The great Garbage Business of Bengaluru

City generates around 5000 tonnes of garbage every day

3800 tonnes for it is transported to a distance of 25 to 40 kms

• BBMP spends Rs 400 crore
• Rs 15 crore is spent on garbage collection
• Rs 365 crore is spent on collection and transport

BBMP has Engaged 3500 Pourakaramikas (permanent workers) and contract workers
9000 Pushcarts for door to door collection
1500 Auto tippers to transport to transfer stations
450 Trucks to transport to landfills

E-WASTE

E-WASTE
1. 8 Lakh tonnes e-waste produced in 2012
2. 21.1 Lakh tonnes estimated in 2017
3. By 2025 globally India will be at 12th position in e-waste generation
4. 72 e-waste recognized recycling firms in the country 14 in Karnataka
5. 95.5% of e-waste is handled by informal sector only 4.5% is handled by govt- recognized recyclers

Bangalore is Third largest E- Waste Generator
Mumbai & Navi Mumbai – 61,500 tonnes
Delhi – 43,000 tonnes
Bangalore – 37,000 tonnes

Volume of E- waste generated in 2012
TV, electrical equipment – 75%
Computers – 20%
Mobile phones – 2%
Others – 3%

E-Waste contains Harmful chemicals like
• Lead
• Mercury
• Cadmium
• Arsenic
• Flame retardants

Due to irresponsible disposal of e-waste we find 40% lead and 70% heavy metals in our landfills

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

1. Source segregation of waste is must
2. Ban disposal of organic waste in plastic covers
3. Decenteralised wet and dry waste management centers at ward level
4. Polluter pay principle
5. Effective extended Producer’s Responsibility
6. Proximity principle
7. say no to normative principle
8. Say no to burnt technologies
9. Equal work equal pay (pourakarmika vs. contract labour)
10. Incentives best practice’s