Provide infrastructure, educational, communication, and experiential support for developing village water supply, sanitation and hygiene systems
Waste management initiatives at CEE started in 1989 when it, along with other organisations, participated in a forum called the Committee for Clean Bangalore. It prepared a concept paper for cleaning and greening Bangalore city. It was envisaged that each of the organizations which had helped prepare the concept paper, would take up a certain number of issues and work out practical demonstrations that could serve as models for the whole city. Subsequently, CEE took up the issues of solid waste management, conservation of green spaces and promotion of civic responsibility as part of its mandate
Solid Waste Management
CEE has evolved a bottom-up approach to SWM, starting from the sources of generation – households – recognizing that a sizeable part of municipal solid waste (40-70 per cent, varying according to affluence and consumption levels in different localities) is organic and can be composted. By segregating domestic waste at source into degradable and non-degradable, CEE could considerably improve SWM through partnerships between citizens and the Urban Local Bodies.
CEE's has been acknowledged for its uniqueness:
Bio Medical Waste Management (BMWM)
The management of healthcare waste is a subject of considerable concern to public health administrators, infection-control specialists as well as to the general public. This is the waste that is generated during the process of patient care.
Over the last few years, proper management of biomedical waste has emerged as a major focus of CEE's activities. Initiatives include, on the one hand, awareness raising, orientation and training programmes, and, on the other, establishment of a common facility for biomedical waste treatment and disposal.
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.