“Wastes” are materials which are discarded after use at the end of their intended life-span. Waste management is a collective activity involving segregation, collection, transportation, re-processing, recycling and disposal of various types of wastes. Waste management differs for different types of wastes and for wastes in different geographical locations such as urban, rural and hilly areas.
While the management of non-hazardous domestic waste is the joint responsibility of the citizens and the local government, the management of commercial, industrial and hazardous waste is the responsibility of the waste generators like commercial establishments, healthcare establishments, industries and the pollution control boards. Sustainable waste management can be achieved through strategic planning, institutional capacity building, fiscal incentives, techno-economically viable technologies, public-private partnerships, community participation and such others.
Thus in this series we are analyzing different kinds of wastes, issues and rules for its management designed by the government.
It includes following chapters:
- WASTE MANAGEMENT
- SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
- E-WASTE MANAGEMENT AND HANDLING
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- BIO-MEDICAL WASTE