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  • Cover
    COVID Diaries: A Collection of Reflections during the Pandemic. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2020.

    COVID Diaries is a collection of opinion articles from members of the Smart Cities Mission national team as they navigate changes in their daily life and work routines during the Covid 19 lockdown period. The lockdown has been a time of challenges ranging from a sliding global economy, stalled...

  • Circular Economy: An Introduction

    Our global society is not sustainable. We all know about the challenges we’re facing: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing...

  • Shivalik Nagar Case Study
    Solid Waste Management Programme in Shivalik Nagar, Haridwar. Indian Tobacco Company (ITC), 2018.

    This is a case study of Shivalik Nagar near Haridwar, a CSR (ITC) supported Solid Waste Management initiative, this initiative that proper initiative to convert the various categories segregated at source into useful products like compost etc., ensures a very high percentage of segregation at...

  • PMC waste
    Wealth From Waste. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This Brochure gives an overview of the waste management initiatives of Pune.

  • Pune SCM
    Smart Cities Mission: Pune, Projects For Launch. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure is gives an overvies of the projects planned under Smart Cities Mission in Pune.

  • Solid Waste management_AMC
    Solid Waste Management: Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This issue brief by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elaborates the process adopted by the city to amange its waste. 

  • Integrated Solid Waste Management System of Ahmedabad City
    Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Integrated Solid Waste Management System of Ahmedabad City., 2018.

    This presenatation by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation gives a detailed overview of the cities efforts towards waste management, inlcuding use of smart solutions, geolocation etc.

  • SBM planning analysis
    Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban): Need Vs. Planning. New Delhi, India: Centre for Policy Research, 2018.

    This paper analyses the effectiveness of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) by analyzing the financial and physical progress of the mission and the manner in which funds have been allocated and sanctioned to different activities in various states. It examines the planned allocation of central...

  • RFID | Smart City | Jabalpur | Swachh Bharat Mission |

    This video demonstrates how use of RFID technology is helping in adressing Solid waste Management in Jabalpur. The entire process, players  technology involved and their interplay is demonstrated.

    The RFID chip has been installed in all houses, schools, government offices and other...

  • Swachhata motivational ad film Jabalpur

    This Ad film to promotes Swacchta in Jabalpur, it brings out the unseen behavior of the citizens of the city thereby demonstrating that even if people are not caught disposing off their waste the resultant waste lying in the streets as a testimony of people's habbits. Therefore rempasizing "Be...

  • Swachh Jabalpur Gandhi Ji Ad film

    This video on Swachhta encourages people to treat their city as their own home. It also promotes the habbit of pointing out and reasoning for collective action.

  • Moving towards zero waste: Lessons for India from sustainable waste management in Swedish Universities

    In this article the author discusses the best practices followed by Stockholm University with regard to waste management in campus and why it is a role model to various universities in developing countries like India. The article outlines how Universities in India can take a leaf out of the...

  • Final Report
    Press Release
    Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshops (May - October 2017)., 2017.

    NIUA organized and conducted the first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission Solid Waste Management Exposure Workshops from May 2nd to October 20th 2016 at United Services Institution of India (USI), New Delhi, in twelve training cum exposure workshops, in which about 20 participantswere trained in...

  • Waste Management
    Mani, Dr. Shyamala. Solid Waste Management: Issues, Challenges, Strategies and Opportunities., 2017.

    The presentation highlights issues and challenges and strategies and opportunities necessary to effectively manage solid waste in India.

  • VTMS - Indore
    GPS-Based Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (VTMS) for SWM - Indore In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    To ensure efficient Solid Waste Management a GPS based Vehicle Tracking
    and Monitoring System (VTMS) has been taken up as a significant step
    recently. The key features of the project are:
    • Online real-time monitoring of garbage vehicle movement and effective

  • Garbage Collection and Management - Jabalpur
    Garbage Collection and Management - Jabalpur In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has initiated a Garbage Collection and Management system to ensure optimal collection, transportation and processing/ disposal of waste.

  • Waste Management in India
    Waste Management in India - Shifting Gears. PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited India, 2017.

    Despite looking into the various categories of waste, we have limited the focus of this knowledge paper to the opportunities arising from the management of municipal solid waste, industrial solid waste (in general) and plastic waste. As the role of institutions (government) involved in the...

  • Bio Waste in India
    Mani, Dr. Shyamala, and Dr. Satpal Singh. A Note on Bio-degradable Waste in India. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), 2017.

    The note highlights the processes, advantages and constraints of dealing with bio-degradable waste in India.

  • Odour control Guidelines
    Guidelines on Odour Monitoring & Management in Urban Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Site. New Delhi, India: Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation , 2017.

    Clean and natural air, is essential for sustainable civilization and treated as fundamental rights throughout the world. Presence of any air pollutants or odour affects the natural quality of air thereby affecting normal life of living beings. In India, regulatory frameworks have been...

  • Buffer around waste
    Guidelines on the provision of buffer zone around waste processing and disposal facilities. Central Pollution Control Board, 2017.

    the Government of India through CPCB has framed these guidelines on maintaining Buffer zone including green belt around waste management facilities. These guidelines will not only facilitate the ULBs in meeting the regulatory requirements, reduce the aforesaid nuisance value of the waste...

  • Waste to wealth
    Waste to Wealth In A ready reckoner for selection of technologies for management of municipal waste. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    This Ready Reckoner on Waste to Wealth is an effort under SBM to put together the available waste processing technologies in a simple way with working case studies for the ULB decision maker’s awareness and in aiding them in identifying technologies suiting to their requirements. With the coming...

  • Making waste work1
    Making waste work2
    Making waste work3
    Making Waste Work. Waste Aid, 2017.

    Making Waste Work is a toolkit for community waste management in lower- and middle-income countries.

    The toolkit provides essential information to help you set up community-led waste management systems and small recycling businesses. These activities can help keep your...

  • Challenges and opportunities associated with waste management in India
    Kumar, Sunil, Stephen R. Smith, Geoff Fowler, Costas Velis, Jyoti S. Kumar, Shashi Arya, , Rakesh Kumar, and Christopher Cheeseman. Challenges and opportunities associated with waste management in India. The Royal Society Publishing, 2017.

    India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing urban population, and this impacts on the environment and...

  • Waste Management
    Waste sorting plants Extracting value from waste. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), 2017.

    The report is an introduction to waste sorting plants. It describes the framework conditions influencing the sorting plant (economically and technically), their technical configuration, and capabilities that should be considered when setting a planning process in motion. The report aims to...

  • Bulk waste generator
    Bulk Solid Waste Generators. A Step by Step Guidance for Urban Local Bodies to implement the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2017.

    Bulk generators contribute substantial amount of waste-nearly 30-40% of the daily waste. According to the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, Bulk Waste Generators are responsible for managing their own waste. Municipalities have to identify different bulk generators in accordance as defined in...

  • Master Plan Zero cities
    The Zero Waste Masterplan: Startup Toolkit In For European city planners, policy-makers & community leaders. Zero Waste Europe, 2017.

    The Masterplan contains all of the information you need to start implementing zero waste projects today

    Map and understand

    This section of the Zero Waste Cities Masterplan is about understanding where your city is right now. Where the existing trends in city planning and management...

  • Solid Waste management
    Pietzsch, Natália, José Luis Duart Ribeiro, and Janine Fleithde Medeiros. Benefits, challenges and critical factors of success for Zero Waste: A systematic literature review. Waste Management, 2017.

    Considering the growing concern with solid wastes problems and the pressing need for a holistic approach to their management, this study developed a literature review about the subject “Zero Waste”. To that end, a systematic literature review was executed, through which 102 published articles...

  • Biogens zero waste
    Veleva, Vesela, Gavin Bodkin, and Svetlana Todorova. The need for better measurement and employee engagement to advance a circular economy: Lessons from Biogen’s “zero waste” journey. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017.

    The movement toward “zero waste” and circular economy has recently gained traction as an alternative to the dominant “take-make-waste” model of production and as a viable approach for addressing climate change. Business plays a key role in this transition and a growing number of companies are...

  • French city Zero waste case study
    Rosa, Ferran. The Story of Besançon. Zero Waste Europe, 2017.

    Zero Waste Europe released its latest case study on the French city of Besançon, where an extensive system of decentralised composting has been put in place with outstanding results. Today, 70% of the citizens of Besançon...

  • Zero waste Europe
    My Zero Waste Event In 12 Actions To Start A Zero Waste Process. Zero Waste Europe, 2017.

    A zero-waste event is designed to reduce or even eliminate the production of waste and limit the use of raw materials, through different areas of action: Reducing waste at source (because the best waste is still one that isn't there!), reuse, recovery, recycling and composting

  • Zero waste in digital products
    Circular Economy Opportunities For Digital Products. Zero Waste Europe, 2017.

    The joint policy paper by Zero Waste Europe, ECOSEEBIFIXIT and ...

  • Embodied Energy in Zero Waste
    Zero Waste Europe. Embodied Energy: A driver for the circular economy?. Zero Waste Europe, 2017.

    A briefing paper on the use of embodied energy in product policy. The paper looks at the basis for an indicator of the energy which is embodied in a product and how this could be used to reinforce circular economy practice.

  • GAIA
    Green businesses and cities at risk: How your waste management plan may be leading you in the wrong direction. GAIA, 2017.

    Businesses that attempt to meet sustainability goals through programs like “waste-to-energy,” “zero waste to landfill,” or “refuse derived fuel” undermine their own intentions by burning up valuable resources in polluting processes. The practice of burning waste using co-incineration in cement...

  • E-waste
    The Global E-waste Monitor 2017. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), 2017.

    We live in a time of transition to a more digital world, where automation, sensors and artificial intelligence are transforming all the industries, our daily lives and our societies. E-waste is the most emblematic by-product of this transition and everything shows that it will continue to grow...

  • SWM
    Integrated Solid Waste Management for Local Governments: A Practical Guide. Asian Development Bank, 2017.

    Improving solid waste management is crucial for countering public health impacts of uncollected waste and environmental impacts of open dumping and burning.

    This practical reference guide introduces key concepts of integrated solid waste management and identifies...

  • Final Report
    Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshop (May - October, 2016). New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    The Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshop is an initiative taken by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) with the support and guidance of Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), to do capacity building of different ULBs in India and build their understanding about solid waste management....

  • Plastic Waste Management
    Plastic Waste Management Rules (in Hindi and English)., 2016.

    To give thrust on plastic waste minimization, source segregation, recycling, involving waste pickers, recyclers and waste processors in collection of plastic waste fraction either from households or any other source of its generation or intermediate material recovery facility and adopt polluter’...

  •  E Waste
    E-Waste (Management) Rules. The Gazette of India, 2016.

    These rules shall apply to every manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centres, dealers, e-retailer, refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment...

  • Gujarat WTE Policy 2016
    Gujarat Waste to Energy Policy 2016. Gandhinagar, Gujarat: Energy and Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat, 2016.

    Gujarat has 8 municipal corporations and 162 Municipalities and the solid wastes generated in these urban areas could support power plants of around 100 MW capacity. Therefore, the state government has intoduced the Gujarat Waste to Energy Policy- 2016 with the following objectives:

    1) To...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
    Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
    Coursera: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

    About this course:

    Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what...

  • C40 Sustainable Solid Waste Systems
    Good Practice Guide - Sustainable Solid Waste Systems. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Solid waste management must be planned, developed and operated within the framework of local resource availability, economics and environmental concerns. Municipal solid waste management strategies can both provide effective mitigation of GHG emissions through landfill gas recovery and improved...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

    About this course: Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind of...

  • Part I: An Overview
    Part II: The Manual
    Part III: The Compendium
    Municipal Solid Waste Management Manual. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The revised manual advocates propoer planning and management of Municipal Solid Waste through a seven step approach, advises on how to choose appropriate options for a city based on the amount of waste generated; local waste characteristics; local geographical conditions; availability of land...

  • C & D rules
    Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules., 2016.

    In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), and in supersession of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central...

  • SWM rules 2016
    Solid Waste Management Rules., 2016.

    These rules shall apply to every urban local body, outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns as declared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, notified areas, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbases, Ports and...

  • Gandhi Chhadi
    Innovative Waste Pricker for MoUD., 2016.

    This can be used to collect large quantities of plastic, paper, cloth/textile and similar waste in short time, without dirtying hands.

  • Report on SWM Odisha ULB
    Report on Solid Waste Management in the Urban Local Bodies in Odisha., 2016.

    Management of solid waste reduces or eliminates adverse impacts on the environment and human health and supports economic development and improved quality of life. A number of processes are involved in effectively managing waste for a municipality. These include source-segregation, door-to-door...

  • Cleaning Singapore
    Cleaning a Nation: Cultivating a Healthy Living Environment In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    The story often told about the cleaning and greening of Singapore is that it was done mainly for the purpose of attracting international business and investments. In the city-state’s early days as a newly independent country in the late 1960s, Singapore’s rapid industrialisation and economic...

  • Prevention of Waste
    Prevention of hazardous waste in Europe - the status in 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark: European Environment Agency (EEA), 2016.

    This publication is part of a series of annual reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of national waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member States,...

  • Smart Cities Council
    Smart Cities India Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2016.

    The India Readiness Guide has over 400 pages and total of fourteen chapters. There are more than 80 relevant case studies, with half of them focusing on the Indian context as well as some providing a global perspective. Case studies cited include those from Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Jabalpur...

  • SWM during disaster
    Municipal Solid Waste Management in Crisis and Post-Crisis Setting. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    This guidance note aims to support Government counterparts and strengthen UNDP Country Offices’ and implementing partners’ capacities to plan, design and implement projects for municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in crisis or post-crisis settings, as part of UNDP’s early recovery response....

  • Including informal sector in Waste
    An Inclusive Swachh Bharat through the Integration of the Informal Recycling Sector: A Step by Step Guide. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2016.

    The intended audience for this manual is practitioners and decision-makers from municipalities and ULBs who are charged with running waste management systems and are interested in improving Chapter 1: Purpose and scope 16 Picture 2: Once shy, now brimming with confidence these systems by...

  • Waste to energy
    World Energy Resources, Waste to Energy. World Energy Council, 2016.

    The World Energy Resources have been produced by the World Energy Council for over 80 years. The details and analysis provide a unique data set that allows governments, private sector and academia to better understand the reality of the energy sector and the resource developments. The...

  • Performance evaluation global waste
    Zaman, Atiq Uz, and Mohammad Shahidul H. Swapan. Performance evaluation and benchmarking of global waste management systems. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2016.

    This paper presents the environmental and economic benefits of global waste management systems in the context of zero waste practices. The study analysed the waste management performance of 168 countries around the globe and evaluated their performance using the zero waste tool. The Zero Waste...

  • Waste Management
    Silva, Angie, Michele Rosano, Laura Stocker, and Leen Gorissen. From waste to sustainable materials management: Three case studies of the transition journey. Waste Management, 2016.

    Waste policy is increasingly moving on from the ‘prevention of waste’ to a ‘sustainable materials policy’ focused agenda recognising individual wastes as a resource. In order to comparatively analyse policy developments in enhanced waste management, three case studies were selected; San...

  • waste policies
    Silva, Angie, Laura Stocker, Paul Mercieca, and Michele Rosano. The role of policy labels, keywords and framing in transitioning waste policy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016.

    The last decade has seen a new wave of ambitious policies in order to address the mounting ecological damage caused by high levels of consumerism and the depletion of resources to manufacture short life-cycle products. In this paper ‘Zero Waste’ and ‘Sustainable Materials Management’ are...

  • Zero waste Europe
    Rosa, Ferran, and Laura Chatel. The Story OF Roubaix. Zero Waste Europe, 2016.

    Zero Waste Europe was created to empower communities to rethink their relationship with resources. In a growing number of regions, local groups of individuals, businesses and city officials are taking significant steps towards eliminating waste in our society

    Lacking the power to...

  • Zero Waste Pharma
    Rosa, Ferran. The Story of Parma. Zero Waste Europe, 2016.

    Zero Waste Europe was created to empower communities to rethink their relationship with resources. In a growing number of regions, local groups of individuals, businesses and city officials are taking significant steps towards eliminating waste inour society.

    In the North of Italy, the...

  • Energy
    User Guide for India’s 2047 Energy Calculator: Municipal Waste to Energy. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 2016.

    IESS 2047 shows four levels for development of municipal waste to energy, over 2012-2047 for urban as well as rural areas of India. The MSW generation rates and change in its characteristics across the years are based on estimated growth rate of India’s urban and rural population and also...

  • Technologies for SWM
    Singh, Nisha. Solid Waste Management— A Look at Some Technologies of Department of Atomic Energy. Vol. 7. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 2016.

    Solid waste management is an important component under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) that is being implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development at an estimated cost of `620,090 million, out of which `368,280 million is to be spent on solid waste management alone. Under SBM, Central Government’...

  • C40 Cities
    C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Good Practice Guide: Waste to Resources. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Municipal solid waste management strategies can both provide effective mitigation of GHG emissions through landfill gas recovery and improved landfill practices, and can avoid significant GHG generation through controlled composting, integrated waste treatment facilities, and expanded collection...

  • Contructiona nd Demolition waste
    Vunnam, Venkatesh, Mohd. Sahil Ali, Abhimanyu Singh, and Jai Asundi. Construction and Demolition Waste Utilisation for Recycled Products in Bengaluru: Challenges and Prospects. Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), 2016.

    India is currently one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and the construction industry alone accounted for approximately 10% of its GDP in 2014. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) classifies waste generated from the Construction and Demolition (C&D) of buildings and civil...

  • Action Plan for MSW Management
    Action Plan for management of Municipal Solid Waste (Draft). New Delhi, India: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 2015.

    It has been a fact that cities and towns are littered with garbage (MSW) and giving ugly look at many places in the city / town. Only important locations of a city or towns are maintained and leaving many other places chocking with uncollected waste. The collected waste is disposed on un-...

  • Urban Solid Waste Management
    Urban Solid Waste Management In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    This documentation targets the limitations and challenges of contemporary solid waste management mechanisms in developing contexts, namely:

    1. Low financial resources at municipal level for waste management and technological research;

    2. Improper disposal of waste leading to...

  • Urban Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities
    Urban Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities In Compendium of Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Urban areas in India generate more than 1,00,000 MT of waste per day (CPHEEO, 2000). A large metropolis such as Mumbai generates about 7000 MT of waste per day (MCGM, 2014), Bangalore generates about 5000 MT (BBMP, 2014) and other large cities such as Pune and Ahmedabad generate waste in the...

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    Volume 3
    Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities. Vol. 3. Delhi: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, 2015.

    This research is a collection of fifteen urban practices that represent how cities in India respond locally to the urban challenges they face, through the adoption of green growth approaches. The cases have been chosen to illustrate themes on environment, economy, energy, housing, transport,...

  • elearning
    E-Learning Portal for Swachh Bharat (Urban)., 2015.

    One of the key objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission is to ensure its sustainability by strengthening the capacities of the stakeholders, by familiarizing them with new concepts in the field of sanitation and waste management.This portal draws from the leading practices in sanitation sector...

  • Unep Waste outlook 2015
    Global Waste Management Outlook. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2015.

    Good decision-making about how we manage the waste we create is one of the most important contributions humanity can make to reducing its impact on the natural world. The Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) is being released at a critical moment, one where the world is considering a new...

  • Readiness report Smart City Council
    Smart Cities Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    This document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that...

  • Model Request for Proposal for Waste to Energy Projects
    Model RFP for Development of Municipal Waste to Energy Projects under BOT Concession Framework . New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    Ministry of Urban Development is the implementing agency of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in urban India. SBM emanates from the vision of the Government for ensuring hygiene, waste management, and sanitation across the nation and aims for a Clean India under a collaborative framework of...

  • Solid waste technology_Ecube
    ECube labs: Case Study City of Seoul. Ecube Labs, 2015.

    Seoul’s problem with seemingly constantly overflowing public trash bins seemed insurmountable no matter how many times waste was collected during the day. The solution the city government chose was Clean Cubes from Council Associate Partner...

  • Waste Management_IBM
    Ballarat, Australia: Managing local waste resources effectively. IBM, 2015.

    As a recipient of a IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2014, the city of Ballarat in New South Wales, Australia sought ideas from IBM experts on innovations that could help manage local waste resources effectively while reducing reliance on the landfill and strengthening the regional economy...

  • Role of NGo's in waste management
    Singh, Ch. Raghumani, and Mithra Dey. Role of NGO’s in Solid Waste Management: A Study in Different Municipalities of Manipur, India. Current World Environrment, 2015.

    The quantity of solid waste produced in city depends on the type of the city, its population, living standards of the residents and degree of commercialization and various activities prevailing in the city. The generation of waste mainly depends on the increase in population and the type of...

  • Waste Management India
    Agarwal, Dr. Raveesh, Mona Chaudhary, and Jayveer Singh. Waste Management Initiatives in India for Human Well Being. European Scientific Journal , 2015.

    The objectives of writing this paper is to study the current practices related to the various waste management initiatives taken in India for human wellbeing. The other purpose is to provide some suggestions and recommendations to improve the waste management practices in Indian towns. This...

  • Action plan Solid waste management
    Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB). The National Action Plan for Municipal Solid Waste Management. New Delhi, India: Central Pollution Control Board, 2015.

    The fact is that Indian cities and towns are found littered with garbage (MSW) and represent an ugly look at many places within the city/town. In most of the towns/cities, only important locations are maintained cleanliness leaving other places chocking with uncollected waste. The collected...

  • waste policies
    UzZaman, Atiq. A comprehensive review of the development of zero waste management: lessons learned and guidelines. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015.

    Zero waste is a visionary concept for confronting waste problems in our society. The idea is being developed and implemented in various sectors including waste management and treatment, mining, manufacturing, and urban development. The zero waste concept has been embraced by...

  • Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission
    Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2014.

    The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) emanates from the vision of the Government articulated in the address of The President of India in his address to the Joint Session of Parliament on 9th June 2014: “We must not tolerate the indignity of homes without toilets and public spaces littered with...

  • Task Force report on Waste To Energy
    Report of the Task Force on Waste to Energy (Volume I) ( In the context of Integrated MSW Management)., 2014.

    The purpose of this report is to identify technically feasible, financially affordable and environmentally sound processing and disposal technologies for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and assess, evaluate and recommend systems, processes, technological options, financial mechanisms and...

  • Zero waste for an English Local Authority
    Cole, Christine, Mohamed Osmani, Mohammed Quddus, Andrew Wheatley, and Kath Kay. Towards a Zero Waste Strategy for an English Local Authority. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2014.

    Many developed countries are using a challenging Zero Waste concept to change current waste management practices to more sustainable methods of managing waste, including household waste. The concept includes waste prevention; high levels of recycling and recovery of all resources from waste; and...

  • Simon, Joan Marc. The Story of Contraina. Zero Waste Europe, 2014.

    The public company Contarina serves the districts of Priula and Treviso in Northern Italy, the best performers in waste prevention and recycling in a wide area in Europe. What is the secret for Contarina to recycle two times the European average and generate five times less residual waste?...

  • Bengaluru waste management
    Extracting Value From Bengaluru’s Dry Waste Chain. Social Venture Partners, 2014.

    The closure of the Mavallipura landfll by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board in 2012, the protest by the villagers of Mandur, the directives by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka and the growing unrest in the City about the need to have a sustainable system to handle solid waste has...

  • Chintan's Assessment Tool for Informal Sector Inclusion in SWM
    Chaturvedi, Bharati, Aman Luthra, and Aiden Short. Chintan’s Assessment Tool for Informal Sector Inclusion (CATISI) in Solid Waste Management In Assessment Tool. New Delhi: Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, 2013.

    As a result of growing knowledge about the importance and efficiency of the informal sector in India, several policies and rules have been issued for the inclusion of informal sector into waste management programs. These policies recognise the crucial role of the informal sector in solid waste...

  • advisory on improving SWM
    Advisory on Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management Services. Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization (CPHEEO), 2013.

    solid waste management is an obligatory function of the urban local bodies, this service has been poorly performed by most of them resulting in problems of public health, sanitation, and environmental degradation. With rapid pace of urbanization, the situation is becoming more and more critical...

  • Zero Waste Index
    Zaman, Atiq Uz, and Steffen Lehmann. The zero waste index: a performance measurement tool for waste management systems in a ‘zero waste city’. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2013.

    Waste is the symbol of inefficiency of any modern society and a representation of misallocated resources. Significant progress has been achieved in reducing waste but it varies from city to city. Currently, cities use their waste diversion rate as a tool to measure the performance of their waste...

  • Zero waste case study LA
    Murphy, Sinnott, and Stephanie Pincetl. Zero waste in Los Angeles: Is the emperor wearing any clothes?. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2013.

    This article asks how effectively and to what extent contemporary urban solid waste management systems can effect sustainable materials use. To assess this we first trace the origins of waste management in the U.S., identify the existing federal regulatory framework, and examine trends in waste...

  • Zero Waste UK
    Uyarra, Elvira, and Sally Gee. Transforming urban waste into sustainable material and energy usage: the case of Greater Manchester (UK). Journal of Cleaner Production, 2013.

    Networked infrastructures such as waste, energy, water and transport are integral to sustainable urban transformation. They are closely linked to urban growth and underpin the economic, social and environmental performance of modern cities. At the same time places shape the transformation of...

  • Plastic Management
    Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB). Material on Plastic Waste Management. New Delhi, India: Central Pollution Control Board, 2012.

    This report is compliation on Plastic Management in India. It describes the kind of waste generated, classification for plastics, existing rules and technologies in place.

  • Bangalore Swachh Bharat
    Strategy for Clean Bengaluru In A Comprehensive Approach to Solid Waste Management. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, 2012.

    Since 2012 we have aimed to transform the once prevalent SWM system of dumping mixed waste (landfill), into stream-wise value extraction (processing). Therefore in compliance with MSW Rules 2016 (which mandates segregation at source), the city has invested in varied technologies for processing...

  • Small scale waste to Energy
    Ellyin, Claudine. Small Scale Waste-To-Energy Technologies, Edited by Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis. Columbia University, 2012.

    The dominant technology for large Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities is combustion on a moving grate of “as-received” municipal solid wastes (MSW). However, there are circumstances where a low-capacity plant is required. This study examines the technical, economic, and  environmental aspects of...

  • Waste to Energy in Delhi
    Shah, Dharmesh. Delhi's Obsession with Waste to energy Incinerators: The Timarpur Okhla Waste to Energy Venture., 2012.

    The state of Delhi is the largest producer of solid waste in India; nearly 8,000 metric tons of solid waste are produced every day.2 Over 78% of thiswaste is dumped in one of three garbage dumps in the city outskirts. As Delhi continues to grow, its appetite for landfll sites remains insatiable...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management on a Regional Basis
    Kacker, Suneetha Dasappa. Municipal Solid Waste Management on a Regional Basis. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2011.

    The Government of India has developed this Regional Solid Waste Management (RSWM) Guidance Note on regional solid waste management to facilitate the creation of appropriate strategies by the states and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This note is the result of work done over a period of about 18...

  • TERI NAsscom Energy ICT
    Sustainable Tomorrow: Harnessing ICT PotentialRapid., 2011.

    TERI and Nasscom worked jointly to develop this Whitepaper with recommendations put forth by over 70 industry members and government stakeholders. The initiative seeks to promote the role of ICT in enabling Indi's actions on Climate Change ans sustainable Development.

    The TERI-NASSCOM led...

  • SWM_technology
    Solid Waste Management Technology Manual. Thiruvananthapuram : Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2011.

    The Technology Manual on SWM is mainly to provide technology information to decision makers, planners and senior level officers to take scientific decision on the choice and selection of technology, technical information during implementation and to monitor the process of SWM form time to time....

  • O & M manual for SWM plants
    Operation and Maintenance Manual for Solid Waste Processing Plants. Thiruvananthapuram : Centre for Environment and Development, 2011.

    This Operation and Maintenance Manual for Solid Waste Processing Plants describes the various operational and maintenance aspects of Windrow Compost Plants suited to Class -1 cities. This Manual has been prepared based on the experience of CED in operation and management of the SWM Plants of...

  • capacity Building for SWM
    Capacity Building for Solid Waste Management. Thiruvananthapuram : Centre for Environment and Development, 2011.

    The approach to capacity building in SWM should be not only about technology and economics but also about: Understanding the administration systems for waste management and related activities (multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral). Understanding the need for human resource development to achieve...

  • Zero waste case studies
    Zaman, Atiq Uz, and Steffen Lehmann. Urban growth and waste management optimization towards ‘zero waste city’. City, Culture and Society, 2011.

    Today, many developed cities such as Stockholm, and Adelaide are aiming to transform their current waste management practice into a more efficient and sustainable way, called zero waste practice. Increasingly people move from rural to urban environments due to the economic activities and quality...

  • zero waste in industries
    Curran, T., and I.D. Williams. A zero waste vision for industrial networks in Europe. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2011.

    ‘ZeroWIN’ (Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks – is a five year project running 2009–2014, funded by the EC under the 7th Framework Programme. Project ZeroWIN envisions industrial networks that have eliminated...

  • waste strategies England
    S.Phillips, Paul, Terry Tudor, Helen Bird, and Margaret Bates. A critical review of a key Waste Strategy Initiative in England: Zero Waste Places Projects 2008–2009. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2011.

    In 2007, in England, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published Waste Strategy 2007 for England. To help drive the required behaviour change for increased sustainable practice the Government in England signalled up in the Strategy the intention to launch a Zero Waste...

  • SWM in India
    Zhu,Da, Asnani, P.U, Zurbrügg,Chris, Anapolsky,Sebastian, and Shyamala Mani. Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in India. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2008.

    Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a matter of great concern in the urban areas of developing countries.  The book lucidly present scenario of SWM in urban areas, the system deficiencies that exist, and the steps that need to be taken to correct SWM practices in compliance with Municipal Solid...

  • Solid Waste Management Toolkit
    Toolkit for Public Private Partnership frameworks in Municipal Solid Waste Management In Public Private Partnerships Knowledge Series. Vol. Volume I – Overview and Process.

    The Toolkit aims to facilitate a better understanding of applicability of potential PPP models in the context of the issues and challenges faced in the MSWM sector and to provide a step-by-step approach for identifying, evaluating and implementing PPP projects in the MSWM sector. A rapid...