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Learning from Meethotamulla

A week ago disaster and tragedy struck Colombo’s Meethotamulla garbage dump. The images and stories depict a heartbreaking chronicle of poor management, environmental neglect and human misery. 853 more words

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

Around the world, waste generation rates are rising.

In 2012, the worlds’ cities generated  1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year, amounting to a footprint of 1.2 kilograms per person per day. 979 more words

WBG News & Reports

Uttarakhand High Court delivers landmark judgment on solid waste management problem in the state

“The zenith of civilization can only be gauged how clean the cities and towns are. Every citizen has a fundamental as well as human right to clean and hygienic environment. 656 more words


It’s plastic and fantastic!

If there is such an object which is as ubiquitous and omnipresent as God Almighty it is that translucent bag that has superpowers in the form of durability, resilience and an undying nature. 585 more words

Indian Innovation

Let's Talk Trash

We have a trash problem in my municipality. In fact, the Philippines has a trash problem in general, as 3rd highest global producer of plastic waste into the world’s oceans (behind China and Indonesia).  1,059 more words

Peace Corps

CRS Pioneers Community Clean-up through collaborative solid waste management and door-to-door waste collection in BASECO

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager

Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  1,254 more words

Survey seeks opinions on garbage and recycling services

The TNRD is looking for feedback from residents about their current garbage and recycling services and what they’d like to see in the future.

The survey, which will close at the end of this month, is part of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Review. 157 more words