Waste

India's waste management crisis has serious implications for its environment, economy and public health. We focus on creating technologies and solutions that minimize waste generation and convert all waste into useful products. This includes initiatives to promote a circular economy through resource efficient and cleaner production in industries, and maximize resource recovery and recycling for landfill-free cities.

waste

NEW IN WASTE

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    Article

    Fighting Plastics: Is ban the way ahead?

    Capacity of the local governments to impose a ban ensuring the necessary monitoring mechanism remains a challenge

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    ARTICLE

    Concerns and opportunities in waste recycling in India

    Challenges of implementing the waste recycling and processing in India

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    OPINION

    Incentivising collection key to Plastic Waste Management

    05th June 2018 | Financial Express

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    Green soil

    Making soil from biodegradable waste and growing over a 100 plant varieties in Pune

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    Article

    Chennai is learning the art of solid waste management

    City authority's efforts towards improved waste segregation and management are poised to reap results

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Articles

Chennai is learning the art of solid waste management

Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar
,
Dr Suneel Pandey

City authority's efforts towards improved waste segregation and management are poised to reap results

GOBAR-DHAN - Re-emphasizing India's traditional practices

Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar
,
Dr Suneel Pandey

Biogas is an easy solution to wet waste, but a sustainable model requires govt subsidy support

Fighting Plastics: Is ban the way ahead?

Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar
,
Dr Suneel Pandey

Capacity of the local governments to impose a ban ensuring the necessary monitoring mechanism remains a challenge

Events

TERI celebrates World Environment Day 2018

June 2, 2018
to June 5, 2018
TERI celebrates World Environment Day 2018

As India officially hosts World Environment Day this year, TERI will be hosting and engaging in several activities meant for a varied group of stakeholders - policymakers, corporates, the youth, and the civil society at large.

Capacity Building Workshop on 'Enhancing City Readiness on Solid Waste Management'

December 19, 2017
to December 20, 2017

TERI is the implementing partner of Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in India. CCAC, a global initiative under UNEP is working with stakeholders around the world to significantly reduce short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like methane, black carbon etc. across the municipal solid waste sector, bringing together cities, countries, and international organizations to implement sustainable waste management systems. The initiative in India is presently engaged with Chennai, Coimbatore, East Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai for solid waste management related activities.

Project and bid evaluation for waste treatment and disposal technologies

November 30, 2017
to November 30, 2017

This webinar on project and bid evaluation will emphasise on the importance of pre-requisites for successful project implementation.

News

The Plastic Trap

June 20, 2018 |
June 20, 2018
The Hindu Business Line

A discussion paper prepared by TERI titled, 'Opportunities and Challenges of Plastics Waste Management' was released by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Ministry and TERI have entered into an MoU to set up a Government cell that would provide a platform to include resource efficiency in all future public policies. Plastic waste would be one of the targets. According to TERI's paper, the average per capita plastic consumption in India is about 11 kg, and though it is much lower than the global average of 28 kg, only 60 per cent of it gets recycled.

World Environment Day: To counter single-use plastic, realistic 'extended producer responsibility' targets must be set

June 6, 2018 |
June 6, 2018
First Post

In a paper titled "Challenges and Opportunities: Plastic Waste Management in India", published by TERI, the clause of 'extended producers responsibility' (EPR) has been deconstructed. It talks about a need for a real-time assessment and a state-wise mapping of producers and plastic demand and supply in order to formulate realistic EPR targets. Furthermore, it recommends that pilot EPR models for low-hanging fruits such as the completely recyclable PET must be explored.

Heatwaves are health and economic risks

June 5, 2018
| Ms Vidhu Gupta
| Mr Barath Mahadevan
| Mint

Recognizing the adverse health impact and potential decline in economic productivity, several states such as Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana have formulated action plans to address the adaptation to heatwaves. In response to the extreme heatwave event of 2010, the city of Ahmedabad was the first in Asia to develop a Heat Action Plan which laid the foundation for similar initiatives in other cities. While many city and state-led initiatives are now past the design stage, several key gaps are emerging as far as implementation of the heat action plans is concerned.

Policy

Discussion Paper on Faecal Sludge Management in Urban India: Policies, Practices, and Possibilities

December 9, 2016

Urban Sanitation and Need for Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) in India The Government of India has undertaken an ambitious social change endeavour of clean and open defecation free (ODF) India. Sustained efforts in this direction has improved the sanitation scenario in India, which in turn would help in achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6 of universal and equitable access to safe and aff ordable drinking water and adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all.

Team

Area Convenor, Resource Efficient Technologies
Director, Environment & Waste Management
Area Convenor, Centre for Waste Management