Mysuru to be transformed into zero-waste urban centres in six month

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Three major cities - Mysuru, Mangaluru, Belagavi will be transformed into zero-waste urban centres in six month.

It mandate overhaul of the solid waste management (SWM) system and mandatory collection and processing of 100% of solid waste. Complete segregation at source, setting up of waste bins per every 100 metre at public places and commercial areas, total enforcement of the ban on plastic and levying penalty on offenders on the spot are some of the provisions in the order.

The provisions also include compulsory processing of construction and demolition (C and D) waste, which has emerged as a major source of pollution. At least 10% of the reusable materials have to be recovered from C and D waste and utilised in building footpaths, road subbase and interior roads.

In addition, 75% of the landfills and dumping yards that have taken years of waste from the cities also need to be treated with bioremediation, which involves removing the contaminated materials or pollutants and create conditions for the restoration of the soil.

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