Re­duc­ing solid waste

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

Dis­pos­ing solid waste is a huge prob­lem faced by Mum­bai. All the dump­ing grounds used for the city’s waste are al­ready full. The civic body there­fore, is now fo­cussing on elim­i­nat­ing the prob­lem at the source. While ef­forts have al­ready brought down the waste gen­er­ated in the city by around 2,000 tonnes, the new tar­get is to fur­ther re­duce the waste by an­other 500-700 tonnes by seg­re­ga­tion and bio-com­post­ing of waste. This has been made manda­tory for all hous­ing so­ci­eties which pro­duce more than 100 kg of waste ev­ery day. Those that don’t have ad­e­quate space for such projects would be given space by the cor­po­ra­tion. These projects would be de­vel­oped through the CSR funds from the pri­vate com­pa­nies. How­ever, the ef­forts are be­ing op­posed as they are seen as at­tempt to give cor­po­ra­tion land to com­pa­nies.

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