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Navi Mumbai civic body to introduce e-waste segregation

  • Navi Mumbai civic body to introduce e-waste segregation

    Summary: To facilitate segregation, the municipality had provided waste bins in two colours: green for wet waste and blue for dry waste. “Since the introduction of waste segregation, we have been constantly telling people to segregate waste at the source level. The NMMC generates 650 metric tonnes (mt) of garbage per day, of which 190-200 mt is wet waste, while 190 mt is dry waste (including e-waste). Navi Mumbai: After achieving nearly 75% segregation of solid waste into wet (biodegradable) and dry (recyclable) categories in all its eight wards, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC ) is set to introduce a third category, namely electronic waste(e-waste) segregation. Taking this a step forward, we will introduce electronic waste too,” Mr. Mundhe told The Hindu.

    Navi Mumbai: After achieving nearly 75% segregation of solid waste into wet (biodegradable) and dry (recyclable) categories in all its eight wards, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC ) is set to introduce a third category, namely electronic waste(e-waste) segregation. The proposal is the brainchild of NMMC commissioner Tukaram Mundhe. “Around 75% of waste is segregated at source. Taking this a step forward, we will introduce electronic waste too,” Mr.

    Mundhe told The Hindu. The NMMC is working out the method of collecting this waste at source. The NMMC generates 650 metric tonnes (mt) of garbage per day, of which 190-200 mt is wet waste, while 190 mt is dry waste (including e-waste). Around 25-30 mt is green waste and the rest is mixed garbage. The NMMC’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) Department started the wet and dry segregation from June 1, 2016, making it mandatory for all housing societies, residents’ associations, industries and hotels to separate wet (biodegradable) and dry (recyclable) waste before handing it over to the municipal staff, said Tushar Pawar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, SWM. “Since the introduction of waste segregation, we have been constantly telling people to segregate waste at the source level.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/navi-mumbai-civic-body-to-introduce-e-waste-segregation/article17547617.ece


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