Waste management to achieve sustainable development goals: approach for Indian cities

Ruma Bhatt, Bharati Mohapatra

Rezumat/Abstract. Solid waste management has become a serious concern for city managers and environmentalists in developing countries due to fast urbanization, unplanned development, and changing lifestyles leading to the generation of a huge amount of waste. Sustainable waste management strategies are required to handle large quantities the waste. It requires comprehensive knowledge about the different waste management strategies adopted in India as well as in other countries and to find out the scope for effective management of waste to make cities clean and livable. The paper attempts to understand the important role played by different sectors engaged in waste management who execute in response to specific contexts for efficient management. Existing waste management practices in India and other countries are reviewed and operational difficulties are identified. A pilot survey of the planned neighborhood area in the city of Cuttack is conducted to understand the ongoing practices of Solid Waste Management and also inhabitants’ acceptance of waste management initiatives.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: solid waste management, sustainable, contextual

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