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Environment-Solid Waste Management

1. Research Study on the current quantum of Tetra Pak cartons getting procured/retrieved in Srinagar and Jammu cities of J&K.
We do believe as long as our environment is good we breathe better keeping that in mind a survey was conducted by Human Welfare Voluntary Organization (HWVO) in Srinagar city and Jammu city under project management of post-consumer Terpak cartons (PCCs) being implemented for tetra Pak India Private Limited which was coordinated by TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute) Delhi.

• Study the current quantum of Tetra Pak cartons getting procured/ retrieved at the waste dealers’ level.
• Assess the actual quantum of Tetra Pak cartons reaching the paper mills which recycle paper from low grade paper waste.
• Understand the value chain and the economics involved in Tetra Pak cartons collection and recycling.
• Understanding the quantity of paper waste and quantity of tetra pack reaching dumpsites in the surveyed cities.
• Gauge, what critical stakeholders (low grade paper waste dealers and recycling paper mills) believe, is needed to upscale collection and recycling – economics, awareness, infrastructure etc.

2. A Research study on urban city solid waste management for Srinagar.
The research project aims to quantify and qualify in a systematic way the contribution of the informal sector, municipal and corporate actors to urban waste management in 5 cities in India (Delhi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Srinagar). Its goal is to highlight synergies and suggest the need for new and composite collaborations between these actors and municipal and corporate actors. The contribution of the three actors is framed in terms of economic activity, environmental impact and livelihood creation. So in regard to this Chintan collaborated with Human Welfare Voluntary Organization to conduct survey in Srinagar city.

Contribute substantively to defining a city’s ‘Solid waste management profile’, based on the available knowledge on the city’s past, present and emerging trends in urbanization, migration, development, and waste management.
• The survey was conducted in administration in the informal waste management sector in the city of Srinagar, based on a sample of 240 respondents (informal waste sector collectors, traders and recyclers/processors).
• Disseminated and use research findings at the city level and beyond, including with municipal authorities, and supported national level dissemination and advocacy efforts of the Chintan team, within the purview of this research.