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British High Commission releases new paper on solid waste Management: strategies under works

June 28, 2019

British High Commission’s approach paper on ‘Solid Waste Management in Hyderabad’, which was released on Friday, made some suggestions to strengthen the existing system of collection and segregation of waste, in alignment with global policies and principles associated with circular economy.

Prepared by Ernst & Young and commissioned by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office of the United Kingdom, the paper launched at the ‘Knowledge Dissemination Workshop’ organised by the British High Commission, recommended a ‘Basic+ level’ of waste segregation at source, which could maximise resource recovery and recycling potential of the material recovered, for reduction of green house gases and reversal of climate change.

The Basic+ level segregation envisaged separation and recovery of dry waste at source, and reduction in cost of transportation, said representatives from Ernst & Young. Though dry resource collection centres exist in the city, they need to be made more effective and more numerous, says the study.

Another recommendation was for GHMC to improve market linkage for recycled products from construction and demolition waste. The study has also suggested that GHMC set up an incubation centre with focus on developing solutions with a suitable partner.

After launching the approach paper, British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Fleming said the project was part of wider UK-India engagement in urban sector, through a programme ‘Technical Assistance on Waste Management and Circular Economy’. As part of the programme, international experts would be brought to Hyderabad to share best practices through a series of workshops. Director, Municipal Administration, T. K. Sreedevi, explained various initiatives by the Telangana government towards improving sanitation.

Source: Water World