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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...