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In a first, DPCC to study microplastics pollution in River Yamuna

In a first-of-its-kind survey by a government body in the national capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will conduct a study to ascertain the concentration, distribution and compositi...

Sold by online stores in India, 'dark truth' of made in Pakistan skin whitening creams

Dangerously high levels of mercury, a heavy metal and neurotoxin, were found in imported skin whitening creams being sold in Indian markets, Toxics Link, a well-known environmental research and advoca...

Imported skin whitening creams have high levels of mercury: Toxics Link : Can India

A study of 15 known brands selling imported skin whitening creams in the Indian markets has found that they contained dangerously high levels of mercury, a heavy metal and neurotoxin. Read more a...

Imported skin whitening creams have high levels of mercury: Toxics Link : Lokmat

New Delhi, Nov 12 A study of 15 known brands selling imported skin whitening creams in the Indian markets has found that they contained dangerously high levels of mercury, a heavy metal and neurotoxin...

Skin whitening creams sold in India found to contain dangerously high levels of toxic mercury

New Delhi-based non-profit Toxics Link recently tested 15 samples of skin whitening creams, including six samples imported from Pakistan. All the samples from the neighbouring country had very high le...

Imported skin whitening creams have high levels of mercury: Toxics Link

New Delhi, Nov 12 (SocialNews.XYZ) A study of 15 known brands selling imported skin whitening creams in the Indian markets has found that they contained dangerously high levels of mercury, a heavy met...

E-waste disposal, a mounting headache for the city

For a little over 10 years, Sakir Mohammad, a ragpicker in the city’s Patparganj Industrial Area, has been collecting electronic waste from nearby companies. A growing concern for Delhi despite meas...

COVID-19 Exposes Vulnerabilities In Tamil Nadu‘s Bio-Medical Waste Management

Tamil Nadu’s bio-medical waste management system is struggling as tons of pandemic-related waste gets generated from healthcare facilities, households, commercial establishments and other organizati...

Report On Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals In Food In India

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are complex chemicals that are emerging as serious environmental pollutants and threats to public health globally. EDCs are considered highly toxic due to their a...

Despite regulations, lead in paint remains a health concern in India

Lead has been recognised to have negative effects on children's neurological development. In 2016, the Indian government enacted rules to limit lead content in paints to a maximum of 90 parts per mill...

Study finds high presence of microplastics in water samples collected from across Goa

A recent study sheds light on the presence of microplastics — extremely small pieces of plastics — sampled from taps and water treatment plants from 11 locations across Goa. What are the health ri...

'Microplastics in tap water’: Goa says drinking water safe

A day after a study by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and Toxics Link that found microplastics in samples of tap water supplied to households in Goa was released, the state Public Works...

DRINKING TAP WATER IN GOA CONTAINS MICRO PLASTICS || MAPUSA, MARCEL, CANACONA TAP WATER HAS HIGHEST MICRO PLASTICS : NIO PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

The Principal scientist of National Institute of Oceanography on Wednesday informed media persons in Panjim, that Drinking Tap water in Goa contains Micro plastic ( MP ). Addressing media persons Dr. ...

Microplastics found in Goa’s tap water: study

A study has found microplastic contamination of tap water in Goa, calling urgent attention from national scientific agencies and the state government to do further research on the presence of plastic ...

NIO research finds microplastics in tap water supplied across Goa

PANJIM: A new study, titled 'Clean Drinking Water: A pipe dream?,by a Delhi-based advocacy group, Toxics Link (TL),on Wednesday shared alarming revelations about the level of hazardous Microplasti...

Goa’s tap water is contaminated, has microplastics, reveals study

A study done by ‘Toxic Links’, a Delhi-based NGO which used resources including laboratories and a scientist from NIO as a lead investigator, has found tap water in Mapusa, Panaji and Margao among...

India News | NIO Study Reveals Presence of Microplastics in Tap Water Supplied to Households in Goa

A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wednesday. Read more...

Microplastics found in Goa’s tap water, reveals study

PANAJI: People in Goa may be ingesting microplastics along with their drinking water according to a new study by the (NIO) and Delhi-based advocacy group, Toxics Link. Read more at :Microplastics...

NIO study reveals presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa : outlookindia

Panaji, Aug 11 (PTI) A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wedn...

NIO study reveals presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa: opoyi

Panaji, Aug 11 (PTI) A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wedn...

NIO study reveals presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa : tribuneindia

A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wednesday. Read more...

NIO study reveals presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa : devdiscourse

A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wednesday. Read more...

NIO study reveals presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa

Panaji, Aug 11 (PTI) A recent research by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found the presence of microplastics in tap water supplied to households in Goa, an official said on Wedn...

Assessment of microplastics in tap water from different water sources in Goa

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Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, finds study

A new study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ by Toxics Link has found heavy concentration of microplastics in the Ganga.All samples collected for study from the r...

Ganga is Full of Micro-Plastics Causing Toxicity for Environment, Finds a Study

Toxics Link carried out the river water testing in collaboration with the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and a set of five water samples was collected from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur and V...

Significant presence of micro-plastics in the Ganga: Study

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Ganga river is polluted with multiple kinds of plastic, with the highest concentration at Varanasi, and micro-plastics samples being found at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanas...

Researchers find significant presence of micro-plastics in Ganga

The Ganga river is polluted with multiple kinds of plastic, with the highest concentration at Varanasi, and micro-plastics samples being found at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi, a new study by Toxics L...

Ganga river highly contaminated with plastic, microplastic, finds study

Amidst all the claims of making Ganga clean and clean, a Delhi-based NGO Toxics Link has found that the river Ganga has rapidly degraded due to human activities. In the study, the presence of micropla...

Microplastics pollution in River Ganga

An analysis of the stretches of the river Ganga by Delhi-based environment NGO Toxics Link has revealed pollution by microplastics, defined as synthetic solid" Read more at :Microplastics polluti...

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Ganga River Water Choked With Microplastics: What to Know

Remember 'nature is healing'? The posts of flora and fauna thriving, pollution receding, and air clearing flooding our timelines when COVID lockdowns were first imposed? Read more at :Ganga River...

Study finds microplastics pollution in the Ganga

An analysis of the stretches of the river Ganga by Delhi-based environment NGO Toxics Link has revealed pollution by microplastics, defined as synthetic solid particles sized ranging 1 micrometre (μm...

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, highest concentration in Varanasi, claims study

NEW DELHI: A new study has found that Ganga water is heavily polluted with microplastics of multiple kinds and the highest concentration was found at Varanasi. Read more at :Ganga heavily pollute...

Microplastics concentration in Ganga more than any other major world river, finds new study

The Ganga is heavily polluted with microplastics at Varanasi, Haridwar and Kanpur, Delhi-based non-profit Toxic Link claimed. Microplastics are plastics that are less than 5 millimetres in size but ar...

High presence of microplastics in Ganga, level of pollution maximum in Varanasi, study says

New Delhi: A new study has found the Ganga to be heavily polluted by microplastics, the highest concentration of which is in Varanasi. The result of the study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Micro...

Gujarat's 27% healthcare facilities 'mixing up' biomedical and municipal waste: Study

Finding “serious gaps” in disposing of biomedical waste in Gujarat, a new study, jointly carried out by Delhi-based environmental group Toxics Link in collaboration of Ahmedabad’s Paryavaran Mit...

EDMC to set up app, call centre and collection points for e-waste safe disposal

The officials said the agency will have collection centres at suitable locations and will also facilitate the disposal process by way of a mobile app and a call centre with a toll-free number. Re...

Stigma, lack of awareness, accessibility: What’s holding eco-friendly shift in menstrual waste disposal

The unsustainable disposal of menstrual waste is a long-drawn problem: The environmental cost accrued is humungous, folowed by a myriad of health concerns associated with its use and handling. A dialo...

Six ways to make your period routine eco-friendly

A new study by Toxics Link, a Delhi-based environmental group, states that around 113,000 tonnes of used sanitary pads are dumped in landfills in India every year, adding to the already existing plast...

Delhi: They don’t just stink, landfills to blame for dirty groundwater too

NEW DELHI: The groundwater near the city’s three landfill sites at Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla is highly contaminated with the level of total dissolved solid (TDS), chlorine and hardness being highe...

Plastic and Toxic Free Period

Global talks about menstrual hygiene with hashtags like #menstruationmatters and #periodtalks are swarming the internet. Sadly, though there are accelerated efforts on #menstrualproductsforall, menstr...

Covid waste management still a concern according to experts

As the country deals with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the healthcare facilities overwhelmed, biomedical waste management too became a major cause of concern. Read more at :Covid ...

World Environment Day: India produced 45,308 tonnes of Covid-19 biomedical waste in previous one year

Biomedical waste is a threat to global public environmental health and with ‘plastic footprint’ becoming larger by the day due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, concerns on plastic waste choking t...

Non-organic sanitary pads Whisper, Stayfree take up to 800 yrs to decompose: Study

About 12.3 billion or 113,000 tonnes of used sanitary pads are dumped in landfills in India every year, adding to the already existing plastic pollution in the country, a new study titled 'Menstrual P...

Menstrual Waste Products Adding To Plastic Pollution, Improper Segregation Poses Health Risks For Workers: Study

About 12.3 billion or 113,000 tonnes of used sanitary pads are dumped in landfills in India every year, adding to the already existing plastic pollution in the country, according to a new study titled...

70% of waste-pickers handle discarded sanitary pads mixed with household waste; high risk of infection

A study by Toxics Link shows that menstrual waste is 100 per cent non-segregated in Delhi and reaches its landfills. Almost 70 per cent of waste workers always find menstrual waste mixed with househol...

Menstrual waste disposal adding to India's environmental crisis: Study

NEW DELHI: About 12.3 billion or 113,000 tonnes of used sanitary pads are dumped in landfills in India every year, adding to the already existing plastic pollution in the country, shares a new study t...

India’s landfills add 113k tonnes of menstrual waste each year: Report

Around 12.3 billion sanitary napkins, amounting to 113,000 tonnes of waste, reached India’s landfills every year, according to a new study. Improper disposal and non-segregation from household waste...

India's infertility war: Exposure to chemicals lowers sperm count, egg quality

Until about a decade ago, weekdays at the Agatsya Sperm Bank in Rajkot saw men, aged between 20 to 30 years, queue up outside the facility. A quick screening, and the young, athletic, qualified, Engli...

Earth Day 2021: Seven Ways To Switch To 'Green Skin Care' That Do Not Cost The Earth

On the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, as the world reflects on its actions that degraded the planet over the last few decades, Dr. Mitali Madhusmita, The Art of Living’s senior Ayurveda Expert a...

Delhi may have found a fix for toxic industrial waste

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s first treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) will come up in Bawana Industrial Area with a proposal receiving environmental clearance from the Union environment ministry ...

Mumbai: Air quality drops with rise in garbage, overflow at landfills

MUMBAI: As the problem of open burning rages across the city despite complaints, urban local bodies like BMC are coming under greater scrutiny for solid waste management and redress mechanisms. R...

Mumbai: State govt, other stakeholders deliberate on scientific solutions in virtual town hall

In a virtual public consultation organised on Thursday, environmentalists, members of civil society, a panel of experts, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and officials from the Maharashtra E...

Webinar: Rivers of Plastic

The vast majority of plastic waste enters transboundary rivers from land, making plastic pollution both a local and regional problem requiring multi-level cooperation. According to research, 90% of ri...

Delhi’s Covid waste peaked in July at 511 tonnes: Study

Source : timesofindia  Date: 20 Dec 2020NEW DELHI: A total of 2,384 tonnes of Covid waste has been generated in Delhi since the onset of the pandemic,revealed Toxicslink's recent study-C...

Surat tackles Covid waste best: Study

Source: Times of India , Date : 3 Dec 2020Surat: Diamond City is sweeping clean all cleanliness record.Read more at: Surat tackles Covid waste best: Study...

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NCPCR takes note of child labour at Delhi NCR's landfills, 'irresponsible' e-waste dumps

Source: outlookindia, Date: 14 Oct 2020New Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognisance of reports of the involvement of child labour at...

Study finds toxic in baby diapers

Source: deccanchronicle , Date: 02 oct 2020The presence of toxic phthalates in disposable baby nappies in the Indian markets has raised concerns since it has health implications as well as enviro...

बच्चों के डायपर से जुड़ा ये टॉक्सिक सच जानकर दिमाग चकरा जाएगा!

Source: thelallantop, Date: 30 Sep 2020एक रिसर्च ऑर्गनाइज़ेशन है- Toxics Link. भारत का ही है. दिल्ली में दफ...

Presence of phthalates in diapers worrying, may be linked to diabetes, cancer, says study

Source: theprint, Date: 30 Sep 2020New Delhi: The presence of toxic chemicals called phthalates in disposable baby diapers is concerning, as they are hazardous to the health of young children, re...

শিশুকে ডায়াপার পরান? অজান্তেই ডেকে আনছেন বিপদ!

Source : eisamay, Date: 29 Sep 2020শিশুদের ডায়াপারে ফ্যালেট নামে এক ধরনের বিষাক্ত রাসায়নিকের...

Toxic chemical substances in child diapers an enormous danger: Study | Delhi News

Source : thegreaterindia, Date: 29 Sep 2020NEW DELHI: A research launched by a Delhi-based advocacy organisation raises concern concerning the presence of poisonous phthalates in disposable child...

Mother’s beware! Your baby’s nappy is laden with toxic chemicals!

Source : allgujaratnews , Date : 28 Sep 2020If you are a doting as well as a discerning parent with a baby or toddler this is for you! A new study titled, ‘What’s in the Diaper: Prese...

बेबी डायपर का विषैला रसायन बिगाड़ सकता है बच्चे की सेहत

Source:downtoearth , Date : 28 Sep 2020नवजात से लेकर 3 वर्ष तक की उम्र तक बच्चों के लिए इस्तेमाल होने ...

Toxic chemicals in baby diapers a huge risk: Study

Source : timesofindia , Date: 29 Sep 2020Read more at : Toxic chemicals in baby diapers a huge risk: Study...

Pthalates, linked to hormonal disregulation, found in baby diapers: study

Source: thehindu , Date: 28 Sep 2020A study by environment advocacy group, Toxics Link, has found significant presence of pthalates, an inorganic chemical, in baby diapers. There is research to s...

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Source:  Dausa Gadget , Date: 17 Sep 2020Read more at : non-woven bags...

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10 Detergent Brands From India Were Tested For Cancer-Causing Nonylphenol. All Came Back Positive

Source: pureecoindia , Date : 9th Sep 2020A new study released by the environmental NGO,Toxics Link called Dirty Trail Detergent to water bodies has found alarming levels of the toxic chemical No...

The Non-woven bags

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Green concerns over Metro Phase-4 work

Source: hindustantimes, Date: 25 Aug 2020Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has run into a conflict with the city-state’s forest department over suspected violations of guidelines that don...

Non-woven bags are plastic too, says study

Source:timesofindia, Date: 11 Sep 2020NEW DELHI: The non-woven bags that you have been using,thinking that they are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags,contain polypropylene(a form of plastic)...

Explainer: The Why and How of Disposing Electronic Waste

Source : science.thewire.in  Date: 29 Aug 2020What do you do with your e-waste? The answers would possibly range across a wide spectrum – from ‘what is e-waste’, ‘off...

Truckloads of trouble: Bio-medical waste in open raises infection risk in Delhi

Source : indiatimes  Date : 17 jul 2020NEW DELHI: Ranjeet Kumar, a garbage collector, arrives early every morning at the garbage dump near Nangloi Railway Station. These days, he is chary ab...

Delhi: War on one pandemic brings another back

Source : indiatimes  Date : 26 Jun 2020NEW DELHI: Delhi’s fight against single-use plastic items was slowly gaining momentum with restaurants, for one, opting for paper cutlery and str...

COVID-19 Waste: CPCB’s New Guidelines Advise Households To Cut And Store Waste Masks, Gloves For 3 Days Before Disposing Of

Source : swachhindia , Date : 27 July 2020To ensure that the biomedical waste generated due to the use of gloves and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is not mixed with the general solid waste, ...

Electronic Waste Problem: India imposes legislation, but still lacks proper management infrastructure

Source : cgtn , date : 03 Aug 2020India is the world's third largest electronic waste producer. Reports say over 3 million tons of e-waste is generated in the country every year. Although Ind...

Delhi: War on one pandemic brings another back

Soure : timesofindia , Date: 26 Jun 2020NEW DELHI: Delhi’s fight against single-use plastic items was slowly gaining momentum with restaurants, for one, opting for paper cutlery and straws....

पेंट में मानंदड से ज्यादा पाया गया लेड

Source : Jagran  Date: 18 jun 2020.घर में उपयोग होने वाले पेंट में मेटल लेड की मात्रा इसके निर्ध...

Gloves off: Medical waste poses a new crisis in Delhi

Source: timesofindia  Date : 22 May 2020NEW DELHI: With discarded PPE kits,massks,gloves and items used to treat Covid-19 patients collecting by the minutes in hospitals,the risk of this bio...

Where should the waste from quarantine centres and COVID isolation wards go?

Source : Citizen Matters, Date : 25 Apr 2020With a spike in positive cases being reported across the country, India is working towards containment of COVID-19 on a war footing. The number of COVID-19 ...

Sanitation workers are at risk from Coronavirus medical waste that are not discarded properly

Source : firstpost ,  Date: 15 Apr 2020Sanitation workers and rag pickers are at risk from handling unmarked medical waste emerging from homes where COVID-19 patients are quarantined, medica...

Hazardous chemical plants should be away from human habitation: Experts

Source : Outlookindia     Date: 7th May 2020New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The leak of styrene gas at a polymer plant in Visakhapatnam killed 11 people and led to evacuation of thousands of pe...

No Proof That Bleach Can Be Used as Disinfectant on Humans: Expert

Source: thequint     Recent incident of sanitising a group of workers in UP's Bareilly district has sparked a debate on the use of a chemical, sodium hypochlorite, as...

The Last Straw

Source :  Indialegallive , Date : 07 Mar 2020.The war against plastic was declared on World Environment Day in 2018 when India hosted the “Beat Plastic Pollution” crusade. However, a ...

Replacing Single-Use Plastic, One Leaf At A Time: This 20-Year-Old’s Invention Can Help Tackle The Rising Plastic Waste Crisis

Source : swachh india, Date : 20 Feb 2020.Typically, leaves and other bio-material degrade within a few days making these a poor alternative to plastics but the Banana Leaf Technology, invented b...

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Using straws and mineral water bottles again pose health risk! Here’s why

Source : financial express, Date  : 21 Feb 2020.Many people within the country are unaware of what single-use plastics (SUP) are, especially at a time when the government is trying to reduce...

Indian Consumers Say Online Platforms Use Way Too Much Plastic.Need To Be Regulated.

Source : pureecoindia , 20 Feb 2020. A new study titled 'Single Use Plastic-The Last Straw' released by the environmental NGO, Toxicslink, in New Delhi.Read More at : Indian Con...

Single Use Plastic: Study finds consumers confused on what constitutes single use plastics

Source : indianexpress , Date : 25 Feb 2020.India’s plastic industry recorded an annual revenue worth Rupees 3.5-lakh crore in 2019, according to All India Plastic Manufacturers Association...

No polythene bags for saplings in nurseries

Source : thehindu , Date :  19 Feb 2020.Polythene bags used to plant saplings in nurseries will no longer be allowed in government afforestation projects.The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC),...

Is implementation of plastic ban in various states confined to paper?

Source : downtoearth  ,  Date : 19 Feb 2020.The bans on single-use plastics (SUPs) are not being implemented by four of India's most populous cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chen...

10 Detergent Brands Test Positive for Cancer-Causing Nonylphenol: Why It Matters

Source : thebetterindia, Date : 05 Feb 2020Found in high quantity in samples taken from local markets and rivers across India, Nonylphenol adversely affects hormonal and reproductive systems. Hig...

Top priority to curb plastic pollution: empowering those at the bottom

Source : phys.org   Date : 03 Feb 2020In the January issue of OneEarth, NIVA scientist Luca Nizzetto and co-writer Satish Sinha of Toxic Links argue that further empowering marginalized...

Biomedical waste in Delhi: What monitoring without figures, asks report

Source : downtoearth , 17 Dec 2019Even as the Bihar Pollution Control Board recently served closure notice to 219 health facilities in Patna for not complying with the Biomedical Waste Management...

Illegal, banned and dangerous beauty creams are being sold online.

Source : Pure & Eco India, 14 Dec 2019Skin lightening creams containing mercury—the heavy metal and dangerous neurotoxin, which is highly dangerous for children (born and foetal)—...

Amazon, Flipkart selling illegal mercury-laced skin lightening creams globally including in India, alleges a global study.

Source : Southasia, 12 Dec  2019New Delhi, Dec 11, 2019: Skin lightening creams containing mercury – a heavy metal and dangerous neurotoxin – are still widely available for purch...

Date with films on nature

Source: telegraphindia   Date : 06 Dec 2019In the thick of the heat and dust of the Assembly elections, the state capital will host an environmental film festival on Thursday highlighti...

Film festival on environmental issues gains attention

Source : dailypioneer   Date : 06 Dec 2019A daylong film festival by environmental research and advocacy group Toxics Link and Ranchi-based NGO Lok Swar with support from The Swedish So...

Amazon, eBay among websites found selling illegal mercury-laced skin lighteners

Source : eeb.org   date : 27 nov 2019Skin lightening creams containing mercury – a heavy metal and dangerous neurotoxin – are still widely available to purchase in shops and onli...

Antibiotic awareness: States need to do more to dispose unused medicines

Source : downtoearth  ,  19 November 2019Government must introduce stringent rules as unused antibiotics continue to be dumped in the open, adding to India’s burden of antimi...

Can we resist our plastic temptation?

Source : Livemint, 19 November 2019While plastic is all around us, one of the most common and widely implemented uses of single-use plastic globally is packaging. Almost every retail product we b...

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

Source: Firstpost, November 04, 2019Delhi is facing a health emergency as the air pollution levels have breached the ‘severe’ category, turning the city virtually into a gas chamber.Read m...

Playground equipment studies highlight poor enforcement of lead paint laws

Source: Chemical Watch, Oct 31, 2019Tests to measure the lead content in paint used on playground equipment in five developing countries, found that the majority of items had higher-than-recommended l...

Paints contain lead above permissible limits: Study

Source: New Indian Express,Oct 24,2019 Planning to paint your house ahead of Diwali? Think twice as a study has found that all major paint samples contain high levels of lead way above the prescr...

NGT directs DPCC to submit report on 5k illegal e-waste

 Source: Deccan Herald, Oct 22, 2019 The NGT has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report on a plea alleging that 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units are operatin...

NGT: Submit info on illegal e-waste units

Source: The Tribune Oct 23, 2019The NGT has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report on a plea alleging that 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units are operating in and around...

NGT seeks report on e-waste units

Source: The Times of India, Oct 23, 2019National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report on all the illegal e-waste processing units operating in and around De...

NGT directs DPCC to submit report on 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi-NCR

Source: The Pioneer, Oct 23, 2019The NGT has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report on a plea alleging that 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units are operating in and aroun...

NGT directs DPCC to submit report on 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi NCR

Source: The Economic Times, Oct 22, 2019The NGT has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report on a plea alleging that 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units are operating in an...

India’s E-Waste Rules Fail to Curb Illegal Recycling: Report

Source: sputniknews.com, Oct 19, 2019 India enforced its first e-waste management rules in 2012 and later amended it in 2016 to check the growing stream of toxic waste in the country, which curre...

After Air Pollution, Delhi Now Has An Ewaste Management Problem

Source: Inc42.com, Oct 18, 2019 Even as the Indian government is spreading awareness regarding environmental hazards of electronic waste (ewaste) under its Digital India programme, over 5K illega...

Only 38% UN members have laws for minimum lead concentration in paints

Source: Down To Earth, Oct 20, 2019 As World Lead Prevention Week starts on October 20, 2019, a new United Nations (UN) report has revealed that many of its members do not have proper laws inhibi...

स्टडी ने बताया, दिल्ली में अब भी चल रही हैं अवैध ई-वेस्ट यूनिट

Source: navbharattimes, Oct 18, 2019टॉक्सिक लिंक ने दावा किया है कि ई-वेस्ट मैनेजमेंट रूल्स बनने क...

Study identifies 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi operating without safeguards

Source: Down To Earth, Oct 18, 2019A new study by non-profit Toxics Link has found 15 informal hotspots of electronic waste (e-waste) processing in Delhi to be functioning without any health or enviro...

5,000 illegal e-waste units being run in Delhi: Study

Source: The Indian Express, Oct 18, 2019The hotspots are located in the Northeastern and Eastern part of Delhi, including Seelampur (Shahdara), Mustafabad (North East Delhi), Behta Hazipur and Loni (G...

30 trees chopped to build foot overbridges in Greater Noida

Source :  Hindustan Times, Oct 11 2019Noida: A total of 30 fully grown tree had been felled by the Greater Noida authority for building two foot overbridges, with officials defending the move say...

Indian NGO calls for ban on nonylphenol in detergents

Source : Chemical WatchToxics Link calls for roadmap on suspected endocrine disruptorRead more at : Indian NGO calls for ban on nonylphenol in detergents...

Yamuna ghats cleaner, but waste management still a challenge

Source : Hindustan Times, Oct 09 2019Durga idols and puja decorations lying on the banks of the Yamuna — a sight common after immersions on Vijaya Dashami — was nowhere to be seen this yea...

Pollution control body may tweak waste treatment rules for pharma companies

Source : Livemint, 06 oct 2019New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board is examining a proposal to change effluent treatment norms for pharmaceutical companies after a submission by an indus...

Corpns propose, bhandaras dispose: Single-use plastic, littering still rule

Source : Times of India , Oct 4 2019New Delhi: Despite the drive started by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) last week to check, sensitise and penalise bhandara organisers serving food in ...

A bold plan to ban single-use plastic in nation of 1.3 billion has been shelved

Source : edition.cnn , Oct  3 2019Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold plan to tackle single-use plastics has been scrapped.In a sweeping Independence Day address on August 15...

Calcutta’s toxic waste keeps growing

Source : The Telegraph , Oct 3 2019How much plastic waste does Calcutta produce every day?Though no definite data is available but various studies indicate that the volume may be anything between 500 ...

नदियों में घुल रहा घातक Nonylphenol

Source: Youtube , Sep 27 2019.Click to watch : नदियों में घुल रहा घातक Nonylphenol...

10 Detergent Brands From India Were Tested For Cancer-Causing Nonylphenol. All Came Back Positive

Source : Pure & Eco india, Sep 30 2019.A new study released by the environmental NGO, Toxics Link called ‘Dirty Trail: Detergent to water bodies’, has found alarmin...

West Bengal’s plastic ban to include thermocol too

Source : Times of India, Sep 30 2019KOLKATA: The state environment department’s ban on plastic is set to include thermocol as well. The notification is likely to be issued on...

‘When the smell becomes pungent, we can’t eat’: Residents suffer in Hyd as nala froths

Source : thenewsminute , Sep 29 2019Zubair*, who came to Kanakadurgamma temple in Dharani Nagar in Hyderabad's KPHB colony to unload material, is posing for a photo with his friend, has an am...

नदियों में घुल रहा घातक Nonylphenol

Source : Youtubeनदियों और दूसरे जल स्रोतों में घातक केमिकल Nonylphenol की मात्रा बढ़ रही है. क...

Control import of waste tyres into India, NGT tells pollution board

Source : mongabay  , Sep 27 2019Every day India discards about 275,000 tyres but there is currently no comprehensive plan to deal with them. In addition, India imports millions of waste tyre...

A Farewell to Plastic

Source : openthemagazine , 20 Sep 2019THE ECONOMY is staring at a recession and all sectors, from automobiles to banks, are in distress with one exception—paper—which has been in blis...

गंगा और हिंडन को जहरीला बना रहा डिटर्जेंट

Source : Live Hindustan Read More at : गंगा और हिंडन को जहरीला बना रहा डिटर्जेंट ...

Durga Puja samitis make a stand — no plastic at pandals this year

Source : Hindustan Times , Sep 24 2019New Delhi: With the festival season around the corner, Durga Puja organisers in the national capital are going all out to support the Prime Minister’s call ...

Alarming levels of toxic chemical found in textiles hub river

Source : ecotextile , Sep 24 2019 SURAT - A new study has found alarming levels of nonylphenol - a toxic chemical widely used in the textiles industry - in the Tapti River in the Indian city of S...

जहरीला डिटर्जेंट नदियों को प्रदूषित कर रहा है ।

Source : A ONE BL, Sep 22 2019.Watch on जहरीला डिटर्जेंट नदियों को प्रदूषित कर रहा है ।...

Alarming Levels of Deadly Chemical in India’s Rivers, Says Study

Source : News click , Sep 23 2019 There is no regulation on the use of Nonylphenol in surfactants or other consumer products and there is no public information available on the possible impacts o...

Recycling norms flouted, warning to battery makers

Source : Timesofindia , Sep 24 2019 New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show-cause notices to several battery manufacturing companies across the country, including th...

The Clean Beauty alphabet soup

Source : The Hindu , Sep 23 2019,It is clear that labels ‘organic’, ‘green’ and ‘natural’ are in. But what exactly do these buzzwords mean? For all you socially-con...

जहरीला डिटर्जेंट नदियों को प्रदूषित कर रहा है टॉक्सिक्स लिंक

Source : awaaz.liveClick to Watch :   जहरीला डिटर्जेंट नदियों को प्रदूषित कर रहा है टॉक्सिक्...

UP: Alarming levels of hormone-damaging chemical found in Ganga & Hindon, says study

Source: Timesofindia , Sep 21 2019.MEERUT: Alarming levels of harmful chemical nonylphenol, an endocrine disruptor, which is primarily used in industrial detergents, is being increasingly fo...

Deadly chemical highest in Bandi river, says study

Source: Timesofindia, Sep 21 2019JAIPUR: Bandi river in Pali district, which is considered to be a hub of textile industries, has been found to contain the highest percentage of Nonylphenol Ethoxylate...

Our detergents have a hazardous chemical in them: Study

Source : downtoearth , Sep 21 2019The detergents that we are using may have a harmful chemical called Nonylphenol (NP) which is banned in several countries or is being phased out owing to its har...

Nonylphenol content in Tapi is 8 times beyond limit: Study

Source : Times of India, Sep 22 2019SURAT: Finding of a study by Delhi-based Toxics LInk has found alarming levels of 'Nonylphenol' a toxic chemical in Tapi river waters.Read more at : No...

As E-Rickshaws Go Green, Why Are Environmentalists Seeing Red?

Source : huffingtonpost , Sep 12 2019Over 60 million Indians travel by e-rickshaws everyday. Yet the waste generated by India’s reliance on the lead acid battery could undermine the environ...

India intensifies battle against single-use plastic

Source : Hindustan Times , Sep 10 2019The impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign against single-use plastic he announced in his Independence Day speech on August 15 has begun to take ...

ई-रिक्शा की घटिया बैटरी हवा को जहरीला कर रही

Source : Hindustan EpaperRead More at : ई-रिक्शा की घटिया बैटरी हवा को जहरीला कर रही...

Recycle & reuse: Indian government proposes a resource efficiency policy

Source : CNBC TV18  Aug 05 2019A draft policy aims to bring in efficiency in the use of materials drawn from the natural environment for various industries, by focusing on a reuse and recycle phi...

Bengaluru Kids come Together to Make Environment-Friendly ‘Tree Ganesha’!

 Source : The Better India , Sept 02 2019“Besides putting up posters everywhere detailing the need to prioritise the environment, we also encouraged residents to do away with plastic and ot...

সীসাযুক্ত ব্যাটারি ব্যবহারে বাড়ছে বিপদ, বলছে গবেষণা

Source: Songoti.in; Date: September 1, 2019ভারতের চার রাজ্যের, যথা- দিল্লি, রাজস্থান (সহযোগী পর্যবেক্ষ...

Jaipur: How your green ride is turning the air grey

Source : Times of India, Aug 30 2019Battery-operated e-rickshaws are in demand as they are bellived to cause less pollution,but not many people are aware of the impact of their batteries on the enviro...

Where’s our e-waste going?

source : The Hindu , Aug 26 2019The global volume of electronic waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tonnes or 6.8 kg per person by 2021.Read more at :  Where’s our e-waste going?...

वेस्ट मैनेजमेंट के निपटारे के लिए मांगा सहयोग

Source : Jagran , Aug 23 2019जासं, लुधियाना : चैंबर ऑफ इंडस्ट्रियल एवं कॉमर्शियल अंडरटेकिग (सी...

Delhi: How your green ride is turning air grey

Source : Times of India, Aug 26 2019,Delhi has over 1.5 lakh e-rickshaws. They are eligible for government subsidy,Read more at :  Delhi: How your green ride is turning air grey ...

90 per cent of lead batteries reach informal sector, triggering pollution

Source : Indian Express , Aug 22 2019,The study — “Loaded Batteries: Mapping the toxic waste trail” — released on Tuesday was conducted across Rajasthan, Delhi, Jharkhand and A...

कार और इनवर्टर की बैटरियां बना रही हैं दिल्ली को जहरीला

Source : Navbhaarat Timesनई दिल्ली : आपकी गाड़ी और इनवर्टर की बैटरी दिल्ली को जहरीला बना रही ...

Delhi: 90% batteries ending up in informal sector

source : times of india, Aug 21 2019,Over 90% of the lead-acid batteries you are disposing of are ending up with the informal sector.Read more at : Delhi: 90% batteries ending up in informal sect...

Civic bodies intensify anti-polythene drive

Source: Hindustan Times , Aug 18 2019,The three municipal corporations of Delhi have intensified their anti-plastic drive, seizing at least 3,000 kilos of banned polythene bags of less than 50 microns...

That milk packet, shampoo sachet you throw are ending up in landfills

source : Times of India, New Delhi, Aug 17 2019,NEW DELHI: With 90% of Delhi’s plastic waste not being recycled,eliminating it could be an uphil task.Experts suggest an action plan be put in pla...

Shun single-use plastic bags, Modi appeals to nation on Independence Day

 Source:Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Aug 16 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to stop using single-use plastic bags so that India could start phasing them out from October ...

Ghazipur Landfill: Monumental Waste

Source: India Legal, August 4, 2019With each passing day, the mountain of garbage in the National Capital Region continues to grow taller. The Ghazipur landfill—a dumping ground for waste—...

Recycle & reuse: Indian government proposes a resource efficiency policy

Source: Mongabay, August 2, 2019By 2025, India will have more than 21 million vehicles that have reached the end of their useful life, according to an estimate by the Central Pollution Control Board (...

Microbeads pollution is a fast growing environmental menace

Source:Newsd.in, August 1, 2019The face wash and body scrubs with the tiny beads that promise to ‘exfoliate’ and ‘rejuvenate’ skin by peeling of ‘dead layers’ are f...

Vegetable farming continues despite NGT ban on it since 2015

Source:Hindustan Times,New Delhi, July 26, 2019Vegetable farming on the floodplains of the Yamuna continues unabated despite a ban by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2015. It was only in December...

Hyderabad: Dumping pencil batteries is toxic

Source: Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, July 25, 2019Researchers say that the unprocessed dumping of zinc, carbon and lithium-based batteries is poisonous to the environment.Read more at Hyderabad: Dumpi...

E-waste management may end up as just junk sans policy support: Experts

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Mumbai, July 24, 2019The state of e-waste management in India needs a major facelift through the joint effort of stakeholders including producers, policy makers and re...

Janakpuri ‘model ward’ residents want compost pits, segregation centre removed

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 23,2019 Delhi’s first ‘Model Ward’ for solid waste management, Janakpuri South (16S), seems to have run into trouble barely two months a...

Delhi civic body will collect e-waste from doorstep, pay for it too

Source: The Hindustan Times,New Delhi,July 18, 2019Residents of Lutyens’ Delhi will soon be able to discard their electronic waste in an environment-friendly manner and will also be able to earn...

How India is dealing with rubbish from around the world

Source:Le Journal du Dimanche, New Delhi,July 10, 2019 The district of Seelampur, in the east of New Delhi, is a gigantic bazaar. It houses thousands of workshops that dismantle and recycle elect...

Rubbing plastic on your skin? Say no

Source: Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, July 17, 2019As Bengaluru struggles with deficient rainfall in the face of another scorching summer, more and more people are waking up to the need to conserve the wa...

What happens when you throw away pencil cells?

Source: India Water Portal, New Delhi, May 14, 2019 A recent study by Toxics Link, an environmental research and advocacy organisation on batteries titled Dead and buried: A situational analysis ...

CISSA to organize seminar on ‘Chemical Safety’ on Jul 10

Source: United News of India, Thiruvananthapuram, July 8, 2019 Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) will organize an interactive seminar on ‘Chemical Safety and Sustai...

Silt dumping turns costly for east Delhi Municipal Corporation

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, June 24, 2019East corporation officials say that now their trucks have to travel four times the distance they used to cover earlier. The cost involved - including f...

Capital will get 11 city forests, 6 to open for public this monsoon

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, June 26, 2019These city forests are being developed primarily as eco-tourism zones, with limited human activity, which could work as platforms for creating larger p...

Jharkhand’s anti-pollution board offers 50% off on hospital registration fees

Source: Hindustan Times, Ranchi, June 26, 2019Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has come up with several offersto woo the hospitals, nursing homes and clinics to get their institutions r...

What Modi Govt 2.0 Can Do To Fix India’s E-Waste Problem

Source: The Quint, New Delhi, June 25, 2019Prime Minister Modi has managed to capture the national imagination on core economic issues, through schemes such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘D...

Such A Waste

Source: www.indialegallive.com,, New Delhi, June 16,2019Municipal authorities in Delhi need to think out of the box and look for solutions beyond landfills and waste-to-energy plants to deal with this...

Bio-medical waste a health hazard in Jharkhand

Source: www.hindustantimes.com, Ranchi, June 24, 2019The wastes pose threat not only to human but animals also, say health experts. State pollution board will set up three new common bio-medical waste...

SDMC goes for green flexes, not PVC, on unipoles

Source: www.hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Jun 11, 2019 Flexes refer to vinyl sheets printed in colour so they are flexible, which makes them ideal for banners. These banners are usuall...

Study shows use of banned synthetic in feeding bottles

Source: www.indianexpress.com, New Delhi, May 22, 2019Across Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Manipur, 20 random branded and non-branded samples ...

Is waste on the govt’s mind?

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, May 24, 2019The new government will need to prioritise this in the coming years, otherwise we will run out of resources, poison our environment and...

Delhi: Below mountains of trash lie poison lakes

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, May 27, 2019NEW DELHI: Mohammad Anwar placed a bottle filled with water from the hand pump against his white kurta to show up the yellowne...

India’s Growing Solar Power Programme Could Leave Behind a Trail of Waste

Source: www.thewire.in, New Delhi, May 14, 2019Solar power may promise a bright future for India’s energy requirements, but behind the sheen is a growing mountain of waste. While the n...

Traces of banned bisphenol A found in baby bottles

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, May 6, 2019Despite the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) being prohibited in feeding bottles for babies, the toxic chemical continues to be found in some bo...

जहरीली है बच्चों को दूध पिलाने वाली प्लास्टिक बोतल

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, April 30, 2019क्या आपका बच्चा प्लास्टिक की बोतल से दूध पी रहा है? ...

बच्चों के दूध की बोतल और सिपर में खतरनाक केमिकल: स्टडी

Source: www.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, May 1, 2019अपने छोटे बच्चों को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए पैरंट्...

‘90 % hospitals flouting BMW disposal norms’

 Source: www.dailypioneer.com, New Delhi, April 26, 2019At least 90 per cent of hospitals in major cities across Jharkhand are flouting rules of bio-medical waste management and contrib...

How to reduce use of plastic products around your child

Source: indianexpress.com, New Delhi, April 23, 2019Toddlers have a habit of putting every object in their mouth. If it is a plastic item, your child is likely to be exposed to toxic chemica...

Delhi hospital waste crosses danger level

Source: www.indiatoday.in, New Delhi, April 20, 2019Picture this: Discarded syringes, blood-soaked cotton and bandages, human tissues and body parts, urine bags, besides pharmaceutical and p...

Aravallis broken beyond repair

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, April 9, 2019Illegal mining has ravaged the mountain range in the past few decades. Down To Earth investigates the loss and traces the legal develo...

A second life for digital debris

Source: www.livemint.com, New Delhi, March 30, 2019Owais has astonishing hand-eye coordination. The 26-year-old picks up smartphone motherboards, or logic boards, with his right hand, runs h...

Why does our water ministry want a boat ride on Delhi’s largest sewer drain?

Source: www.citizenmatters.in, New Delhi, March 29, 2019For 700 years, the Yamuna river was a thriving entity around which Delhi grew. This historic connect has been severed in just a few de...

86% Delhiites unaware of dry cell battery hazards, 92% dump them with household waste: Survey

Source: www.timesnownews.com, New Delhi, March 14, 2019 The report of a survey conducted by a Delhi-based NGO has revealed that 86% of the national capital's residents are unaware o...

86% Delhiites not aware of dry cell battery hazards: Report

Source: www.hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, March 14, 2019The study by Toxics Link, a Delhi-based NGO, has found that at least nine of every 10 Delhiites, after using the dry cell batteries, ...

Batteries you throw away are polluting groundwater, soil

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, March 14, 2019The pencil cell or dry cell battery you discard may actually be polluting the groundwater and soil by leaching heavy metals ...

India bans import of solid plastic waste, experts laud move

Source:- www.newindianexpress.com, New Delhi, March 7, 2019The move comes a year after China, the world’s biggest plastic scrap importer stopped import from western countries and south...

Producers accountability e-waste(d)

Source: www.governancenow.com, New Delhi, March 5, 2019India has a relatively low per-capita usage of electronics, yet it is the second largest contributor of e-waste in Asia, after China. Global...

Disoriented take back policy by electronic giants leads to swelling e-waste: Study

Source: www.wionews.com,New Delhi, Feb 22, 2019The new is always an attraction to an old distraction and designing this as an effective marketing strategy are manufacturing giants.This schematic ...

Policy gone waste: Study shows failure to take back discarded e-goods for disposal

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Feb 22, 2019NEW DELHI: Despite e-waste rules being formulated in 2011, manufacturers are not fulfilling their obligations under the Ex...

Report: Most manufacturers doing little to dispose of e-waste responsibly

Source: www.newindianexpress.com, New Delhi, Feb 22, 2019NEW DELHI: Eight years after the first e-waste rules were notified in India, the producers are still shying away from fulfilling...

Many electronic companies still have no take-back system: Report

Source: www.governancenow.com, New Delhi, Feb 21, 2019According to the latest study by Toxics Link, the unmanaged e-waste is increasing due to disoriented take-back and collection system by ...

Report on e-waste management places 5 companies in the red

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, Feb 21, 2019Toxic Link, an environmental research and advocacy organisation, came out with a report which placed five out of 54 major electric and ...

Tired of single-use plastic? Two plants planned for safe disposal

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Feb 11, 2019New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) are planning to set up plastic waste man...

Delhi government to launch drive dissuading farming on ‘toxic’ Yamuna floodplains

Source: www.hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Feb 4, 2019A study in 2012 by The Energy Research Institute revealed that the Yamuna floodplain soil had high doses of heavy metals such as nickel,...

4 more waste-to-energy plants in Delhi, corporations say city of two crore people has no option

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Jan 31, 2019NEW DELHI: Municipal bodies in Delhi are currently operating three waste-to-energy plants. With four mega projects in the pipeline...

Why veggies grown near Yamuna are bad for you

Source: www.nyoooz.com, New Delhi, Feb 3, 2019NEW DELHI: Consuming fresh-looking spinach or a cauliflower, especially when you live near the Yamuna floodplains, does not come without a risk....

Time-bound plan needed to address contaminated water (Feature)

Sourse: https://www.business-standard.com, New Delhi, Jan 12, 2019New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS/Mongabay) Groundwater in over 25,000 habitations across India is conta...

Lead, cadmium used to give colour to coffee mugs could be leaking into you as well

Sourse: https://www.hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Jan 7, 2019Researchers from Assam University, Silchar, have found a high concentration of lead and cadmium in double distilled water that l...

Delhi: Industries promise to clean up act

Sourse: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Dec 14, 2018NEW DELHI: After a visit by EPCA chief Bhure Lal to Mundka and Narela-Bawana areas in the past few days, the industrial as...

What Happens to Your Smartphone at the End of its Life?

Sourse: https://weather.com, New Delhi, Dec 24, 2018You just bought yourself a shiny new smartphone and—unless you’ve sold it or passed it on—your old handset is banished t...

Delhi adds 690 tonnes to its woes daily.....

Sourse: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Dec 24, 2018NEW DELHI: Even as countries around the world are becoming conscious of the environmental impact of single-use plastic, th...

Understanding critical environmental issues via films

Sourse: http://www.millenniumpost.in, New Delhi, Dec 5, 2018'Quotes from the Earth', a three-day Environmental film festival by Toxics Link and India International Centre with support fro...

As fire at Bhalswa landfill adds to Delhi’s smog, experts push for segregating waste at source, formalising garbage collection

Sourse: First post , New Delhi, Oct 27, 2018Half the solution lies in defining the problem. Unfortunately, when it comes to waste, problems take precedence, make much noise and are far more ...

Methane makes landfills ticking, toxic firebombs

Sourse: New Indian Express, New Delhi, Oct 28, 2018A senior official of Delhi Pollution Control Committee accepts that toxic gases emerging from landfills during fire worsens air quality to a dan...

Your mobile phone is a major contributor to toxic e-waste in the country

Sourse: The Print ,New Delhi, Oct 28, 2018Experts say phones are a major chunk, by quantity, of the 2 million MT of e-waste India generates annually.New Delhi: The Indian obsession with mobi...

NGO Toxics Link finds varied amount of lead in enamel paints

Sourse: Devdi scourse , New Delhi, Oct 27, 2018Thirty-two paint samples were analysed and varied levels of lead (15 ppm to 1,99,345 ppm) were observed in all tested samples. The prescribed l...

Microplastics, now, in human stool: study

Sourse: downtoearth , New Delhi, Oct 26, 2018The study says consuming plastic packaged food, water allows microplastics to be ingested, & that consumers must rethink individual plas...

NGT forms special task force to tackle Delhi’s Mayapuri scrap menace

Sourse: Times of india , New Delhi, Oct 26, 2018NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has constituted a seven-member special task force to take action against units involved in illegally di...

Environment ministry considers nation-wide ban on 4 single-use plastic products

Sourse: Hindustan Times , New Delhi, Sep 28, 2018 The union environment ministry is considering a uniform, countrywide legislation to phase out four single-use plastic products — ...

Delhi traders beat ban with polybags stamped ‘approved’

Sourse: Hindustan Times , New Delhi, Sep 2, 2018The ban on the thin carry-bags was announced in August, 2017 by the National Green Tribunal, which ordered government and civic agencies to en...

What happens to your old phone after you throw it away?

Sourse: The Times Of India , New Delhi, Aug 21, 2018GURUGRAM: Almost all Indians have at least one cellphone and we need a new one every few years. But how many of us know how to dispos...

In India’s Largest City, A Ban on Plastics Faces Big Obstacles

Sourse: Yale Environment360, New Delhi, Aug 28, 2018Facing a scourge of plastic bags, the Indian state that includes Mumbai mandated a sweeping ban on plastic bags and other throwaway plasti...

Survey to map sources of biomedical waste begins

Sourse: The Times of India, New Delhi, Aug 23, 2018PANAJI: In preparation for Goa’s first common biomedical waste treatment facility, which will come up at Kundaim Industrial estate, t...

365 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic collected, says East Delhi civic body

Sourse: Hindustantimes, New Delhi, Aug 22, 2018The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said it has collected 364.8 metric tonne of non-recyclable multi-layered plastic such as tobacco sa...

These 51,837 factories in Delhi shouldn’t even be there

Sourse: The Times of India New Delhi, Aug 20, 2018NEW DELHI: Many residential areas in Delhi are no longer distinguishable from planned industrial areas. This is because thousands of polluting in...

Plastic passion

Source: brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, Jul 18, 2018How are corporates dealing with the increasing backlash against plastic and the expectations that they play a larger ...

Ensure effective implementation of ban on microbeads in cosmetics, say environmental experts

Source: www.business-standard.com, New Delhi, June 5, 2018Have you ever thought that every time you use a facewash or a cosmetic product that its makers promise to be more effective due to p...

As e-waste continues to pile up, a greater focus on its management is needed

Source: www.india.mongabay.com, New Delhi, June 6, 2018India is among the top five countries in e-waste generation. Within the country, Maharashtra generates the most e-waste.Increasing amou...

It’s city vs plastic and you’re losing

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com, New Delhi, June 5, 2018NEW DELHI: With “beat plastic pollution” being the theme of the World Environment Day this year, there is renewed ...

Biomedical waste management facility to come up at Kundaim

Source: www.navhindtimes.in, Panaji Goa, June 27, 2018PANAJI: Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has announced that Goa will have an integrated waste management system for biomedic...

Can India manage its toxic e-waste?

Source: www.downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, July 16, 2018One of the biggest producers of e-waste in the world, India doesn't have data and monitoring mechanisms to manage e-waste Mor...

Why India Passed One Of The World’s Toughest Anti-Plastic Laws

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com, New Delhi, March 7, 2018NEW DELHI ― The surface of the canal near Nitesh Kumar’s home in Geeta Colony in the Indian capital’s Rani Garden area i...

Use of Plastics: A Half-baked Idea

Source: www.indialegallive.com, New Delhi, Jul 8, 2018Though the intention of the Maharashtra government to ban plastics was good, it provided no alternatives to Plastic and left small vendo...

Alert! Your cosmetics are harmful; Toxics Link reveals why

Source: www.zeebiz.com, New Delhi, Jul 10, 2018Undoubtedly, almost everyone uses beauty products, like face wash, lipstick, scrub, creams and sunscreens and more. However, have you ever wondered ...

Delhi govt says tree cover up — but report shows dense forests down

Source: indianexpress.com, New Delhi, June 29, 2018 As per the State of Forest Report 2017 released earlier this year, there has been an increase of 0.3% or 3.64 sq km of forest due to “pla...

Ban no solution

Source: tribuneindia.com, New Delhi, Jul 1, 2018There are enough rules and guidelines in place to check plastic waste. However, with no one monitoring, ignoring the law seems an easier optio...

Govt extends deadline for adhering to bio-medical waste disposal rules to next year

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, March 20, 2018 The Union environment ministry has extended deadlines for various provisions under the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, to ensure that ...

A New Delhi, la rivière sacrée Yamuna souillée par les eaux usées

Source:  New Delhi, March 16, 2018Salpa vit en plein cœur de New Delhi, dans une petite maison au bord de la rivière Yamuna. Ce cours d'eau, sacré pour les hindous, est aujourd'hui sou...

Changing the way waste is treated

Source: DNA, New Delhi, Feb 14, 2018 A discussion titled 'The City of Waste' comprising varied panel of artists, activists and researchers was organised on Tuesday at the Indian Habitat C...

किडनी फेल होने का कारण हो सकती है ड्राई क्लीन

Source : Navbharath Times, New Delhi, Jan 20, 2018ड्राई क्लीन किए हुए कपड़े आपकी किडनी खराब कर सकते हैं। यह ...

Dry clean clothes can get you sick

Source : CNBC Awaaz, New Delhi, Jan 20, 2018क्या आपने कभी सोचा है कि ड्राई-क्लीन हुए साफ सुथरे कपड़े आपक...

Why dry-cleaned is not safe

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Dry-cleaned clothes may have toxic chemical that could affect kidneys

Source : The Times Of India, New Delhi, Jan 20, 2018The clothes you just got dry-cleaned may be exposing you to Perchloroethylene - a toxic chemical which also acts as a carcinogen and affects the kid...

BPA in Thermal Paper

Source : CNBC Awaaz, New Delhi, Jan 11, 2018एटीएम, स्वाइपिंग मशीन से निकलने वाले रसीद या फिर फ्लाइट्स ट...

Toothless ‘environment marshals’ face the heat on the ground

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Jan 9, 2018Deployed without any identity card to prove their new role, sans any powers to book violators and with just a few hours of training on pollution, Delhi&...

ATM receipts could be harmful to your health

Source : Hardnews, New Delhi, Jan 12, 2018A recent report has revealed that your ATM slips, or your bills from your local grocery store, petrol-pump, or any other receipt could expose you to a toxic c...

Why your receipts may be toxic?

Source : The Times of India, New Delhi, Jan 12, 2018NEW DELHI: The next time you buy something, think twice before holding the receipt generated on thermal paper. There is a high chance you may be exp...

Talk show on lead in paint.

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Exploratory steps hit the road

Source : The New Indian Express, New Delhi, Nov 5, 2017 New Delhi: You will be most disoriented. You’ll understand what it is really like to loose control. Vulnerability will be your compan...

Centre proposes dilution of e-waste collection targets for industries

Source : Down To Earth, New Delhi, Nov 3, 2017New Delhi: On October 30 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) came out with a draft notification on E-Waste (Managem...

Sound barrier: Law in place, cops quiet in Delhi

Source : The Times of India, New Delhi, Nov 5, 2017NEW DELHI: Even as Kathmandu has resolutely curbed the use of horns on roads, Delhi — despite a number of awareness campaigns against honking a...

If your paint label doesn’t say ‘lead less than 90 ppm,’ don’t buy it

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Nov 2, 2017New Delhi: All household paints should have lead less than 90 ppm (parts per million) and their label should say so, according to new rules that came in...

What happens to e-waste: Your junked gadgets come back to you as toxic fumes

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Nov 2, 2017New Delhi: Ever wondered where does all your old and worn-out gadgets go after you chuck them in the bin or sell them to the junk dealer? Experts say th...

Should you be concerned about lead paint in your home? Over 73% of house paints found to be unsafe

Source : Times Now, New Delhi, Oct 30, 2017New Delhi: A study revealed that more than 73 percent of household decorative paints, collected from several regions across the national capital, have excess...

Over 73 per cent of paints found to have excessive lead: Study

Source : The Times of India, New Delhi, Oct 30, 2017New Delhi : More than 73% of household decorative paints, collected from several regions across the capital, were found containing exceedingly high ...

Already polluted river braces for yet another onslaught

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, Oct 26, 2017NEW DELHI: City ghats are all decked up for chhath puja: while extensive preparations have been made to ensure that devotees face no hardships, envi...

Pollution panel to get cracking on Rs5,000 fine for garbage burning

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Oct 23, 2017Delhi: You might have to shell out Rs 5,000 if officials from the civic agencies or pollution control bodies catch you burning garbage, the Supreme Cou...

Hotels, hospitals lack tech to dispose of waste

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Oct 4, 2017Read More at: Hotels, hospitals lack tech to dispose of waste...

Saving Aravallis: Delhi’s green lung facing desertification, Ridge cover down 40%

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Sep 26, 2017New Delhi: Standing tall like a guardian since times immemorial, the Aravallis have always been revered by people for the role they play in shaping the...

Garbage crisis: India’s urban areas must reduce, recycle, rethink

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Sep 13, 2017Pune:  When you throw something away, said Annie Leonard, a ‘critic of consumerism’, it must go somewhere. That somewhere — over...

Raising a stink: The waste bomb is ticking for India

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Sep 12, 2017New Delhi: Though a surreal spectacle, the garbage avalanche that killed two people in the capital on September 1 did not surprise many. The tragedy wa...

Toxic water in Delhi taps! US study finds shocking amounts of plastic fibre linked to cancer in Laxmi Nagar, Mehrauli, Munirka, Jangpura

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, Sep 7, 2017New Delhi: A recent study conducted jointly by OrbMedia partner NGO Toxic Link has revealed a shocking fact about Delhi’s tap water quality. Th...

Lessons from Ghazipur: How we can stop the garbage mountains from sprouting in our cities

Source:: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Sep 1, 2017New Delhi: Providing more land for new landfill sites is not the solution to the problem of garbage management, say experts.Ravi Agarwal, director of th...

In fact: Hard to ban, harder to dispose

Source:: The Indian Express, New Delhi, Sep 4, 2017New Delhi: In 2001, a shop in Ooty in the Nilgiri mountain range was fined Rs 1,000 for disregarding a ban on plastic. News reports from that time ta...

Ganesh Chaturthi: Idol immersion threatens to choke Yamuna again

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, Sep 1, 2017NEW DELHI: The immersion of idols after Ganesh Chaturthi will reach a peak on Anant Chaturdashi on September 5, but with visarjan taking place at spe...

Minamata Convention comes into force, India yet to ratify it

Source:: Live Mint, New Delhi, Aug 17, 2017New Delhi: The Minamata Convention, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from adverse effects of mercury, took effect on Wednesday, bu...

Why e-waste will continue to flow into city

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, Aug 3, 2017New Delhi: With the Centre planning to reconsider targets given to companies for collecting e-waste from consumers and recycling them, tonnes of e-wa...

It’s a losing battle against plastic

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, Aug 3, 2017New Delhi: National Green Tribunal (NGT) may have rapped the Delhi government recently for not implementing the ban on plastic crockery, but the issu...

Daily Pioneer titles "Hazardous waste on the rise"

Source:: The Pioneer, New Delhi, July 6, 2017New Delhi: With over one billion mobile phone subscribers, India is the fifth largest e-waste generator in the world. Eradicating lack of awareness fo...

“राजधानी में रोजाना निकलता है 20 टन बायोमेडिकलवेस्ट!“

Source:: Aaj Tak New Delhi, 13 June 2017New Delhi: राजधानी में लगातार बढ़ती हैल्थकेयर सुविधाओं, क्लीनिक्स क...

Down To Earth titled, “Deadly omission"

Source:: Down to Earth, New Delhi, 12 June 2017 New Delhi: A day after India opposed the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance at the Rotterdam Convention on May 5, a chemical l...

Medical waste piles up, trash timebomb ticks

Source:: The Times of India, New Delhi, June 12, 2017NEW DELHI: With the number of healthcare facilities increasing, Delhi has seen a steep rise in biomedical waste generation in the past few y...

Need for effective plan for mgmt of persistent organic pollutants’

Source: The Hitavada  June 9, 2017. In a workshop on ‘Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions and Associated Challenges’ held at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Inst...

Mercury use by dentists hazardous

Source: Asian Age, New Delhi,  Jun 3, 2017New Delhi: Use of mercury in dental sector, especially in the rural and unorganised sector in Delhi, is leading to mercury poisoning which has serio...

Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, May 27 2017Mercury has been a critical component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. But a recent decision by European Union to phase out its usage among chi...

Toxics Link appeals to Govt. for a mercury-free healthcare system in India

Source: The Telegraph India, New Delhi, May 16, 2017Toxics Link, an environmental research and advocacy organization engaged in disseminating information and helping strengthen campaigns against toxic...

Long-term impacts of lead exposure have finally been revealed

Source: Down to Earth, April 30, 2017Though the health impacts of exposure to lead were first reported in the 1970s, a new study, published in JAMA on March 28 , has established the long-term eff...

Students in Delhi are helping Afghan women refugees make edible cutlery to fight the monopoly of plastic

Source: yourstory.com, Apr 28, 2017.An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. According to Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, Delhi alone generates almost...

Oral Health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

Source: Zeenew.india.com, April 25, 2017New Delhi: In our fast paced lives and drastic changes in our eating habits, we often tend to ignore our dental health, especially that of our child’s. Re...

India should ban use of mercury at earliest

Source: Sundayguardian, April 22, 2017Experts want India to speed up the process of banning mercury in light of the landmark Minamata convention of 2014 for prevention of mercury pollution, while desc...

Plastic toys in Delhi high on toxic elements

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, April A new global survey has found that toys, some of which were sold in Delhi, contain high levels of toxic elements usually found in electronic wastes.The s...

Recycling contaminates children’s plastic toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste

Source: Overallhealth.in, April 14, 2017New Delhi, 18.04.17: A new global survey has found presence of highly toxic flame retardants in children’s toys and related products made from recycled pl...

This Diwali, lead-free paint will be a national norm

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Mar 31, 2017By Diwali this year, paints in India will be sold with less than one percent of lead that causes indoor pollution and is harmful for children.The Centra...

CPCB norms seek to cap lead content in paints at 90 ppm

Source: The Hindustan Business Line, Mar 28, 2017Nearly six months after the government decided to limit the lead content in household paints, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday cam...

Tough targets hinder e-waste rule rollout

Source: Google.co.in, Mar 27, 2017NEW DELHI: The implementation of the e-waste rules 2016, which are to come into force this May, may now be delayed with industry associations of electrical and e...

Delhi pollution control body to give licence for e-waste handling

Source: Hindustan Times, Mar 24, 2017Authorised e-waste dismantling units could soon be coming up in Delhi with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee planning to issue licence to proper handling units...

E-waste concentration in Indian soil is twice the global average, claims study

Source: Hindustan Times, Mumbai, 14 March, 2017India may have issued directives to ban the use and manufacture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to reduce pollution, but decades of using these toxic...

Indians largely ignorant of e-waste rules for disposal

Source: National Herald India, Feb 2, 2017With most Indians unaware of e-waste disposal rules, electronic and electrical equipment continues to be sold to the kabaadiwala and not to the authorised rec...

Plastic is harmful to healthcoverage published in" Nav Bharat Times"dated

Source: Nav Bharat Times, Feb 05, 2017डॉ. पी. के. जुल्का, सीनियर कैंसर स्पेशलिस्टप्रीति महेश, चीफ प्र...

What ails Mustafabad, cancer or neglect?

Source : The Hindu, 23 Jaunary 2017, New DelhiAs the number of cancer cases rises, area MLA claims officials not taking action despite his complaint 2 months agoOn a hot April afternoon last year, Noo...

Get paid for cigarette butts by the kilo and save environment at the same time

Source :Hindustan Times, 5 December  2016, New DelhiSmoking a cigarette not only damages lungs but also chokes the environment, killing thousands of animals and birds and clogging water bodies. T...

How much lead have you inhaled from your wall paint?

Source : DNA, 8 November 2016, New DelhiStudies indicate paints by small and medium enterprises have lead levels way above prescribed limitsMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC),...

Idol immersions choked Yamuna

Source : Times of India, 20 October 2016, New DelhiRecent idol immersions have worsened the water quality of Yamuna. The dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the river, which support aquatic life, plummete...

This festive season, make your home lead-free

Source : The Hindu, 14 October 2016, New DelhiStay lead-free is the advice that environmentalists are giving this festive season.“As you get festival-ready, it is important that you keep lead at...

You might be painting yourself into a corner

Source : Times of India, 13 October 2016, New DelhiWith a large number of people painting their houses before Diwali, Toxics Link, an environmental NGO has stepped up their efforts to educate consumer...

Cheap paints, thermocol pose threat to Yamuna

Source : Times of India, 12 October 2016, New DelhiWith hundreds of Puja committees reaching the ghats for idol immersion on Vijaydashami, checking the pollution level in the Yamuna remained a challen...

Govt bans plastic packaging for gutkha, tobacco and pan masala

Source : Live Mint, 06 October 2016, New Delhi The government seeks to reduce generation of non-biodegradable waste such as pouches and sachetsThe move is part of the Plastic Waste Management (PW...

Roadmap for implementing plastic, e-waste management rules proposed

Source :  Live Mint, 05 October 2016, New DelhiThe new sets of rules from the Central Pollution Control Board make producers responsible for the collection of waste generated from their products....

How proactive citizens are doing their bit to change the way India handles its trash

Source : Economic Times, 25 September 2016, New DelhiThe journey began two years ago. With broom in hand and enlisting star power from the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Salman Khan, Prime Minister Nar...

Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India, comply in EU

Source : India Today , 19 September 2016, New Delhi A green body today alleged that many international lighting firms which comply with the European countries rules on e-waste, refuse to accept r...

Not taking responsibility for mercury-bearing waste criticised

Source : Governance Now, 19 September 2016, New DelhiToxics Links claims that many international lighting companies are opposed to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) principle of E-waste Rule...

Toxic Mercury in Lights: NGO accuses MNCs of double standards

Source : RTN Asia, 19 September 2016, New DelhiMany international lighting companies are displaying double standards by challenging India’s new mercury recycling rules, said environmental NGO To...

Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India: Toxics Link

Source :Economics Times ,19 September 2016, New DelhiA green body today alleged that many international lighting firms which comply with the European countries' rules on e-waste, refuse to accept ...

Regulate disposal of CFLs, TFLs to prevent mercury from spreading out: NGT

Source : The Pioneer, 15 September 2016, New Delhi To prevent Mercury, which is a toxic element used in various lights like Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Tubular Fluorescent Lamps (TFLs), ...

Where does your car end up?

Source : GOI Monitor, 12 September 2016, New DelhiA big pile of vehicles gathering dust and rust is rising but India is yet to come up with non-polluting ways to deal with themUNDERNEATH RATTLING metr...

Kolkata knows little about e-waste, shows survey

Source : Time of India, 11 September 2016, kolkata About 84% Kolkatans are unaware of the impact that improper e-waste disposal makes and around 65% prefer to sell the discarded material to local...

E-waste rules catch most metro residents unaware, survey finds

Source : Live Mint, 8 September 2016, New DelhiSome two-thirds of respondents to a survey across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai said they weren’t aware of rules on disposal of ele...

E-waste issue: 90% in Delhi not aware of legal recourse

Source : Times of India, 7 September 2016, New DelhiOne in every two people is unaware of what e-waste is. A survey 'What India Knows about E-waste' conducted by an environmental NGO Toxics Li...

Report says Delhi most uneducated on e-waste management

Source : Mail Today, 7 September 2016, New Delhi50 per cent Delhiites said that they just sell it to the local kabaadiwala, a practice known to lead to informal recycling causing irreversible harm to ...

Majority of Indians unaware of e-waste: Study

Source :Governance Now, 7 September 2016, New DelhiEven after four years of e-waste rules in force, 66 percent of people are ignorant about it, shows a study conducted by Toxics Link.Though under the ...

Toxins in toothpastes?

Source :ABP News 24, 09 August 2016A recent study by Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, found triclosan, an endocrine disrupting chemical, in 72.8% of samples of two items of everyday use it tested in...

Study Finds Hazardous Toxins in Toiletries

Source :Live Punjab, 8 July 2016, PunjabIn what can be termed as a worrisome revelation, a recent research conducted by Toxics Link, an Indian environmental NGO, found dangerous chemicals are being us...

Toxins in toothpaste?

Source :The Kashmir Monitor, 7 August 2016, JammuA recent study by Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, found triclosan, an endocrine disrupting chemical, in 72.8% of samples of two items of everyday us...

Indian toothpastes can give you cancer, liver disease: Study

Source : International Business Times, 4 August 2016, New DelhiToothpastes in India, it turns out, are more harmful than perceived. Triclosan, an active chemical ingredient in a majority of the toothp...

Cancer-causing chemicals in your toothpaste and soap, reveals study

Source :The News Minute, 4 August 2016, New DelhiAll these chemicals have a severe impact on infants and children.In a shocking revelation, everyday products like toothpastes, soaps and cosmetics were...

Study finds toxins in toothpastes

Source :Economic Times, 4 August 2016, New DelhiA recent study by Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, found triclosan, an endocrine disrupting chemical, in 72.8% of samples of two items of everyday use...

EPR rules must include guidelines for sound disposal of E-waste: Experts

Source : The Free Press Journal, 28 July 2016, MumbaiMumbai: With the environment ministry notifying the new E-Waste Management Rules 2016, that would bring the producers under Extended Producer Respo...

Recycled plastic may be contaminated: study

Source : The Hindu, 23 July 2016, New DelhiAlmost 300 tonnes of plastic with toxic Brominated Flame Retardants are added to the recycling stream every day in IndiaNext time you pick up a plastic toy o...

Even your ‘clean’ plastic may be laced with toxic elements

Source : Times of India, 22 July 2016, New Delhi Without even realising, you could be exposing yourself to plastic laden with harmful flame retardants.A recent study by Toxics Link, an environmen...

Skilling up India: The Way Forward

Source : http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/, 11 July 2016, BangaloreSkill development in the informal sector for e-waste management is the need of the  hourThe E-Waste Management Rules...

Bright but deadly

Source :Deccan Herald, 21 June 2016, New DelhiA recent international study ‘Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’ by Teresa M Attina and Leona...

Toxics link study on BPA sippy cups -CNBC Awaaj

Unknowingly you could be exposing your babies to some of the most toxic chemicals that are  part of our everyday life and  the exposure to chemicals is progressively growing, some of these c...

What India Wants From Apple: Jobs, Environment, And Yes, Also iPhones

Source : Forbes, 10 June 2016, New DelhiSeveral global businesses, from Amazon to Westinghouse Electric Co., just announced strategic investments in India during Prime Minister&nbs...

Babies Are Sipping Toxins: Sippy Cups Are Dangerous For Babies, Finds Study

Source : Mynahcare, 10 June 2016, new DelhiA new finding by Toxics Link revealed that sippy cups are dangerous for babies. The study found that sippy cups contain toxic chemicals that could interfere ...

E-waste call to action

Source : The Economic Times (epaper), 9 June 2016, BangaloreIntegration of informal sector with skill development, EPR implementation and reverse logistics backbone are the key requirements.The E-Wast...

Toxins in sippy cups a threat to babies

Source : Times of India, 9 June 2016, New DelhiYou could be exposing your babies to toxic chemicals that could interfere with their hormonal system and impactgrowth . A study by Toxics Link, an envi...

Baby sippy cups contains harmful chemicals, says study

Source : Live Mint ,9 June 2016,new DelhiA study says harmful chemical ‘bisphenol-A’ in baby sippy cups can impact mental and physical health of children .The study released by Toxics Link...

Combating mercury poisoning

Source : Governance Now, 4 June 2016, New DelhiEven though a number of studies highlight alarming levels of mercury emission in India, the government is still not ready with a national policy to addre...

Norms being flouted in ‘simmering’ landfill sites

Source : The Asian Age, 20 May 2016, New DelhiOverflowing garbage landfills in the national capital, which have been saturated way beyond capacity, are already simmering inside. Last month’s Bha...

The government just made your home safer for your children

Source : Hard News Media, 16 May 2016, New DelhiDue to vigorous lobbying by NGOs in India and mounting international pressure, the Union Government has implemented stricter regulations on the usage of...

Grey clouds loom over formal e-waste recyclers

Source :The Hindu, 9 May 2016, New DelhiIllegal factories process 95% of all e-waste and are flouting safety norms; they are also taking business away from licensed recyclersMohammed Sabir spent his c...

Govt proposes to ban household paint with high lead content

Source :Live Mint, 27 April 2016, new DelhiThe move comes after persistent campaign by environmentalists demanding regulation of high lead content in paintsAiming to curb damage to public health from ...

Mollar Bheri pollution turns toxic

Source : Times of India, 27 April 2016, KolkataMollar Bheri that has been the waste dumping site of tonnes of daily waste from Salt Lake, New Town and Rajarhat area for years has become a dangerous en...

Government notifies new hazardous waste management rules

Source :Live Mint, 4 April 2016, New DelhiThe new rules distinguish hazardous waste from others such as waste tyre, paper waste, metal scrap and used electronic items .India has banned the import of s...

Onus on manufacturers, retailers to ‘scientifically’ recycle e-waste

Source : The Hindu, 24 March, New DelhiAim is to ensure that those involved in collecting e-waste do it safely and scientifically.The Environment Ministry has tightened rules by putting the onus on ma...

Living Dangerously

Source : http://page3online.in, 22 March 2016,KolkataUnaware Kolkatans Living in lethal danger!Polluting Industrial Units dot the entire city, says the latest Toxic Link study “LIVING DANGEROUSL...

17 areas polluting Kolkata: Report

Source : Times of India , 22 March, Kolkata17 critical areas in and around Kolkata have been identified as "probable hotspots" for polluting the city, says a study.The report "Living Da...

New plastic waste mgmt rules

Source : Business Standard, 19 March 2016, New DelhiCentre bans plastic bags below 50 micron thickness; producers to take back plastic products.The central government on Friday notified new rules for ...

E-waste goes here : Separate bins at schools

Source : .Deccan Herald, 26 February 2016, New DelhiSchools in Delhi will now have a separate bin to dispose off electronic waste. The decision was taken by the Delhi government after a recent meeting...

Delhi wastelands: 50 feet tall and growing, Ghazipur yard operates well beyond deadline

Source :Indianexpress, 7 Feb 2016, New DelhiResidents of colonies such as Anand Vihar and Kaushambi that are near the landfill have petitioned the NGT on the emissio...

Hard times with hardware junk

Source : Telegraph India, Jharkhand, 28 November 2015State pollution control board fumbles at green tribunal's order on e-waste inventoryTalk e-waste and it is Hebrew or even Fortran for our pollu...

E-waste: NGT seeks info on generation, recycling and disposal

Source :Economic Times,New Delhi, 26 November 2015Heeding to a plea that the implementation of e-waste Rules as envisaged under the law was not being done properly, the National Green Tribunal has dir...

E-waste producers pay least or no attention to e-waste management’

Source : Daily Pioneer, 20 November 2015, New DelhiMany leading electronic and electrical brands continue to shirk their responsibility under e-waste Rules in the country, points out the findings by T...

Producers shirking e-waste rules, says study

Source : The Hindu, 17 November 2015 New DelhiMany leading electronic and electrical brands continue to shirk their responsibility under e-waste rules, the latest Toxics Link study ‘Time to Rebo...

Graveyard of gadgets: Other side of e-boom

Source  : http://www.governancenow.com, New DelhiFor Sanjay Patel, 2011 was a pleasant year. An environmental consultant based in Surat, Patel forayed into a ‘lucrative’ business that...

Delhi-based NGO visits Bhagtanwala, brings a ray of hope for residents

Source :Tribune News Service ,Amritsar, 11 October 2015While it was yet to ascertain what type of technology—incineration or the RDF conversion— is to be set up in Amritsar to process the ...

Pollution watchdog flags mobile tower radiation hazards

Source : LiveMint, New Delhi, 21 September 2015Radiation emissions from mobile towers are huge due to its dense installations and unscientific proliferation, the board warnsIndia’s apex pollutio...

Survey nails plastic truth

Source : Telegraph India, Calcutta, 29 Aug 2015Illegal plastic bags are being rampantly used in the city and choking its drainage system, according to a study.Toxics Link, a Delhi-based NGO that speci...

Formulate scheme for disposal of e-waste: NGT to MoEF

Source : Zeenews.india.com, New Delhi, 5 Aug 2015The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to convene a meeting of various stakeholders and propose a sche...

Delhi one of the greenest cities, still falls way short of 33%

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 5 Aug 2015Delhi is one of the greenest metropolitan cities of India with a 20% forest cover. But it still falls way short of the 33% greenery prescribed by the nat...

Disposal ground: India turns e-waste dumpyard

Source : Deccan Chronicle, Visakhapatnam, 10 July 2015India is turning into a dumping ground for e-waste from western countries like US, Canada, Australia and European nations.Despite curbs on import ...

Okhla plant boost irks many

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 27 June 2015The Delhi government's first budget may have scored high on the environment front, but the ragpicker community and civil society organizations worki...

Maggi row: Successive govts ignored ‘lead’ alerts

Source : www.abplive.in, New Delhi, 7 June 2015Successive Indian governments have ignored repeated alerts and done little to introduce laws to curb practices that could explain how lead could slip int...

Why just air pollution? Even the Delhi food might be hazardous to your health

Source : Economic Times, New Delhi, 7 June 2015For Ritu Verma, it's a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. The 34-year old homemaker in Rohini in northwest Delhi has been living with tw...

Painting a hazardous picture

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 5 June 2015Of the samples of 17 brands collected from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, over 47 per cent had lead concentration of over 10,000 ppm. Lead content in enamel pa...

Capital greens reduced to ashes, trees cut and sent to crematoriums

Source : India Today, New Delhi, 1 June 2015In a city where burning of a handful of dry leaves attracts a fine of Rs 5,000 to clean up the toxic air we breathe, thousands of trees are cut and the wood...

Electronic wasteland

Source : DNA, New Delhi, 17 May 2015Given the hazardous nature of the e-waste business, what are the safeguards taken by recyclers and the humble kabadiwala? Roshni Nair tries to find out.Zakir Hussai...

NGO suggests measures for waste management

Source : Asian Age, New Delhi, 10 May 2015In order to initiate waste management, an NGO, Toxic Link, has prepared a policy brief suggesting slew of measures to the city government. The environmental N...

NGO gives suggestions for waste management in cities

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 6 May 2015Environmental NGO Toxics Link on Tuesday put forward a slew of recommendations on municipal waste management in cities. Decentralizing waste collection an...

Not aware of report of unsafe disposal of CFLs: Government

Source : Economic Times, New Delhi, 5 May 2015Government today admitted it was not aware of a study which estimated that around 15 million CFLs were disposed off "unsafely" but said the issu...

E-Hell on Earth? NGT wants answers from DGFT on India’s ‘digital dumps’

Source : Daily Pioneer, New Delhi, 14 April 2015 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought response from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on a plea alleging rampant violation of...

Households, firms may have to pay for waste collection, disposal

Source : Live Mint, New Delhi, 9 April 2015The environment ministry has decided to overhaul the way waste is managed in the country, putting in the public domain draft rules that will, among other ste...

The plastic challenge

Source : Millennium Post,New Delhi, 5 April 2015Over two years ago the Delhi government imposed a blanket ban on manufacturing, use, and sale of plastic bags in the national Capital. The ban, however,...

Ghazipur plant fuels toxic alarm with its 5 million tonnes of garbage

Source : Daily Mail, New Delhi, 3 April 2015Delhi's second plant that will turn waste into energy is set to commence operations within a month.However, concerns remain about how the Ghazipur unit ...

Bulbs polluting atmosphere?

Source : The Asian Age, New Delhi, 31 March 2015While most people trash broken light bulbs in routine garbage, a recent study by an environmental research organisation, Toxic Links, has revealed that ...

Gross mismanagement of CFL waste containing mercury, says study

Source : The Hindu,New Delhi, 26 March 2015Mercury enters body through skin or inhalation, and can lead to recurrent coughs, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea and headacheMassive am...

Rising mercury level turns silent killer in Capital

Source :India Today, New Delhi, 25 March  2015A massive amount of mercury - the toxic element that makes Compact Fluorescent Lamps and bulbs (CFLs) work - may be silently accumulating in the atmo...

Used CFL bulbs a health hazard

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 25 March 2015A study has estimated that 14.93 million compact fluorescent lamps releasing approximately 74.65kg of mercury were disposed of unsafely in Delhi last y...

Regional Meeting on Lead Safe Paints

Sources: DNA, Rajasthan Patrika & Counterview.org, 17 March 2015Toxics Link along with Paryavaran Mitra and Paryavarniya Vikas Kendra organized a half-day stakeholder’s meeting in Ahmedabad ...

Demand up for safe and natural Holi colours

Source : Times of India, Pune, 28 Feburary 2015 Social enterprise eCoexist is manufacturing safe and natural Holi colours made from food material such as turmeric, beetroot, rice flour and potato...

The Ganges: holy, deadly river

Source : FT Magazine, 13 February 2015Pollution has turned the sacred waters into a lethal cocktail of industrial and human waste. Can the river be saved?Nearly 13,000ft up in the foothills of the Him...

Toxic hospital waste dumped in open

Source : Times of India, Patna, 9 February 2015BMW, this word brings out the picture of a high-end lurxury car. But today, this also means biomedical wastes, which can cost one's life. The wastes ...

Plastic Bags-Where is the Ban

Source: City Scan Magazine, February 2015Delhi-based NGO Toxics Link which deals with critical environmental issue recently conducted a survey which has brought forth some startling facts vis-a-vis th...

Seminar on “Mercury and Bio –Medical Waste Management” in Bihar

Source: The Hindustan Times, 9th & 10th Feb, 2015Patna, Feb 9, 2015, A seminar on “Mercury and Bio – Medical Waste Management” was organized at Hotel Chanakya by SIDON (NGO) and ...

IT sector largest generator of e-waste; underutilised recycling capacity

Source :Economic Times, Bengaluru, 09 February 2015India's IT hub is among the largest generators of electronic waste in the country, trailing only Mumbai and Delhi, but the city's sizable rec...

What India can learn from Norway

Source : The Hans India, New Delhi, 09 February 2015 The Central Zone bench (Bhopal) of National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently ordered all producers and manufactures of electrical and electronic equip...

Your fish curry may be laced with mercury

Source : Times of India, Kolkata, 7 January 2015Is the fish-crazy population of Bengal at a greater risk of mercury contamination than the rest of the country? They are, according to a study by a gree...

Forced to live with e-waste

Source : Millennium Post, New Delhi, 4 January 2015E-waste! What is e-waste? I have not heard of e-waste and its concept of recycling. I do not even know if any collection center exists in our market,...

Despite ban, plastic bags still in vogue

Source :Daily Pioneer,New Delhi, 24 December 2014Despite ban on use of plastic bags in most States and Union Territories, a recent study conducted in Chandigarh, Sikkim and Delhi shows that it is bein...

Ban on plastic carry bags of little effect in Chandigarh

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 24 December 2014The union government’s ban on plastic carry bags has had little effect in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Sikkim, revealed a study released on Tuesday...

Karnataka state pollution control board sends out show-cause notices to 32 electronics producers

Source : Economic Times, Bengaluru, 24 December 2014Karnataka state pollution control board is sending out show-cause notices to 32 electronics producers including Apple and Samsung for failing to com...

99% city veggie sellers use plastic bags: Study

Source : The Times of India, New Delhi, 24 December 2014The blanket ban on plastic bags in the city has proved a dud. A survey by Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, has revealed massive use of plastic...

Ban on plastic carry bags still ineffective

Source : daijiworld.com, New Delhi, 24 December 2014The union government's ban on plastic carry bags has had little effect in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Sikkim, revealed a study released Tuesday.A Tox...

Yamuna water contains heavy metals, enough to cause serious health implications: Toxics Link

Source : NGO Post,New Delhi, 15 December 2014A recent study on the pollution of river Yamuna has revealed that its water contains heavy metals such as Lead, Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury and Arsenic whic...

दिल्ली : हरी सब्जियों का काला सच

Source : NDTV, New Delhi, 15 December 2014दिल्ली में यमुना के किनारे उगने वाली हरी सब्जियों में जहर घु...

Yamuna Water is Unfit for Human Consumption: NGO

Source :New Indian Express,New Delhi, 15 December 2014Toxic Link, an NGO has claimed that Yamuna is highly polluted with heavy metals and toxics contaminating the river’s water to the extent tha...

Veggies from Yamuna floodplains may be highly contaminated

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 13 December 2014High levels of pollution in the Yamuna has been a cause for concern. With the latest research showing the presence of heavy metals in the river, water en...

‘Whether It’s Photography Or Activism, It Requires Involvement’: In Conversation With Ravi Agarwal

Source :Youth ki Awaaz, New Delhi, 9 December 2014“Whether it’s photography or activism, it requires involvement. If you want to be a good photographer, then you must familiarise yourself ...

Film festival dedicated to environment

Media Coverage Online ,Source : Deccan Herald,New Delhi, 9 December 2014The festival showcased several films based on environmental issues faced by people in India and beyond.In an effort to spread aw...

Debate continues on mercury content in CFLs

Source : The Hindu,New Delhi, 8 December 2014While Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are a step towards conservation of energy compared to incandescent bulbs, which the government phased out through it...

Rain not washing away Yamuna toxins

Source : Times of India,New Delhi, 30November 2014Yamuna water is toxic, to say the least. But what is worse is that there seems to be a continuous discharge of industrial effluents into the Delhi str...

Delhi’s waste site story

Source : SciDevNet,New Delhi,19 November 2014Delhi’s waste site story Delhi now has 25 million residents, making it the second most populous city in the world. Every day, its inhabitants generat...

गंभीर समस्या बना इलेक्ट्रॉनिक कचरे का निस्तारण

Source : Dainik Jagran, New Delhi, 10 November 2014ई-वेस्ट से निकलने वाले खतरनाक रसायन और इससे होने वाले प्र...

बनेगा स्वच्छ इंडिया : कूड़ा बीनने वालों की दयनीय हालत

Source : NDTV, New Delhi, 8 November 2014  (साक्षात्कार ,रवि अग्रवाल  निदेशक टॉक्सिक लिंक )देश में क...

Toxic chemical found in feeding bottles

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 5 November 2014The innocuous feeding bottle could be silently causing serious harm to babies' health in many cities. A study by Toxics Link, an environmental NG...

Beware! Plastic Milk Bottle Used For Babies Contains Toxic

Source : India TV, New Delhi, 3 November 2014Interview of Mr Ravi Agarwal (Director, Toxics Link ) on "Bottle-feeding may risk your baby's health " Bottle-feeding may contain harmful che...

बच्चों को दूध पिलाने वाली बोतल बेहद खतरनाक

Source : अमर उजाला ब्यूरो, नई दिल्ली, 1 November 2014टॉक्सिक लिंक की शोध से हुआ खुलासा, एनसी...

Beware! Your baby feeding bottle may contain toxic chemical

Source :The Hindu, New Delhi, 2 November 2014Baby feeding bottles sold in India are made of Bisphenol-A or BPA, an endocrine-disrupting chemical, which adversely impacts the mental and physical health...

Toxic BPA chemical found in baby feeding bottles

Source :Daily Pioneer, New Delhi, 1 November 2014Indian babies may be highly vulnerable to harmful chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been found to be used in feeding bottles. Research studi...

Toxics Link approaches National Green Tribunal alleging rampant violation of E-waste Rules, 2011

Source : NGO Post, New Delhi, 2 October 2014The National Green Tribunal on Monday issued notices to ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC), state pollution control boards, i...

E-waste dismantlers flout pollution, safety norms

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 15 October 2014Tonnes of electronic waste being dismantled in Seelampur on a daily basis not only pollute the environment but also create a serious health risk for ...

How Lead Paint is Poisoning You?

Source : The New Indian Express, Hyderabad, 11 October 2014If your child suffers from low IQ levels, irritability, hyperactiveness or lack of interest, learning deficiencies, you might want to repaint...

Make recycling of waste part of Clean India: NGOs

Source : The Asian Age, New Delhi, 7 October 2014Environmental NGOs are applauding the efforts of the Central government to highlight the lack of sanitation and cleanliness in the city, but most exper...

Day after Durga Puja celebrations, Yamuna bank turns garbage dump

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi ,5 October 2014Insoluble waste like wood, plastics, cloth, bamboo frame of the Durga idols and other things used during the puja celebrations was found strewn acros...

The Power of Shunya: Recycling garbage

Source : Times Now TVIn this episode of The Power of Shunya: Domestic waste, industrial toxins, agricultural residue, our rivers are getting polluted and because of wastewater contamination. It is est...

Centre’s response sought on e-waste management

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 4 October 2014With the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in full swing, an area which demands attention is management of electronic waste or e-waste.As the increase in generation of...

NGT issues notice to Centre over disposal of CFL lamps

Source : Business Standard,New Delhi, 1 October 2014The National Green Tribunal today issued a notice to the Centre on a plea relating to unregulated and unrestricted disposal of Compact Fluorescent L...

NGO report backs Govt move to rid India of mercury

Source : Daily Pioneer, New Delhi, 30 September 2014In the wake of excitement on the Indian Government’s decision on becoming mercury free, NGO Toxics Link’s report “Mercury Free Ind...

Mercury ban in India within 6 to 10 years

Source : Times of India, New Delhi 30 September 2014India will have to phase out mercury within six to 10 years as the country has signed a global treaty - Minamata Convention - which makes it mandato...

Interview of Mr Ravi Agarwal in the story: "From dirty laundry to water bodies" on Times Now

Interview of Mr Ravi Agarwal in the story: "From dirty laundry to water bodies" on Times NowTelecast Date : 23 August 2014 Watch Full Video :...

Children at risk in e-waste sites

Source : The Asian Age, New Delhi, 24 Aug 2014While it is a known truth that Delhi has been become a dumping yard for e-waste for the world, some disturbing facts from these sites expose the lack of a...

Zee Business: Toxic Industries Choking the Capital City - says Toxics Link study

Zee Business TV report, based upon Toxics Link's study on polluting industries in Delhi.Telecast Date : 12 Aug 2014Watch Full Video :...

Pollution on the rise as norms flouted

Source : Asian Age, New Delhi 20 Aug 2014A study by an NGO concluded that industrial pollution in the capital has increased due to flouting of norms by industrial units in Delhi. The study by Toxic Li...

Industrial waste affecting groundwater, health of residents, finds NGO study

Source : Indian Express, New Delhi 14 Aug 2014Industrial pollution, in varying forms ranging from lead acid battery recycling to landfill sites, has been affecting Delhi’s residents in adverse w...

वजीरपुर सबसे प्रदूशित इलाका

Source : Hindustan, New Delhi, 13 Aug 2014टाॅक्सिक्स लिंक संगठन की ओर से किए गए एक अध्ययन में हुआ खुला...

Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk

Source : Business Standard; The Siasat Daily; News.yahoo & News reporter, New Delhi, 12 Aug 2014Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said ...

Dangerous Delhi

Source : Business World, New Delhi, 12 Aug 2014A study by Toxic Links identifies 18 sites as potential ‘hotspots’ mapping the city’s most polluting centres.The national capital regio...

लोनी और मंडोली में ई-कचरा कर रहा मिट्टी-पानी खराब

Source : Hindustan, New Delhi, 29 July 2014दिल्ली में ई-कचरा की रिसाइक्लिंग से यहाॅ का मिट्टी-पानी खरा...

E-waste recycling turns water, soil toxic

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 29 July 2014Url : E-waste recycling turns water, soil toxicLab testing of soil and water samples from the Loni and Mandoli areas of Delhi reveals high contamination of b...

Shoddy e-waste recycling poisoning soil and water

Source : Times of India,New Delhi, 28 July 2014Url : Shoddy e-waste recycling poisoning soil and waterThe rudimentary method of recycling electronic waste in two major recycling hubs in the NCR has cr...

Waste Management in Kolkata

Source : The Telegraph India, Kolkata 22 July 2014Url: Waste Management in KolkataSri Sri Academy hosted an awareness program on kinds of waste - particularly e-waste, and waste segregation; in associ...

When companies flout norms and regulators look away

Source : Indiatogether, Bangalore, 18 July 2014Url: When companies flout norms and regulators look away A recent report from environmental research group Toxics Link exposes how multinationals are fla...

E -waste workshop call for immediate action

Source : News Mania ,Kolkata, 4 July 2014Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, under the European Union funded ‘WEEE Recycle’ Project, organized a day long workshop on ‘E-waste manageme...

Electronic companies and pollution boards flout e-waste rules: Report

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 1 July 2014Url : Electronic companies and pollution boards flout e-waste rules: ReportMost reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies—both Indian a...

Sitting on an e-time bomb

Source : Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 29 June 2014Url : Sitting on an e-time bombFor those of you who want to buy a new gadget but your green conscience will not permit you to dump the old one, here&rs...

Top companies flout e-waste rules, says study

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 26 June 2014Url : Top companies flout e-waste rules, says study Reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies in the country are doing little to safeguard the en...

Top firms perform dismally on e-waste management: Report

Source : The Tribune,New Delhi, 25 June 2014Url : Top firms perform dismally on e-waste management: ReportA Toxics Link report has nailed reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies for thei...

Big brands flouting e-waste norms in Delhi , finds study

Source : India Today, New Delhi, 25 June 2014Url :Big brands flouting e-waste norms in Delhi , finds study Leading multi-national electronic and electrical equipment manufacturing companies are among ...

Top Brands “Perform Dismally” On E-Waste Management In India

Source : CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) Journal, 25 June 2014Url : Top Brands “Perform Dismally” On E-Waste Management In India16 out of 50 leading companies (31 multina...

Many top firms don’t bother about e-waste rules

Source : The Pioneer, New Delhi, 25 June 2014Url : Many top firms don’t bother about e-waste rulesAt least 16 out of 50 leading companies (31 multinational and 19 national) do not fulfill their ...

CRT imports posing a major health, environmental hazard: Toxics Links

Source : The Hindu, New Delhi, 5 June 2014Url: CRT imports posing a major health, environmental hazard: Toxics Links Massive Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) imports coupled with lack of proper recycling polici...

The Burden of Waste: India’s Environmental Shame

Source: My Bigred Bag, 4 June 2014Url : The Burden of Waste: India’s Environmental ShameThe average Indian has become near-inured to the garbage dumps on the side of the road, and the nervous as...

इलेक्ट्रॉनिक कचरे के लिए हिन्दुस्तान बना डंपिंग यार्ड

Source : Navbharat Times, New Delhi, 14 May 2014Url : इलेक्ट्रॉनिक कचरे के लिए हिन्दुस्तान बना डंपिंग यार्ड...

Planning Commission recommends more waste to energy plants and PPP in waste management

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 19 May 2014Url : Planning Commission recommends more waste to energy plants and PPP in waste managementNEW DELHI: The Planning Commission's taskforce on waste t...

TV recycling a hazard for Delhi

Source : Times of India, New Delhi, 19 May  2014Url : TV recycling a hazard for DelhiNEW DELHI: As LCDs and LEDs are fast replacing the old-fashioned cathode ray tube monitors, the capital is fac...

Plan panel suggests PPP model for waste management

Source : Live Mint, New Delhi, 14 May 2014,Url : Plan panel suggests PPP model for waste managementNew Delhi: Segregation at source, processing and converting combustible waste into fuel to run power ...

India becoming dumping ground for picture tubes

Source : The Pioneer, New Delhi, 14 May 2014India is becoming a dumping ground for the hazardous Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), popularly called picture tubes. They were earlier used in computer monitors and...

Toxins from E- Waste add to Delhi`s Nightmare

 Source : Mint Today, New Delhi, 12 May 2014Story By Ravi AgarwalDELHI produces over 30,000 metric tonne ( mt) of electronic waste ( e- waste) annually. Besides being a large generator of e- wast...

Air pollution: Aamir launches campaign on Satyamev Jayate for south Delhi residents

Source :Hindustan Times, New Delhi,18 March 2014URL : Air pollution: Aamir launches campaign on Satyamev Jayate for south Delhi residents  Residents of Okhla in south Delhi, who have been complai...

Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link at Satyamav Jayate (16th March, 2014)

Most of the waste we generate can be used to produce fertilizer and generate electricity. Instead, huge mounds of it lie piled up in our cities and villages, posing a serious threat to public health a...

Smokescreen City

Source : Outlook India, February 17, 2014 , URL: Smokescreen City It’s In The AirWhy is Delhi losing the battle against pollution?1- Delhi adds an average 1,500 cars daily. Delhi had 7.7 million...

India: The Toxic Price of Leather

Source : Pulitzer Center, February 4, 2014 , URL: India: The Toxic Price of Leather The bubbles which you see are contaminated with chromium, and it is very poisonous."Standing next to a field of...

India: The Rising Tide of E-Waste

Source : Pulitzer Center, January 16, 2014URL : India: The Rising Tide of E-WasteBy 2017, all of that year’s end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other ...

Exposure to mercury Hazardous

Source : Hindustan Times ,Patna ,18 Jan 2014Exposure to mercury, a neuro- toxic metal can be hazardous. The magnitude of its ill effects can be gauged from the fact that a single broken thermometer is...

Waste segregation vital to lessen effects of deadly pollutants: Experts

Source : DNA India ,Jan 3, 2014URL : Waste segregation vital to lessen effects of deadly pollutants: ExpertsIndia annually releases 8,656 gTEQ (grams-toxic equivalency) of dioxins and furans, a deadly...

Yamuna Nama: a book review

Source :IndiaWaterPortal ,December 22, 2013,URL : Yamuna Nama: a book reviewBorn out of citizens' concern for the Yamuna, the bi-lingual Yamuna Manifesto presents a lucid and succinct snapshot of ...

Out of India’s Trash Heaps, A Controversy on Incineration

Source :Environment 360,03 Dec 2013URL :Out of India’s Trash Heaps, A Controversy on IncinerationIndia is planning to burn more of its trash to generate badly needed electricity. But as the case...

Hazardous waste: More treatment facilities urged

Source : New Indian Express,URL : Hazardous waste: More treatment facilities urgedE-waste piling up in the state makes it imperative that management of such hazardous waste is carried out with the inv...

Stress on e-waste management

Source : The Hindu ,URL : Stress on e-waste management The exponential manner in which e-waste has been piling up in the State calls for a system of participatory management to tackle the problem in u...

Workshop on e-waste management

Source :The Hindu Business Line,URL : Workshop on e-waste managementThiruvananthapuram, Technopark will host a workshop on e-waste management on Thursday. It is being jointly organised by Toxics Link,...

Strategies chalked out for e-waste management in NE

Source : The Arunachal Times,URL : Strategies chalked out for e-waste management in NEITANAGAR, Sept 06: State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) of six Northeastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh,...

Electronic waste poses eco threat to northeast region

Source : The Times of India , Sep 7, 2013,URL : Electronic waste poses eco threat to northeast regionGUWAHATI: Ritusmin Deka bought a trendy laptop recently and discarded his older one as scrap with o...

E-waste poses eco threat to NE

Source :Nagaland Post , 7 Sep. 2013URL : E-waste poses eco threat to NEGUWAHATI : Ritusmin Deka bought a trendy laptop recently and discarded his older one as scrap with other unused electronic gadget...

Workshop on management of e-waste

Source :The Times of India , Aug 7, 2013URL : Workshop on management of e-wasteTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A one-day workshop on e-waste management will be held inTechnopark on Thursday. Organized by New Delh...

Yamuna has to make own manifesto

Source : Mail Today , New Delhi, November 27, 2013URL: Yamuna has to make own manifestoIn another week, Delhi will vote to elect its next government. Promises made by the three main players in the are...

QUANTUM LEAP: Yamuna has to make its own manifesto

Source :Dailymail , 26 November 2013URL : QUANTUM LEAP: Yamuna has to make its own manifesIn one week's time, Delhi will vote to elect its next government.Promises made by the three main players i...

Alarming Levels of Lead Detected in Household Paints

Source :International Business Times , New Delhi , November 21, 2013URL : Alarming Levels of Lead Detected in Household PaintsA majority of paints available in India contain alarming levels of lead, a...

कलरफुल पेंट्स में बीमारियों का घर

Source :न्यू डेल्ही , नवभारत टाइम्स | Nov 20, 2013, URL: कलरफुल पेंट्स में बीमारियों का घर घ...

Lead in wall paint 100 times higher than safe limit: Survey

Source : Times of India , New Delhi ,Nov 20, 2013URL : Lead in wall paint 100 times higher than safe limit: SurveyNEW DELHI: Out of 250 cans of wall paint tested for lead as part of a survey, 111 had ...

Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: Study

Source :Mysoochi.com ,New Delhi ,November 19 2013URL : Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: StudyNew Delhi, Nov 19: Most paint companies in India sell household paints containing unsafe levels of...

Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: Study

Source :News Reporter ,New Delhi ,November 19 2013URL : Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: StudyNew Delhi, Nov 19 : Most paint companies in India sell household paints containing unsafe levels ...

Lead levels lethal in household paints

Source :The Himalayan Times , New Delhi , November 20, 2013URL : Lead levels lethal in household paints KATHMANDU: A new study released today demonstrates that most of paint companies in Nepal, includ...

Lead concentration in 90 per cent of house paints cross acceptable standards: Study

Source :Indian Express , New Delhi, Wed Nov 20 2013URL : Lead concentration in 90 per cent of house paints cross acceptable standards: StudyLead concentration as high as 1,60,000 parts per million (pp...

Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: Study

Source : News Track India ,New Delhi, Tue, 19 Nov 2013URL : Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: Study The study "Lead in India's Enamel Household Paints" by Toxics Link found dange...

Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: Study

Source :Business Standard, New Delhi ,November 19, 2013URL : Dangerous lead levels in paints in India: StudyMost paint companies in India sell household paints containing unsafe levels of lead that af...

Yamuna is dying, must be saved without delay

Source :Niti Central,October 31, 2013, New DelhiURL :Yamuna is dying, must be saved without delay Yamuna is the lifeline of Delhi as about 70 per cent of city’s population and a bird sanctuary i...

Waste Tech needs to look at big picture ,Toxics Link

Source : LiveMinte E- Paper, Dated : 8-oct 2013 page#19Less than 25% of the estimated 45 million tonnes of municipal solid waste generated in the country is being treated scientifically.For more Detai...

India: turning waste into sustainable employment opportunities

Source :Theguardian, Friday 13 September 2013 17.16 BSTWith global waste measured in millions of tonnes, it is easy to question whether recycling your water bottle or daily paper can really have an im...

Ridge under threat from own guardians

When it was formed in 1995, the Ridge Management Board (RMB) was given the sole responsibility of preserving ‘in its entirety’ Delhi’s Ridge — the green lungs of the capital.Bu...

What a waste!

When India changes its urban waste management system, it matters. Ashoka Fellow Ravi Agarwal has spent the past two decades moving mountains… of rubbish. He is counting on the youth to give the...

States fail to implement e-waste handling rules, says study

Source :Business Standard , Published on July 9, 2013 .Mr Ravi Agarwal, from Toxics Link has been quoted in the article.Most of India's states have failed to implement e-waste rules in the country...

Kerala hospitals join mercury free campaign

Thiruvananthapuram, June 26: Source : The Hindu Business LineFour select hospitals in the State are implementing the mercury-free programme by phasing out instruments using mercury, a chemical element...

Bangaloreans poor at waste separation

Source:Deccan Herald, Date:3/06/2013Not many Bangaloreans are willing to spend a few minutes at home to separate kitchen waste from other household wastes, even though they know perfectly well that wa...

Detoxing Delhi

RAVI AGARWAL Toxics Link ,Source: Mail Today, Date:27/04/2013EVERYONE acknowledges that the Yamuna — at least for Delhi — seems little better than a sewage drain, despite the crores the go...

Failure to handle hospital waste

Source:Deccan Herald ,Date:10/04/2013Poor segregation, disregard for public safety and lack of watchdog prove worrisomeAt a time when the Delhi government is grappling with the disposal of solid munic...

Time for a total ban on plastic

Source:Deccan Herald ,Date:5/05/2013Say no to plastic bags’. Despite such sloganeering and some measures taken by the government to ban plastic, it continues to clog drains, pollute rivers and k...

Send e-waste to the recycle bin

Source:Hindustan Times,Date:20/05/2013A towering heap of grimy CPUs and keyboards are shoved roughly into bulging gunny bags. LCD monitors are lined up face down on a slightly cleaner desk — the...

Green loss lens on forest department

Source: Hindustan Times,Date:15/05/2013Delhi’s forest department came under the scanner of experts and residents on Wednesday during a daylong discussion session titled ‘Delhi’s dyin...

South Delhi unaware of e-waste hazards: Survey

Source: The Pioneer, Date:08/03/2013The environmental hazards of e-waste — electronic items that have been disposed of — have become a serious concern for South Delhi areas which seem to g...

South Delhi unaware of e-waste hazards: Survey

Source: The Pioneer,Date:08/03/2013The environmental hazards of e-waste — electronic items that have been disposed of — have become a serious concern for South Delhi areas which seem to ge...

Beyond trees and tigers

Source: The Hindu,Date: 03/03/2013As India’s sustainability issues grow more complex with modernisation, one of the main challenges facing environmental educators is how to impart these difficul...

E-waste, a growing concern for India!

Source:ZEE News, Date:28/02/2013Even as India is trying to devise environmental friendly ways to dispose garbage, the specter of Electronical-waste (E-waste) destroying the balance of the nation...

Toxic Yamuna veggies on your menu: Health fears over river bank vegetables contaminated with sewage water

Source: Mail Today, Date: 17/02/2013Fruits and vegetables sold by the wayside along the Yamuna may look fresh, tempting and cheaper - but the truth behind their freshness could make you throw up. For,...

Towards Third-Party Certification of Lead-Free Paints in India

Source: Consumer VoiceDate: February 2013Lead (Pb) compounds have been historically used in paints mainly as a colouring agent, but also for durability and corrosion resistance, and for drier...

Sreelatha Menon: Who will clear the garbage?

Source: Business StandardFor More Info :"Sreelatha Menon: Who will clear the garbage?"Date: 03.02.2013As cities struggle to clear their wastes, companies like IL&FS are ready to do the j...

UN committee seeks to work out a treaty on mercury

Source: Times of India For More info Click Here : "UN committee seeks to work out a treaty on mercury"Date: 12.1.13NEW DELHI: The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee will work to prepare...

140 nations to phase out mercury by 2020

Source: Hindustan Times,For more info click here "140 nations to phase out mercury by 2020"Date: 20.1.2013India agreed to a global treaty on Saturday to ban use of mercury within the next 7 ...

For old gadgets, kabaris no more a recycle bin

Source: Times of IndiaFor more info click here "For-old-gadgets-kabaris-no-more-a-recycle-bin/articleshow"Date: 25.1.2013NEW DELHI: It is an old computer lying in the house and you have fina...

India lays down e-waste management rules

Increasing incidents of malpractice involving electronic dumping in the absence of regulation have triggered the need for e-waste rules, which first saw an initial draft in 2010. After much deliberati...

Chennai sits on a growing e-waste pile

Chennai, January 29, 2012: A Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) recommendation to set up e-waste collection centres is gathering dust. Corporation sources say many people refuse to leave their...

IIP growth comes gift-wrapped in plastic

New Delhi, January 22, 2012: It may be an environmental nuisance, but when stacked up by the ministry of statistics on the IIP list, the plastic bag becomes a driving factor for industrial growth. The...

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