How Technology Can Help In Waste Management

Such technologies as artificial intelligence, Big Data, machine learning and robotics,
if implemented properly, can make the Indian waste management sector much more efficient

Waste management is the generation, prevention, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse, etc of solid waste. There are various types of solid waste including municipal, agricultural, hazardous, household and so on.

Waste is created by various human activities, and recycling processes are generally undertaken to reduce its effects on health, the environment or aesthetics. In 1971, the first municipal waste management effort was carried out in North America.

India produces 62 million tonnes of solid waste per year, but only 75 to 80 per cent of that waste gets collected and 22 to 28 per cent is processed and treated, according to Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change.