Zero Waste Projects
A zero-waste refers to the upkeep of all the resources through consumption, reuse, responsible production, recovery of all products, without burning the packaging and materials, without discharges to land, ocean, water, incinerators, or air which threatens the atmosphere or human health. The aim of zero waste is whole systems approach causing a massive change in the way the materials flow through society.
Every day, on an average, India generates around 0.2 to 0.3 million tons of waste and most of it is dumped in the outskirts at an unmanaged landfill or disposed of such as burning, pyrolysis, incineration, and landfilling leading to environmental hazards. Elimination of the volume and toxicity of waste and materials by designing and managing products and processes is Zero Waste Management.
The projects intents are:
- To secure positive responses to the problems, it undertakes activities related to environmental contamination.
- Position efficient, safe, practical models with aggressive public participation
- Resist aggressively the lure of thermal technologies, incineration or pyrolation of waste.
- To make sustainable resource use and management in the region more holistic, multiply the campaign of Zero Waste by adding perspectives and components on medical waste management and chemical safety.Facilitate a policy for effective dissemination of information on toxics.
Campaigners anticipate that government regulation is desirable to stimulus industrial choices over product and packaging design, manufacturing processes, and material selection. Further, eliminating waste decreases pollution largely due to reduced need for raw materials.