|Emergency Health Alert:Toxic Chromium Leaching Into Groundwater At Ruma, Kanpur|
Urban Solid Wastes include sludges (settled solids) from Sewage Treatment Plants or STPs, usually used as fertiliser. At Kanpur, because of about 280 tanneries which use chromium sulphate for tanning, sludge from one STP contains chromium compounds also.
Urban Haz - Waste : Producer Responsibility And Citizen Participation
Many hazardous wastes in India are produced in cities, the worst among them being from electroplating units run as cottage industries, photographic chemicals, and waste from car garages and paint shops.
eWaste Policy Initiatives
There is a felt need for an immediate eWaste Policy, preferably created and implemented by the industry itself, with user involvement, as PET bottle manufacturers are beginning to do.
Swiss Hazwaste Ordinance
Mr. Schleiss, whom you met at r'02, asked me to send you the English version of the Ordinance. I'm afraid the translation is not too good. However the content should be up-to-date as regards compost.
Mercury Lamp recycling
“One 40W tubelight contains 15-60 mg mercury; average 30mg = daily safe exposure limit for 3000 persons.