by Sumangali Krishnan Recovery of Post Consumer Plastic Packaging. Plastics in packaging are actively being targeted in a bid to prevent them from ending up in the ocean or landfills and dumpsites. To stem this flow, we must either stop consuming plastic and actively ensure that the plastic once used – is captured in a … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Flexible plastic packaging: want not, waste not, but how?
Andrew Almack* The global waste crisis is rapidly growing. With waste generation estimated to increase to 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050, the effectiveness of systems that manage this waste has become vitally important to prevent environmental, health-based and societal issues. While developed nations have adopted centralised systems to manage their waste, developing nations have long … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Seven Reasons Why Decentralized Waste Management is Best for Emerging Economies
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