Plastic is a material of choice when it comes to the packaging industry, mainly because of its durability, cost effectiveness and preference. The FMCG industry is mostly driven by consumer demands and trends and the products produced are delivered covered with layers of plastic and the waste it generates and its impact on the environment is underestimated. With the rise in the e-commerce sector and online shopping being a preferred marketplace in a pandemic, the plastic packaging waste is only increasing.

Companies are producing plastic packaging for the above mentioned reasons, but if there is demand for more eco-friendly alternatives…

Enhancing and Upgrading skills of sanitation staff

The management of municipal solid waste in India has been challenging due to the enormous amount of waste generated every day. The government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014 for implementing a better waste management system. This programme identified that human behavior is a key reason for unclean cities and villages. Hence focus on creating behavior change was made which would bring about success in making India cleaner.

Role of Swachh Survekshan for keeping India clean

Swachh Survekshan, the world’s largest cleanliness survey was launched as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. As the name suggests…

Its all about taking small steps every day!

July is gone and we are few days into August, Plastic free July was celebrated around the world, with many people participating in this challenge with an aim to reduce the use of single use plastic. Plastic free July is an event that calls out people to refuse single use plastic and be part of the solution for plastic pollution. Going completely plastic free sounds intense and is overwhelming. While this is not possible for everyone as it requires investment of time and a daily routine that involves in depth changes for completely going plastic free, in a world filled…

An effective solid waste management system should ensure proper collection and processing of the waste from households, institutions, industries, and public spaces. Among these, waste collection from the public spaces is particularly challenging due to littering, wide geographical extent, and difficulty in monitoring. Waste littering in the public spaces is a big menace in most of the urban areas attributed to the common public including the pedestrians, motorists, tourists, construction workers, etc.

What is littering?

Littering comprises practices such as leaving items overflowing besides a dust bin, abandoning the waste items, and deliberate throwing of waste items in the open…

एक शाश्वत घनकचरा व्यवस्थापन हे टेक्नोलॉजिकल इनोव्हेशन, फायनान्सेसची उपलब्धता, संस्थांची व्यवस्था आणि सामाजिक सहभाग यांच्या आधारावर उभे राहू शकते. घनकचरा व्यवस्थापन व्यवस्थेच्या या वेगवेगळ्या घटकांना व्यवस्थित चालवण्यासाठी आणि सुस्थितीत ठेवण्यासाठी सरकार अनेक धोरणे राबवत असते. या धोरणात्मक साधनांना ढोबळमानाने रेग्युलेटिव्ह/नियामक (आदेश आणि नियंत्रण), सामाजिक आणि आर्थिक साधने अशा तीन गटांत विभागता येईल.

नियामक साधने :

  • प्रिस्क्रीप्टीव्ह स्वरुपाची असतात.
  • यामुळे काही कृती करणे बंधनकारक होते तर काही कृतींना मनाई केली जाते.
  • उदा. सिंगल-युज प्लास्टिकवर बंदी, उघड्यावर कचरा टाकण्यास मनाई, एक्सटेन्डेड प्रोड्युसर रीस्पोन्सिबिलीटी(ईपीआर) इत्यादी.

सामाजिक साधने :

  • प्रिस्क्रीप्टीव्ह स्वरुपाची असतात.
  • विधायक कृतींसाठी समाजाला माहिती देणे, संवाद साधणे आणि सहभागी करून घेणे हा…

An innovative initiative on the occasion of World Environment Day for protecting trees.

Nature’s debt is the loan we got from nature. Nature provides us so much that our hands are full, air, natural light, rainwater, fruits and vegetables etc., and all these for free. And how do we pay back to the nature? To be honest, what ever natural resources nature provides us should be used consciously. Keeping this in my mind, I decided to take a unique initiative for celebrating World Environment Day,2021 with the help of Social Lab Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd Aurangabad, a waste management company where I’ve been working for past two years.

As part of this initiative, I…

निसर्गऋण म्हणजे निसर्गाचे आपल्यावर असलेले कर्ज. निसर्ग आपल्याला दोन्ही हाताने
भरभरून देत असतो. हवा, प्रकाश, पावसाचे पाणी, फळे-फुले सर्व फुकट! परंतु आपण ते कोणत्या स्वरूपात निसर्गाला परत करतो? खरंतर निसर्गातून आपण जी काही नैसर्गिक साधनसंपत्ती जिवन जगण्यासाठी घेतो ती साधनसंपत्ती काटेकोर पणे वापरायला हवी. याच उद्देशाला अनुसरून 5 जून 2021 जागतिक पर्यावरण दिनानिमित्त एक नाविन्यपूर्ण उपक्रम करायचे बऱ्याच दिवसापासून ठरवले होते आणि मी ज्या उद्योग समूहात गेल्या दोन वर्षापासून काम करतो सोशल लॅब एन्व्हायरमेंटल सोल्युशन्स प्रा. लिमिटेड औरंगाबाद ही संस्था अर्थात कचरा व्यवस्थापन करून पर्यावरणाचे संरक्षण व संवर्धन करते.

त्याचाच एक भाग म्हणून मी वृक्षांना ही खिळे मुक्त करून पर्यावरणाचे…

A fun activity to contribute for greening the ecosystem.

Environment Day was celebrated across the globe on 5th June, with the surge in pandemic, this year all events were celebrated virtually across the globe. Social lab celebrated Environment day virtually and on ground as well. Our ground team took an initiative to restore the lost habitats at various locations in Maharashtra by planting more than 8000 seed balls. Enlighten yourselves with the concept of seed balls and how they contribute in greening the ecosystem in this blog.

Seed ball is a clay ball which consists of a variety of seeds rolled within soil and mixed with compost. The technique…

India generates a humongous amount of plastic waste per year, 3.3 million metric tonnes per year according to Central pollution control board. Out of this 60 percent of waste is recycled and remaining is dumped on landfills and has an impact on the environment. To solve this issue government introduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) through Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 in India. EPR is a practice where Producers, Importers, Brand Owners are given responsibility for collection and scientific disposal of their post-consumer waste. Although EPR is relatively new in India, companies are coming forward and getting EPR compliance done. As…

A sustainable solid waste management (SWM) system builds upon technological innovation, availability of finance, institutional arrangements, and social participation. To drive and sustain these different aspects of the SWM system, the Government implements numerous policy instruments. The policy instruments can be broadly classified as regulative (command & control), social and economic instruments.

Given the peculiar characteristics of the different instruments, a mix of policy instruments is most effective for developing a sustainable SWM system. Having stated so, the economic instruments are particularly important for ensuring the financial sustainability of the SWM system. They play a vital role in recovering and…

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