India consumes an estimated 16.5 million tonnes, about 1.6 million truckfulls, of plastic annually, of this, 43% is plastic manufactured for single-use packaging material that will mostly find its way into garbage bins. In all, 80% of total plastic produced in India is discarded. At least 40% of the plastic waste generated every day-25,940 tonnes or about 2,594 truckloads, as per 2015 CPCB study for the year 2011-12--goes uncollected. Accurate data on plastic waste generation, collection and disposal are integral to how a country formulates its policy on waste management. India needs these figures even more since it has stated its resolve to phase out singleuse plastic at the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and banned the import of plastic waste into the country

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on policy and advocacy for a sustainable plastic waste management. It recognizes the need to adopt resource-efficient waste management regimes, based on which it has conceptualized a 2-week online training programme on ‘Sustainable Plastic Waste Management . The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of plastic waste management in India and international case studies, legal aspect and alternatives to plastic. The course would help the participant to lead a plastic free life. Conscious purchase and consumption behavioral changes to strengthen and foster Circular Economy is the aim of the 19-hour training programme.

The mode of training would be online with a proper mix of interactive sessions with subject matter experts on plastic and sustainable plastic free living. The course provides a flexibility of on demand literature, virtual presentations and cases studies. Assessment exercises and group discussion on the modules is provided for self-assessment of the participants.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

WHO CAN APPLY
Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, village panchayat officials and members, academicians, students, and NGO representatives.

For further details, please contact the Course Coordinator

Dinesh Raj Bandela
Deputy Programme Manager
Centre for Science and Environment
Email: dinesh.bandela@cseindia.org
Mobile: 8800721020

Ishani Sonak
Research Associate,
Centre for Science and Environment,
Email: ishani.sonak@cseindia.org,
Mobile: 9818884832

With rapid urbanisation, waste management is a massive concern in the country. CSE recognises that the key to efficient waste management is to ensure proper segregation of waste at source. Ideally, segregation must be performed before waste leaves the establishment that produces it, be it a home or an institution. Source segregation will greatly help in providing localized solutions, improving collection efficiency and maximizing resource recovery from waste. Hence, segregation at source is critical for SWM to succeed.

Segregation at source is critical for SWM to succeed. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is offering a two-day online training programme on understanding the importance of waste segregation at source and how can we practise segregation at our homes. The training will provide the context for waste segregation in India, details on the current scenario of waste segregation; gaps and challenges on the implementation of waste segregation and finally highlights the legislative framework on the waste segregation in the country. The legislative framework would capture the significance of source segregation in solid waste management rules, 2016 and the bye laws structure provided at state and urban local bodies level. In addition, a one hour live demonstration and discussion on how to practise source segregation at home.

The course will be conducted online, where participants will be enrolled and provided reading / audio-visual training material which they are expected to self-study. The platform will also allow participants and trainers to hold discussion threads where necessary.

Course Highlights

  • Importance of waste segregation
  • Current status of segregation in India
  • Policies pertaining to segregation of waste
  • Case studies

Who Can Apply

  • Individual practitioners
  • Students or interested stakeholders
  • Urban local bodies, State Urban Department. 

 Source Segregation

Rapid urbanization and rising consumption of goods make waste management in India a massive challenge. Urban India produces about 56 million metric tonnes (MMT) of municipal solid waste every year, about 90 percent of which is collected and some 36 percent is ‘treated’ and another 33 percent is sent to landfills. Therefore, the need of the hour is to shift the focus towards source segregation, recycling and reuse. This will further strengthen and foster ‘Circular Economy’ by creating and optimizing resource ‘loops’ along value chains and will ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns into the existing waste management systems. 

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on policy and implementation with regard to municipal solid waste management at the regional, national and global levels. It recognizes the need to adopt resource-efficient waste management regimes, based on which it has conceptualized a 2-week online training programme on ‘Segregation and Composting for Sustainable Waste Management’

Objective: The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of management of municipal solid waste through source segregation, and composting of organic part of the waste including the feasibility of technologies involved in the treatment process; the current regulatory frameworks-national and global perspective; the best practices in the sector, and the role of various stakeholders involved in the process. 

The course will be conducted online, where participants can enroll. The course is structured keeping the time and ease of the participants in mind. The components provided in the course range from some online sessions and PPTs by the sector experts and professionals, recommended literature and case studies, audio-visual presentations, and some assessment exercises and group discussion. The course platform between participants and trainers will be held on a regular basis, to promote better knowledge sharing. 

Course Highlights:

  • Status of waste management in India
  • Major provisions of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Utilization of the concept of circular economy and resource efficiency
  • Developing model framework for segregation
  • Using information, education and communication for behavior change of various stakeholders
  • Composting practices and technologies in India
  • Effective segregation practice in India
  • National and international best practices

WHO CAN APPLY 

Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, village panchayat officials and members, academicians, students, and NGO representatives.