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The dark side of the sun: Clean energy’s wasteful impact

By : Shramana Dey, Jan 15, 2020

India’s ambitious renewable energy targets have pushed solar installations to rapidly expand across the country. As India builds on its solar repertoire, the absence of solar waste management...

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Why recycling is not a bankable venture in India

By : Vaibhav Rathi, Oct 29, 2019

India’s rising urban population and consumption has resulted in staggering increase of waste generation in the country. Recycling which is critical is struggling not because Indian entrepreneurs...

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The Plastic Express of Doon Valley

By : Anoop Nautiyal, Jun 12, 2019

The verdant Doon Valley, home to a picturesque mountain range like the many others that dot the Himalayas, has now become synonymous with an abundance of unattended plastic waste. The mountains...

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Recycled Plastic Lumber: Potential winner for plastic waste problem?

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 3, 2017

With growing urbanization in India, waste management is emerging as a key challenge facing the country. Indian Centre for Plastic in the Environment (ICPE) estimates the plastic consumption for...

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Innovate or Perish: The Case of Multi-layered Packaging

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2016

Product packaging is one of the prominent sectors wherein environmental sustainability is not necessarily an area of focus. Some of the most common household packages – including potato chip...

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Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016: Heading on the right path but certain ambiguities remain

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 16, 2016

India is still struggling with managing its plastic wastes with about 15,342 tonne of plastic waste generated every day. The Government notified Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016 in...

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E-waste management in India: New Rules, Old Problems

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 29, 2016

The article analyses the recently announced E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and examines the improvements and the shortcomings of the new rules



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Waste Management Trends in the Indian Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 8, 2015

Sustainability Outlook carried out extensive industry-wide surveys and interviews amongst various stakeholders to uncover latest waste management trends among Indian corporates. As a part of this engagement, detailed survey and interviews with 85 leading Indian corporates and...

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The Dark Side of Green Lighting

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2014
In 2009, the Government of India found that the penetration of CFLs for household lighting was only about 5-10%, while over 70% of the remaining lights were incandescent bulbs1. In a bid to reduce electricity consumption in lighting, the government launched the...
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