Ensuring Sustainable Management of MSW

Building Material

With rapid urbanisation, tackling of municipal solid waste, especially in metros, has hit a roadblock, with landfill areas no longer available. The situation is no different world over, yet the problem gets solved, as ULHAS PARLIKAR explains.

In our August edition, in the ‘Material Advantage’ column titled “Waste to Resource to Wealth”, we addressed how although the domestic cement industry has made significant strides in terms of enhancing energy efficiency and optimising productivity, the use of alternative fuels and raw materials is still a major area that can be developed. In this edition, we explore the potential of the Indian cement industry in ensuring sustainable management of municipal solid waste (MSW).
The current level of MSW