To recover materials from the waste stream which have a high value and provide mechanism for collection and channelization of these back to the producer thereby moving towards a circular economy.
Option 1: Extended Producer ResponsibilityCollection centers must be provided within the boundary and must be equipped with facilities to collect and store the waste products pertaining to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in order to transfer these to the manufacturers. Collection centers must be within or outside the city boundary and may be operated by the municipality or other organizations such as Producer Responsible Organizations (PRO). AND Mandate a Manufacturers or Producer’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy for companies within the city’s jurisdiction to encourage refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling. Policy should meet all of the following requirements:
- Address (i) Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) and (ii) packaging or metal cans.
- Include specific guidelines regarding channelization, collection centers, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling, recycling and refurbishment.
- Mandate companies to collect a minimum of 10% of the total annual waste generated. Waste generated by the producer is calculated using the formula:
Option 2: Non-recyclable Waste Generation Reporting
- Conduct a waste stream audit for all non-recyclable waste generated within the city, by either weight or volume.
- Based on the waste stream study, identify and list top five major contributing waste producers.
- Report major contribution based on source and total weight or volume of waste generated.
- Municipality must initiate a dialogue with identified producers to take appropriate measures for the safe collection, storage and recycling/reuse to take back product into the system.
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