Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management

Oct 14, 2021

Plastic pollution and climate change are two of the biggest environmental crises we are facing today. If we want a sustainable future, we need to make sure that more and more plastic waste is recovered and recycled, so that it doesn’t end up in landfills or leaking into the natural environments.

Moreover, with India moving into the next phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), addressing the issue of Plastic Waste Management (PWM) is essential. To realise this NITI Aayog and UNDP India have jointly developed a ‘Handbook on Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management.’

The handbook is intended for urban local bodies (ULB’s) and provides practical, replicable, and scalable solutions to manage plastic waste. It captures best practices and examples from cities across India and Southeast Asia that face similar plastic waste challenges.

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