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2016 News in Brief



Making India’s waste streams sustainable

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Roadside dumps like this one in Muzaffarnagar, India are the result of insufficient collection and treatment services.In Mumbai, the Deonar dumping ground has piles of garbage so tall that they can affect airplane flight patterns. Unfortunately, many cities in India suffer waste management issues. Research Scientist Jeremy Gregory and Randolph Kirchain, principal research scientist in the Materials Processing Center, are working together to create a decision-support tool to help cities in India optimize the way they collect, transport and treat their daily waste. The decision-support tool will interpret various parameters to create a waste management system catered to individual cities’ needs. Read more on MIT News.