How is Environmental Compensation levied under PWM rules?

| 3 Min read Two amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules on Environmental Compensation were made in 2022. According to the February 16, 2022 amendment, CPCB was mandated to establish guidelines for the imposition and collection of Environmental Compensation if PIBOs failed to meet the obligations specified in the guidelines. The July 6, 2022 amendment states that Environmental […]

How does digitised MRFs solve the recycling challenges?

| 3 Min read Material Recovery Facilities(MRFs) have always played an essential role in solid waste recovery and recycling, dealing with 5-10 tonnes of waste per day. However, with irresponsible waste disposal on the rise, conventional MRFs are no longer functional in sorting and segregation of waste material. From inconsistent workforce, to low recycling rates, the challenges are many. […]

Swachhata Startup Conclave’s initiative to mobilise innovative startups

| < 1 Min read Swachhata startup conclave, one of the initiatives organised under the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (and DPIIT & AFD), was held on September 20th, 2022, to provide an array of funding and support facilities to startups to strengthen the sanitation and waste management industry. The event was a treasure […]

Deposit Refund Centers – Tungnath

| < 1 Min read Locations to bottle return and refund centers Gupta Kashi GMVN Entrance Gupta Kashi Market  Phata Helipad  Sitapur Gangaputra hotel  Sitapur Ashoka Palace  Sonprayag, Next to police Chowki Sonprayag, GMAX Center Gaurikund Ghoda Padav Gate Kedarnath Ghoda Dropping Point  Kedarnath Helipad Kedarnath Near Temple 

What equipments do MRFs use?

| 3 Min read The quantity of overall solid waste in cities is rising at a pace of 5% per year due to increased urbanisation. Every year, per capita waste generation, grows by 1.3%. Because of the rising waste generation, it is impossible to recycle most of the waste generated if material recovery facility equipment execute manual operations, as […]

Where to sell plastic scrap in India?

| 3 Min read As India’s population grew during the 1990s, with many people commuting to cities for livelihood, nationwide waste management was jeopardised. Waste is dumped in and around almost every city. That’s when the law that prompted the Indian government to adopt statewide rules governing effective waste management and establishing waste processing and disposal facilities came to […]

Growing concern about E-waste in India

| 4 Min read The use of electronic equipment has increased dramatically in India due to the rapid expansion of the IT and communications industries. Because of the increased concern over e-waste, there is a greater emphasis on recycling and better e-waste management. People keep most of the obsolete electronic equipment at home because they don’t know how to […]

Plastic Deposit Refund System in Kedarnath 

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| 3 Min read Kedarnath attracts over 15,000 visitors per day, 3,000+ ponies with escorts, safai sathis, security and disaster management teams, licensed shops with workers leading to an overall footfall of 35,000+.   The Char Dham Yatra began on May 3rd, 2022 post the COVID regulations and over 8 lakh pilgrims have reportedly visited the shrines to date. Swamped […]

The rising problem of plastic waste in India

| 3 Min read Plastic became the most popular material for consumer products in the Indian market in the 1960s. The increased usage of plastic is a tangible sign of modernity. The first time Indians used plastic was exciting owing to its glossy substance, vivid colours, and less expensive to purchase in bulk. The first plastic items used by […]