Wastepickers Cooperative- SwaCH & Pune Municipal Corporation Awarded by PM Modi

“It is very good news for us and waste pickers across the country that our work is being recognized. However, these awards need to translate themselves in actual gains for waste pickers across the country- we (wastepickers) should be integrated in solid waste management system, our health and other rights need to be protected, we should have right over recyclables”, said … Continue reading Wastepickers Cooperative- SwaCH & Pune Municipal Corporation Awarded by PM Modi

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

Energy Derived from Muncipal and Solid Waste is Not Renewable

Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 introduced in the Parliament, last year, leaves more questions than answers. The bill was listed for discussion in Monsoon session. The logjam in both the houses i.e. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, resulted in a complete wash out; as a result the bill may resurface in winter session. It is important … Continue reading Energy Derived from Muncipal and Solid Waste is Not Renewable