India has drawn world's attention with its high paced urbanization and industrialization. A renewed focus on sustainable growth and development has become imperative as India strives to maintain its high GDP growth rate to achieve developed country status by the year 2022. However, the flip side of higher economic growth has resulted in increased consumption of the natural resources, increased waste generation and hence ecological degradation.
With our increasing awareness on detrimental environmental effects of current waste disposal methods, there is a significant onus of accountability for effective waste management.
Realizing the need to overcome current challenges on waste management, CII- Godrej GBC is organizing the Eighth Edition of “Waste Management Summit 2017”. The summit is one of the flagship events of CII, providing an excellent platform for all stakeholders to address various issues and challenges of waste management, acclimatize new concepts as well as facilitating new business opportunities.
CII is working on an initiative to facilitate use of urban & industrial waste as Alternate Fuel & Raw Materials (AFR) in Indian cement industry. Indian Cement industry emitted 137 million tonnes of CO2, which is equal to 7% of India’s total man made emissions and AFR utilization is identified as one of the key lever to reduce carbon emissions in Indian cement industry.
Currently of the 62 million tonnes of MSW generated in India, 80% is disposed through unscientific manner, which leads to health and environmental impacts. Rapid urbanization in India would create higher demand for scientific & sustainable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management techniques. The National Mission on Sustainable Habitats has also identified Urban Waste Management as a major component for ecologically sustainable economic development in India. One of the objectives of Swachh Bharat mission is to implement modern and scientific methods for MSW management.
Refused derived fuel (RDF) which is a segregated combustible fractions, produced by pre-processing solid waste from MSW has a potential to use as an alternate fuel in cement plant. This will provide sustainable solution for solid waste management in the country and also support the cement plants & country towards low carbon emissions & conserve natural resources.
As part of this initiative, we are organizing a “Conference on Alternate fuel and Raw material” on 23 & 24 November at Bangalore parallel to Waste Management Summit 2017. The program would focus on following topics, addressing all stake holders of Co-Processing,