Tag Archives: Waste

Why hydropower?

Hydropower is globally recognised as a renewable, cheap and reliable resource of energy. It generates electricity with zero emission and produces no waste. There is no requirement of fuel, operating cost is

‘No waste material near govt depts’

Despite the Punjab government’s tall claims of running an effective campaign for dengue eradication, waste material, condemned articles and debris of construction material are lying in premises’ of various government departments. Punjab

Beneficial solid waste going waste

It is very much evident that there is no check on the beneficial solid waste generated in gynaecology ward of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), which is used in many drugs

Faisalabad City Govt to ink accord with Singapore on solid waste treatment

FAISALABAD – A delegation of senior officers of the Faisalabad City Government left for Singapore to sign an agreement with Singaporean authorities for the installation of a solid waste treatment plant in the district.
The delegation comprises Executive District Officer (Revenue) Liaqat Ali Chattha, Executive District Officer (Solid Waste) Liaqat Ali, Road Transport Authority Secretary Mohsin Rasheed and District Officer (Planning) Mehar Ramzan.
The group members will

Waste Busters selected for SACOSAN 2011

LAHORE – The Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan has nominated the CLEAN PAKISTAN campaign launched by the Waste Busters as a model of Best Practices in sustainable waste management at the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) 2011 being held in Sri Lanka from April 4-8, 2011. The regional conference hosted by SAARC countries is supported by multilateral donor agencies such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
The overall objective of the

Canada govt set for defeat over waste, sleaze

OTTAWA – Angry opposition parties are set to vote Canada’s ruling Conservatives out of office on Friday and trigger an election in a risky gamble that they can claw back a widening gap in opinion polls. But the Conservatives, in power since 2006 with two successive minority governments, are riding high. Polls show Prime Minister Stephen Harper holding onto power in an early May election and most likely strengthening his position.
“The Prime Minister and his Conservatives are in

‘Hospital waste needs to be disposed of properly’

KARACHI – The staff working at hospitals and clinics should be fully trained for proper disposal of hospital waste, University of Karachi Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahana Kazmi pointed out at a workshop held on Friday. The workshop was held under the auspices of the Department of Microbiology of the Jinnah University for Women (JUW) at the university’s premises. Twenty-five people selected from among 250 hospitals in the metropolis attended the moot. The organisers said that the

Financial crunch lands waste disposal plan in cold storage

KARACHI – Despite clear instructions from the Supreme Court, the provincial government and the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) are yet to ensure proper implementation of the industrial waste disposal plan, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the provincial and the city governments seem reluctant to take measures for disposing of industrial waste efficiently, as directed by the apex court.
Taking suo motu notice of environmental pollution

Improper disposal of hospital waste causing diseases

ISLAMABAD – In the absence of a proper procedure of hospital waste management across Pakistan, people are exposed to health risks from the infectious waste which can cause diseases like Hepatitis B and C and HIV AIDS.
This was stated by health experts on Monday at a training workshop on ‘safe management of biomedical waste to the health care’ workers which was attended by doctors, nurses, paramedics and sanitary workers. The workshop was organized by the National Institute of