Waste Segregation at source
The new rules have mandated the source waste segregation in order to channelise the waste to wealth by recovery, reuse and recycle. Waste generators would now have to segregate waste into three streams- Biodegradables, Dry waste (Plastic, Paper, metal, Wood, etc) and Domestic Hazardous waste (diapers, mosquito repellants,napkins, cleaning agents etc) before handing it over to the collector.
Institutional generators, market associations, event organisers and hotels and restaurants have been directly made responsible for waste segregation and sorting the waste and managing in partnership with local bodies. In case of an event, or gathering of more than 100 persons at any licensed or unlicensed place, the organiser will have to ensure segregation of waste at source and handing over of segregated waste to waste collectors or agencies, as specified by the local authority.
All hotels and restaurants like commercial will also be required to segregate biodegradable waste and set up a system of collection to ensure that such food waste is utilised for composting or biomethanation. The rules mandate that all resident welfare and market associations and gated communities with an area of above 5,000 meter square will have to segregate waste at source into material like plastic, glass, tin, paper and others and hand over recyclable material either to authorised waste-pickers and recyclers or to the urban local body.
Waste Collection and waste disposal of sanitary waste
The manufacturers or brand owners of sanitary napkins are responsible for awareness for proper waste disposal of such waste by the generator and shall provide a pouch or wrapper for disposal of each napkin or diaper along with the packet of their sanitary products of waste.
Collect Back scheme for packaging waste from commercial places
As per the rules, brand owners who sell or market their products in packaging material which are non‐biodegradable, should put in place a system to collect back the packaging waste generation due to their production.
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