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Gabriel Raj, Researcher - Urban Governance

Single-use Plastics in Chennai Markets: Pre- and Post-ban

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 14:38

The plastic ban instituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu has made an important statement about tackling plastic pollution. In a quick pre-ban and post-ban survey of key markets in Chennai, CAG has found a heartening reduction in use of single-use plastic for packaging fruits, vegetables, flowers, and spices.

My first visit to the Kodungaiyur dumpyard

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 08:00

In constant contempt of the SWM Rules 2016 and its own bye-laws, Chennai Corporations continues to collect mixed waste and dispose it in dumpyards in Kodungaiyur, Perungudi and other locations in the city. Rather than enforce source segregation and promote composting, it intends to set up incinerators to burn the waste.