Integrated Solid Waste Management:
Waste Management has its fair share of complexity, costs and impacts. But with industrialization and economic growth, the types and amounts of waste are increasing manifold. This calls for an integrated approach to Waste Management so that valuable resources contained within it can be used leaving minimum impact on the environment.
Municipal Solid Waste
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), commonly known as trash or garbage, MSW is a waste type consisting of everyday items we consume and discard. MSW includes commercial and residential wastes generated in municipal or notified areas in either solid or semi-solid form excluding industrial hazardous wastes but including treated bio-medical wastes. It consists of household waste, wastes from hotels and restaurants, construction and demolition debris, sanitation residue, and waste from streets. In most of the Indian cities, the MSW collection, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal is carried out by the respective municipal corporations and the state governments enforce regulatory policies.
- Swach has been successful in realising the negative impacts of solid waste on humankind and the environment as well. It has been participating in building cleaner and safer neighbourhoods, increasing the efficiency of Solid Waste Management through modern solutions, thereby helping save the land we live in. Turning a vicious and harmful circle into a green, virtuous one has been the motto of Swach in this regard.