Segregating Waste Leads to a Better Quality of Life


"The Kolk­ata Solid Waste Man­age­ment Pro­ject en­cour­ages se­greg­a­tion of waste, a feat that had never been ac­com­plished be­fore in the city. Tar­get­ing 1 mil­lion people across six bor­oughs and cov­er­ing over 65 km2 of land on the west­ern bank of the River Ganges, the pro­ject fo­cuses on re­cyc­ling, com­post­ing or­ganic waste, bury­ing in­ert waste, and treat­ing sep­tic sludge. The pro­ject takes an en­gin­eer­ing ap­proach, through the de­vel­op­ment of in­fra­struc­ture, but also in­cor­por­ates a soft ap­proach, in­clud­ing an eight year mass aware­ness pro­gram, en­sur­ing com­munity par­ti­cip­a­tion. A com­mon Re­gional Waste Man­age­ment Centre, which houses a san­it­ary land­fill, leachate treat­ment plant, and sep­tic tank sludge treat­ment plant, as well as five com­post­ing cen­ters, have been con­struc­ted, as part of the pro­ject."

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