In order to create awareness amongst the stakeholder which includes individual industries, common Environmental facility operators, representatives of the industrial associations, auditors, consultants, faculties/students of technical institutes, NGOs and all others concerned and to build their capacity and thus increase overall compliance with reference to this new rule, the IPP group of CEE organized a workshop on Hazardous Waste Management on 17th June 2016.
This workshop included various forward-looking themes pertaining to dynamic hazardous waste management and thus converting waste into wealth. These themes were presented by distinguished and highly experienced experts such as Shri R K Garg, Former Managing Director, Indian Rare Earths Ltd.; Dr A N Vaidya, Head, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division, NEERI; Dr N P Patil, Senior Principal Scientist, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division, NEERI; Dr. M J Pervez, Director, NPC; Dr H G Sadhu, Scientist F, NIOH; Dr B Sengupta, Ex-MS, CPCB; Mr Bharat Sharma and B R Naidu, Additional Directors, CPCB; Mr V R Ghadge, Senior Environment Engineer, GPCB; and Mr J K Vyas, Head, IPP, CEE.
This workshop offered the participants essential knowledge and a great opportunity to tackle both technical and regulatory issues in the field of hazardous waste management. It concluded with recommendations from experts in this field. These will be sent to the government for better and effective implementation of the new rules with the concept of ‘waste to wealth’.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board, total hazardous waste generation in India in 2015 was 7.46 million metric tonnes from about 44,000 industries. The Government of India has introduced a new version of Hazardous Waste Rules on 4th April 2016 with a specific emphasis on co-processing and utilization of the waste as raw material or as a fuel.
MoEF&CC has conferred great importance to the use of waste as raw material or as a fuel in line with the concept of circular economy and industrial symbiosis. Co-processing of waste is one of the most cost effective methods of utilization of wastes. It provides the most favorable situation to all the stakeholders’ such as waste generators, cement/steel/power plants, enforcing agencies, and the environment as well. It reduces the consumption of natural resources and increases the life of TSDF sites. Thus it helps in controlling the exploitation of costly land which otherwise could be used for other, more significant, purpose.
PRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE SPEAKERS IN THE HWM WORKSHOP
- GUIDELINES ON SETTING UP OF COMMON TSDF AND INCINERATION FACILITY
- HAZARDOUS AND OTHER WASTES (MANAGEMENT AND TRANS-BOUNDARY MOVEMENT) RULES, 2016 AND GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTING LIABILITIES & FINES
- RISK ASSESSMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED HW SITES AND METHODS OF REMEDIATION
- RECYCLING AND REUSE OF HAZARDOUS AND OTHER WASTES AS PER
HAZARDOUS AND OTHER WASTES (MANAGEMENT AND TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENT) RULES, 2016)
- EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO HAZARDOUS WASTE ON HUMAN HEALTH
- SIGNIFICANCE, ACHIEVEMENTS & BENEFITS OF CO-PROCESSING
- CIRCULAR ECONOMY THROUGH INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS: TURNING WASTE INTO WEALTH
- PERFORMANCE UPGRADATION AND EFFECTIVE O&M OF HWTSDF
- STATUS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING