Check out these websites
Check out these websites. Some of them have been personally reviewed by staff or friends of SWaCH. You are welcome to review those that have not been looked at and send us a review. Also Contact us (link to contact us page)  if you have any new sites of similar interest that you have enjoyed and found useful. – The Carbon Neutral Company is one of the world’s leading carbon offset and carbon management business, set up with that single focus in the early ‘90s. (Not reviewed) – Very interesting site though not visually. A lot of this might be irrelevant with the way mobiles are bought and sold here in India but worth a visit, specially if you are moving to the UK and want to rent a mobile or give in yours and pick up a ‘new’ (2nd hand) model. – Very neat site, information as well as visual design. Images of mobiles are cycled on the right with a price you could get depending on the condition of the phone. They even send a padded envelope so that you don’t have to pay for postage. They mobile you send is checked and you get the amount in 7 days. Pretty neat! – Similar to the 2 sites above. They recycle mobiles but also do printer cartridges. (not reviewed) – According to this site last year 400 million litres of paint were sold in UK. Of this approximately 56 million litres are unused, stored or thrown away. This is enough to fill 22 Olympic sized swimming pools. Interestingly this project has been sponsored by Dulux since 1993. (not reviewed)  - Oil recycling – very important and urgent an issue (Not reviewed)  - Very interesting site with a recycling game, got too wound up in the site to remember reviewing it. (not reviewed) - Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste District - site with lots of information though its UK based so suggest local council based initiatives but a good site none the less, even with less than appealing visuals. - Detailed site for composting information and know hows. - A website of the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don't have to worry about disposing of waste or recycling it later. Changing your habits is the key -- think about ways you can reduce your waste when you shop, work and play. There's a ton of ways for you to reduce waste, save yourself some time and money, and be good to the Earth at the same time. - The Vermont Earth Institute, a local organization, educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities. VEI's discussion courses and educational programs bring people together, raise their ecological awareness and facilitate profound change in their values, habits and actions in caring for the environment. - The Sustainability Institute, a local organization focuses on understanding the root causes of unsustainable behaviour in complex systems to help restructure systems and shifts mindsets that will help move human society toward sustainability. Their staff includes biologists, writers, social scientists, system dynamics modellers, and facilitators bringing a wide variety of experiences and skills to their work. - The New American Dream, a national organization, helps us to "Live Consciously, Buy Wisely, Make a Difference." By changing our consumption patterns on a household level, we can greatly reduce our waste stream with no real effect on our "standard of living." Very simple and easy to navigate site, US based but with ideas, advice and projects that can easily be done here in Pune.

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SWaCH in the News
  The Times of India
Sept 29, 2015
  Over 500 tonnes of nirmalya collected in 10-day festival  
Sept 29, 2015
  42 Thousand kg nirmalya collected by Swach  
Sept 28, 2015
  Classification of nirmalya by Swach  
Sept 25, 2015
  7th day of ganpati visarjan 17 Thousand kg nirmalya collected  
Sept 24, 2015
  7th day of visarjan 16 Thousand kg. nirmalya Collected  
Sept 19, 2015
  Swach ready for nirmalya collection.  
Sept 18, 2015
  Nirmalya collection of initiative to swach  
  Maharashtra Times
Sept 04, 2015
  Nirmalya project call for volunteers  
  I am dna of Pune
Sept 04, 2015
  Be a swach volunteer, help collect nirmalya during Ganesh visarjan  
  The Times of India
Sept 03, 2015
  Ganeshotsav `nirmalya' target higher  
  Sakal Times
July 25, 2015
  The PMC to finally set up garbage shed on Baner Road  
  Sakal Times
August 15, 2015
  The Fees hiked for trash collection  
  The Indian Express
August 14, 2015
  The SWACH is the first co-operative of wastepickers in the country  
  The New York Times
JULY 29, 2015
  Scavengers Are India's Real Recyclers  
  From A Ragpicker To An International Labour Speaker, Here's Suman More's Inspiring Journey!  
  Loksatta 29.04.2015  
  Times of India 29.03.15
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  The Indian Express 6.11.14
Swach gets parliamentary committee's thumbs-up
  The Indian Express 31.10.14
Waste-picker from city attends international convention, meets Pope Francis
  Sakal Times 07.11.14
Meeting Pope was memorable : Waste picker Rebecca
  Times News Network
Waste collector from city meets Pope Francis
  DNA 5.11.14
From rags to recognition : A waste picker's struggle for basic rights
  DNA 3.11.14
For ragpickers, Pope is their hope
  Surfing their way into the mainstream  
  Midday 17.10.14
They plan to beat music out of junk
  Loksatta 02.09.14
Remember to give your Nirmalya to Swach members
  TOI 20.08.14
Change mindsets to change cities say wastepickers
  The Indian Express 13.08.14  
  Waste pickers demanding pre-matric scholarship for their kids end strike  
  TOI 09.08.14  
  Pune Municipal Corporation not providing gear: SWaCH  
  TOI 06.05.14  
  SWaCH to scale up e-waste collection  
  HINDU Survey of Environment 2013
Picking a brighter future
  Midday 26.06.13
NGOs tie up with schools for environmental awareness
  IE 12.07.13
Green school programme launched to spread awareness among school children
  N Y Times blog
Out of India's Trash heaps, more than a shred of dignity
  HT 06.07.13
South Civic body eyes Pune Model for garbage solution
  TOI 06.07.13
Ragpickers resolve sanitation dilemma
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