Waste Collection and Management

556 WordsJan 25, 20182 Pages
A case study was conducted by Colon & Fawcett (2006).The example from the EXNORA’s waste management scheme in south India is one more very good example.EXNORA which is an acronym for ‘‘EXcellent NOvel RAdical’’ is an NGO which is based on the zero waste management setup, and which is run and enhanced by the residents themselves. The study has been quoted successful widely and various studies have been carried out regarding this. In Chennai and Hyderabad various residential areas have attained the zero waste goal. Though the success is limited it has also led to significant reduction of the waste from dumping and in rehabilitation of the poor. The overall reduction of the cities is around 37% and 33%. This study shows that it just needs motivated people to successfully setup and manage the waste collection systems which lead to overall improvement of the environment. This effort also provided employment to the local socially deprived people. The middle class people of chennai supported this approach. Initially it the scheme had to face problems like lack of motivation and political support, community involvement which actually threatened the long time sustainability of the program but later on the results were evident of its effectiveness and then the policy flourished. It required significant amount of local resources. Another success story is about the Visakhapatnam project which is based on on the triangular contracts between the municipality, the residents and the micro
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