Developing countries like India face certain unique challenges in solid waste
management. Rapid urbanization and the rise of a middle class lifestyle have led to
proliferation of waste. But its management is hamstrung by lack of policy, intent,
funds and institutional capacity of city governments.
The reason India has not drowned under its own waste is a workforce referred to as
the ‘informal sector’ -- apparently unorganized, but a super-efficient contributor to the
cause of the circular economy. Much has been said about India’s informal waste
management sector -- the huge army of rag-pickers, kabadiwalahs and recyclers --
but they continue to remain under the radar when it comes to a real recognition of
their role and their integration.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites registrations for a webinar to
release its recent study on the integration of the informal sector in solid waste
management, and to discuss the questions that have emerged from the analysis.
The webinar will focus on issues such as the role of the informal sector in SWM, and
initiatives, enabling mechanisms and strategies for integrating the sector in the waste
NOTE: This is a free webinar for waste management practitioners, officials from
central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners,
academicians, students, NGO representatives, CBOs, waste-picker’s associations
and others. All those who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However,
we request you to register yourself at the earliest and reach out to us in case of any