VARANASI: The solid waste management (SWM) project of Varanasi will be operated by a private company, which has expertise in generating power by using solid waste as fuel.

Panaji: The state-of-the-art solid waste treatment plant at Saligao on Wednesday began supplying surplus power generated by it to the state electricity grid.

Incineration-based waste-to-energy technologies have recently emerged as the preferred policy option for managing the growing problem of waste in India. These technologies require a continuous supply of waste inputs of sufficient quantity and quality—high calorific value and low moisture content—to be viable. Government and industry proponents suggest that WtE and recycling are compatible systems of managing waste while their critics disagree.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has sent a proposal to the state government for entering into a power purchase agreement with two firms that have signed a contract with the AMC for converting d

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electricity Generation from Waste, 16/03/2017. The combustible fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) including domestic garbage and toilet waste can be used in several processes to generate electricity.

Large tracts of land—vested or belonging to the municipality—in 14 urban pockets have been identified to develop landfill sites, where solid waste will be converted into compost or bio-gas.

Comments on Action taken Reports submitted by SPCBs/PCCs (In compliance of Hon’ble NGT Order dated 13.01.2017 in the matter of Almitra H. Patel Vs Union of India 199/2014).

Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. The report highlights significant shortcomings in the EU’s approach to waste and recycling: the objectives are increasingly unclear, the targets are badly designed, and the policies are not in the UK’s interest.

Policy Exchange argues UK should ditch EU Circular Economy package in favour of new approach to recycling and energy-from-waste plants .

A tempo loaded with plastic waste collected from neighbourhoods in Pune; Dr M Tadpatrikar and Shirish Phadtare

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