it seems the us is paying for its negligence on toxic-waste trade. A recent study says the country is flooded with Chinese jewellry made out of us-exported toxic e-waste. Researchers studied

In a first-of-its-kind venture in India, bamboo pulp is being used in the manufacture of sanitary pads as absorbing material, instead of the regular wood pulp. Bamboo pulp has advantages

The combination of a booming cement market in India together with constantly rising energy costs are leading to increased usage of secondary fuels in the cement industry. Tecprosystems Pvt Ltd, India, with the support of MVW Lechtenberg, Germany is now starting the construction of a secondary fuels processing plant in Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan. July-Sep 2007

Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is a solid fuel prepared from non hazardous waste, meeting the classification and old fuel and specification requirements of CEN-TS15359. SRF is processed, homogenized and upgraded to a quality that can be traded amongst producers and users. (July-Sep 2007)

In India, Grasim (an Aditya Birla Group Company) has taken the initiative to burn waste as fuel in its kilns. The company has established waste handling facilities at two units, Grasim South Cement and Vikram Cement. The company has also installed a municipal solid waste processing plant. July-Sep 2007

What would waste management do without waste incineration? For without incineration, nothing would actually work in waste disposal today. Waste incineration forms the backbone of waste management in Germany and its importance will grow in a sustained material management oriented to resource efficiency. July-Sep 2007

the cement industry has been using blast furnace slag for long. It maintained its eco-friendly reputation when a deal was struck between Steel Authority of India Ltd (sail) and Jaiprakash Associates

>> A report released on May 7 by the pressure group, Media Matters for America, says minorities and women get less space in prime-time news programmes in the us. The three-week study said most of

Construction waste recycled to make bricks and pavers