Delhi cop invents grass cutting machine from waste!

Sukhvinder Singh, an ASI in Delhi Police, has invented a grass cutting machine using waste.

Garbage on streets: NGT notice to Delhi government, EDMC

Amid the looming 'garbage crisis' in the capital, the National Green Tribunal Friday sought the Delhi government's response on dumping of municipal waste on the streets.

Waste-carrying vehicles to be installed with GPS device: Maharashtra CM

 Stating that illegal dumping of waste is a matter of serious concern, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said all vehicles transporting waste will be installed with GPS devices.

Udaipur Eco hut: Converting waste and garbage to something useful

See how trash and garbage are utilised to create something beautiful in Udaipur's Eco haat.

'Hefty fines for throwing religious items, waste in Yamuna'

Cracking the whip on those polluting Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday passed a slew of directions including a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted throwing waste or religious items in the river as it unveiled a plan for its restoration.

Throwing religious items, waste in Yamuna to attract hefty fines
Throwing religious items, waste in Yamuna to attract hefty fines

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday passed a slew of directions including a fine of Rs 5,000 on people spotted throwing waste or religious items into the river Yamuna.

Concerned over disappearing dustbins, Delhi HC seeks MCDs response

Terming the "disappearance" of dustbins from various parts of the national capital as "daylight robbery", the Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the municipal bodies here to inform whether they have installed dustbins in all areas under their jurisdiction.

No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi
No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi

Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.

DRDO chief calls for turning waste into useful products

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander Thursday called for turning waste into useful products through affordable technologies.

99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

Around 99 per cent Of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing it from other European countries.

HC asks authorities to expedite handing over sites for waste management

The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.

Canada`s water: A paradox of pollution and waste

In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.

Everest climbers will be asked to bring down waste

In a bid to clean Mt. Everest of waste accumulated over decades of climbing, the Nepal government has introduced a new provision -- effective the coming spring season -- according to which every climber will have to bring down at least eight kg of garbage to base camp while returning from the expedition, an official here said Monday.

Car tyres may purify wastewater in future

Rubber granulate made from end-of-life car tyres may in future lend itself to applications such as wastewater treatment, say researchers.

KMC to develop second waste disposal ground at Rajarhat

With city`s only solid waste disposal ground at Dhapa becoming overburdened, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has found a plot at Rajarhat New Town for setting up its second one which will also generate energy.

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.

Dubai to have Quran-theme park next year

Aiming to highlight the `miracles` of the Quran, Dubai authorities are building a theme park that will have 51 of the total 54 plants cited in the holy book.

Gujarat to generate energy from waste in 50 cities: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said his government will run a pilot project in 50 cities to generate power, fertilizer and reusable water by setting up solid waste management plants.

Delhi, UP police should prevent waste dumping into Yamuna: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today asked Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police to deploy adequate staff to prevent dumping of waste and debris into Yamuna river.

Now, spinning CDs to clean sewage water

Wonder what to do with your obsolete audio CDs?
Researchers have come up with a practical application: they can be used to break down sewage.