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.
COVID-19 | Is India prepared to tackle the plastic waste the pandemic produces?
July 23, 2020
| Money Control
There is an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across India. As more people get quarantined, the subsequent demand for personal protective equipment (PPEs) increases as well. Insidiously, the amount of potentially infectious waste from households also starts increasing. As India turns its focus to recovering its economy, an increase in the responsible use of plastics can bring in new opportunities for modernisation, competitiveness, and job creation - consistent with its economic, social and environmental objectives.
Used Needles, Masks, Plastic: Why India Will Need Smart Strategies to Manage Waste in Post-Covid19 World
April 24, 2020
In the future, our waste management will need more mechanisation and automation to reduce human contact. A higher level of mechanisation in waste management will have to span from waste collection to treatment. We will also require fully automated material recovery units and organic waste management plants with better machine learning and robotic applications, efficient enough to avoid carbon emission burden on cities, thereby reducing climate change impact.
Can our waste management systems handle the covid-19 pandemic?
April 9, 2020
For the waste management ecosystem to respond effectively, corporate social responsibility initiatives, non-governmental organisations and waste management players must come together. Collaboration will ensure that sanitation and on-ground health staff have access to PPE kits, and also help manage the flow of waste safely in this pandemic situation.
Manoeuvring Environmental Challenges with Tech-Based Solutions, Policies
October 23, 2019 |
October 25, 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.
Reducing waste is key as phase-out won't be easy
October 13, 2019 |
October 13, 2019
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.