The Trash Diggers

The Trash Diggers (Hardcover)

By Dhrubajyoti Ghosh 
Publisher: OUP India
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9780199474141
No. of Pages: 62
Publish Date: 2017-01-03
Binding: Hardcover
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About The Book

Dhapa-Have you ever heard of it? It is a dump site that lies on the fringes of eastern Kolkata. It has been in existence for many years. The people of Dhapa, much ahead of conservation thinkers, have been doing the 'dirty' work. They work barefoot, but have a positive ecological footprint. Nowhere else is a low-carbon option for urban waste management so clearly demonstrated as in Dhapa. And yet not many have heard of the place or the small community of waste pickers that inhabits it.

This small yet powerful book documents the lives of the trash diggers who serve society, sincerely and silently, unsung, unremarked, and un-respected. It brings to light the utility of waste pickers in the context of proliferation of city waste, the urgent need for cost-effective waste management in third-world countries, and why we must understand existing best practices in waste management and adopt environment-friendly options of managing solid waste.

About The Author

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, an engineer and a prominent ecologist from India, has been among the earliest to incorporate ecological principles in engineering design and sustainable development. He has received UNEP Global 500 Role of Honour for his achievements in conserving the East Calcutta

Wetlands, and innovating wastewater treatment and reuse. He is the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious Luc Hoffmann Award for 2016 for an exceptional contribution to conserving ecosystems.

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Title: The Trash Diggers
Publisher: OUP India
Author: Dhrubajyoti Ghosh
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9780199474141
No. of Pages: 62
Publish Date: 2017-01-03
Binding: Hardcover


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