Innovative Solutions for Waste Management: Experts Call for Policy Changes and Industry Recognition

Experts at a panel discussion at Bangalore International Centre emphasized the need for better waste segregation and innovative reuse methods to tackle solid waste management. They highlighted the challenges in recycling due to lack of segregation and economic viability, urging policy changes for industry recognition and effective waste management.


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 09-06-2024 18:55 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 18:55 IST
Innovative Solutions for Waste Management: Experts Call for Policy Changes and Industry Recognition
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Innovative solutions and a deeper understanding of waste chemistry were presented at a panel discussion at the Bangalore International Centre on June 9. Experts highlighted the urgent need for better waste segregation practices and advanced methods for reusing solid waste.

Myriam Shankar, co-founder of The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust (TAICT), noted that 45% of dry waste in India remains unrecycled due to poor segregation at source, thereby increasing recycling costs. Shubhi Sachan, a multidisciplinary designer, pointed out that waste processing faces significant challenges due to the lack of material homogeneity and the economic impracticality of scaling waste reuse projects.

Pune-based Jesh Krishna Murthy emphasized the need to merge science and art in creating sustainable solutions from toxic materials. He and other panelists argued for policy changes, such as reducing taxation and recognizing waste management as a separate industry, to make sustainable living a practical reality. The discussion, moderated by Jenny Pinto of Oorjaa, was part of Oorjaa's 'The Curious Crow' series.

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