Work Overview

Urban India is drowning under a sea of waste. Every year, it produces 62 million tonnes (MT) of municipal solid waste (MSW), 31 MT of which is dumped on to landfill sites. Most of these sites are overflowing their capacity and polluting the surrounding land, groundwater and air. Cities are now running out of land on which to dump their waste and have begun throwing it in the ‘backyards’ of smaller towns, suburbs and villages, leading to conflicts. Looking for or creating more landfills as a solution to the waste problem, thus, is no longer an option.

CSE advocates a waste management strategy that emphasizes on segregation at source and recycle and reuse, instead of centralized approaches like landfills. 



video How to segregate you waste at home with Ruchika Sethi Takkar

Ruchika Sethi Takkar is a promoter of sustainable waste management at source. She teaches home-owners, residential societies and corporates the ways to segregate waste. At home, she segregates her waste into five different streams. Her message is that waste is a valuable

video The Best Waste Manager In Bengaluru

In Bengaluru's Kendriya Vidyalaya Rail Wheel Factory waste does not get out of the school campus.


The continent's real development will only come through access to safe sanitation

भविष्य का वाहन

स्पष्ट नीति के अभाव में क्या भारत बि जली से चलने वाले वाहनों के व्या पार को नेतृत्व प्रदान कर सकता है?




Making inroads in Africa

An Integrated Waste Management Policy for African Nations, prepared by CSE, is under consideration for passage and implementation in three countries -- Swaziland, Zanzibar and Namibia.


A success in Muzaffarpur, Bihar

CSE’s intervention and hand-holding has helped 31 city wards adapt segregation at source and composting at the household level.


Contributing to managing Delhi’s waste

As a member of the Waste Management Committee set up by the Delhi High Court, CSE played an instrumental role in preparing an action plan for waste management for Delhi.


The making of a unique Forum

Twenty cities from 13 states have been brought together under the Forum of Cities that Segregate, to commit to 100 per cent waste segregation by October 2019.