Reduce, reuse and recycle
Rapid urbanisation and increasing population are adding to the woes of waste management in Delhi, as the capital city produces tonnes of waste every day. As per National Institute of Urban Affairs (New Delhi) the city produces at least 870 TPD (tonnes per day) of kitchen waste, which comes under biodegradable waste. Delhi’s waste problem can be reduced, if people come together, take initiative and process biodegradable waste within their houses or societies.
Development Alternatives (DA) in collaboration with the Delhi Government has piloted the initiative of ‘Decentralised Waste Management’ in E-block of Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura. Development Alternatives is working to build capacities of residents, implement decentralised waste management practice and build public perspectives for advocating ‘Zero Waste’ concept through home composting.