Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ever bothered to know the 'waste'd facts?

While we tried to enlighten you about hazardous dumpings of electronic waste last week, we cannot help but throw some light on other grave facts about garbage and waste management.

v   About 0.1 million tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated in India every day. That is approximately 36.5 million tonnes annually. 

v The urban local bodies spend approximately Rs.500 to Rs.1500 per tonne on solid waste for collection, transportation, treatment and disposal. About 60-70% of this amount is spent on collection, 20-30% on transportation and less than 5% on final disposal.

v   Calorific value of Indian solid waste is between 600 and 800 Kcal/Kg and the density of waste is between 330 and 560 Kg/m3.

v   Out of the total municipal waste collected, on an average only 5% is composted.

*Facts collected from

    Samuchit Enviro Tech.