WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Economic development of India in last two decades has resulted in environmental pollution and waste generation in huge quantity. Today biomedical waste management has become one of major issue of concern in India taking into account the rate of growth of population. As per information provided by industry body, ASSOCHAM and Velocity, India is likely to generate about 775.5 tonnes of medical waste per day by 2022 from the current level of 550.9 tonnes daily.
The safe and sustainable management of biomedical waste is social and legal responsibility of all people supporting and financing health-care activities. Effective BMW management (BMWM) has been made mandatory as per the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016. These rules apply to all Hospitals, Nursing homes, Municipal Corporations, Clinics, Pathological Labs, Blood Banks etc., who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose or handle bio-medical waste in any form. It shall be the duty of every occupier of an institution generating bio-medical waste to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment.
We at INDUS, provide Consulting and Permitting Support in obtaining BMW Authorization as well as Consent under the Water and Air Act, for the client’s operations as per the necessities of the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016. We are the leading global provider of environmental consultancy services to the waste and recycling sector, providing advice to a range of clients including waste producers, the waste management industry, its regulators and investors.
In this ever-changing world of technology, Electronic Waste (E-waste) Disposal is gaining importance. As India, is slowly becoming the IT hub of the world, it has become a dumping ground for E-waste for the world. 95% of the e-waste comes from un-organised sectors. Apart from other Countries, business and individual households are currently reported to make Personal computers and other gadgets obsolete every year, which further increases the E-waste generation and in turn, also increases environmental health indicators.
Looking to growing problems of e-waste, the Central Government in the exercise of the powers provided under Sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 has notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, in supersession of the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. The rules aim to enables the recovery and/or reuse of useful material from e-waste, thereby reducing the hazardous wastes destined for disposal and to ensure the environmentally sound management of all types of waste of electrical and electronic equipment.
We at INDUS, provide Consulting and Permitting Support in preparing and obtaining e-waste authorization for the client’s operations as per the necessities of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016. We always guarantee that electronic waste is disposed of in a way which is environment-friendly and does not cause any natural adversity. In such assignments our responsibility is to ensure that their e-waste segregation, collection, and disposal mechanism is strengthened, and to outline the e-Waste Management Plan as per the necessities laid down in the Rule and to prepare the authorization to be submitted at various locations, as applicable.
We help our clients to meet the challenges of increasing regulatory drivers, recycling targets and rising disposal costs through devising more effective and sustainable waste management solutions.
Effective management of hazardous waste, so as to avoid environmental pollution and adverse health effects due to its improper handing & disposal, is a must. Especially for the Country like India, wherein, the total hazardous waste generation in is 7.46 million metric tonnes per annum from about 44,000 industries (as per the CPCB’s Data of 2015). Further, the unscientific disposal of hazardous and other waste through burning or incineration leads to emission of toxic fumes associated with many health-related problems. Hazardous Waste, bulk of which is generated by the industries, can cause environmental pollution and adverse health effects if not handled and managed properly. Its effective management, with emphasis on minimization of generation and recycling/ reuse, taking into account economic aspects, is therefore essential.
With this objective, and in supersession of the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2008, the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate change, notified the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2016, wherein, ambit of the Rules has been expanded by including ‘Other Waste’ and involves the provisions to reduce the load on the virgin resource of the country.
With the enactment of new Laws, a comprehensive legislative framework has been in place for addressing various issues related to hazardous waste management. However, on the implementation front, there is a significant backlog. Therefore, we at INDUS, help our clients, plan, develop, and implement customized programs that assure compliance, minimize risk, and optimize costs, by providing permitting and Authorisation related support, and assist in resolving enforcement actions.
The plastic industry, owing to its use in a wide variety of sectors, such as the automotive, construction, electronics, healthcare, and textiles, is amongst the fastest growing markets. However, the indiscriminate disposal of plastic has become a major threat to the environment. In particular, the plastic carry bags are the biggest contributors of littered waste and every year, millions of plastic bags end up in to the environment water bodies, water courses, etc. and create devastating after effects.
In order to overcome the aforementioned issues and to give thrust on plastic waste minimization, source segregation, recycling, involving waste pickers, recyclers and waste processors in collection of plastic waste and adopt polluter pays principle for the sustainability of the waste management system, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in supersession of the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011, notified the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.
We at INDUS strongly believe that the New Laws have delegated the responsibilities to various stakeholders; therefore, we accordingly assist our Clients through compliance solutions and permitting support to deal with plastic waste management. Our solutions help our clients deliver and operate essential waste management facilities, while also returning long-term benefits to communities and the environment.