Tag Archive | waste

Want a bride? Cleanup your place Now!

In addition to the causing well-known health and environmental hazard, mismanagement of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has resulted into a sort of social issues. For the young men of the 8 villages in the Karnataka located around a TSDF (Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facility), it could mean permanent bachelorhood. The reason being no parents wants to […]

Plastic to cotton: make that switch

In our continuing debate over uses of plastic bags and menaces associated with it, we bring to you a new perspective on the continued uses of plastic bags in malls and super stores. In this article published on Livemint.com, Vandana Vasudevan  explains how the charging for the plastic bags at the malls and Hyper market will not reduce […]

Introducing Abdul Muqeet, The Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

Pelletization of Municipal Solid Wastes

By Salman Zafar MSW is a poor-quality fuel and its pre-processing is necessary to prepare fuel pellets to improve its consistency, storage and handling characteristics, combustion behaviour and calorific value. Technological improvements are taking place in the realms of advanced source separation, resource recovery and production/utilisation of recovered fuel in both existing and new plants for […]

New Tech Lets An Army Of Informal Recyclers Collect Brazilian Waste

By MICHAEL J. COREN For decades, an informal recycling cooperative in Brazil has collected tons of recyclable material, which it sells back to heavy industry each day for reuse. The system, however, is plagued by inefficiencies: routes are haphazard, coordination is weak, and knowledge is easily lost when individuals leave the cooperatives. Brazil is now trying […]


‘Gurgaon dying in its own trash, residents must make first move’: US environmental engineer

Twenty-four-year-old Troy Ansley came to India with a vision to save nature and promote greenery starting from Gurgaon. Troy, an environmental engineer from Florida, USA, is working on several projects in conjunction with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). He is here to guide them through the methods of preserving, maintaining and increasing the greenery […]