India  /  Published 08.08.22

CAG red flags railways over waste management

The Comptroller and Auditor General has criticised the railways over its waste management system in almost all sectors from stations, coaching depots, maintenance and production units as well as bio-m...
By PTI in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 07.08.22

In sorrow flows the Hooghly

The documentary features Gautam Chakraborti, who is honorary heritage advisor of the Port Trust. He tells me about strong hindrances in any kind of restoration effort of the ghats from various local p...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

News  /  Published 29.07.22

AA Block hurdle for NKDA waste transfer plan

Residents came to know about the construction when labourers started digging a pit at the site on June 23. “We started a demonstration. Their supervisors came. We asked them if they could guaran...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.07.22

Striving for zero-waste living with Kolkata Zero Waste Bazaar

Kolkata Zero Waste Bazaar Tucked away in a by-lane of New Alipore is a haven — Kolkata’s first and only zero-waste store started by Lata Bhatia in 2016. Conceptualised with the motto &ldq...
By Somini Sen Dua

News  /  Published 02.07.22

New Town community market’s biodegradable effort from 2021

According to an NKDA official, they hand out brown paper bags, degradable plastic bags that are made out of vegetable starch and clay pots to the shops in the market and the temporary stalls. Everyone...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town


News  /  Published 29.06.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation nudges big housing complexes to manage waste

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is writing to residential complexes that produce more than 100kg of waste daily, asking them to prepare for managing the waste by themselves because the civic body ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.06.22

Salt Lake: CA Market gets gift of plastic shredder, e-waste box

Sibaji Raha, former director of Bose Institute, said we had not inherited this world from our predecessors but rather have borrowed it from our successors. “We have done enough damage to this pl...
By Brinda Sarkar, Shreya Chatterjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 13.06.22

Shred bottles into fine pellets

A plastic bottle shredding machine has been installed at CA Market, one of the main block markets in Salt Lake, to make disposal of plastic bottles easier for shopkeepers and residents. Once a plasti...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Food  /  Published 05.06.22

Waste not want all

Ingredients For Kofta • 700g bottle gourd • 1tsp chopped ginger • 1tsp chopped chilli • 1tsp roasted cumin powder • ½ cup besan • Salt to taste For the Gra...
By Pramita Ghosh

Science Tech  /  Published 04.06.22

How to overcome the growing plastic crisis

Fixed recycling quotas would help to reduce waste and production of virgin plastic. So too would introducing legislation to make manufacturers produce packaging, clothing, and vehicles in a more susta...
By Deutsche Welle


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