Articles by Swetha Dandapani

There are an estimated 1.5 million to 4 million waste pickers in India, who pick up, clean, sort and segregate recyclable waste and sell it further up the value chain.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:19
The cost of a centralised landfill is very high, both financially, and environmentally. We must implement decentralised waste collection and recycling.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 13:06
The already recession-hit industry has received a huge blow from rupee demonetisation and GST rollout, and if we don't implement the right policies, it will worsen our plastics problem.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 19:23
Many survivors stay with the abuser because they do not have any means of supporting themselves or their children if they leave the household.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 22:40
The new rules spread the burden of trash more equally, but will they be successful?
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 13:06
On International Waste Picker’s Day, we look at life for waste pickers in Hyderabad
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 17:50
Apparently, the garbage-collectors were happy with their cycle-rickshaws. When are we going to get it right?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 16:32
The News Minute travels along with the Hyderabad’s garbage, from the dustbins to the dumps, to show you why waste-segregation at home is important.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 19:26
Have we understood the importance of waste segregation?
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 16:28