The discussion started with a quick overview of the circular economy and waste management. Swati emphasized that a circular economy is the best way to go forward and ensure that we are keeping our resources intact. Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Global plastic pollution treaty and what it means for India with Swati Sambyal
By Rishabh Shrivastava India is the 12th largest source of marine litter & is estimated to become the 5th largest by 2025. Water bodies are facing an enormous crisis of plastic pollution. On my recent visit to Goa, I document some of the most heart-wrenching photos of how plastic waste continues to pollute our seas. It is estimated that almost 80% of marine plastic waste is … Continue reading Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution
By Rishabh Shrivastava Indore needs no introduction. The city has created its own identity in the recent past by winning four consecutive titles for India’s cleanest city. Its efforts on waste management have become a subject of study for global practitioners on sanitation and waste. Presently, the city remains worst-hit by the pandemic in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Yet, the city and its … Continue reading Swachh Survekshan 2020: What’s behind the success of ‘Indore Model’?
By Rishabh Shrivastava Bio-medical waste has always been a concern for environmental and public health safety. The COVID-19 crisis has further exacerbated the problem. India’s pollution watchdog – Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on 18 March 2020, came out with detailed guidelines on the management of COVID-19 waste. Since then, CPCB has made amendments thrice — the latest one being on 10 June 2020. COVID-19 has not … Continue reading Time to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste
For centuries, a community has been socially delegated to dealing with human waste. How long will they continue to take human excreta, writes Shruthi. Neoliberal ideologies say that our hard work and intellect determine our social and economic status and that we deserve our social positions. In the Indian reality, however, thousands of people and structures act together to give us what we have. Starting … Continue reading Caste-ing away our waste