Developing countries like India face certain unique challenges in solid waste management. Rapid urbanization and the rise of a middle class lifestyle have led to proliferation of waste. But its management is hamstrung by lack of policy, intent, funds and institutional capacity of city governments.
The reason India has not drowned under its own waste is a workforce referred to as the "informal sector" -- apparently unorganized, but a super-efficient contributor to the cause of the circular economy. Much has been said about India's informal waste management sector -- the huge army of rag-pickers, kabadiwalahs and recyclers -- but they continue to remain under the radar when it comes to a real recognition of their role and their integration.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites registrations for a webinar to release its recent study on the integration of the informal sector in solid waste management, and to discuss the questions that have emerged from the analysis. The webinar will focus on issues such as the role of the informal sector in SWM, and initiatives, enabling mechanisms and strategies for integrating the sector in the waste management chain.
NOTE: This is a free webinar for waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, academicians, students, NGO representatives, CBOs, wastepicker's associations and others. All those who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However, we request you to register yourself at the earliest and reach out to us in case of any queries.
For further details please contact:
|Integration of Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management:: Strategies and Approaches
By: Dr. Richa Singh
Programme Officer Municipal Solid waste
|Recommendations towards policy reforms to integrate the informal sector
By: Aparna Susarla Project Officer,
|Integrating the Informal Sector in Municipal Waste Management
PUNE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION &SWaCH Pune Cooperative
|Integration of Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management|
Solid Waste Management, CSE
Bruhat Bengaluru Municipal
United Nations Development Programme
Alliance of Indian Waste-pickers
|SASHI BHUSAN PANDIT
Dalit Aadivasi Shakti Adhikar Manch
Solid Waste Management,