Animal biomedical waste,remains a big threat to the environment

No proper system for management of animal bio-medical waste from clinics and homes, says KSPCB. Experts said that  the unregulated disposal of animal biomedical waste in Bengaluru has serious environmental consequences and adds to the city’s escalating pollution. On the other side, the pet owners said that they don’t know about the proper disposal of […]

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Plenty of fish in the sea, but polluted

Heavy metal bioaccumulation has been found in marine fish samples from the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour and the Bheemili area. If you are an avid fish eater from Visakhapatnam, you need to be more cautious about your health. Experts have said that consumption of marine fish from Visakhapatnam is hazardous to one’s health, as heavy metal […]

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Solid Waste Management: Not so managed

Three out of seven waste processing plants of BBMP already been shut. The closure of wet waste processing plants has forced Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to shift the waste to other plants and landfills. These plants in the city have been creating problems for hundreds of residents. There has been a constant opposition from […]

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Use and throw contact lenses add to pollution

Contact lenses users are unconsciously contributing to microplastic pollution. Contact lenses are either flushed down the drains or dumped in regular bins, leading to an escalating amount of unaccounted-for microplastic pollution. “I was explained the whole procedure of how to wear and remove the contact lenses, but I was never informed where to throw the […]

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E-toilets: hiding in plain sight

People say e-toilets are not easy to locate and access. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) continues to invest in more electronic public toilets   despite the public’s unwillingness to use them. Nandeesha, executive engineer, BBMP, said, “We are opting for electronic public toilets for the places where we can’t build regular public ones. We are installing […]

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Pollution from construction sites still a cause for worry

Construction activities fell by over 50 percent in the last few years, but health-related risks continue. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sanctioned fewer construction activities in the city but construction continues to contribute to increasing pollution and respiratory diseases, say medical experts. –Senior citizens, construction workers, and other vulnerable sections of the population face […]

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Burning tires: a persistent menace to the environment

An increase in the number of vehicles and poor monitoring of scrap tires contributes to tire burning, leading to pollution in the city. Industry’s burning of tires for fuel and oil goes unchecked by the government posing serious dangers to the environment. Burning of tires is illegal and is nationally prohibited under the National Environmental […]

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Low key Diwali for traditional fireworks sellers

The government’s ban has brought a loss for traditional fireworks sellers. Bengaluru: Traditional fire-works sellers faced losses as the government banned their crackers and promoted -green crackers this Diwali. The Karnataka government issued an order stating that only green crackers are allowed and traditional crackers would be banned. This impacted the sale of traditional fireworks […]

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