Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Notes from Nayandahalli ‘Cities are engines of growth’ is an old cliché statement. For economic growth and well being of mankind they consume the resources sourced from faraway lands and release matter termed as waste. It is imperative to frame the discourse of sustainability in cities around the questions of ‘flow of matter’ i.e. where … Continue reading Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Comments For Strengthening Draft E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2015

We are deeply disappointed by E- Waste (Management) Rules, 2015 prepared by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It clearly shows that Ministry has failed to take a note of existing informality in e-waste management and came up with a set of rules which even before enforcement will fall apart. The given set of … Continue reading Comments For Strengthening Draft E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2015

Suggestions For Strengthening Draft Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015

We would like to place on record our appreciation to the Ministry for being progressive and recognizing the need “for plastic waste minimization, source segregation, recycling, involving waste pickers, recyclers and waste processors in collection of plastic waste fraction either from households or any other source of its generation or intermediate material recovery facility and … Continue reading Suggestions For Strengthening Draft Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015

Suggestions For Strengthening Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015

The MSW 2015, draft rules, is definitely an improvement over the previously withdrawn rules of 2013.  It is commendable that the new Rules recognizes the need for collection of segregated waste of three types, has identified Institutional generators, reinforces the need for decentralization and has recommended the inclusion of the new informal waste economy. The … Continue reading Suggestions For Strengthening Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015