Online Certificate Course on Plastic Waste Management

Registration Closed

Course dates: August 23-31, 2022
Last date to apply: August 19, 2022
Course duration: One week (12 hours)

The world generates 275 million tonne (MT) of plastic waste every year; over 50 per cent of this plastic that ends up as waste is manufactured for single use packaging. Globally, of all the plastics that have been produced, only 9 per cent has been recycled while about 12 per cent is incinerated. The rest is simply dumped and finds its way into our environment, including our waterbodies.

India reportedly generates 25,940 tonne of plastic waste on a daily basis, 60 per cent of which is recycled. The remaining 40 per cent is mismanaged and ends up in dumpsites and on land and in water, adding to pollution.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites applications for an online course on all aspects of plastics and plastic waste management (see Course Highlights for details). CSE, which has been working on policy and advocacy for sustainable plastic waste management, recognises the need to adopt resourceefficient waste management regimes.

For further details, please contact the course coordinator

Research intern
Centre for Science and Environment
Contact: +91 7827392845




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Course highlights
• Classification and identification of plastics
• Global data on plastics
• Indian legislation on plastic waste
• Plastic-conscious living
• Single use plastic ban and its impacts
• Extended producer responsibility (EPR) • Global treaties on plastic pollution
Who will benefit from the course?
• Waste management practitioners
• Officials from urban local bodies
• Academicians
• Students
• NGO representatives
• Private companies liable for EPR
Course fees
  • Rs 1,500 forIndian participants
  • US$25 for foreign participants
Last date to apply
August 23-31, 2022