What do you need to visit a foreign city and deliver a lecture on climate change? A high-profile persona, an elite degree, and the right connections, perhaps.

Indian policies and rules, while not perfect, have some important safeguards and recognition for informal sector recyclers, particularly wastepickers. However, municipalities, urban policy makers, and private companies ignore them while conducting business in solid waste management. In so doing, they bypass the environment and the poor.

A social impact assessment of the impact of two waste-to-energy plants on wastepickers in Delhi. The study shows a definite livelihood loss and likelihood of increased number of child wastepickers.

Privatisation of garbage collection leaves the waste pickers, already on the fringes of society, vulnerable to exploitation.

Beverage maker Coca-Cola India along with one of its bottlers, Moon Beverages, on Wednesday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a recycling outfit, Harit Recyclers Association, for rolling out a project for recycling PET (or plastic) bottle waste.

New Delhi: In a stark reminder of the exploitation of street children, a new study has found that one out of every five street urchins in Delhi is a ragpicker. With most adults unwilling to do the work of rummaging through the city

OUTSIDE THE mind space of Delhi’s elite, a war is brewing. It is a battle for livelihood, a fight to find the answer to one question: Who has a right to the city’s garbage?

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

New Delhi: Delhi government has denied permission to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to use part of the Bhatti mine area as a landfill site since the earmarked portions fell within the boundary of the wildlife sanctuary.

The affidavit filed by the government in the high court states that in light of the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and the Environment Protection Act, 1

Waste pickers along with environmentalists and civil society groups staged a march from Kudeshiya Park to the Lieutenant-Governor's office here protesting against the setting up of three waste-to-energy plants in the city.

The protesters said the three incinerator plants at Okhla, Timarpur and Gazipur were being built with complete disregard to the public health concerns of the area residents.

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