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Waste Management


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Waste Management

  1. 1. Waste management <ul><li>Waste management refers to the activities connected with the collection and disposal of wastes. Waste management comprises the following activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste segregation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste disposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste minimisation & control </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Types of waste <ul><li>Liquid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non hazardous </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non hazardous </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Waste disposal <ul><li>Solid waste – 8000 tonnes per day – Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid waste – 300 million litres per day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation – 60% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disposal – burn or bury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling – 15% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>controlling </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Hazardous waste <ul><li>Hazardous waste is ignitable, corrosive, reactive and toxic. This is harmful to human beings and other living organisms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste generated by pharma & chemical industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital waste such as needles, old medicines, human organs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Acts & Regulations <ul><li>Water Act 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Air Act 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Environment protection Act 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Regulations of CPCB and SPCBs </li></ul>