by Pranshu Singhal 2020 and the pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate and reconsider how we deal with our environment and sustainability issues. Organisations, globally, had to pivot their plans to adapt to the new normal while balancing their SDG ambitions. The pandemic also impacted India’s waste management sector. In this paradigm shift, it has … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Informal sector integral to the success of India Inc’s waste management initiatives
The recently released Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are a matter of celebration. They acknowledge the contribution of wastepickers in keeping our cities clean. Prescriptions are made for the inclusion of waste pickers and informal waste workers (identified as informal waste collectors) in waste management services. There are few flaws in the given document, those … Continue reading Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!
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
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