|This paper traces the history of environmental legislation in India, of Court interventions and proposed civic initiatives for producer responsibility, eco-friendly packaging and waste minimization. It also outlines business opportunities in the recycling sector and the need for economic instruments and legislation to promote clean recycling.
Status of Recycling and Ecomark Legislation in India
Recycling is a flourishing business in India’s informal sector, retrieving 10-15% of urban wastes and employing millions in a sometimes illicit, twilight activity. Recycling won recent legitimacy through a Public Interest Litigation, with recommendations of a Supreme Court Committee on Urban Solid Waste Management and matching new laws for waste management, which should slowly upgrade recycling technologies.
Separated Collection And Processing Of Biodegradable And Recyclable Solid Waste
Collection and transportation of Solid Waste separately in to Biodegradable & Recyclable by the generators at source.