Strategy for plastic waste management in Hyderabad

Second stakeholder consultation workshop by ICLEI

The second stakeholder consultation workshop by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to develop “Holistic Strategy and Action Plan for Plastic Waste Management for the City of Hyderabad” discussed reduction of generation and consumption of single-use plastic in the city on Friday.

The strategy action plan developed by ICLEI dealt also with segregation, storage and collection of plastic waste, in both recyclable and non-recyclable formats, scientific processing which includes plastic to fuels, plastic to bituminous pavements and waste to energy alternatives.

Besides, monitoring and capacity building aspects of major stakeholders, including local government, plastic waste processing industries, research institutions and other organisations such as NGOs, were presented in the document.

Subsequent to GHMC’s pledge to focus on plastic waste management on World Environment Day 2018, various elements of the plan were devised by ICLEI South Asia, in collaboration with UNEP, and Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Japan.

Two pilot interventions were conducted at Naubat Pahad and Adarsh Nagar areas with focus on offering hand-holding support to the stakeholders, providing viable alternatives, capacity building with Swachh auto tippers and recycling and reusing options.

GHMC Zonal Commissioner D. Hari Chandana, who attended the workshop, said that all plastics were not bad and should be recycled and disposed of responsibly. Additional Commissioner Sikta Patnaik and Commissioner of South Zone Srinivas Reddy expressed concern about lack of viable alternatives against single-use plastic. Programme Manager, IGES, Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, an expert from Japan Yoichi Kodera, besides representatives from plastic manufacturers, Ramky Enviro Engineers, TSPCB, CII, WWF, Water Aid, Godrej, ITC-WOW, and others attended the workshop. The draft strategy and action plan will be verified and submitted to the GHMC by the end of November.

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