Waste-to-Energy (WtE), the process of creating energy from waste, has gained broad appeal domestically and internationally with programs such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) providing funding for many WtE projects across the world.

This document presents the results of the study entitled “Economic Aspects of the Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management”.


Waste-pickers worldwide gathered in Colombia to highlight how central they are to urban existence Sometime in 2007, history was unmade and made. From being a global village, the world became an urban conglomerate

All recycling in India is undertaken by (and via) the informal sector. This sector includes waste-pickers, small middlemen, transporters, larger middlemen and finally, reprocessors. These self-employed people play a very important role in urban waste management as they provide a service which the urban municipalities cannot provide given their current institutional framework.

The Gas Authority of India Limited advertisement promoting plastic as an alternative to paper is an attempt to subvert the larger discourse on the hazards of plastic consumption, and a mask for its unholy alliance with the plastics industry

Instead of curtailing use of plastics, the Delhi government sets up a new market

ALTHOUGH the repulsive sight of waste and garbage lying strewn around and putrefying on our roads, parks, greens, and neighbourhoods is no new phenomenon for urban India, it has become a cause for

THE Resource Art exhibition at New Delhi's Max Mueller Bhavan took a lateral -- often oblique -- view of the interaction between people and nature. Based on a show of contemporary Installation Art in