Chennai launches online portal for recyclable scrap- The Indian Express
In a bid to address the waste management issue in the city and reduce their carbon footprint, citizens of Chennai have begun segregating waste and recycling non-biodegradable waste generated in their households every day. The first of its kind in India, Madras Waste Exchange is a web portal that facilitates the trade of recyclable waste, both scrap materials and recycled products in Chennai launched by G Prakash, the Commissioner of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
Kalyan residents take green steps for zero-garbage city- The Hindustan Times
Residents of the Mangeshi Housing Society in Annapurna Nagar, Kalyan (West) are segregating waste and composting the wet waste on the premises, setting an example for encouraging and adopting waste management techniques. They hand over dry waste to Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) for processing. The society also collects the sanitary waste separately. The society has initiated to follow the basic three steps to waste management, segregation, reuse and disposal of waste and reduction of waste. The society is planning to apply for the 5% exemption on property tax for one year.
PMC’s crackdown on public litterbugs- The Hindustan Times
Punekars caught disposing of garbage on the streets will be penalised by PMC with public litterbugs being fined for Rs 1,000 fine for 3rd time offenders. Dnyaneshwar Molak, chief of the solid waste management department, PMC said, “We have removed all public bins from the city under the bin-free initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission. Citizens found littering will be penalised. First-time offenders will be fined Rs 500, second-time offenders will have to pay Rs 700 and third-time offenders will be fined Rs 1,000. Our door-to-door collection covers 100 per cent of the city and over 94 per cent of the waste is segregated properly.”
Ulhasnagar gets plot for dump yard-The Hindustan Times
Solid waste would be better managed in Ulhasnagar. The state government has given its approval to allot 30-acre plot to Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) at Usatane village in Ambernath taluka. This comes as a major relief to the civic body which has been demanding a place to dump and manage solid waste.
SC Railway to focus on SWM at Secunderabad railway station- The Times of India
After receiving the environmental standard ISO 14001:2015 certification, South Central Railway (SCR) now aims to focus on solid waste management including disposal of solid waste, plastic bottle shredders, anti-littering initiatives, and implementing zero waste management at Secunderabad railway station.
Delhi citizens release green manifesto to tackle pollution- The Hindustan Times
Ahead of the 2020 Delhi assembly elections, a residents’ body on Monday launched a ‘green manifesto’, urging political parties to adopt and implement it as a road map to address environmental pollution in the Capital for the next five years. The issues range from air pollution, traffic management, transport and mobility, urban design, revival of water bodies to solid waste management.
PCB imposes Rs 1.12-crore penalty on Kochi Corporation- The Hindu
The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1.12 crore on the Kochi Corporation for its failure to set up a leachate treatment plant at the civic body’s waste dumping site at Brahmapuram. Earlier in June the surrounding wall of the Brahmapuram waste management plant had collapsed in some areas leading to allegations that leachate, the percolated liquid from solid waste from the plant, is flowing into Kadambrayar and polluting the water.
Noida waste collection agency allowed to take user charge from residents- The Hindustan Times
The Noida authority has asked AG Enviro Infraprojects Private Limited (Anthony Waste management group) to collect user charges from residents who are using the agency’s services to dispose of their household waste. The user charges for residential areas, including group housing and gated societies, will be in the range of Rs 25 to Rs150 per month. For commercial buildings, including seven-star hotels and banquet halls, user charges have been finalised in the range of Rs 250 to Rs 7,000 monthly.
Noida to adopt bamboo screens to keep plastic from choking drains- The Hindustan Times
To keep plastic and other waste from choking the city’s drains, the Noida authority has installed bamboo screens in the city’s stormwater drains at 250 locations. “This innovative, low-cost and low-maintenance solution helps filter out non-biodegradable waste, mainly plastic, from choking drains and makes its cleaning easy,” Noida authority chief executive officer (CEO) Ritu Maheshwari. The authority has spent about Rs10 lakh on installation of bamboo made screens. After the waste is trapped, it will be collected and recycled as per the Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules-2016, officials said.