Comments On SWM Interventions/Policies And For A Consultation On 9th April 2022 In Response To Directive From Karnataka High Court

Environment Support Group has been involved in initiating resilient and sustainable structural reforms in waste management through field, policy and legal interventions for over two decades now.  Our work, primarily based out of Bangalore metropolitan area (14 million) and Karnataka State, is in coordination with similar efforts nationwide. We work closely with trade unions advancing labour, occupational and health rights of those handling waste, and we also work with vulnerable communities suffering serious contamination due to waste disposal, to ensure their Rights to Health, Clean Environment, Life and Livelihoods is upheld.

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Two Waste Management Stories From The Dakshina Kannada District

By: Janani S, The author is an architect and researcher on inclusive urbanism at Environment Support Group. Pachnady was still over 2 kilometres away but the stench of garbage reached us early. In 2019, the Pachnady landfill was in the news due to its slide down during the monsoons engulfing the residences and a temple in the vicinity. The solid waste of the city has polluted the groundwater here beyond repair rendering it unfit for drinking. Many of the farmers and other victims await their full compensation even after two years and their livelihoods witness a standstill as they are unable to cultivate in these degraded lands. In this context, we, researchers from the Environment Support Group, visited the waste management facility of Pachanady, Mangalore to get a better understanding of the prevailing situation.

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Objections To The Draft EPR Regulations 2021 Issued By The Union Ministry Of Environment, Forests And Climate Change

“In response to the aforesaid notification inviting public comments on the Draft Regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, please find enclosed our detailed comments and objections.

Given the enormous impacts of plastic on public health and the environment, we believe that every last producer in the chain, including petrochemical corporations, should be held accountable under any EPR regime. However, not only have petrochemical corporations been completely let off the hook, the proposed regulations fail to define the very subject of the regulations – “plastic packaging” and “EPR Targets”. This will undoubtedly make efforts to ensure compliance incredibly difficult, if not impossible.”

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Making Mangaluru An Environmentally Just City Of South India

Environment Support Group conducted Making Mangaluru an Environmentally Just City of South India, the second session in a 3-part workshop conducted across India with support from Break Free From Plastic. The session was attended by representatives of local waste worker unions, fishing unions, student unions, local administrators, and NGOs. This was the latest in ESG’s longstanding efforts to work with communities in different parts of the country to address the challenges posed by waste mismanagement to environmental and public health and to use these as an opportunity to promote decentralized and democratic urban governance.

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Making Imphal An Environmentally Just City Of North East India

Environment Support Group is pleased to invite you to Managing Imphal’s Solid Waste: Advancing Socially Just and Environmentally Sustainable Solutions. This is the first session in a 3-part workshop being conducted across India with support from Break Free From Plastic. The session will be conducted in Meitei and English and will be attended by representatives of local waste worker unions, fishing unions, student unions, local administrators, and NGOs. This is the latest in ESG’s longstanding efforts to work with communities in different parts of the country to address the challenges posed by waste mismanagement to environmental and public health and to use these as an opportunity to promote decentralized and democratic urban governance. Join the session to hear from local representatives about the unique context of Imphal, followed by a discussion by ESG on how it has promoted progressive solutions to tackling waste in Karnataka over the last two decades.

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Karnataka High Court Monitors State Of Solid Waste Management In Bangalore

In July 2012, ‘landfills’ were shut down in Mavallipura, a village 30 kms. north of Bangalore, due to mobilisation by Dalit Sangarsh Samithi and ESG. These ‘landfills’ were essentially village grazing pastures and forest, and here the waste was being dumped, and for over a decade, resulting in a range a healthy and environmental problems. ESG has documented these impacts in two report: Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy, 2010 and Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies, 2018. The closure

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Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies

Release of ESG Report on: “State of Landfill, Waste Processing Sites & Dumping Grounds, and Working Conditions of Pourakarmikas in Bangalore 2 March 2018 ; Time: 10 am to 1 pm ; Venue: Jain University, Palace Road, Bangalore. https://goo.gl/maps/q4MB5NmSdp32 Downloads: Invitation to Release of Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies Kannada Invitation to Release of Landfills Report campaigns,mavallipura,bangalore,mavallipura,solid waste management

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National Green Tribunal Puts Karnataka Govt. On Notice For Planning To Release 1152 Crores Plastic Labels Into The Environment

Direction issued in Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group 30 January 2018   Plastic wrappers and bottles floating in Bingipura Quarry Landfill in Bangalore   Plastic once released into the environment has a pernicious impact on biodiversity and life everywhere. In the sea, rivers and estuaries, lakes, farmland, commons, etc., and also in the far reaches of the Arctic or in the middle of oceans, we find plastic. In fact, Earth is being

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Historic Direction By Karnataka High Court To BBMP To Ensure Ward Committees Prepare Ward Level Solid Waste Management Plan

A fundamental step to securing decentralisation in urban governance 10 November 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release on Karnataka HC 10th Nov 2017 decision on Ward Committees functioning State of Landfills, Waste Processing Sites and Garbage Dumping Grounds in Bangalore: ESG Report filed in Karnataka High Court Kannada v ESG Release SWM Ward Cmt Kar HC Ruling Nov 2017 Unofficial Kannada Translation of 10 Nov HC Order on Ward Cmts In a historic decision by the

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Status Of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management In Bengaluru

Report of Workshop organised by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group Written by ESG 31 May 2017 Downloads: ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – English ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – Kannada Report of Workshop on Status of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru Organized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group

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Karnataka High Court Directs Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike To Set Up Ward Committees Within One Month

Time to celebrate victory of democracy in local government functioning 24 April 2017  Karnataka High Court directs Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to set up Ward Committees Justice Mr. Ashok Hinchigeri and Justice Mrs. K S Mudgal directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to constitute Ward Committees in Bangalore within a maximum period of 1 (one) month!  BBMP must now comply with this order without fail, as the Court expressed its serious displeasure that several earlier

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What Waste? Why Waste?

A Workshop for Youngsters 15 April 2017 ; Time: 8 am to 6 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: What Waste? Why Waste? ESG Workshop Brochure What Waste? Why Waste? A Workshop for Youngsters Saturday, 15th April 2017 8 am to 6 pm @ ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Google Map Link Over a crore people live in Bangalore, use

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Scrap This Club Of Rich And Famous!

Government Must Establish and Make Functional District/Metropolitan Planning Committees and Ward Committees in all cities of Karnataka 13 May 2016 Downloads: Statement: Scrap BBPAG Progressive Groups Demand Scrapping of Bangalore Blue-print Action Group Around 120 people representing various progressive civil society organisations, trade unions, workers federations, resident welfare associations, artistes, street vendor associations, environmental groups, etc. came together in protest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s 28th April 2016 decision to form the Bangalore Blue-print Action Group

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Register For A Workshop “Ideas For Socially Responsible And Ecologically Viable Festival Season”

8 August 2015 ; Time: 10 am to 5 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Kannada version: “Ecologically Viable Festival Ideas” Invite for the workshop- English Environment Support Group®  Invites you to a workshop on  Ideas for Socially Responsible and Ecologically Viable Festival season Come monsoon and the catch phrase once again is “Eco-friendly festivals” as the city prepares itself to a series of

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Report On- LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY

A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools Written by Shashikala Iyer & Meena Artwani 26 June 2015 Report On LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools held at ESG on 26th June 2015 A day’s workshop for school teachers and administrators was organised where techniques for minimizing resource consumption,

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LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY

A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools 26 June 2015 ; Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop invite with registration form LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools         Schools

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MoEF&CC Forced To “Call Off” Its Illegal And Unconstitutional National Public Consultation On Waste Management Rules, 2015 In Bangalore

22 May 2015 Downloads: MoEF Web Notice announcing nation-wide Waste Consultations by CII and FICCI Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – Kannada Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – English Redacted Copy of CII Invitation sent out for Blore Consultation Mr. Biswanath Sinha, Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) was required by demands from various representatives of civil society organisations to cancel its “Stakeholders Consultation on

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Massive Violations Of Karnataka High Court Directives Makes A Mess Of Mavallipura, Again

Indian Air Force says landfill threatens India’s Defense Preparedness 20 March 2015 Downloads: Press Release- English Press Release- Kannada Indian Airforce objection to waste processing at Mavallipura Karnataka High Court orders regarding relief, compensation to Mavallipura villagers Press Release : 20 March 2015: Bangalore   Massive Violations of Karnataka High Court directives makes a mess of Mavallipura, again Background: Since August 2012, when the landfills of Mavallipura were forced shut by orders of the Karnataka

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Workshop Invite – Ensuring Water Security, Hygiene, Sanitation And A Waste Free Environment For All

Jointly organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Environment Support Group, Bangalore 30 December 2014 ; Time: 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop Invite- ESG-KSCST WASH workshop WORKSHOP INVITATION Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Environment Support Group Invite you to a workshop   On Ensuring Water Security, Hygiene, Sanitation and a Waste free Environment

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Workshop On “Ward Committee Roles And Responsibilities For A Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water Secure And Healthy Bengaluru”

22 May 2014 ; Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm ; Venue: ESG training centre, 1575, 36th cross, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop invite Confirmation form for the workshop Participate in a workshop on Ward Committee Roles and Responsibilities for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water secure and Healthy Bengaluru Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at Environment Support Group – Training Centre 1575, Intermediate Ring Road,

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All The Presentations And Report Of The Workshop “Roles And Responsibilities Of The Ward Committees For A Cleaner, Greener And Safer Bengaluru” Organised By ESG Dated 22.5.2014 At RICM, Bangalore

22 May 2014 Downloads: Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_English_Shashikala Iyer Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_Kannada_Shashikala Iyer Roles & Responsibilities of Ward Committees_ppt_English_Bhargavi S Rao Bangalore Concerns_ppt_Vijay Narnapatti Urban greenery_ppt_Akshatha Venkatesha Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Eng_Davis Thomas Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Kannada_Davis Thomas Ward Committee Workshop- Complete Report with Pictures “Ward Committee Roles and Responsibilities for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water secure and Healthy Bengaluru” Organised by Environment Support Group To commemorate International Day for Biodiversity Workshop Report May 22nd

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Participate In Survey Of Municipal Solid Waste Management In Bangalore

5 May 2014 ; Venue: Bangalore   Greetings! In the past two years, many progressive changes have taken place in the way Bangalore manages its waste; changes that have influenced way waste is managed in the rest of Karnataka and even across India. Bangalore is the first city in India where segregation of municipal waste at source has become mandatory. This is a direct outcome of directions issued by the Karnataka High Court responding to

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Ministry Of Environment And Forests Withdraws Controversial Proposal To Modify Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules

Submission made before the Karnataka High Court 13 November 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: MoEF Withdraws controversial Draft MSW Rules 2013 The Additional Solicitor General Mr. Kalyan Basavaraj representing the Indian Environment and Forest Ministry appeared before the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court constituted by Justice Mr. N. Kumar and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna today and submitted that the Ministry has withdrawn its proposal to comprehensively amend the existing Municipal Solid Waste Management

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