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QR Code Based Garbage Collection Begins at Mangaluru Smart City

20/10/2020

The Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) has begun implementation of its QR code-based Solid Waste Management System, which will cover all the 60 wards of Mangaluru, in a phased manner. The first phase will cover 88,000 houses; so far 5,000 houses have been installed with the QR codes and rest are expected to be completed by the end of November. Mangaluru will be one of the first smart cities in Karnataka to go live. The smart garbage collection system will help the City Corporation track the movement of the garbage vehicles, monitor the status of the garbage collection, provide provisions for the public to record complaints about garbage collection. QR code installed at houses can also be extended for other public services such as payment of electricity bills, property tax, and phone bills, among others.

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GCC set to privatise waste management in two more zones

Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) is set to privatise waste collection in two key zones, Royapuram and Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, to tackle open-dumping and poor garbage handling. The 2,363-crore 10-year project, approved by the GCC council, covers areas such as Perambur, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, Pulianthope, Mint, Sowcarpet, Parrys, Egmore, Royapuram, and Harbour. The contractor will be evaluated on 43 critical parameters, including door-to-door collection, street sweeping, secondary waste transportation, waste hotspot clearance, canal cleaning, carcass waste removal, and priority services teams. The project will manage only three zones, Tondiarpet, Ambattur, and Anna Nagar, with the remaining 12 zones outsourced. The contractor will be responsible for conducting outreach programs to raise awareness about waste segregation and bio-waste processing.

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Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Centre to sign deal for CITIIS 2.0 scheme

Jul 7, 2024

Thiruvananthapuram city corporation is set to sign an agreement with the Union government to implement the CITIIS 2.0 programme, focusing on integrated waste management and climate-oriented reforms. The city is the only one in Kerala selected for the CITIIS 2.0 programme. Representatives from the National Institute of Urban Affairs and the French Development Agency visited Thiruvananthapuram to assess its waste management infrastructure. The city is expected to receive Rs 133.5 crore for solid waste management upon DPR approval, with the aim of transforming the city into a zero-waste model through an e-platform for scientific waste generation, collection, and treatment. The initiative will be implemented in collaboration with the French Development Agency, the EU, the National Institute of Urban, and the German development bank.

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Nagpur firm to manage waste at Amarnath Yatra this year

Jul 7, 2024

Urban Enviro Waste Management Limited (UEWML), a Nagpur-based company, has been awarded the contract to collect, transport, process, and dispose of solid waste for the Amarnath Yatra 2024. The company, with around 700 workers, aims to achieve sustainable waste management and zero landfill, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment on both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes. The company will provide essential facilities to pilgrims and raise awareness about waste management and environmental sustainability. The yatra anthem, logo, website, and apps were launched by LG Manoj Sinha and others at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, with dignitaries present.

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Interest in zero-waste weddings on the rise in Bengaluru

Jul 7, 2024

A Bengaluru bride's Instagram reel of her zero-waste wedding has garnered over 7.5 lakh likes. The event featured a mandapa made from sugarcane stems, mango leaf decor, and cotton thread garlands without plastic add-ons. Organisations like Solid Waste Management Roundtable (SWMRT) have been helping Bengalureans organize sustainable weddings and housewarming ceremonies for free. Hasiru Dala Innovations and Green Utsav have also seen increased interest in hosting sustainable events. They use reusable fabric flowers, cutlery, and compost banana leaves and flowers. However, some people are hesitant to opt for green events due to hygiene concerns and cultural acceptance. Despite these challenges, adopting sustainable alternatives can save up to Rs 50,000 on a wedding budget of Rs 2.5 lakh.

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Deluxe Recycling Opens New Plant In Gujarat To Boost Plastic Recycling Capacity

Jul 7, 2024

Deluxe Recycling, a leading multi-layered plastic recycling company, has opened a new recycling plant in Sarigam, Gujarat. The facility will increase its capacity from 13,000 TPA to 27,400 TPA across two locations, making it one of South Asia's largest MLP recyclers. By FY2030, Deluxe aims to recycle over 200,000 tons of UBCs and MLPs, contributing significantly to India's waste management. The investment to build the 1.5 lakh sq. ft plant is around Rs 50 crores. India generates 9.4 million tons of plastic waste annually, with only 50% collected. Deluxe has established a scalable ecosystem for collecting MLP waste, collaborating with aggregators and small material recovery facilities. The company uses proprietary technology to manufacture high-demand heavy, rigid products. Funding from Circulate Capital has increased capacity and created over 150 jobs in Gujarat.

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New SCERT textbooks impart lessons on waste management

Jul 7, 2024

Kerala's State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has revised textbooks for Classes 3, 5, 7, and 9 to emphasize the importance of sustainable waste management. The revised textbooks include lessons on scientific and sustainable waste management practices, such as Jeevasasthram for Class 9, Hindi Patavali for Class 7, Adisthana Sasthram for Class 5, and the Malayalam textbook and Parisara Patanam for Class 3. The inclusion of waste management topics is seen as a significant step towards addressing societal challenges and preparing students to become responsible citizens. The lessons are designed to be easily comprehensible, featuring descriptions, tables, poems, illustrations, and assignments to provide clear insights into waste management issues and solutions.

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GHMC shares Solid Waste Management knowhow with Netherlands

Jul 7, 2024

The Solid Waste Management division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is participating in the "Waste Supply Chain Management Mission" programme in the Netherlands, which is being co-hosted by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Dutch Embassy in India from June 16 to June 20. R. Sreenivas Reddy, Executive Engineer, SWM, attended the programme on Monday in Amsterdam and provided insights into the solid waste management techniques of the GHMC. The programme is a component of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on knowledge exchange between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands.

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Doon NGO inks MoU with Garhwal University on waste management, climate change

Jul 7, 2024

The Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University to collaborate on waste management, climate change, and sustainable development goals. The partnership will also focus on circular economy, sustainable urbanisation, and citizen engagement. The collaboration aims to promote scientific temper and awareness in Uttarakhand, with social audits on citizen-centric issues aiding policy formulation. Additionally, a plastic bank will be established on campus in Srinagar to address plastic waste management. Both parties will engage in research and educational activities, manage waste disposal, and ensure public participation through dialogues, seminars, and workshops.

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24-hr control room set up to act on garbage complaints in Gurugram

Jun 23, 2024

A control room has been established in Gurugram, Haryana to address complaints about construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste, and horticulture waste under the Solid Waste Environment Exigency Programme (SWEEP). The control room will be operational 24/7 to address residents’ concerns about waste management and can be accessed via phone calls and WhatsApp. The deputy commissioner announced a special SWEEP campaign and constituted teams headed by 19 officials from the MCG, district administration, and GMDA to monitor the campaign. MCG’s additional commissioner Balpreet Singh is leading the program, while senior officials will conduct inspections and monitor work by sanitation agencies. The decision comes in response to a Supreme Court order and observations made by the National Green Tribunal, emphasizing the urgent need for a cleaner environment in the city. The control room will be operational 24/7 and can be accessed via 9821395367.

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World Bank to support GCC in achieving zero waste

Jun 23, 2024

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and the World Bank are working together to improve waste management in Chennai, aiming to establish a system that will last until 2026 or 2027. The main goal is to stop people from throwing trash at Kodungaiyur, a major dump in the city. The World Bank will improve the city's solid waste management methods over the next 20 years, including a full study to identify and improve waste management policies. The GCC will implement new rules to boost recycling and reduce waste sent to landfills, aiming to create a circular economy with less environmental impact and fewer resources. The project also addresses administrative issues, such as hiring levels, that hinder good city management in all 15 zones of Chennai. The goal is to improve civic response and efficiency, making Chennai a model for environmentally friendly trash management.

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Marriott India Commemorates World Environment Day with 'Two Trees per Room’

Jun 23, 2024

Marriott India launched a unique initiative titled 'Two Trees per Room: Embracing Nature's Bloom' on World Environment Day 2024. The initiative aims to promote biodiversity conservation and promote a greener future. Each of Marriott's 150 hotels will pledge to plant two trees for every room, based on their total room inventory. The initiative launched on June 5th, 2024, and will be implemented by partnering with reputable reforestation organizations. Marriott India's Chairman, Sanjay Gupta, believes that sustainability should be at the forefront of hospitality, and 'Two Trees per Room' is a testament to their commitment to environmental responsibility. Marriott India is also implementing initiatives aimed at reducing carbon footprint and promoting social responsibility, such as energy-efficient practices and waste reduction. The company is committed to leading by example and setting new standards for sustainable hospitality.

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National flags of 20 countries including India made of plastic waste

Jun 23, 2024

Surat-based company Praveen Overseas has created the largest national flags of 20 countries participating in the ICC T20 World Cup using plastic waste. Each flag measures 35 meters by 20 meters and is made from polyester fabric and recycled yarn from garbage and plastic bottles. The flags, which weigh approximately 150 kg, were produced for the tournament hosted by the US and the West Indies. The yarn was supplied by Ganesh Group, a company specializing in recycling waste materials. The production process involved 600 workers and took 24 hours to complete one flag. The flags, which weigh 3500 kg, showcase India's commitment to sustainability and the unique and environmentally conscious product.

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