The 2nd International Brainstorming Workshop on Waste to Energy in India organised by WTERT in Delhi discussed problems and solutions of MSW management in Indian cities and future opportunities. The need to move ahead, decisively and distinctly was agreed upon among discussions on regulatory reforms. Some of the issues that saw consensus were roles and responsibility of common people, especially for at source segregation.
Reformation in MSW Management and Handling Rules, incentives to manage the solid waste level locally, including lucrative polices and tackling of financial issues. The need to bridge the gap between research and policy makers and favourable treatment to electricity produced from waste to energy plants was also discussed.
The discussion also veered towards future opportunities for WTERT; aimed at generating awareness among the public on at source segregation and sensitisation of municipal staff at ground level. Bringing transparency by uploading documentation of policies on its website, and giving periodic reviews of polices and guidelines. Making it mandatory to all technology suppliers to audit their treatment process for MSW and publishing the same at WTERT’s website; it can also assist in identifying experts for the auditing. It could push towards a universal level auditing procedure and structure need to be formulated in near future.