Issue Series #1: Waste pickers and workers in the informal waste industry : The Pillars of Extended Producers Responsibility

Nalini Shekar and Kabir Arora A decade ago, the term ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ (EPR) was either found in the textbooks of Environment Sciences or in the forgotten reports of many parliamentary committees. At that time as organisers of waste pickers and environmentalists, whenever we emphasised that the producers must pay for recycling or disposal of … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Waste pickers and workers in the informal waste industry : The Pillars of Extended Producers Responsibility

Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru are a Good Start, Design Changes Need to Be Made to Make Them Function Better

Researchers: Anjanee Patel, Ambrosie, Jaspreet Singh, Indha Mahoor, Nalini Shekar, Karthik Natarajan, Vishwanath C and Xiao-Dong Liu. Bengaluru is the second city in India, after Mumbai to have Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs). The city civic body: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation-BBMP) started setting up DWCCs since 2012. The sanctioned number of … Continue reading Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru are a Good Start, Design Changes Need to Be Made to Make Them Function Better

Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Hasiru Dala invites you for Waste Narratives being organized at Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Alternative Forum and Azim Premji University (Dates and Timing Mentioned Below). Waste Narratives is an evening comprising of public reading of the novel Bicycle Dreaming with the author Mridula Koshy, Conversations with the recyclers Akmal Pasha, Salma and Siddique, Mallika, … Continue reading Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Encouraging Mushroom Cultivation to Counter Nutrition Insecurity

Sowbhagya & Chethan C.N. (originally written in Kannada), translated in English by Malleshwari Baddela Rising prices of pulses and meat have impacted the poor significantly. Waste-pickers with little income are left to fend themselves against the high costs of food. Even within waste-pickers, the migrant community members (from other states) are worst off. They have … Continue reading Encouraging Mushroom Cultivation to Counter Nutrition Insecurity