JULY 2020  
Disposable Masks are Complicating Bengaluru’s Waste Problem

Disposable masks are quickly piling up in Bengaluru, increasing its ‘reject waste’ burden, say activists and officials. Reject waste is non-recyclable and this will have a large-scale impact on the environment, which will be felt in about a year, they add. Odette Katrak, co-founder of Beautiful said, ‘I have been talking to people on the streets wearing disposable masks to understand why they don’t wear reusable cloth masks. What’s worrying is that lower income groups are reusing disposable masks out of ignorance. For those who can afford them, it’s about convenience and sadly, they don’t think in terms of waste or chances of infection spread by improper disposal.’


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in Indias CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to [email protected]

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
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