RECYCLING WASTE

To examine the possibility of recycling urban waste to provide cheap fuel to the poorer sections of urban population, the Supreme Court has ordered a solid waste management commission in Class I cities. The division bench comprising Justice B N Kirpal and Justice M Srinivasan passed the order recently while examining the interim report of the commission appointed by it to study solid waste management practices of urban local bodies. The court was responding to a public interest petition highlighting the absence of scientific management of solid waste and the resulting impact on the environment.