The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India notified six waste management rules in 2016, viz. Hazardous, C & D, Plastic, Biomedical, Solid Waste and E-waste; with the emphasis on important aspects like waste segregation, its utilization, broadening the accountability of stakeholders and others for effective waste management in the country.
Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Centre for Environment Education (CEE) have signed an MoU for the purpose of encouragement, facilitation, collaboration, technology transfer and partnership towards promotion and development of best practices in the field of environment. This includes adoption of the concept of 4R, building capacity and developing skill of the stakeholders through various programmes, sharing best EMP and implementing the concept of circular economy for sustainable industrial development. NEERI Nagpur has also agreed to join CEE and GPCB as a knowledge partner in different programmes.
For improving awareness and effective compliance of all the above rules, GPCB, NEERI and CEE jointly organized a “ National Workshop on Waste Management Rules and Innovations in Waste Management " with the theme: “ Increase your Hand Print (positive actions towards sustainability) and Reduce your Footprint " on April 11-12, 2017 at GPCB Auditorium, Gandhinagar.
More than 350 participants from industrial associations, individual industries, all common facility operators like CBWTF, CETPs, TSDFs, CHWIFs, MSW, Preprocessing; cement, iron & steel and power plant industries; regulators such as local bodies, Pollution Control Boards, offices of the Collectorates; policy makers such as representatives from the Department of Environment of State Governments; academia and research institutes; technical students; NGOs, auditors and consultants.