Solid waste management (SWM) is a matter of great concern in the urban areas of developing countries. This report covers very lucidly the present scenario of SWM in urban areas, the system deficiencies that exist, and the steps that need to be taken to correct SWM practices in compliance with Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 ratified by the Government of India.

Waste Management Inc said on Monday it would open the largest-ever facility to turn landfill gas into vehicle fuel, which will then be used in its own California collection trucks. The project will help the largest US trash hauler develop a source of low-carbon fuel, which is expected to be in wide demand when states such as California begin requiring drivers to cut their carbon dioxide emissions. "We think there's going to be a very significant demand for the fuel," said Waste Management spokesman Kent Stoddard.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital will be brought under the medical wastes management programme soon as part of the initiative to reduce the risk of health hazards. The DMCH nurses, ward boys and management staff are being imparted training and an orientation programme for the physicians will be held on completion of the training to start waste management, sources at Prism Bangladesh, an NGO working for medical waste management in the capital, said.

The Excel group is changing with the times. The agro-chemicals leader has taken a lead in the country to develop biopesticides and manage solid waste by converting it into organic compost. The company CMD, Ashwin C Shroff, spoke to FE on the sidelines of the recently concluded Ficci Environment Conclave to emphasise upon the need to have an integrated approach to sustainable waste management. Shroff is also chairman of the Ficci environment committee. Excerpts: How big is the environment technology market in India?

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been urged to fulfil an election promise to repeal legislation paving the way for a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory. The region was chosen by the Howard government for Australia's first waste facility because of its geological stability and remote terrain, far from population centres. Four sites were being considered, including Muckaty Station, about 120km north of Tennant Creek, and commonwealth defence land at Harts Range, Mount Everard and Fishers Ridge.

The goal of the Bharat Nirman programme of fulfilling the norms of water supply in all the rural habitations will be achieved in the State during the current year, Local Administration and Rural Development Minister M.K. Stalin told the Assembly on Tuesday.

This article explores the potential of RFID (radio frequency identification device) for improving the current waste and resource management system in Switzerland. It presents the following three possible options for utilizing RFID tags to support waste management processes:

This research effort is an assessment of drainage problems in the tropical environment of Ilorin, Nigeria. In order to achieve the philosophy of the work, the following data have been sourced from direct fieldwork. Such data include drainage dimensions, types of wastes in drainage channels, problems of wastes and

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The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) will generate power from organic waste with the help of the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency.