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Ocean plastic can persist in sea surface waters, eventually accumulating in remote areas of the world’s oceans. Here we characterise and quantify a major ocean plastic accumulation zone formed in subtropical waters between California and Hawaii: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Our model, calibrated with data from multi-vessel and aircraft surveys, predicted at least 79 (45–129) thousand tonnes of ocean plastic are floating inside an area of 1.6 million km2; a figure four to sixteen times higher than previously reported.

Tons of extremely hazardous biomedical waste (BMW) generated by households goes directly to landfills in Bengaluru.

The Delhi High Court today asked municipal bodies and the Delhi government whether there was any policy to deal with the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), dubbing it a "critical area" which h

Medical waste from the Letaba Hospital is flowing directly into the Letaba River‚ said Lindy Wilson MP and DA shadow deputy minister of health‚ following an oversight visit to the Tzaneen hospital

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs. Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Bihar & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding collection and disposal of of bio-medical waste by a unit in Bihar.

BENGALURU: Apple supplier Wistron’s facility in Bengaluru has achieved zero waste to landfill certification in a little over a year, much faster than its assembly units in China, says Apple’s lates

Thiruvananthapuram: A meeting convened by district collector K Vasuki has decided to implement green protocol in collectorate and to make it free of e-waste.

Panaji: The increasing ubiquity of technology, and the toxicity of the waste it generates, may make for a perilious future for Goa.

Jamshedpur: An old laptop or a mobile phone may be of no value, but did you know if discarded properly they have the potential to generate wealth and also save the environment?

At least 38 million Kenyans will today replace phone batteries they bought two years ago, but they have no place to dispose of the used gadgets.

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