Over the past decade, Bengaluru’s citizen activists were able to push the government to adopt sustainable waste management practices. Though garbage remains an issue in the city, they continue their work with optimism.
Recently BBMP levied huge fines on apartments that did not compost their waste in situ. Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF) has condemned the move, saying SWM Rules don’t mandate in situ composting at all
If you live in an apartment, you may find disposing wet waste difficult. But to compost this waste, all you need is an old bucket. Here’s a DIY guide on making your own ‘compost bucket’ and using the compost in your garden
This Saturday, Rotary Club held a campaign to promote cloth pads, menstrual cups etc., that are sustainable alternatives to sanitary napkins. The campaigners petitioned the Bengaluru Mayor to include these alternatives in government programmes
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Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
Garbage dumps are a common sight in Bangalore. If it is not piled up in empty sites or landfills, it is seen in mounds at street corners. Rented cutlery is now being used as an effective green alternative to single-use disposables.