Households and businesses generate wasteThe waste is usually sent to landfills.origin of waste
waste sent to landfillMumbai : 5,500 tons per day (approx.)Bangalore : 3,000 tons per day (approx.)Delhi : 6,000 tons per day (approx.)Pune : 1,500 tons per day (approx.)
Landfills are HazardousThey pollute land and water
No communitywould like alandfill aroundit.
howWASTEFUL we are !!Landfills are NOT necessary.Of the total waste that end up in landfills, a whopping95%can still be reused or recycled (45%) or turnedinto compost (50%).
new thinking in waste management
Waste can be managed responsibly at multiple levels home / office community / neighborhood city producers
It is possible topublicly manageour waste tocreate anenvironmentallysafe and aCLEAN city
For more information see:segregation, the FIRST stepwaste management for communitiesresponsible waste management for citieswaste management law and policy in Indiainnovation in waste managementeconomics of waste management