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.

Three months after new rules on collection and disposal of electronic waste came into effect, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has collected seven tonnes of ewaste.

The peripheries of urban areas are refusing to become the dumping grounds of municipal waste. (Editorial)

This set of zero waste case studies profiles nine diverse communities, each providing a real-world example of authentic progress toward the goal of zero waste.

At Old Seelampur, an impoverished neighbourhood in Northeast Delhi, rows of hollowed-out computer monitors line a dingy lane.

Okhla residents accuse BJP and Congress of trying to poison people by promoting waste incineration to generate electricity. The plant is being put through trial runs. Even as candidates contesting municipal seats in the national capital make their rounds of residential colonies to seek votes, citizens and waste-pickers' associations are angered by the election manifesto of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). One of the promises it makes is electricity from waste by setting up incineration plants in various parts of the city.

Byculla residents have been forced to live in unhygienic conditions with the stench of adult diapers, bloodied cotton swabs, gauges, syringes, needles, used intravenous tubes and an endless list of

Shimla: The European Union (EU) has approved a Rs 7-crore city sanitation project for the state capital along with capacity building and awareness in four other municipalities in Himachal Pradesh.

In a bid to promote its renewed initiative for the segregation of wet and dry garbage, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to rope in activists and residents of several housing

Say studies have shown that Indian waste is unfit for the purpose. With the fear of losing their means of living looming over them, waste pickers from across the country have opposed Delhi government’s plan to install three waste to energy plants in the city. “How can the proposed energy generation of 40 MW justify the loss of 350,000 jobs,” asks Dharmendra Yadav, general secretary of All India Kachra Sharamail Mahasang (AIKSM) which organised a state-level meet of waste pickers on December 22.

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