Waste Management


Waste Management

India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing urban population, and this impacts on the environment and public health

We generate more than 1.5 lakhs metric tonnes of solid waste every day. This includes not just garbage or municipal waste, but also other forms of waste like E-waste, Plastic Waste, Hazardous waste, etc. Over the last decade, the Government of India has set various kinds of rules and guidelines to manage all these different kinds of wastes. It is important to understand these if we are to seriously address the increasing challenge of waste management.

Majorly, 8 types of wastes are generated in India. Waste management falls under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change ( MoEF&CC). Management of each type of waste has been addressed by the legal rules and regulations.

Waste has many stages starting from its production till decomposition. Material which cannot be used further or where people do not have sufficient knowledge to reuse or recycle is discarded as waste. At this stage waste is generated. Next step is storage and handling of this waste. Different type of waste requires different form of storage and handling based on the nature of waste. Further, transportation, disposal or recycling of that is another crucial step.

We at EGSS initiate our services from the beginning stage by performing WASTE AUDIT for out clients. A waste audit not only verifies what you are throwing away, but the value you are losing. Without a waste audit, you are operating in the dark based on guesswork.

Benefits

  • Determine effectiveness of operations

  • Save money

  • Measure success

  • Meet regulatory requirements

  • Save environment

  • Cleaner future

India first introduced EPR to manage electronic-waste in 2012. It extended EPR to plastic manufacturers after the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 (PWMR) were notified in 2016. The PWMR made producers and importers of plastic as well as brand owners that use plastic for packaging accountable for managing the end waste. The mechanism through which they would do so is spelled out in the draft EPR rules issued in June 2020.

EPR puts the financial and/or physical onus on manufacturers--meaning plastic producers, importers and brand-owners--for the treatment, recycling, reuse or disposal of products after a consumer has used and disposed of them.

Indian Laws on wastes mandate the filing of statutory returns and forms. These forms require information regarding the waste generation, storage, handling and disposal. Along with that, submission of form to pollution control board, query and response to pollution control board. We, at EGSS facilitate the complete process on the behalf of our clients.

Our Waste Management services include:

  • Waste Management Plan

  • Waste Audit

  • Authorized vendor tie-ups ( Producer Responsibility Organization).

  • Statutory Return filing

  • External Communication with SPCB and local authorities

  • Awareness programmes on waste management.

EGSS provides above services to  corporate, industrial, residential, institutional, areas as well as to hospitals. 

Got queries on Waste Management ?

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