Global Plastic Treaty: Why India Needs to Take a Stand

by Pinky Chandran This article was originally posted on the Waste Frames site, and can be found here. Plastic pollution is all pervasive. It is complex, dynamic and transcends boundaries. Addressing issues of plastic pollution, in a singular lens of either waste management, marine litter or just single use plastics further compounds the problem of … Continue reading Global Plastic Treaty: Why India Needs to Take a Stand

Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Informal sector integral to the success of India Inc’s waste management initiatives

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

Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

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!

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