problems of environmental degradation can be ironed out, literally! Christopher Nagel and his team at the Molten Metal Technology in Waltham, Massachusetts, along with Robert Bach, a chemist at

A company in Kenya is putting old rubber tyres to good use. The use of locally reclaimed rubber is fast catching on in the country. Recycled rubber has not only helped improve environment but also

Imagine a city where recycled garbage is traded to buy essential items; old wooden electricity posts are reused in office buildings, bridges and public squares retired buses transform into mobile

STRAWBERRY PACT: Mumbai-based Gemini Agritech Ltd and Israel-based Plastro Gvat have entered into a technical arrangement for the supply of strawberry cultivation technology and support on a

Jute fibres and wastes can help make different grades of special papers and board, thus cutting down on the use of precious wood, say researchers from the Calcutta-based Jute Technological

On-line recycling The World Resource Foundation, a British charity organisation, has started PRISM, an on-line service exclusively pertaining to recycling of waste products. The site

Even the tiniest microbes could help spruce up our foul environment when let loose on domestic waste. Researchers in Delhi are now advocating the use of this miniscule life form to solve the huge problem of urban waste. These tiny do gooders do not

Bowing to the pressure of the Dakshina Kannada fisherfolk in Karnataka, the state government has finally directed Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) to instal a modern recycling plant

Sweden's UNO WINBLAD was not a sanitation engineer but had trained as an architect in London in the late '50s. Those were the days of mounting concern with the "dark continent of Africa, and UNO later took up assignments in Ethiopia and Nigeria. While

Management of solid wastes is a corollary of triumphing civilisation. But how does one recycle or reuse increasing solid wastes in radically expanding cities ?