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South Goa requires Two 250 Tonnes Waste Treatment Plants   Recently updated !

Assuring all help from the government to the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) in resolving the vexing garbage problem, Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Saturday said that a meeting will be called at the South Goa Collectorate to discuss about plans to set up three organic waste converters that […]

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Plastics should be recycled, reused without disturbing the environment   Recently updated !

Indicating that the statewide ban imposed by the government on single-use plastic from October 2 is a temporary restriction to control generation of plastic waste in Goa,  Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Friday said  the one-time (single-use) plastic is banned in the state for “certain period of time”, […]


Not formalin but plastic is the biggest agent contaminating fish and other edible items. All the waste that fish, fowl, bull and goat eat, runs the risk of becoming part of your diet. Microplastics are plastic pieces that are less than five millimeters long that pollute drinking water, oceans, lakes, ponds, etc. Typically made from polypropylene, polyethylene, terephthalate, or nylon-microplastics are most commonly found in health and beauty products. However, they can be introduced to the environment from a variety of other sources. For instance, larger plastics that break down, synthetic clothes releasing microfibers while being washed, resin pellets that are used for plastic manufacturing, microbeads (polyethylene beads found in soaps and toothpastes), sewage dumping, etc BY RAJAN NARAYAN


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Vijai Sardesai should stop cheap politics and help us to put a good plant at Sonsodo

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo appealed to keep politics out of the issue, but in the same breath blamed the two MLAs of Fatorda and Margao and the local civic body for their failure to resolve the garbage mess. He said the garbage issue at Sonsodo had raised grave health […]

Margao may see an epidemic-like situation in future

Minister of Waste Management, Science and Technology, Port and Rural Development Michael Lobo while refuting allegations by Margao Chairperson Babita Angle Prabhudesai said that his earlier statement on Margao garbage issue was non-political and further stated that if the problem of garbage is not tackled, Margao may see an epidemic-like […]

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Kundaim Biomedical WTP to be ready by 2021; Goa needs 4 WTPs

Asserting that Goa should have four waste treatment plants, including a small plant at Sonsodo, if tourism is to be taken at a different level and also resolve the waste imbroglio, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said the Cacora plant will come up within 15 months after the issuance of […]

There is no other solution to a garbage plant for Tiswadi

Minister for Waste Management, Michael Lobo, reiterated that the government will not backtrack on the proposed garbage treatment plant at Bainguinim. “We are going ahead and things are on the right track,” Lobo said speaking about the status of the waste management project at Bainguinim. Once the environmental clearance is […]

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Bengaluru Wet Waste

Goa ready to share tech with IT city to treat wet waste

Goa would be pleased to share its technology and expertise in treating garbage with Bengaluru, as the IT capital looks to the State for ways to manage waste. Bengaluru has been at the receiving end as it has the rules and laws governing garbage disposal, but there is no enforcement. […]

12 Cr Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility in Kundaim Industrial Estate proposed

Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo said that the government will put in place a bio medical waste treatment facility in Kundaim industrial estate. Lobo held a meeting with Indian Medical Association and the representatives of various hospitals on Wednesday at assembly complex to discuss on the bio medical waste […]