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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SOP_swachh club
    Swachh Clubs, Standard Operating Procedures., 2016.

    Standard Operating Procedures for “Swachh Clubs”  lays out the infrastructure norms, assessment & inspection procedures and checklists, and sanitation and waste management best practices to be followed by clubs

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Volume 1
    Volume 2
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...