Envisioning Better Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

The Plastic Waste Management Rules, that were notified on 18th March, 2016, clear a lot of ambiguity which was governing the management of plastic waste management in the previous years. While one can endlessly critique the rules and find fault in them, this post is not going to take that route. Considering that these are … Continue reading Envisioning Better Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

Bicycle Dreaming is a Fictional Still Biographical Account of Those Who Take Away Your Discards

On a sultry afternoon, while taking a nap- Have you heard someone screaming ‘paper, bottle’ outside on the road. I am sure you have. You must be annoyed as the noise would have disturbed you and woken you up from your peaceful sleep. A mobile man on a bicycle with gunny bags on the either … Continue reading Bicycle Dreaming is a Fictional Still Biographical Account of Those Who Take Away Your Discards

Changing Lives of Wastepickers Through an Ethical Trade Platform

Journey of Plastic for Change & Hasiru Dala to reform the informal waste sector begins! Andrew Almack In the last 11 months the wastepickers in Bangalore have suffered a 60% drop in the price for the plastic bottles and other products they collect. The value of recycled plastic has plummeted because of the low prices … Continue reading Changing Lives of Wastepickers Through an Ethical Trade Platform

Inclusion of Waste-pickers in Proposed Solid Waste Management Rules

Date: 6th January, 2016 To Shri Prakash Javadekar Honourable Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Government of India Subject: Inclusion of waste-pickers in proposed Solid Waste Management Rules Dear Sir We are appreciative of the fact that you have been emphasizing on the role played by waste-pickers in solid waste management (SWM). We request … Continue reading Inclusion of Waste-pickers in Proposed Solid Waste Management Rules