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HANDBOOK ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLASTIC WASTER MANAGEMENT BY NITI AAYOG

HANDBOOK ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLASTIC WASTER MANAGEMENT BY NITI AAYOG

Context:

On October 12, 2021, NITI Aayog Deputy Chairman, Rajiv Kumar, launched the booklet “NITI Aayog - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management”.

Key Highlights of the Handbook:

  • The handbook was launched in New Delhi.
  • This brochure provides a comprehensive overview of plastic waste management by representing and discussing components of the entire plastic value chain.
  • It was introduced with the intention of spreading awareness to the masses about the harmful effects of plastic.
  • This booklet can be accepted by local urban organizations with good results.
  • It covers all aspects of the plastic waste management service.
  • It will also empower Urban Local Bodies and other stakeholders to learn from successful business and service models.

Handbook for Sustainable Urban Waste Management:

  • Under the handbook, Urban local bodies (ULBs) are mandated to manage solid municipal waste and plastic waste, under the Municipal Waste Management Regulations 2016, and the Plastic Waste Management Regulations 2016, at the city level.
  • The handbook is a repository of 18 case studies or best practices from India, and 4 from south Asian countries.

The repository is divided into four main sections:

  • Technical models for recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)
  • Governance for effective plastic waste management
  • IEC and Digitization.

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