Waste No More



India’s waste challenge

India’s waste challenge

India generates 62 million tonnes of waste every year, of which less than 60% is collected and around 15% processed. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing population, and its impact on the environment and public health.

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Impact Opportunity 0f The Toolkit


Extended producer responsibility in India

Overview of the policy framework and current status in India

Uniform Framework for Extended Producers Responsibility (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016) offers three pathways for Producers, Importers and Brand Owners (PIBOs) to help manage / recover plastic.

Waste Management (Recovery) Models

Extended producer responsibility

EPR shifts the focus of waste management costs from public to private sector 

Extended producer responsibility


Successful waste management (Recovery) models

Waste Recovery Models

In this section, we will study some of the successfully working models for waste management. All models work on some of the common design principles like co-operation & co-investment from ULBs, community participation, education & awareness building, and closing the loop but still each of the model has some unique key characteristics. The table below will help the user to understand the finer nuances of the various successful models.

During your site selection, there are some key factors you should look out for

We will study some of the successful models using the values exchange tool. The Values Exchange is a tool designed to explore the different business models. The key to a sustainable business model is ensuring that all stakeholders in the ecosystem are generating and capturing value. Through this tool we would get a deeper understanding of the different successful models to effectively manage the waste problem.

Hasiru Dala Model

Differential payment based on the quality of segregation

Saahas Model

UNDP Model


Key learning & insights

Chapter 2 - A new approach to waste management

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