This Gandhi Jayanti, shop with your waste in Panaji
In Panaji, within municipal waste, recyclable items comprise of 13.25% glass, 1.49% metal, 7.29% paper, 13.24% plastics, and 7.16% textiles. CCP has a unique 5 way segregation policy in place which is now upgraded to 16way segregation. Another question that citizens ask is, if I segregate it might again get mixed in the value chain. Panaji has developed material processing facilities which are well linked to dry waste collection centre in each of 12 zones. Panaji’s citizens segregate their waste as a daily habit and hence there is a strong need to take a step further to incentivize the people of Panaji for their novel efforts of waste segregation. CCP with support from GIZ and TERI under waste NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) project designed the 'Shop with your waste' approach. The campaign will not only provide opportunities to help manage waste through citizen participation, but also create economic opportunities for entrepreneurs having space to deal in recyclable commodities.