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Smoke World

I don’t know why, but those who live in the provinces here seem to have an aversion against fresh air. At exactly five-thirty in the afternoon, which is thirty minutes past the end of the school and work day, you’ll have people burning their trash. 251 more words


My Take on Decentralized Urban Composting

Decentralized composting has been promoted on a large scale in many Indian cities. But is this the way forward for organic waste management in Urban India? 942 more words

Solid Waste Management

Slideshows from recent activities

Getting a handle on the issues faced by the community especially those relating to stormwater and solid waste management.

Come watch the ISSB students learning the pressing machine: 6 more words

Block Pressing

Health & Safety hazards for garbage workers

Sometimes we get so busy chasing concepts that we miss seeing what is right under our nose. And sometimes, we see it so often that we very readily forgive ourselves for ignoring what is obviously wrong. 2,281 more words

Solid Waste Management

Visit to Mavallipura landfill reveals a new & horrifying chapter in 'composting'

With the talk of Mavallipura landfill “revival” rending the air, I thought it was high time I visited the landfill and studied what it takes to compost biodegradable waste from 300 tonnes of mixed garbage per day which includes all possible kinds of hazardous waste. 780 more words

Endlessly Green

The Tale of Waste: From Enormity to Nullity

During our MSc days in Pune, four of us friends namely, Hemangi, Jyothi, Palak and I, decided to follow the trail of the waste that begins at our doorstep everyday. 1,997 more words