Entries by Suhas Dixit

Recycling Prospects in Saudi Arabia

The concept of waste recycling has been getting increasing attention in Saudi Arabia in recent years. The country produces around 15 million tons of municipal solid waste each year with an average daily rate of 1.4 kg per person. This rate is projected to double (30 million tons per year) by 2033 with current annual […]

Human litter found in Europe’s deepest ocean depths

 Bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other human litter have been found in Europe’s deepest ocean depths, according one of the largest scientific surveys of the seafloor to date. Scientists used video and trawl surveys to take nearly 600 samples from 32 sites in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, from depths […]

Peeping into the Future of Waste

Waste management is an important tool for curbing climate change and for keeping our environment clean and healthy. Methane generated from biodegradable wastes is a powerful greenhouse gas, and when it’s not captured and used as a fuel it contributes to rapid warming of the atmosphere. Estimates suggest that biodegradable waste in dump sites and uncapped landfill […]

NAIROBI SET FOR MULTI-MILLION SHILLINGS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero on Thursday announced that the county government has set Sh200 million to refurbish roads leading to Dandora dumpsite. The governor also announced that the county government will be spending Sh1 million daily for the next 45 days to address the garbage menace in the city. At the same time, […]

East Delhi chokes on filth, snarls

NEW DELHI: East Delhi resembled a waste dump on the fourth day of the strike called by municipal workers. Streets littered with garbage and resultant stink made life miserable for residents and commuters in areas like Laxmi Nagar, Shanti Vihar, Karkardooma, Jamuna Sports Complex and Shahdara. Trash dumped on main roads slowed down traffic, causing […]

Waste Management in Morocco

Solid waste management is one of the major environmental problems threatening the Mediterranean Kingdom of Morocco. More than 5 million tons of solid waste is generated across the country with annual waste generation growth rate touching 3 percent. The proper disposal of municipal solid waste in Morocco is exemplified by major deficiencies such as lack […]

The Menace of Marine Litter

Marine litter, long a neglected topic, has started to garner some attention. Marine litter is composed of a diverse mix of items from various sources and so a one-size fits all solution is unlikely to be effective. Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG), plastic packaging (bottles, caps, bags, etc.) and plastic manufacturing pellets are […]

BMC CONFIRMS NEW DUMP YARD IN MULUND, LOCALS RAISE A STINK

The BMC confirmed a new dumping ground at Mulund even as city activists are planning to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board authorities to discuss the mismanagement of the city’s solid waste. Thirty-two hectares of land at Mulund, near the Airoli Bridge, has been allocated for solidwaste […]