Better Late than Never

One of the lesser known crusades in the war against Plastic Pollution, ‘Plastics 2020 Challenge,’ is a push to reduce the quantity of plastic materials sent to landfills.  The overall aim of this campaign which was launched in Westminster in 2009, is to double the rate of plastic recycling by the year 2020.  For its […]

A Month of Municipal Solid Waste Management

A month has passed since the Waste Management Park at Ottupattarai became functional. Clean Coonoor is pleased to state that around 24,173 kgs of solid waste has been handled by its volunteers since its inception. Although segregation at source is in force, mixed waste to the tune of about 40% still continues to come in, […]

Our Waste, Our Responsibility

‘Our Waste, Our Responsibility,’ it is the joint responsibility of the administration and the citizenry, to ensure that refuse generated in human habitations is properly disposed in a way, that it ceases to be a threat to the environment.  This was the message that the District Collector had for those who had braved steady downpours […]