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Waste Management


Training Programme on Integrated Waste Management

With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

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Date: December 15, 2017

First decentralised pilot launched at Shaurimoyo and two day meeting to finalise the Integrated Policy and Legislation on Waste Management for African Nations

A two day working group meeting was jointly organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) on 6-7 September, 2017 in Zanzibar. The objective of the meeting was to finalise the Integrated Policy and Legislations on Waste Management for African Nations. The meeting was inaugurated by Hon’ble Salama Aboud Talib, the Minister of Land, Water, Energy and Environment, Government of Zanzibar and Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE and Sheha Mjaja, Director, Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority.

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Waste not the dissent

For so long we have used backyards of our cities as dumping grounds, but people in poor neighbourhoods are saying enough is enough

CSE congratulates Muzaffarpur on being selected as Smart City

Says it’s a major boost for the city’s ongoing initiatives on waste management

Garbage is about recycling

It is time we accepted that each household and commercial establishment is a waste generator and so a potential polluter

Last fortnight, I discussed the need to reinvent garbage management in our cities so that we can process waste and not “landfill” it. This, as I wrote, required households and institutions to segregate their waste at source so that it could be managed as a resource. It also means that we need to limit how much is dumped by imposing a tax on landfill. I want to follow up on this idea this fortnight.

Solving India’s garbage problem

Segregation at source should be at the heart of municipalities’ solid waste management system

We know that we have a serious garbage problem. But the problem is not about finding the right technology for waste disposal. The problem is how to integrate the technology with a system of household-level segregation so that waste does not end up in landfills, but is processed and reused. It is clear that there will be no value from waste, as energy or material, if it is not segregated. But this is where our waste management system stops short.

Three Day Conclave on Waste Management (25-27 February, 2016)

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) - India, in joint cooperation with the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), organized an African - South Asian Conclave on Waste Management, with the aim of providing for cross-country learning to understand the challenges and issues concerning waste management in Africa and South Asia and building a network on waste management for research, capacity building and sharing of best practices. The Conclave was held from 25th to 27th of February 2016 in Colombo, which was inaugurated in the presence of Ms.

CSE welcomes MoEFCC notification on use of construction and demolition waste; Would like to see a clear mechanism for stringent implementation of Rules

  • CSE welcomes first-ever notification of the construction and demolition waste management rules, 2016, by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change 

Unreal in pampered India

With NDMC winning the smart city challenge, the contrast between where the government lives and where the rest of the citizens live could not have been more evident and striking

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