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
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
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
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
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
Event on Waste & Resource Management in India: Status, Challenges, Solutions and Road Map for the Future; 29th September 2016 | 12:00 – 18:30 | Innovation Exchange Forum, IFAT India, Mumbai WM Sessions at IFAT India – Mumbai Sep 28-30 – AR
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 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
The civic solid waste department is planning to instal stainless steel bins of 40-litre capacity as an alternative to community bins.
The civic chief had instructed the department to replace around 600-odd community bins of 1,100 litre capacity in phases. Over 150 community bins have already been removed and survey is underway of the remaining areas. Read More
Worried over e-waste finding its way to garbage bins, posing threat to the environment, the city corporation has found a way to go green. The first e-waste collection centre will be opened at city corporation.
The MCC plans to open two more collection centres, but the locations have not been finalised as yet. Read More