The recent "Swachh Bharat Campaign" initiated by our hon. Prime Minister was a first of its kind initiative to combat the MASSIVE waste management problems plaguing India. India will generate 130 million tonnes of e-waste by 2018 from the current 93.5 million tonnes in 2016,and by 2020, India is expected to generate 5.2 trillion tonnes of e-waste, an ASSOCHAM report concluded.
The norms for waste management in India have been laid out by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change and amended in 2006. The bulk of the waste management process starts right at the generation of waste itself.
The most important and often ignored aspect of waste management is segregation, and this is where we expect to revolutionise the Indian paradigm.
Treating different kind of waste differently improves reuse and recycle operations, and a return on investment may then be expected.