Bangalore City is just recovering from a major garbage pile-up in the city due to the virtual collapse of the BBMPâ€™s garbage disposal system. The protests of village communities close to the dumping grounds of the enormous quantity of garbage a metropolis generates triggered the crisis.
Managing waste has become a major and contentious issue world over and the 10 th Aug 2012 issue of Science has a special section dealing with waste, with many new ideas thrown in about how others are managing the problem. Municipal solid waste management in India has already become a major problem and just dumping the unsorted urban waste into landfills is no solution and will have serious environmental consequences. The special section on â€œworking with waste ought to be of interest to all of us. (Science, v.337, 10 Aug 2012, pp663-703)
MSR/13 Sept. 2012