In this world where we know that money and consumption don’t buy happiness, we always start with the question: how can we use less things?
Still, we know for the world to function, the production, transport, transaction, and consumption of things is part of reality. In addition to thinking about how we reduce our impact, at Saahas Zero Waste, we also are ready to help manage waste and reduce the resources that are sitting and rotting in landfills.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 2015.
The duties of waste generators have been outlined in MSW rules, which makes it mandatory for waste: -
Bulk generators can engage the services of empanelled agencies (like Saahas Zero Waste) on mutually agreed upon terms.
Waste segregation means keeping wet and dry wastes separately, so that dry waste can be recycled and wet waste can be composted.
This simple step is the first to enable a system that reduces waste that gets landfilled. Because there are numerous types of materials that we handle everday, segregation of your waste can be confusing. Please refer to this poster to to understand where to keep what waste.
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The following is a summary of rules published in the notification by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 2015
These rules apply to every manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centres, dealers, refurbishers, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).
The e-waste policy state about the following: -
For further information on E-Waste rules, download the MOEF notification
Please read more about E-Waste here
Q) What do you mean by waste segregation?
Waste segregation basically means keeping wet and dry wastes separately, so that dry waste can be recycled and wet waste can be composted
Q) Why should I do it?
So that it reduces waste that gets landfilled and reduces pollution to air and water. Segregation enables the different processes- composting, recycling, and incineration to be applied to different kinds of waste
Q) How do I practice waste management at home?
Q) What are hazardous wastes?
HHW or household hazardous wastes include three sub-categories – E-waste; toxic substances such as paints, cleaning agents, solvents, insecticides and their containers, other chemicals; and biomedical wastes like used syringes, expired medicines, thermometers, used cosmetics etc.