The project of putting biodegradables in green bins and other waste in blue bins will be a major step ahead
Solid Waste Management in Delhi, besides Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad has turned a new page tomorrow with the launch of segregation of Municipal Solid Waste at source like households, hotels, restaurants, etc.,henceforth, wet waste will be collected in Green bins and dry waste in Blue bins.
Residential Welfare Associations, hotels and restaurants,which have taken commendable initiatives in this regard will also be felicitated.
In the National Capital Region, about 15,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is being generated every day while about 65 million tonnes of such waste is produced every day in urban areas of the country.
Launch of waste segregation at source is being done in the backdrop of 145 Waste-to-Compost plants becoming functional across the country increasing compost production from 1.50 lakh tones in March, 2016 to 13.13 lakh tones at present. Another 150 compost making plants are under construction with total compost production capacity of 95 lakh tones per year. Incorrect disposal and burning of solid waste results in emission of climate change causing Greenhouse gases like Methane and Carbon Dioxide to the tune of 12.69 million tones of Carbon Dioxide in the country per year.
Segregation of dry and wet waste at source leads to removal of carcinogenic and heavy metals from organic waste resulting in production of good quality compost. Segregation also assists in conversion of non-recyclable dry waste to RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) or energy through Waste-to-Energy/RDF Plants, with minimal amount of inert waste going to landfills.
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