While in Mumbai 70% of solid waste treated in ’19-20, only 1% e-waste could be recycled
Posted By : Gaurav Kaul | Date : Apr 29 2021 6:27 PM
Mumbai generated more than 10 lakh metric tons (MT) of electronic waste but recycled or dismantled less than 1% of it in 2019-20. Meanwhile, 70% of the total 84 lakh MT of solid waste generated in the state was scientifically treated in the previous financial year. While the total waste generated was similar in volume as in 2018-2019, only 53% of it was treated.
Out of the daily waste generated 22,682 tonnes or 98.7% was being collected and 15,980 tonnes or 70% was being scientifically treated. The waste being scientifically treated has toughed 80% in 2021. We are finding it very difficult to audit waste generation and need a common platform to address this and this is a key recommendation from MPCB to be included in the State Climate Action Plan.
Having said that there certainly is an urgent need for a policy that will ensure that the informal sector recycling e-waste is aligned.
The data was shared with a panel of experts, members of civil society, along with government officials in an e-consultation on waste management hosted by the non-profit organization along with the other organizations.