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Make recycling of waste part of Clean India: NGOs

The Asian Age, 07 October 2014


Environmental NGOs are applauding the efforts of the Central government to highlight the lack of sanitation and cleanliness in the city, but most experts believe there are various aspects which have not been touched upon in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan.


Environment experts feel that the lack of awareness about recycling is one such aspect that has not been touched upon. They stressed that for any cleanliness drive to work in a successful manner, there needs to be a holistic approach.


The recycling of waste is an issue at core of waste management in the national capital. The city generates 9,000 tonnes of garbage every day and the 2,500-odd community bins are already overflowing. By 2021, the city’s daily garbage load will touch 15,000 tonnes.


Over 50 per cent of Delhi’s waste is fit for composting, 30 per cent is recyclable and only the remaining 20 per cent should reach the landfills. However, with no formal process of waste segregation in place, dumping sites receive almost the entire load of garbage. Read more....