NMC to Recycle 6 lakh Tonne Garbage Lying at Bhandewadi for 49 yrs

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has planned to recycle around 6 lakh tonne garbage lying at Bhandewadi dump yard for the last 49 years. A private agency will be appointed to segregate, recycle and dispose of the garbage.

The companies will set up a plant to generate 11.50MW power. The proposal will be submitted to the general body. Construction is likely to begin from 2017 and the plant will be commissioned in June 2019. Read More

Competition among Civic Wards in Maharashtra to Check Garbage Generation

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is planning to hold a competition for municipal wards across major corporations to keep a check on garbage generation, an official said today.

“The idea is to push the people towards adopting environment friendly measures, and holding a competition at ward level will see a collective effort by people,” MPCB member secretary Dr P Anbalagan told PTI. Read More

Goa Garbage Treatment Plant Proposes to Provide Power to State

Almost year after being set up, the garbage treatment plant at Saligao in North Goa has proposed that they are ready to provide surplus power generated by it to the state grid.

The plant operated by Hindustan Waste Treatment Private Limited (HWTPL) has been generating 4,000 units of electricity from the waste, it has been treating, which is collected from the coastal belt of North Goa. Read More

Bengaluru’s Eco eMarket goes live with an Online E-waste Marketplace

Eco eMarket, a Bengaluru startup that offers an online platform to trade in electronic and other waste, has gone live.

The platform, powered by NCDEX eMarkets, has been developed by a team of four professionals with background in technology, commodity markets and finance. The initiative is billed as India’s first online marketplace to trade e-waste, and other wastes of paper, plastic, textiles etc.  Read More

Report on the seminar held on Managing E-waste: Opportunities and Challenges by Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation and World Trade Centre, Mumbai

World Trade Centre (WTC), Mumbai in association with Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) organized a seminar on ‘Managing E-Waste: Challenges & Opportunities’ on 27th July 2016 at Centrum Hall, WTC, Mumbai. The seminar was organized under WTC-Swacch Bharat Abhiyan campaign, with an aim to bring together different stakeholders and of imparting knowledge about E-Waste Management in India. Read Report

Modi government backs new eco machine that turns organic waste into fertiliser using magnets – and without causing any pollution

The Narendra Modi government has shown interest in an eco-friendly mechanism to turn organic waste into ashes, which might be used as agricultural fertilisers under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The mechanism uses ‘Neosonic’ technology that does not require any fuel or electricity to run, thus causing zero-pollution, and uses magnets to reduce organic materials to three-hundredths of their original volume. Read More

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste to energy plants in Delhi, 01/09/2016

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhdev Vihar Residents Welfare Association & Ors. Vs. State of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 01/09/2016 regarding waste to energy plants in Delhi. National Green Tribunal directs authorities to “take clear instructions as to the availability of the sites, operationalisation of the waste to energy plant, capacity of each of them and what steps they are going to take to ensure their continuous operalisation without any further delay”.Sukhdev Vihar Waste to Energy Plant NGT Order