| India is one the careless nations which does not seem take waste management seriously. It is rightly termed as a country underdevelopment despite having potential to make the system work by adopting advanced useful methods.
| A recent study by India-based not-for-profit environmental organisation Toxics Link has found that plastic laden with harmful flame retardants might be contaminating the entire recycled plastic stream in the country.
| Describing India as the world’s fifth-largest producer of e-waste, BIR E-Scrap Committee member Surendra Patawari Borad explained to the body’s latest meeting in Berlin that the government had introduced an extended producer responsibility system for e-waste earlier this year which proposed a 30% collection target for the first two years, rising to 70% after seven years.
| The Municipal Corporation of India's Chandigarh has decided to close a garbage processing plant in the city as it calls for a new process for converting the entire waste of the city into energy.
| BIR’s leaders made prominent contributions to the annual conference of the Metal Recycling Association of India (MRAI), held last week in New Delhi. BIR President Ranjit Baxi and Director General Alexandre Delacoux were invited to add the international dimension by addressing this important gathering of around 800 business people involved in recycling.