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  • Mandate segregation at source and door-to-door collection
    Mandatory segregation of waste at source (at the point of generation) and use of common colour-coded bins and guidelines across the country
  • Mandate destination-based waste stream collection and transportation
    Collection and transporation should ensure that each waste stream is collected and transported to its designated destination where either compost, recycle or managed disposal of each waste stream takes place.
  • Promote inclusion of the informal sector in recycling
    Ensure all organic waste (horticulture, market waste, kitchen waste, food waste) generated in each assembly constituency is processed within the constituency; Bulk generators (housing societies, apartments, corporates and institutions) to process their organic waste in house. Wet waste to be composted or made into biogas at ward level facilities, Secondary collection centres/ neighbourhood recycling centres to maximise dry waste recovery and recycling in each assembly constituency across the country
  • Promote inclusion of the informal sector in recycling
    All municipalities must ensure that waste pickers are included and encouraged in the ward-level recycling and recovery centres. Informal sector must be given preference for operations of these centres
  • Promotion of waste to compost/biogas and not waste-to-burn technologies
    Wet waste to be composted or made into biogas , dry waste to be sorted for recovery of recyclables. Only non recyclable material or post processing rejects to be disposed using waste to burn technologies.
  • Phase out non-recyclable products and packaging and move towards circular economy using the just transition principles
    Life Cycle Assessment of all packaging material should be made mandatory. Industry accountability , across segments, should be created through Extended Producers Responsibility. Non-recyclable products and packaging should be phased out
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