Zero Waste "A Concept or Reality"

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Zero Waste "A Concept or Reality"

  1. 1. “Zero Waste”A Concept or Reality???? Avick Sil Senior Manager Environment Policy and Research India (EPRI) 219, Gopi Cine Mall, Nana Shankar Sheth Road, Dombivli (W) – 421202, Maharashtra
  2. 2. LCA of Waste Generation Recovered Materials Water Materials Reused Materials from energy production Environment Raw materials Manufacture Manufactured Use ofEnvironment Products of products products Domestic Waste Industrial Scraps Industrial Waste Agricultural Waste Source: Vesilind, P. A., Worrell, W., and Reinhart, D. (2002). “Solid waste engineering”. Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, California, USA.
  3. 3. Waste Generation What is Done CurrentlyUn-segregated waste Disposal at community bins Collection and transportation Disposal without any treatmentSil, A., Wakadikar, K., Kumar, S., Kumar, R. (2011). "Driving Characteristics of Waste Transportation Vehicles and their Effect on Emission Load: A Case Study of Mumbai,India”. Waste Management, 31, 1661 – 1665.
  4. 4. What are the solution for India Short term priorities Protect public health Improve quality of life Medium term priorities Environmental degradation Better land use Long term priorities  Sustainability of our planet ZERO WASTE
  5. 5. What is Zero Waste Zero Waste is a pragmatic and visionary goal that attempts to emulate sustainable development through: Encourage the redesign and manufacturing of products to reduce their waste volume andtoxicity of waste and materials; Recognize that one person’s trash is another’s treasure and all materials are resources/commodities.
  6. 6. The Concept– Reduce (source reduction)– Redesign– Repair (fix)– Reuse– Recycle (everything else)– Regulate
  7. 7. Why ZeroWaste
  8. 8. Job Creation: Reuse and Recycling vs. Landfill Type of Operation Jobs per 10,000 TPY Product Reuse Computer reuse 296 Textile Reclamation 85 Misc. Durable Reuse 62 Wooden Pallet Repair 28 Recycling-Based Manufacturers 25 Paper Mills 18 Glass Product Manufacturers 26 Plastic Product Manufacturers 93 Conventional Materials Recovery Facilities 10 Composting 4 Landfill 1Source: Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington DC, 1997; Wasting and Recycling in the United States 2000”; GrassRoots RecyclingNetwork, Prepared by Brenda Platt and Neil Seldman
  9. 9. What takes to Achieve this
  10. 10. How to Achieve for Municipalities Emissions CDMWaste Generation Transportation Landfilling Env Cost Waste to landfills Fuel Cost Man power Biodegradable Waste Community Based TreatmentProper Segregation Non - biodegradable Recycle, Reuse Waste Inert Incentive Community Technologies Economics Schemes Participations
  11. 11. What benefit for IndiaCDM from existing landfillsReduction of waste transportation vehicles and emission from themReduction in fuel and savings from themDecentralised treatment processNew policiesIncentive schemeEducation, awareness and outreach programmeClean technologiesRecycle and reuseGreen jobsGreen products and green labelsFuture benefit
  12. 12. If you’re not f or Zero Waste,how much waste are you f or? Contact; avick@eprindia.com avick1114@gmail.com

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