Wealth out of waste (WOW)

S. Annamalai
To evolve a process for use of waste plastic to lay roads
A Rs. 42 lakh project, to be undertaken between 2009, 2012
Cold process will be highly useful in laying roads in cold regions

India Gelatine and Chemicals Limited (IGCL), Vapi, Gujarat a public limited company produces food and pharma grade gelatine. The plant produces 30 tonne of obnoxious semi-solid proteinaceous sludge everyday which is threat to the environment.

It is time we began to live differently. But if you believe that governments and power and water utilities can bring about that change, you need to think again. The change has to begin with us. We have to be the change without governments telling us what to do. Without laws and regulations compelling us to change our ways.

COIMBATORE: As part of its clean environs programme, Alagana Kovai, the Residents

Ahmedabad : Your drive down Pirana, on city's outskirts, makes you feel dizzy because of noxious industrial gases and stench from garbage dumps and sewage treatment plants.

But now, you may say goodbye to your ordeal, thanks to a solid waste processing plant which is transforming municipal trash into pellets and fluffs to be used as fuel in industrial units.

Chromolaena odorata (Eupatorium odoratum), commonly known as Eupatorium, is an introduced weed which became a menace in plantations, forests, marginal lands and open areas in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka. The weed calls for effective control by applying suitable methods.

Syed Ali Ahmed
The Delhi government has decided to review an old project of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) relating to generation of power from garbage. The project was finalised when the Congress was in power in the MCD.

Delhi chief secretary Rakesh Mehta said the department concerned would review the project and push the MCD to start generating electricity from garbage.

Sonali Chowdhury

: Waste, if efficiently treated, can be instrumental in helping the country meet its energy requirements and reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions.

AHMEDABAD : She saw an innovative green idea' in trash bins full of discarded gutkha pouches and empty food packets. Sixteen-year-old Hetal Vaishnav has invented a new technology to help recycle multi-layered food packets which can be used in making furniture.