Course Dates: July 26–July 30, 2021
Last Date to Apply: 
July 23, 2021
Course Duration: 
Five days (6 hours)
Learning Platforms: 
Zoom and Moodle

Rapid urbanisation 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 per cent of which is collected; but merely 36 per cent of the collected waste is ‘treated’, and another 33 per cent is sent to landfills. The need of the hour is to shift the focus towards source segregation, recycling and reuse. This can strengthen and foster ‘Circular Economy’ by creating and optimising resource ‘loops’ along value chains and will ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns into the existing waste management systems.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on policy and implementation with regard to municipal solid waste (MSW) management at the regional, national and global levels. It recognises the need to adopt resource-efficient waste management regimes, based on which it has conceptualised a five-day online training programme on Source Segregation and Home Composting. The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of management of MSW through source segregation, and composting of the organic part at household level.

The mode of training would be online (self-paced) with a proper mix of interactive sessions addressed by subject matter experts and professionals. The course provides a flexibility of on-demand literature, virtual presentations and case studies. Assessment exercises and group discussions on the modules will be provided for assessment and engagement of the participants.

For further details, please contact the Course Coordinator

Richa Singh
Program Officer
Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: +91 9920658638