Source Segregation of waste in High Rise Apartments- CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last Updated:  16/10/2019

 

Project Pitch By: Saahas

 

Proposed Project Title


Source Segregation of waste in High Rise Apartments

 

Thematic Area

Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, wildlife & natural resources conservation

Sub Thematic Area

Recycling & Waste Management

Project Synopsis

To deal with the growing problem of solid waste in cities, the SWM Rules 2016 stipulates that all the citizens have to segregate their waste at source. In addition, all bulk generators need to manage their waste through on-site composting for bio degaradable waste. Lack of awareness, weak compliance, no support system for collection of segregated waste, no incentives or penalties structure etc., waste continues to be handed as mixed waste which largely gets dumped, burnt or sent to the ever growing landfills. Implementation of source segregation of waste will not only ensure better recycling rates, but also result in large amount of waste getting diverted from the landfill site and improve the livelihoods of waste workers. The objective of the proposed program is to spread awareness to implement and sustain source segregation in bulk waste generators; develop the capacities of the waste workers to ensure high recycling rates; reduce dumping and burning of waste thus reducing landfills.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 1.0 Cr - INR 5.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Gurugram, Noida

Key Project Partners
Government,Companies,Municipal Corporation

Project Status
Proposed
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): All sections of the society
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): PWDs
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000 and above Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

The objective of the proposed program is to spread awareness to implement and sustain source segregation in bulk waste generators;  develop capacities of the waste workers to ensure high recycling rates thus reduce dumping and burning of waste and  landfills – in accordance with SWM Rule 2016.


Proposed location: Gurugram & Noida (NCR)

Problem Statement 

Implementation of source segregation of waste is conitunes as a challenge among the cities. While the SWM Rules 2016 makes it mandatory for the citizens to segregate its waste at source, there is general lack of awareness and access to relevant information, no support system for collection of segregated waste, no incentives or penalty structure etc.to enable source segregation and improve recycling.  
Recycling is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reducing one ton of CO2 emissions through recycling costs 30% less than doing so through energy efficiency and 90% less than through wind power. Because of lack of source segregation, most often, a large amount of recyclable packaging waste - such as paper, plastic, glass, metal and cartons - are not collected either because it is soiled substantially or is buried under a huge pile of waste in large bins or dump sites. Source segregation clearly improves recycling rate. 
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 15-20 million persons worldwide earn their living from recycling waste. Today recovery of recyclables in our country largely resides with the informal waste workers who are collecting, sorting, trading and sometimes even processing waste materials. While it provides livelihoods to the poorest in society, their health and safety are neglected by all. Unsegregated waste only adds to the hazards they face. Waste segregated at source has a direct positive impact on the livelihoods of the waste workers. 


Program Scope

The program will focus on developing capacities of bulk waste generators specially residential complexes for implementing source segregation of waste. Driven through the community / volunteers, the program will setup systems, processes and right waste end destinations to ensure sustainability of source segregation beyond the project intervension. Incentives from municipalities in terms of reduced cost of waste collection, etc. will be explored. The program will also include engagement with municipalities and waste workers for better enforcement of SWM Rule 2016. 

The objective of the proposed program is to spread awareness to implement and sustain source segregation in bulk waste generators;  develop capacities of the waste workers to ensure high recycling rates thus reduce dumping and burning of waste and  landfills – in accordance with SWM Rule 2016
Proposed location: Gurugram & Noida (NCR)
Problem Statement 
Implementation of source segregation of waste is conitunes as a challenge among the cities. While the SWM Rules 2016 makes it mandatory for the citizens to segregate its waste at source, there is general lack of awareness and access to relevant information, no support system for collection of segregated waste, no incentives or penalty structure etc.to enable source segregation and improve recycling.  
Recycling is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reducing one ton of CO2 emissions through recycling costs 30% less than doing so through energy efficiency and 90% less than through wind power. Because of lack of source segregation, most often, a large amount of recyclable packaging waste - such as paper, plastic, glass, metal and cartons - are not collected either because it is soiled substantially or is buried under a huge pile of waste in large bins or dump sites. Source segregation clearly improves recycling rate. 
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 15-20 million persons worldwide earn their living from recycling waste. Today recovery of recyclables in our country largely resides with the informal waste workers who are collecting, sorting, trading and sometimes even processing waste materials. While it provides livelihoods to the poorest in society, their health and safety are neglected by all. Unsegregated waste only adds to the hazards they face. Waste segregated at source has a direct positive impact on the livelihoods of the waste workers. 
Program Scope
The program will focus on developing capacities of bulk waste generators specially residential complexes for implementing source segregation of waste. Driven through the community / volunteers, the program will setup systems, processes and right waste end destinations to ensure sustainability of source segregation beyond the project intervension. Incentives from municipalities in terms of reduced cost of waste collection, etc. will be explored. The program will also include engagement with municipalities and waste workers for better enforcement of SWM Rule 2016. 
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Setting up systems and processes for source segregation of waste in accordance with SWM Rules 2016 as the first step towards driving circular economy.
  2. Improved recycling rates in the city and divertion of waste from the land fill
  3. Dignified livelihoods for the waste workers.
 

About Saahas

Saahas a ‘Not for Profit’ organization was set up in 2001 under the Society’s Act.  Saahas is primarily focusing on programs based on the concepts of ‘Source Segregation through behavioural change; ‘Decentralized Waste Management’; improving livelihood of waste workers and imporving recycling within the framework of the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. 

Saahas works with government institutions, companies, households and schools to bring attention to best practices in the management of solid waste and also establishes collection and processing infrastructure. 

Saahas also works with all generators of waste to implement best practices in waste management as stipulated by the SWM Rules 2016. The NGO is committed to providing holistic and scientific solutions to managing waste at the source, thereby creating Zero Waste Communities.

Saahas has dedicated teams working at multiple locations in the country. The senior members of teams at Bangalore and Gurgaon have been part of workshops and committees formed by the State as well as Central Govt for policy, implementation and monitoring of activities related to SWM Rules implementation. At CMC and Gram Panchayat levels, our team members work closely with the govt. officials and our efforts have been noticed and appreciated by the officials.
 
 

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