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Waste segregation from June 5
May 2017
As part of World Environment Day, the Municipal Administration Department of the Government of India has decided to implement dry and wet segregation of garbage waste from households in all the urban local bodies in the country on June 5.

 

Ahmedabad MC launches app for e-waste disposal
May 2017
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has become the first city in India to have developed a mobile app for disposal of e-waste on Saturday. Mayor Gautam Shah launched the app along with an e-waste collection van. The app has been developed in collaboration with city-based ECS Corporation Ltd.

Swachh Bharat: Funds for treating solid waste cut 46 per cent
April 2017
The government has scaled down expenditure on solid waste management 46 per cent to Rs 20,153 crore from Rs 38,000 crore approved by the Cabinet in September 2014.
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Solid waste management challenges for cities in developing countries
January 2013
Solid waste management is a challenge for the cities’ authorities in developing countries mainly due to the increasing generation of waste, the burden posed on the municipal budget as a result of the high costs associated to its management, the lack of understanding over a diversity of factors that affect the different stages of waste management and linkages necessary to enable the entire handling system functioning. 

Electronic waste management approaches: An overview
May 2013
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing pollution problems worldwide given the presence if a variety of toxic substances which can contaminate the environment and threaten human health, if disposal protocols are not meticulously managed. The paper will give an overview on toxic substances present in e-waste, their potential environmental and human health impacts together with management strategies currently being used in certain countries.

Systems approaches to integrated solid waste management in developing countries
April 2013
Solid waste management (SWM) has become an issue of increasing global concern as urban populations continue to rise and consumption patterns change. The health and environmental implications associated with SWM are mounting in urgency, particularly in the context of developing countries. While systems analyses largely targeting well-defined, engineered systems have been used to help SWM agencies in industrialized countries since the 1960s, collection and removal dominate the SWM sector in developing countries.

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