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Attitude of Waste Managers and the Challenges faced by them - A study report

By Alka Bastin On 17 Aug 2018 | Category : Waste Management

Health Inspectors and Junior Health Inspectors of Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation who were managing the decentralized solid waste management systems were interviewed to know their perceptions on centralised solid waste management which they practiced earlier, the current waste management system and the transition period. It was done as part of course work of MSW by Ms. Alka Bastin of Marian College Kuttikkanam. 

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To Compost or To Not

By Neha Joe On 4 Apr 2018 | Category : Waste Management

Composting is a simple yet at times, an overlooked solution to bio-degradable waste management. Composting is a method through which organic waste decomposes naturally under oxygen-rich conditions through the action of microbes. With the current incentives provided by Trivandrum’s Corporation to install a Bio-composter and the presence of Aerobic Bins in various locations in our city, it has never been  easier to make a difference. From the portable “Kambha” or the efficient “Bio-composter” for a household to the “Aerobic Bin” for an entire residential colony or school; there are a myriad of equipment to get your hands on. Not only would you be contributing to a sustainable future through composting but also you would benefit from the final nutrient-rich compost that could be utilised as a soil-enricher

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Green Army Fellowship – An Initiative by Thanal, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation & Green Army

By Gadha R On 8 Jan 2018 | Category : Waste Management

This fellowship is basically designed by Thanal and Corporation of Trivandrum. It is originally a three month work. This is needy time for waste management. If we continue do the present system, i.e; throw- away culture, it is going to affect us very badly and the results will be irreversible. So I recommend this fellowship to encourage the decentralized waste management in not only Kerala, but also in our Country. 

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Explore Your Options For Menstrual Hygiene

By Shradha Shreejaya On 21 Feb 2017 | Category : Waste Management

When a woman’s choice of a product has such immense consequence at a health, societal and ecological dimension, it fails me why we as a collective still ignore the need to demystify and remove the taboo around such conversations. Product availability and businesses are still predominantly a man’s world, which dictate the choices that we are given in terms of our bodies’ needs. For this to change, we women ourselves need to come forward, shed inhibitions (like how our uterine linings do with so much beauty every month) to engage and educate people around us. For as long as there is silence, there stands no hope for our collective futures.

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Think waste

By Mr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan On 24 Dec 2016 | Category : Waste Management

As a community known to clean conscious, we have quite strangely messed up our handling of discards so much that the State Government had to actually float a major campaign flagship project for reinstating the paradigm back into the minds of the people Haritha Keralam under Nava kerala Mission

But that is todays story. and this is a story that may eventually end up as another well meaning but miserably tragin one. And that is because the script could soon be rewritten by skeptics of this state - the elite, upward and west moving Malayali, contributing so much to global thinking, but stuck with local inaction!

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വലിച്ചെറിയുന്നതിനു മുമ്പ് സഹജീവികളെക്കുറിച്ചു കൂടി ഒന്നാലോചിച്ചു നോക്കൂ

By Mr. Shibu Nair On 25 Sep 2015 | Category : Waste Management

വേണ്ടാത്ത ഒരു കഷണം കടലാസ് ചുളിവു നിവര്‍ത്തി സൂക്ഷിച്ചു വെച്ച് അത് ഉപകാരപ്പെട്ടേക്കാവുന്ന ഒരാളുടെ മുഖം മനസ്സില്‍ തിരയുന്നത് ഒരു വലിയ വിപ്ലവം ആണ്. അത് ഒരു രാഷ്ട്രീയ നിലപാട് കൂടിയാണ്. മനസ്സില്‍ ഇപ്പോഴും ധൈര്യവും കരുണയും കാത്തു വെച്ചിട്ടുള്ളവര്‍ക്ക് മാത്രമേ അത് സാധ്യമാവുകയുള്ളൂ. ... read full article

നിന്നെപ്പോലെ നിന്‍റെ അയല്‍ക്കാരനെ സ്നേഹിക്കുക; പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക്ക് കത്തിക്കാതിരിക്കുക

By Mr. Shibu Nair On 12 Mar 2015 | Category : Waste Management

മരണത്തിന്റെ അരികെ നില്‍ക്കുന്ന ഒരാളെ കുറച്ചുകൂടി നേരത്തെ മരണത്തിലേക്ക് തള്ളിവിടാന്‍ ഈ പുകവലയങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സാധിക്കും. എന്റെയും നിങ്ങളുടെയും വീട്ടില്‍ നിത്യേനെ അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ ആഴ്ചയിലോ മാസത്തിലോ ഒരുതവണ കത്തിക്കുന്ന പ്ലാസ്റിക് മാലിന്യത്തിന്റെ പുക മതി ഗുരുതരമായ ശ്വാസകോശ രോഗങ്ങള്‍ ഉള്ള രോഗികളെ, ശ്വാസകോശശേഷി കുറഞ്ഞ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ, വൃദ്ധരെ ഒക്കെ ഒരു ദിവസമെങ്കിലും മുന്നേ മരണത്തിന്റെ കയങ്ങളിലേക്ക് തള്ളി വിടാന്‍! അതെ, കുഴപ്പമില്ല എന്ന് കരുതി നമ്മുടെ വീട്ടു പരിസരത്ത് അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ വഴിയരികില്‍ ഒരു തവണ ഞാനോ നിങ്ങളോ ഇടുന്ന തീ മറ്റൊരാളുടെ ചിതയിലേക്ക് വരെ നീളാന്‍ ഉള്ള സാധ്യത എപ്പോഴെങ്കിലും ആലോചിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ടോ? ... read full article

Ministry of Environment and Forests withdraws controversial proposal to modify

By Thanal . On 24 Sep 2014 | Category : Waste Management

Legal issues related to amendment of Municipal Solid Waste Management and Handling Rules 2000 ... read full article

Pot composting on the 21st floor balcony!

By Ms. Sreedevi Lakshmi Kutty On 24 Sep 2014 | Category : Waste Management

Personal experience on composting at home. ... read full article

Caste and Gender – the barriers in waste management in India

By Mr. Shibu Nair On 30 Jul 2014 | Category : Waste Management

Perspectives on challenges of waste management in India. How cast and gender hinder the whole mindset and process. ... read full article

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