Solid Waste can be classified into biodegradable waste (such as food and kitchen waste); recyclable materials (such as paper, glass, bottles, metals and certain plastics) and domestic hazardous waste (such as medication, chemicals, light bulbs and batteries).

Solid waste management is one of the major challenges in India. The segregation of waste is almost negligible. Municipal Solid Waste is dumped in a mixed form in an unscientific manner on open waste land or low lying areas even near creeks, forests, rivers, ponds and other ecological sensitive regions. This practice is commonly known as ‘Open dumping’.

ECA is spreading awareness to stop ‘Open dumping’.

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