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
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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.
Government looks to junk plastic water bottles
September 1, 2019 |
September 1, 2019
A 2018 report by TERI states that plastic accounts for 8 per cent of the total solid waste generated in the country annually.
In East Delhi, study finds not all on board for waste segregation
June 15, 2019 |
July 15, 2019
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.