Source Segregation and Home Composting

Rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods make waste management in India a massive challenge. Urban India produces about 56 million metric tonnes (MMT) of municipal solid waste every year, about 90 per cent of which is collected; but merely 36 per cent of the collected waste is โ€˜treatedโ€™, and another 33 per cent is sent to landfills. The need of the hour is to shift the focus towards source segregation, recycling and reuse. This can strengthen and foster โ€˜Circular Economyโ€™ by creating and optimising resource โ€˜loopsโ€™ along value chains and will ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns into the existing waste management systems.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on policy and implementation with regard to municipal solid waste (MSW) management at the regional, national and global levels. It recognises the need to adopt resource-efficient waste management regimes, based on which it has conceptualised a five-day online training programme on Source Segregation and Home Composting. The objective of the programme is to provide a better understanding of the key aspects of management of MSW through source segregation, and composting of the organic part at household level.

The mode of training would be online (self-paced) with a proper mix of interactive sessions addressed by subject matter experts and professionals. The course provides a flexibility of on-demand literature, virtual presentations and case studies. Assessment exercises and group discussions on the modules will be provided for assessment and engagement of the participants.

Course Content

Course Highlights
โ€ข Status of waste management in India
โ€ข Major provisions of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
โ€ข Developing model framework for segregation
โ€ข Using information, education and communication for behavior change of various stakeholders
โ€ข Composting practices and household level technologies in India
โ€ข Effective segregation practice in India


Center for science and environment

Course Details

Course Duration- 4 Weeks (1 Month) tuesday & friday for 2 hours

Course Start Date – 26th July 2021 to 30th July 2021

Certificate will be provided after completion of course

Last date to apply is 23rd July 2021

Course Fees โ€“ Rs 2,000 INR

Course Cordinator

Richa Singh
Program Officer
Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: +91 9920658638

Course Registration

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