Reducing solid waste
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.