Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management: NITI Aayog

Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management: NITI Aayog

  • The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar, launched the “NITI Aayog – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management” on October 12, 2021.

Key Points

  • This handbook was launched in New Delhi.
  • The handbook provides a comprehensive overview to manage plastic waste by representing and discussing the components of entire plastic waste value chain.
  • It was launched with the motive of spreading awareness amongst the masses regarding the harmful effects of plastic.
  • This handbook can be adopted by urban local bodies to a good effect.

Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management

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

Repository is divided into four major components:

  • Technical models for recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)
  • Governance for effective plastic waste management
  • IEC and Digitization.
  • It covers every aspect of plastic waste management service chain.
  • It will also enable the Urban Local Bodies and other stakeholders involved in this sector in order to learn from successful business and service models.
  • It mentions 10 pillars of change for Central Zoo Authority (CZA) & Indian zoos as well as specific targets & timelines for achieving the ‘Call to Action’ which needs to be realized in 10 years.

Aim of the handbook

  • The models outlined in this handbook aim to bring sustainable plastic waste management into practice.
  • Several systems approach in this report are aligned with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0’ and ‘Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016 & 2018’.

yojna ias daily current affairs 13 Oct 2021

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