Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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WASTE AS A THREAT TO ENVIRONMENT : GLIMPSES FROM INDIA
VEDPAL SINGH DESWAL

Last modified: 2015-08-14

Abstract


In India every year, about 55 million tonnes of municipal solid waste. It is a matter of surprise that Sweden (European Country) is importing waste to create energy, whereas we are so anxious about the waste. When we talk about recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants.

The objective of my paper is

v  To understand what is waste?

v  What are the impacts of waste on environment and health of citizens?

v  What are the laws to control waste in India?

v  What are the obligations of NGOs, Media, educational institutions, community and role of individuals in controlling waste?

Most wastes those are generated, find their way into land and water bodies without proper treatment, causing severe water and environment pollution.The problems can be significantly mitigated through the adoption of environment-friendly treatment and processing of wastes before their disposal.      In the conclusion, we need to learn a lesson from the technology used by Sweden which is incredibly successful. We, the citizens of India, need to create awareness in this field to protect our natural resources and environment so that we can live in pollution free environment which has been declared as a fundamental right of the citizens.