Why reducing size of Delhi’s garbage mountains is easier said than done
May 4, 2022 |
May 4, 2022
The Indian Express
While remediating landfills, waste processing infrastructure needs to be strengthened so that no organic waste reaches the landfill site, said Dr Suneel Pandey, Director of the Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI.
Only 8-10% e-waste disposed of properly in Kolkata
March 29, 2022 |
April 6, 2022
A small portion of the e-waste generated in the city is disposed through organised channels while the majority is sold through unorganised channels where the dismantling of the waste exposes the handlers and others to hazardous elements. According to Dr Suneel Pandey, Director at the Environment and Waste Management Division of TERI, said that many prefer to sell their used electronic devices in local markets, which give a better return for the products.
Tackling the integrated challenge of plastic pollution and climate change
January 11, 2022 |
January 11, 2022
In April 2021, TERI's roadmap proposed a circular plastic value chain to address the problem of both plastic pollution and greenhouse emissions.
Like Japan and Singapore, why doesn’t India burn plastic waste to produce energy?
January 4, 2022 |
January 4, 2022
Coprocessing has been marred by many cost issues. Typically, the quality and quantity of municipal waste is not optimal for RDF. So, cement plants need to spend money on pre-processing waste to make it useful. Transportation is also an issue, says Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, a solid waste management expert from TERI
The cost of plastic waste
December 30, 2021 |
December 30, 2021
Coprocessing has been marred by many cost issues. Typically, the quality and quantity of municipal waste is not optimal for RDF. So, cement plants need to spend money on pre-processing waste to make it useful. Transportation is also an issue, says Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, a solid waste management expert from TERI.
India needs a comprehensive and integrated action plan on marine litter
October 18, 2021
Plastic packaging constitutes an estimated 59 percent share in India's total plastic consumption, amounting to about 10 million tonnes every year. Considering a steady growth forecast for the pharmaceuticals, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), and e-commerce sectors, this figure is expected to rise further. India's net plastic consumption is estimated to have increased by around 20 times as compared to 1990. It is expected to see a further upturn with an increase in its demand by approximately 52 percent by 2025.