​Empowering Rural Communities: Embracing Green Waste Tech in India

  • Rural communities face serious waste mismanagement practices due to the lack of formal waste management systems and/or poor access.
  • These include open dumping of waste material, open burning of e-waste, dumping in rivers and plastic pollution etc.
  • Bridging the urban-rural socio-economic gap and ensuring equitable resource distribution is critical to achieving a circular economy transition and the net zero targets by 2070.
  • Open burning of agricultural residues, e-waste, and plastics; inefficient waste management systems; Limited infrastructure; resources, and lack of awareness are the some barriers in the adoption of Green Technologies in rural areas.
  • 'Smart waste management systems' (SWMS) include ultrasonic sensors, solar-powered ....
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