As per the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)-Urban dashboard, urban India generates over 1,55,840 tonne of waste every day. Beyond the sheer volume, waste holds valuable insights into our lifestyle choices, resource utilisation, and health of our ecosystems. Understanding the characteristics of this waste is not merely a matter of disposal logistics, but is crucial for steering towards a sustainable future. 

An understanding of waste characteristics and quantity can have far-reaching implications. It goes beyond preventing environmental degradation; it is the foundation for informed decision-making. Without this knowledge, investments in waste management are often misguided, leading to poor resource allocation and ineffective technologies. Unscientific waste disposal methods exacerbate the problem, posing huge challenges for local governments and city dwellers alike. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites applications for an online course that aims to build this understanding and knowledge. The objective of this course is to expose stakeholders to the challenges and opportunities associated with waste characterisation and quantification

Course Highlights

  • Fundamentals of waste characterisation and quantification
  • Methodologies to conduct waste characterisation and quantification studies, including hands-on training
  • Exploration of stakeholders and their pivotal roles in the solid waste value chain
  • Case studies from various regions, showcasing successful waste management strategies

What’s included in the course fees

  • Live sessions with industry experts; Q&A sessions to address specific queries
  • Course materials and resources
  • Certificate of completion

For further details, please contact the course coordinator

Kuldeep Choudhary
Programme Officer, Centre for Science and Environment
Contact: +91 8377030507