Dhalaos (receptacles) are a presently used as waste collection points in most cities in India. However, in case of delay in collection, garbage often spills onto the road generating stink and raising fears of rodent infestation and disease outbreak. Transfer stations on the other hand, will help reduce the manual handling of waste and also spillage of waste during transportation.
The SWM Rules 2016 also highlight the importance of creating public awareness through information, education and awareness campaigns to educate the waste generator on-not littering, minimizing waste generation and reuse of waste, segregation of waste and composting. Communication plays a pivotal role in ensuring compliance with the rules and successful implementation of planned strategies. The webinar takes the audience through Stakeholder mapping, Prioritizing messages to be communicated and the support that Central/ State Govt.
The SWM Rules 2016 also highlight the importance of creating public awareness through information, education and awareness campaigns to educate the waste generator on-not littering, minimizing waste generation and reuse of waste, segregation of waste and composting. Keeping this mind, the webinar takes us through prioritizing messages to be communicated, involving the various stakeholders and the support that Central/ State Govt. can provide to ULBs for better formulation of Solid Waste communication strategy.
In the absence of scientific landfills and appropriate waste processing units, decomposition of mixed waste causes major odour hazards and landfill fires. The webinar deals with ambient monitoring of methane and management of fires in landfills with an emphasis on surface monitoring of landfills, and controlling odour at waste disposal/ processing facilities.
The webinar focussed on building capacity in the area of landfill closure practices. With cities in India experiencing overflowing landfills and preferring to identify and design newer scientific landfills, it is key to understand, the closure practices behind capping existing landfill sites and alternative resource recovery practices like bio mining.
TERI along with Abt Associates conducted a webinar on the present SWM Rules 2016, under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's MSWI Initiative. The webinar highlighted the specific roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved such as pollution control boards, states, urban Local Bodies, operators of waste processing facilities in order to promote efficient handling of municipal solid waste, thus reducing the emissions from this sector.