Tag Archives: municipal solid waste

Present Status of Waste Management in India and Recommendations

Present Status of Waste Management in India and Recommendations by Aravind E S, IIT Madras Storage of waste at source is lacking  Domestic waste  thrown  on streets  Trade waste on roads / streets  Construction  waste  are left  unattended  Biomedical wastes are  disposed into  municipal waste stream Industrial waste often disposed of in open areas In… Read More »

Solid Waste Management In India

Solid Waste Management In India India’s Population  =  1027 Million As per 2001 Census Urban Population  =  285 Million Urban Areas  =  5161 (Cities / Towns) MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM –  Per capita waste generation increasing by   1.3%   per annum –  With urban population increasing between   3 – 3.5% per annum –  Yearly… Read More »

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management Waste- Definition & Classification Any material which is not needed by the owner, producer or processor. Classification Domestic waste Factory waste Waste from oil factory E-waste Construction waste Agricultural waste Food processing waste Bio-medical waste Nuclear waste Classification of Wastes Solid waste- vegetable waste, kitchen waste, household waste etc. E-waste- discarded electronic… Read More »