According to the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, urban India generates 0.13 Million tonne of solid waste every day. Most of this is managed unscientifically and ends up in landfills. Regulators and lawmakers have recognised this menace, and under the umbrella law of Environment Protection Act, 1986 (EPA), a number of subordinate legislations have been enacted for regulating the manner of collection and disposal of various kinds of solid waste.
In 2016, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change introduced the new Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), amending a version that had come in 2000. These Rules are based on the principles of “sustainable development”, “precaution” and “polluter pays”. These principles mandate municipalities and commercial establishments to act in an environmentally accountable and responsible manner.
Specific forms of waste are the subject matter of separate Rules and require separate compliances. But in spite of such a plethora of policies and laws, their implementation continues to face severe challenges. A holistic understanding of the Rules and how they can be enforced in a concerted manner for better waste management is the need of the hour.
The School of Circular Economy under the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) in the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to join a 14-day online training course on understanding India’s Waste Management Rules, 2016.
WHAT WILL THE TRAINING OFFER
WHO CAN APPLY?
Solid Waste Management Unit, CSE
Mobile – 8800371929
|INR 2,500 for Indian participants
US$ 50 for foreign participants
|Mode of Training|
|The online training course is self-paced; recorded video sessions from experts, presentations, and relevant reading material will be uploaded on CSE’s online training platform. Additionally, live online sessions will be organised with sector specialists for in-depth discussion and for answering queries. Assessment exercises and group discussions on the modules will be provided for evaluation and engagement of the participants.|
|The course is designed to help participants attend it alongside their regular work and study the course material at their convenience. Participants would be awarded certificates upon completion of the training|