Certificate Course on Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Waste Management

Rapid urbanization and rising consumption of goods make waste management in India a massive challenge. Urban India produces 62 million metric tonnes (MMT) of municipal solid waste every year, 70 per cent of which is collected and only 25 per cent of this collected waste is processed. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, out of 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste generated per day, only 15,564 tonnes gets processed; similarly 95 per cent of e-waste is managed by the informal sector, which is a huge concern.

The need of the hour is to shift the focus towards source segregation, recycle and reuse. This will further strengthen and foster ‘Circular Economy’ by creating and optimizing resource ‘loops’ along value chains and will ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns into waste management systems.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on policy and implementation with regard to waste management at the national and global levels. The Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), a CSE initiative, recognizes the need to adopt resource efficient waste management regimes, and offers an advanced five-day training programme on ‘Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Waste Management’. The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of management of solid, plastic, biomedical, construction and demolition (C&D) and e-waste; feasibility of technologies involved in their treatment; regulatory frameworks; best practices and stakeholders involved.


  • Status of waste management in India
  • Major provisions of the Waste Management Rules, 2016 and its amendments
  • Utilization of the concept of circularity and resource efficiency in different waste streams
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  • Developing decentralised waste management frameworks
  • Using information, education and communication for behaviour change
  • National and international best practices
  • Site visits

Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, village panchayat officials and members, academicians, students, and NGO representatives.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY: Classroom lectures, case studies, class exercises, discussions and field visits

COURSE FEES: Rs. 28,000/- INR (for double occupancy accommodation) Rs. 35,000/- INR (for single occupancy accommodation) (Includes Tuition fee, Course material, Boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)

Apply before 3 January, 2020 to avail early bird discount

FACULTY: Experts from MoEF&CC, CPCB, Technical experts, CSE and other Civil society institutions

COURSE DURATION: February 3-7, 2020

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING: January 20, 2020

COURSE VENUE: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (a Centre for Science and Environment initiative), Nimli (near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan

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Rashmi Shrivastav
Research Associate
Environmental Governance
Centre for Science and Environment
Ph: 91-11-40616000 (Ext. 387)
Mobile: +91-9953048957; 
Email: s_rashmi@cseindia.org