Financial Express
E-waste in India, as in other countries, is the fastest-growing waste stream. Though the current generation of e-waste is not as high as other waste streams like municipal solid waste, industrial waste or construction and demolition debris, its current state of management is causing environment pollution while recovery and recycling of value from it in informal sector remains a cause of concern. It is crucial to look at the present capacity created for e-waste processing, with respect to their locations vis-à-vis hot spots for e-waste generation.