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Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020: Innovations and Narratives

Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020: Innovations and Narratives
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Though a byproduct of urbanization, industrialization, and consumerism; the increasing waste generation is posing an existential crisis for humans as well as all the other living beings on the plant. This is because, the huge volume of waste in its various forms such as municipal waste, hazardous waste, waste-water, etc., is polluting everything from water to air to the soil.

According to estimates of the United Nations' agencies, about 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide (UNEP) and about 80 percent of waste-water is flown into natural water sources without treatment (UN-Water). The World Bank has estimated that the amount of municipal solid waste would increase by 70 percent by 2050. In light of the imminent existential crisis, there is an increased emphasis on all-round waste management throughout the world by reducing, recycling, and reusing. The United Nations has also adopted several tangible targets under SDG 12 (Sustainable Development Goal) for waste management by the year 2030.

WMSS 2020 being organized by Indus Exposium on 30th -31st January at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi is aimed at creating knowledge and ambiance for waste management from a holistic perspective. The series will have four dedicated summits namely – Global Summit on Waste to Energy & Biofuels, Global Summit on Waste Management on Recycling, Global Summit on Hazardous Waste Management and Global Summit on Waste Water Treatment and Reuse.

Devdiscourse (Discourse on Development) being a proud media partner of the WMSS 2020 is running a LIVE DISCOURSE to provide you an interactive platform where you can share your techniques, innovations, views, opinions, product details, etc. in the form of write-ups, pictures, and videos; which will be published after required editorial review. Besides, Team Devdiscourse will also update you on news related to WMSS 2020. (You can also email us at info@devdiscourse.com)


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Updated: 11-02-2020 20:45 IST Created: 27-01-2020 20:46 IST

8:45 PM"Waste Management in India has the potential to generate valuable products to the tune of USD 25-50 billion per year. We have the potential of producing 20-25 million standard cubic meter (SCM) of biomethane which will have a value of USD 7-8 billion in the international market," said Dr. S. C. Sharma in an exclusive interview to Devdiscourse. Also Read: Waste Management should be recognized as an Industry in India: Dr. S. C. Sharma, Convenor, WMSS 2020

8:43 PMThe biogas being produced by using agriculture waste in India has shown encouraging results and the experts are confident to present it as a complete replacement of petroleum products. A couple of experts working on biogas projects shared their experiences in the Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 in New Delhi organized on 30th and 31st January.Also Read: If biogas potential is fully utilized, India will not need to import petroleum: Dr. A. R. Shukla, IBA

4:54 PMBurning of agricultural waste has become a challenge and is a major cause of pollution in Delhi NCR. The residue being a liability for farmers, it’s hard to convince them to handle it in an environment-friendly way. Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. (PRESPL) not only is creating energy from that waste but is also incentivizing farmers, giving them a reason and spreading awareness against crop residue burning.PRESPL’s COO Colonel Rohit Dev talked about issue on in an exclusive interview to Devdiscourse on sidelines of Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 held in New Delhi, India. “Agricultural waste is a huge challenge … lot of agricultural waste (is) being burned in Punjab, Haryana which affects environment in Delhi NCR,” he said.Dev also talked about how the problem is not limited to Haryana and Punjab. “This (agricultural waste burning) happens pan-India, while it does not come in the news, our company is working towards it and our company is the largest aggregator of this waste over nine states.” Click here to see the full interview:

5:46 PMIn this age of information technology, e-waste management has become a crucial issue. India presently generates about 2 million metric tonnes of e-waste per year which is likely to be more than double by 2025.We speak to, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Vice-Chairperson, Greenscape Eco Management, who participated as a speaker in the Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 organized in New Delhi on 30th to 31st January, for an exclusive interview. Devdiscourse was a media partner in the summit. Click to see the full interview:

1:40 PMThe joint-venture refinery with Numaligarh Refinery Limited is going on expected lines, Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal said in an interview with Devdiscourse. See the full interview: Also Read: In the process of creating supply chain for Assam refinery: Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal

1:34 PMIndia is presently producing about 62 million tonnes of municipal waste per day which is likely to double by 2030 but most of the waste is going into landfills and adding into carbon emission. Besides providing better and cheaper cooking fuel in comparison to LPG, biogas plants will create a huge number of jobs for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled populations said Mr. Kevin Houston who is Co-Founder of Carbon Masters India. Click to see the full interview: Also Read: Besides superior to LPG, biogas has huge job opportunities: Kevin Houston

10:37 AMIn today’s scenario, the major roadblock is the successful implementation of the EBP (Ethanol Blending Programme). Still, the government is trying very hard on it. If DBT-ICT technology is clubbed with the sugar mill model, it can give very fruitful results and EBP can be achieved very easily. This including many other things have been shared by S. R. Soni, Head, Technology Development of India Glycols in an exclusive conversation with Devdiscourse (the media partner) on the sidelines of ‘Waste Management Series of Summits' 2020 organized in New Delhi on January 30-31.Also Read: DBT-ICT can use any crop residue to make ethanol at competitive price: S. R. Soni

9:53 PMPaddy residue which has become a liability for farmers and a major cause of air pollution in Delhi due to stubble burning; will become wealth for farmers by the year 2025. Besides, the useless paddy is also going to save millions of dollars India being spending on importing petrol and diesel.Also Read: Fortum India to make valuable products from agro-waste, Delhi to get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

8:25 PMDr. Kirit Parikh is an internationally acclaimed economist and development professional. He had served on several prestigious positions related to academic leadership and policy formulation; and worked with five former Prime Ministers of India. Eminent economist Dr. Kirit Parikh has strongly advocated for imposing a tax on manufacturing industries, distributing and packaging companies for the management of the waste they are generating. He also cautioned on alarmingly increasing quantity of waste due to urbanization and highlighted the need for management of all kinds of hazardous waste including plastic waste, electronic waste, agriculture waste, waste-water, etc.Also Read: Tax industries and packaging companies for waste management: Dr. Kirit Parikh

8:00 PMManish Khandelwal also talked about how Indore became the cleanest city of India and "removed 100 percent human intervention in waste segregation and installed automatic robotic segregation machines". Also Read: WMSS 2020: Manish Khandelwal talks about importance of plastic waste management

7:55 PMOn the second day of Waste Management Series of Summits (SMSS 2020), Swadhin Banerjee, GM, Clariant India explained the Sunliquid process of Clariant group which is aimed at producing second-generation (2G) Ethanol. He claimed that the product is at par with gasoline in energy content besides, it has several added advantages including low emission, agriculture waste management, job creation and produces fertilizer as a by-product.Also Read: Clariant India's Swadhin Banerjee explains Sunliquid Technology for 2G Ethanol

7:49 PMIndus Exposium organizes the second edition of the Waste Management Series of Summits between January 30 and 31, and Devdiscourse is the media partner of the event. Here you get the details of what Harshit Agarwal, Deputy Country Sales Manager, BU Process Licensing, Axens Solutions cited on the right utilization of biomass technology to ensure the right up-gradation in the future of transportation fuel.Also Read: WMSS 2020: Axens Solutions aims to achieve 20 pct biofuels, cites Harshit Agarwal

5:09 PMAfter successful implementation of cofiring 10 percent agro-residue based pellets at the Dadri thermal power plant, NTPC is planning to purchase 20,000 tonnes of agriculture residue per day for its plants spread throughout the country.Also Read: Agro-residue based Bio Coal could replace coal in NTPC power plants: Amit Kulshreshtha

0:59 PM"By 2024-25, waste management will come into the mainstream. The time has come from waste to different products. Industry need to put funding," said Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director of Fortum India. Also Read: We need a complete ecosystem on waste management: MD, Fortum India

3:17 PMIndus Exposium organizes the second edition of Waste Management Series of Summits on Thursday, January 30 and Devdiscourse has been the media partner of the event. The summit will continue until Friday, January 31.The first day of Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 opens with the inaugural speech of Dr. Suresh Chandra Sharma, the Convenor of the summit (Formerly Officer in Special Duty – Energy and Climate Change to Government of India and founding member of Petronet LNG). Other eminent speakers include Dr. Kirit Parikh, Former Member Planning Commission, and Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India, and Mr. Raman Jee Jha, Associate Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India.Read more: WMSS 2020 opens with discussions on how to strategize waste management system

3:13 PMEminent economist Dr. Kirit Parikh has emphasized the need for giving thoughts on byproducts generated in the technologies used for waste management and circular economy so that they do not create problems in the future. Parikh expressed these views in his ‘Key Note Address’ in 2-days Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 inaugurated on Thursday in New Delhi. “Every technology used for recycling of waste, generates some byproducts. We need to give thoughts on byproducts, Circular Economy should not create undesirable byproducts,” said Parikh urging the scientists to present a financially viable solution of waste management for corporate sector and feasible alternatives for consumers.Read more: Circular Economy should not create undesirable byproducts: Dr. Kirit Parikh

10:02 PMDevdiscourse is a media partner to the Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020. The 2-days conference and exhibition is aimed at disseminating the importance of waste and its effective management & showcasing the latest technologies and innovations of the industry. Also Read: Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 to be inaugurated on January 30

9:58 PMMukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is approaching government road manufacturing agencies such National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Public Works Departments (PWDs) of the state governments and local bodies with an offer of better and cheaper plastic road technology, it claims to have developed. The company claims to have developed an innovative road technology that not only ensures sustainable utilization of plastic but is also financially viable. "Our experience showed that 1 km of road uses 1 metric tonne (mt) of waste plastic and can save nearly Rs 1 lakh as it can be utilized as a substitute for bitumen to the extent of 8-10 percent. So, roughly we saved Rs 40 lakh. Besides, this plastic also enhances the quality of roads," said a senior official of RIL.Also Read: RIL approaches NHAI for offering waste plastic-to-road technology

6:58 PMSDG2030, a twitter handle dedicated to creating awareness on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up for the United Nations for the year 2030, on Tuesday shared an incredible video of a crow dropping an empty plastic bottle into a plastic collection garbage bin to spread the message of plastic recycling.Also Read: Even a crow recycles plastic, SDG2030 shares 'incredible crow' video

5:53 PMThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday informed that National Green Tribunal (NGT) that the companies such as Amazon and Flipkart engaged in home delivery services are liable to manage the plastic waste generated in the process as per Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016. This submission from the top pollution monitoring body came on a PIL filed by a teenage boy who has filed a case against these two e-commerce giants. Also Read: Amazon, Flipkart need to establish system for collecting plastic waste: CPCB to NGT

5:39 PMNational Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Urban Development Secretary of Kerala Government to personally present in the court and submit a progress report on waste management including waste to energy plant proposed at Kochi. "In view of the unsatisfactory state of affairs noticed above, let the secretary, urban development, Kerala, remain present in person on the next date with tangible progress failing which this tribunal may be left with no other option except to take stringent measures for the enforcement of the law as per the provisions of the NGT Act. Also Read: NGT raps Kerala govt for lack of 'meaningful action' to manage solid waste

5:12 PMIndian Railways recently inaugurated its first waste to energy plant at Bhubaneswar Railway Station based on Polycrack technology. The plant will convert used plastic, petroleum sludge, un-segregated municipal solid waste with moisture up to 50 percent, e-Waste, Automobile fluff, organic waste including bamboo, garden waste, etc. into gas fuel. Also Read: Indian Railways inaugurates first Waste to Energy Plant on 22 Jan

10:09 PMDelhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Monday informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it imposed Rs 1.34 crore fine on 48 hospitals in Delhi for not following or violating Bio-medical Waste Management Rules 2016 in proposal disposal of the waste they are generating. The pollution body informed the tribunal that out of 136 hospitals having above 50 beds 48 were openly flouting the rules. The submission came in response to a plea filed by NGO Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life. Also Read: 48 health care facilities not following Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, DPCC to NGT

11-02-2020 08:45:33 PM

Waste Management should be recognized as an Industry in India: Dr. S. C. Sharma, Convenor, WMSS 2020

Waste Management should be recognized as an Industry in India: Dr. S. C. Sharma, Convenor, WMSS 2020

"Waste Management in India has the potential to generate valuable products to the tune of USD 25-50 billion per year. We have the potential of producing 20-25 million standard cubic meter (SCM) of biomethane which will have a value of USD 7-8 billion in the international market," said Dr. S. C. Sharma in an exclusive interview to Devdiscourse. 

Also Read: Waste Management should be recognized as an Industry in India: Dr. S. C. Sharma, Convenor, WMSS 2020

 

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11-02-2020 08:43:17 PM

If biogas potential is fully utilized, India will not need to import petroleum: Dr. A. R. Shukla, IBA

If biogas potential is fully utilized, India will not need to import petroleum: Dr. A. R. Shukla, IBA

The biogas being produced by using agriculture waste in India has shown encouraging results and the experts are confident to present it as a complete replacement of petroleum products. A couple of experts working on biogas projects shared their experiences in the Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 in New Delhi organized on 30th and 31st January.

Also Read: If biogas potential is fully utilized, India will not need to import petroleum: Dr. A. R. Shukla, IBA

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11-02-2020 04:54:06 PM

Creating village level entrepreneurs to collect agricultural waste: PRESPL's Rohit Dev

Creating village level entrepreneurs to collect agricultural waste: PRESPL's Rohit Dev

Burning of agricultural waste has become a challenge and is a major cause of pollution in Delhi NCR. The residue being a liability for farmers, it’s hard to convince them to handle it in an environment-friendly way. Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. (PRESPL) not only is creating energy from that waste but is also incentivizing farmers, giving them a reason and spreading awareness against crop residue burning.

PRESPL’s COO Colonel Rohit Dev talked about issue on in an exclusive interview to Devdiscourse on sidelines of Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 held in New Delhi, India. “Agricultural waste is a huge challenge … lot of agricultural waste (is) being burned in Punjab, Haryana which affects environment in Delhi NCR,” he said.

Dev also talked about how the problem is not limited to Haryana and Punjab. “This (agricultural waste burning) happens pan-India, while it does not come in the news, our company is working towards it and our company is the largest aggregator of this waste over nine states.” Click here to see the full interview:

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10-02-2020 05:46:27 PM

Organized sector processes up to 30 percent e-Waste in India: Dr. Ashok Kumar

Organized sector processes up to 30 percent e-Waste in India: Dr. Ashok Kumar

In this age of information technology, e-waste management has become a crucial issue. India presently generates about 2 million metric tonnes of e-waste per year which is likely to be more than double by 2025.

We speak to, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Vice-Chairperson, Greenscape Eco Management, who participated as a speaker in the Waste Management Series of Summits (WMSS) 2020 organized in New Delhi on 30th to 31st January, for an exclusive interview. Devdiscourse was a media partner in the summit. Click to see the full interview: 

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10-02-2020 01:40:14 PM

In the process of creating supply chain for Assam refinery: Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal

In the process of creating supply chain for Assam refinery: Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal

The joint-venture refinery with Numaligarh Refinery Limited is going on expected lines, Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal said in an interview with Devdiscourse. See the full interview: 

Also Read: In the process of creating supply chain for Assam refinery: Fortum India's Sanjay Aggarwal

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10-02-2020 01:34:24 PM

Besides superior to LPG, biogas has huge job opportunities: Kevin Houston

Besides superior to LPG, biogas has huge job opportunities: Kevin Houston

India is presently producing about 62 million tonnes of municipal waste per day which is likely to double by 2030 but most of the waste is going into landfills and adding into carbon emission. Besides providing better and cheaper cooking fuel in comparison to LPG, biogas plants will create a huge number of jobs for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled populations said Mr. Kevin Houston who is Co-Founder of Carbon Masters India. Click to see the full interview:  

Also Read: Besides superior to LPG, biogas has huge job opportunities: Kevin Houston   

 

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08-02-2020 10:37:43 AM

DBT-ICT can use any crop residue to make ethanol at competitive price: S. R. Soni

DBT-ICT can use any crop residue to make ethanol at competitive price: S. R. Soni

In today’s scenario, the major roadblock is the successful implementation of the EBP (Ethanol Blending Programme). Still, the government is trying very hard on it. If DBT-ICT technology is clubbed with the sugar mill model, it can give very fruitful results and EBP can be achieved very easily. This including many other things have been shared by S. R. Soni, Head, Technology Development of India Glycols in an exclusive conversation with Devdiscourse (the media partner) on the sidelines of ‘Waste Management Series of Summits' 2020 organized in New Delhi on January 30-31.

Also Read: DBT-ICT can use any crop residue to make ethanol at competitive price: S. R. Soni

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06-02-2020 09:53:07 PM

Fortum India to make valuable products from agro-waste, Delhi to get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

Fortum India to make valuable products from agro-waste, Delhi to get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

Paddy residue which has become a liability for farmers and a major cause of air pollution in Delhi due to stubble burning; will become wealth for farmers by the year 2025. Besides, the useless paddy is also going to save millions of dollars India being spending on importing petrol and diesel.

Also Read: Fortum India to make valuable products from agro-waste, Delhi to get Clean Air: Faizur Rehman

 

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05-02-2020 08:25:36 PM

Tax industries and packaging companies for waste management: Dr. Kirit Parikh

Tax industries and packaging companies for waste management: Dr. Kirit Parikh

Dr. Kirit Parikh is an internationally acclaimed economist and development professional. He had served on several prestigious positions related to academic leadership and policy formulation; and worked with five former Prime Ministers of India. 

Eminent economist Dr. Kirit Parikh has strongly advocated for imposing a tax on manufacturing industries, distributing and packaging companies for the management of the waste they are generating. He also cautioned on alarmingly increasing quantity of waste due to urbanization and highlighted the need for management of all kinds of hazardous waste including plastic waste, electronic waste, agriculture waste, waste-water, etc.

Also Read: Tax industries and packaging companies for waste management: Dr. Kirit Parikh

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04-02-2020 08:00:15 PM

WMSS 2020: Manish Khandelwal talks about importance of plastic waste management

WMSS 2020: Manish Khandelwal talks about importance of plastic waste management

Manish Khandelwal also talked about how Indore became the cleanest city of India and "removed 100 percent human intervention in waste segregation and installed automatic robotic segregation machines". 

Also Read: WMSS 2020: Manish Khandelwal talks about importance of plastic waste management

 

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