Municipal Solid Waste Management for Secondary Cities | Zero-Plastic Waste

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Learnings and recommendations to obtain a solid waste management model in secondary cities

Municipal solid waste (MSW) continues to be a severe problem in India. Increasing quantities of waste are becoming increasingly complex with the new types of wastes such as the fast growing quantity of plastics. Along the whole chain, from the collection of wastes to its final disposal, many Indian cities are struggling to implement an affordable and sustainable model. In 2018, FINISH Society won the contract with the Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) to implement door to door collection of segregated waste (dry waste and wet waste) and to transport the waste to a designated site (MRF) for sorting and

Udaipur is the first city selected by WASTE to be included in the FINILOOP programme. FINILOOP partners with cities to reduce, redesign and improve management of plastics. Through an integrated model, FINILOOP is addressing inadequate waste management in cities focusing on plastic pollution.
This report shows the findings of a rapid assessment of the Udaipur solid waste management system implemented by our partner, FINISH Society. This report aims to show replicable solutions in solid waste management for secondary cities.

This report was prepared by WASTE advisor, Sophie van den Berg, in partnership with our FINILOOP programme and partners.

Read more about our work in solid waste management, including plastics.

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