Stop the waste from burying us: State or society is usually blamed, but let’s look upstream at producers of waste

Stop the waste from burying us: State or society is usually blamed, but let’s look upstream at producers of waste

February 6, 2018 | Sanitation

You cannot walk or drive more than a few metres in any Indian city without encountering mounds of rubbish. Even in our villages, you will find garbage billowing around fields, piling up along roads or even lining the forest floor. At many beaches, you are as likely to find your toes tickled by strands of plastic as by little fish.
It is no longer possible to look away.
India’s waste problem is gigantic, and with its economy growing steadily, it will be compounded manifold. Yet, our waste stream management has not even got off the ground.

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Malnutrition and sanitation in India – Takshashila-Hudson conference – Bangalore on August 1-2, 2014

Malnutrition and sanitation in India – Takshashila-Hudson conference – Bangalore on August 1-2, 2014

November 11, 2014 | Sanitation

INI9 – Malnutrition and sanitation in India – Takshashila Institution – Rohini Nilekani and Pavan Srinath discuss malnutrition and sanitation in India. This conversation took place on the sidelines of the Takshashila-Hudson conference, “Shaping India’s New Growth Agenda: Implications for the World” in Bangalore on August 1-2, 2014.

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Uncommon Ground – Greening The Toilet

Uncommon Ground – Greening The Toilet

June 5, 2009 | Sanitation

The past century of sanitation has been an environmental and financial nightmare for the world.
It is supposedly the 100th anniversary of the modern lavatory, though there is some dispute about when the modern flush toilet as we now know it was invented and by whom. Nevertheless, for the billions around the world who take their daily convenience for granted and for the remaining billions who have no access to modern sanitation, it is a good opportunity to sit and think about the future of human waste, of which millions of tonnes is generated every day.

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