Our influence on the region state
It's worth mentioning that Indian cities have got too large garbage amounts, especially in poor neighborhoods - inside streets, streets, and squares. That’s why India tends to be called the «peninsula of rubbish. » The country's huge issues are the huge population (India ranks second in the world in terms of population), which is deprived of funds, facilities, and specially organized waste collection, disposal, and recycling sites.
The current region needs large investment to develop and maintain this industry in working mode since the financing issues in the current industry is rather acute. The vast Indian population majority consists of people living below the poverty line. Therefore, it’s quite complicated to convince the citizens to avoid leaving their garbage everywhere and to persuade them to collect garbage separately.
Our EDV-Recycling company, together with its partner PlasticBank are engaged in a new approach implementation in terms of waste management and garbage collection while being united by a common mission. We involve the local population to rid the territory of waste, thereby providing people with an opportunity to improve their living standards and get effective and incredibly useful employment for their own country, streets, and their loved one’s benefit.
Statistics and situation in the region today
The largest Indian garbage issue still failed to be resolved for multiple decades. Any attempts to cope with it resulted in a fail. But the situation is changing.
Up to 10 thousand tons of waste are added to the official city’s landfills daily – it is 2300 trucks, according to the journalists’ statistics. However, the garbage amount is growing together with the population, and it is expected 4700 trucks full of garbage will become typical in 2025.
However, the issue emerged due to both Indians’ habits as well as the outdated waste recycling system within the caste tradition. Most Indian cities do not have a modern centralized system for garbage collection and removal from each yard. For example, garbage is thoroughly cleaned in about 25% of the territory, in New Delhi, capital of India.
Indian cities produce about 100 thousand tons of municipal solid waste daily, but just 10% of the current amount is delivered to official landfills, according to various sources. Authorities spend from 500 to 1500 rupees per ton of waste: 60–70% of the current amount being spent for the garbage collection, up to 30% - for transportation, and just the remaining 5% are spent for disposal.
The issues are complicated due to Indian city's growth: the country’s urban population amount is increasing by 32 thousand people every day, and such growth will continue until at least 2021, according to the experts. The experts do not provide further forecasts. This means that tens of thousands of new «garbage producers» replenish cities without the urban habit of throwing waste in, specially designated areas every day.
Here is a list of the five most polluted cities in the country: Delhi (3.3 million tons of waste per year), Mumbai (2.7 million), Chennai (1.6 million), Hyderabad (1.4 million), Colacta (1.1 million). The most polluted state's list includes Maharashtra (7 million tons per year) and West Bengal (4.5 million tons per year).