India’s waste management challenges are multi-faceted. With a rapidly growing population centred in dense urban areas, current systems are struggling to cope. Although new laws and regulations are coming in, the vast majority of waste still ends up in open dumpsites and landfills – impacting public health, the environment and economic prosperity.
WasteAid has a small but growing presence in Guwahati City, Assam. Together with our partners, we are accelerating local circular economy innovation to divert waste and keep resources in the loop for as long as possible, while generating livelihood opportunities.