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Social Media Poster: International Waste Pickers Day 2022

Tue, 01/03/2022 - 07:00
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#India’s estimated 1.5 million to 4 million waste pickers who are undervalued and underpaid, do not even have a place in social security schemes. It's hightime their invaluable work is acknowledged & formalised as essential work. #WastePickersDay #ZeroWaste #CircularEconomy

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Is Chennai ready for a Zero Waste Wedding?

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:17
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This report presents the experience of Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, and Sriram Radhakrishnan, Community Organiser, in making a wedding in Chennai zero waste. They found that hotels and caterers would be willing to adopt sustainable waste management practices. What is required for effective waste management in Chennai is the right directive for Bulk Waste Producers and improvements in the infrastructure and working conditions of the waste workers.

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Incentivising zero waste in a low-income community in Chennai

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:14
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This report presents the experience and lessons of the Zero Waste Cities project in setting up a zero-waste system in Greenways, Chennai. It was led by Gabriel Raj with the support of Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, and Sriram Radhakrishnan, Community Organiser at CAG, and Pennurimai Iyakkam.

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Decentralised Waste Management System

Mon, 18/12/2017 - 08:00

The story map depicts the advocated alternative to the centralised waste management system, to address the prevailing issues in the existing system. The zero-waste model represents a holistic vision to eradicate corruption in public services and restore the balance in ecology and environment.

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8742 pieces of plastic waste found in 2 hours on a 200 metre stretch of Marina Beach

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 13:59

On June 4, The Initiative on Waste, Informal Workers, and the Future of Chennai, a coalition of research and advocacy groups currently led by Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG),  undertook a waste assessment and characterisation study (WACS) on Marina Beach, Chennai. Volunteers from the Angels of the Marina and Just Volunteer groups collected 40 bags of inorganic waste from a 200 metre stretch of the beach in two hours.

Garbage, bridges and boatmen

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 23:55

A short video of the initial reconnaissance done at Elliot’s Beach and the Adyar river mouth, to understand and highlight the impact of plastic waste within our water bodies. This is the first step of a major project called the ‘Zero Waste Project’, a joint project in 10 cities across three countries : India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Working Paper on Data Driven Planning for Solid Waste Management in Chennai

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 20:19

Working paper by Harsha Anantharaman on data driven planning for SWM based on experiences in Chennai at the "India's World of Waste" conference hosted by NUS, Singapore in July 2015.

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Data Driven Planning for Solid Waste Management in Chennai

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 20:19

Presentation by Harsha Anantharaman on data driven planning for SWM based on experiences in Chennai at the "India's World of Waste" conference hosted by NUS, Singapore in July 2015.

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