October 28, 2010
Used lead batteries are not being collected in sufficient quantity to protect public health and the environment from lead hazards according to a recent report “Lead Battery Recycling i...
October 6, 2010
When asked if the ministry had set a deadline for clearing the project, Ramesh said, "There is no deadline for the approval of the project but since the French President is coming in December, we hope to take a decision on it before his arrival." »
August 21, 2010
The Madras High Court Bench here on Friday constituted a committee to probe allegations that a private paper mill had dumped 253.16 tonnes of waste materials (broken toys, glass bottles, cot...
August 3, 2010
The police here began investigation into the dumping of bags of insecticides and pesticides into the Neduvode river at Alakkode here that caused health problems to the people.The pollution...
August 2, 2010
A stronger set of rules is needed
June 18, 2010
Ombudsman for local self-government institutions M.R. Hariharan Nair has directed the Thrikkakkara grama panchayat authorities to take all necessary steps to resolve the crisis emanating from its u...
June 7, 2010
A year after the first deadline was set by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and the Lok Adalat for setting up liquid bio-medical waste treatment plants in nine government hospitals, fiv...
May 31, 2010
An uncontrollable fountain of oil could gush into the Gulf of Mexico until August, the Obama administration warned on Sunday, as BP conceded it was moving to a containment strategy after failing t...
April 21, 2010
Discarded computers, printers, copiers, mobiles… are we building e-mountains? How do we handle toxic tech trash? GEETA PADMANABHAN raises some serious questions
April 2, 2010
The ban on plastic items above 20 microns came into effect in Kanyakumari district on Thursday.As a part of removing non-degradable plastic items, the Collector, Rajendra Ratnoo along with o...
October 12, 2010
People in developing countries who make a living scavenging the dumps of electronic equipment thrown away by the first world face daily hazards most of us never consider as we gaily order our new m...
October 1, 2010
One lakh people will take pledge against plastic waste during the launching ceremony of MAP -Mass Action for Plastic waste-free Kozhikode, a project meant to make Kozhikode a plastic waste-free di...
August 21, 2010
Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Chennai, have seized 127 tonnes of e-waste imported from four foreign countries from a container terminal here.C. Rajan, Addition...
August 2, 2010
The Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 clearly define "segregation." Six years after they came into force, in 2004, hardly any city in India has been able to implement them. On the other hand, Municipal Corporations staggering under the weight of mountains of trash violate the law everyday. Decentralised composting, both traditional and mechanical, could be a way forward. But will politics and policy keep pace with science and technology?
July 27, 2010
The defunct Union Carbide factory has 347 metric tonnes of toxic waste which will be disposed off in the Pithampur-based Treatment Storage Disposal Facility (TSDF) in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh...
June 11, 2010
A year after the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board ordered closure of nine government hospitals following directions from the Lok Adalat for not setting up liquid biomedical waste treatment...
June 1, 2010
As many as 1,000 NCC cadets are expected to participate in a campaign against plastic waste on June 5, World Environment Day. The cadets will remove biodegradable and plastic waste from the...
May 1, 2010
The importance of keeping track of the growing number of radiological sources distributed to users across the country has been underlined yet again.
April 12, 2010
The Delhi Government this past week announced that it would install collection bins across the Capital to contain the growing problem of hazardous waste (including e-waste) disposal in the city.»
February 22, 2010
Developing countries face increasing environmental and health hazards from electronic waste unless toxic materials are collected and recycled properly, according to a United Nations report release...