CERTIFICATE COURSE ON INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT
With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. Plastic waste management has also become a huge challenge. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) recognises this need and offers this advanced five-days training programme on ‘integrated waste management’. The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of management of solid, plastic, bio-medical, construction & demolition (C&D), and electronic waste; the technologies involved in their treatment; the legislative framework; and the stakeholders involved.
CSE has been working on policy and implementation regarding waste management at the national and global levels. In 2016, the Centre published Not in My Backyard, a seminal report on the existing status of waste management in the country.
• Status of waste management in India
• Major provisions of the new Waste Management Rules, 2016 and the status of their implementation
• Roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders
• Inventorisation and extended producer responsibility
• Decentralised waste management
• Using information, education and communication for behaviour change
• Site visits to learn about best practices
WHO CAN APPLY
Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, village panchayat officials and members, academicians, students, and NGO representatives