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

  • lighting billion lives
     

    Article

    Here is how marine pollution is challenging environment and economy of South Asian Seas region

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  • energy access
     

    Article

    Solid waste pollution in the South Asian Seas (SAS)

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  • micro credit

    Blog

    Addressing socio-cultural barriers is key to ensuring reuse of treated waste water

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  • Project

    Reducing short lived climate pollutants from solid waste sector in India

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  • plenary landfill

    Blog

    Maharashtra govt. sets up TERI's biomass gasifier at landfill site to manage waste

    Energy generated from plant supports power requirements of the site in Navi Mumbai

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Articles

E-Waste Management in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Growth in the IT and communication sectors has enhanced the usage of the electronic equipment exponentially. Faster upgradation of electronic product is forcing consumers to discard old electronic products very quickly, which, in turn, adds to e-waste to the solid waste stream. The growing problem of e-waste calls for greater emphasis on recycling e-waste and better e-waste management.

Plastic waste pollution: A minute to make, but years to break

Ms Aakriti Sachdeva

Over the past decades, global plastic production and consumption have witnessed a meteoric rise. While the harmful effects of plastic utilization are many, we seem incapable of weaning ourselves away from it. Single-use plastic items have caused a lot of damage to the environment and there's an urgent need to collectively curb its usage, monitor its disposal, and, if possible, avoid using it altogether.

Balloons are ticking bombs

"Balloons are deadlier than bombs," says Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Your celebration means the death of thousands of birds and animals annually. It is time you stopped wasting important resources like helium for meaningless rituals.

Solid waste pollution in the South Asian Seas (SAS)

Ms Mehar Kaur
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Ms Mrinal Mathur
,
Dr Suneel Pandey

Marine litter is a major issue in the coastal areas of South Asian countries.

Here is how marine pollution is challenging environment and economy of South Asian Seas region

Dr Suneel Pandey
,
Ms Mrinal Mathur
Coastal populations of countries in South Asian Seas region are constantly expanding, leading to further degradation of its marine environment.

Events

Webinar on 'Bid evaluation, processing, and tendering to set up waste management and treatment technologies'

November 29, 2019
to November 29, 2019

Large amounts of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated has become an increasing problem in all tourist destinations.

Webinar on Best practices to manage organic waste locally - Focusing on energy production through anaerobic digestion and fermentation

November 15, 2019
to November 15, 2019

Large amounts of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated has become an increasing problem in all tourist destinations.

Webinar on 'Preparation of Municipal Solid Waste based Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and its Co-processing in cement kilns'

November 1, 2019
to November 1, 2019

Large amounts of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated has become an increasing problem in all tourist destinations.

Kick-off workshop: Implementing low carbon measures in the waste sector

January 25, 2019
to January 25, 2019
Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management, TERI with Mr Sudhir Mahajan, Secretary, Urban Development, Government of Goa

Chief Sustainability Officers Forum Meeting 2018

August 28, 2018
to August 28, 2018

Session details

Knowledge sessions covering current and emerging sustainable practices in global environment, energy transition in India and emerging financial instruments for sustainability. Action and consultation sessions on Collaborative approaches to waste management, SDGs and Indian Businesses and Matchmaking sustainability challenges with business solutions

Who should participate?

Chief Sustainability Officers/ Designated officers leading sustainability functions Representative from TER

News

Manoeuvring Environmental Challenges with Tech-Based Solutions, Policies

October 23, 2019 |
October 25, 2019
BW Smart Cities
TERI is working to develop and implement technology solutions, emerging from national policies, to address the adverse impact energy use and waste management on the environment, shared Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI, in an interview.

Reducing waste is key as phase-out won't be easy

October 13, 2019 |
October 13, 2019
Hindustan Times

According to a TERI and environment ministry fact sheet released in 2018, around 43% of manufactured plastics are used for packaging purpose and most are of single-use.

Government looks to junk plastic water bottles

September 1, 2019 |
September 1, 2019
Mint

A 2018 report by TERI states that plastic accounts for 8 per cent of the total solid waste generated in the country annually.

In East Delhi, study finds not all on board for waste segregation

June 15, 2019 |
July 15, 2019
Indian Express

More than 60% households in East Delhi's 60 colonies did not segregate their waste last year, while 71% either had their waste collected by the informal sector or disposed it themselves at vacant plots and dhalaos, a study by TERI has shown.

Decentralisation, awareness focus areas for waste management in Panaji

July 9, 2019 |
July 9, 2019
The Goan

Following a citizen perception survey, a team of TERI and German government agency GIZ has concluded that decentralization and creating awareness of the solid waste management laws among stakeholders including residents is the way forward to establish a sustainable solid waste management system for Panaji, Goa.

TERI to audit handling of garbage by east, south corporations

June 22, 2019 |
June 22, 2019
The Times of India

The south and east corporations have decided to engage TERI to assess the volume of garbage collected in their areas, its disposal and the discrepancies in the implementation of the solid waste management rules.

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

Fellow and Area Convener, Resource Efficient Technologies
Director, Environment & Waste Management