Waste-to-energy projects - Comparing approaches

Rosencranz, Armin and Bhati, Harsh Vardhan (2015) Waste-to-energy projects - Comparing approaches. Environmental Policy and Law, 45 (3-4). pp. 130-132. ISSN 0378777X

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Urban India generates 188,500 tons per day of waste – an average rate of 500 grams of waste per person per day. Delhi, the nation’s capital, produces nearly 8,0002 metric tons of solid waste every day. The average per capita waste generation in India is 370 grams/day as compared to 2,200 grams in Denmark, 2,000 in the US and 700 in China. Five municipal authorities are responsible for solid waste management in Delhi. There are three landfill sites: Bhalswa landfill site, Ghazipur sanitary landfill site and Okhla sanitary landfill site.4 Bhalswa was commissioned in 1994, Ghazipur in 1984 and Okhla in 1996. These landfill sites are not designed as per Schedule 3 of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000. All three landfill sites have long ago exceeded their full capacities but, in the absence of availability of new landfill sites, all five municipal bodies are using these three sites for illegal disposal of waste.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Waste | Energy projects | Average capita waste
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 06:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 06:56
Official URL: https://environmentalpolicyandlaw.com/
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/1073


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