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Fact Sheets

Green Your Electronic Footprint

Who Recycles Your Waste?

Waste, Wastepickers and Climate Change

Toxics Fact Sheet

Waste Fact Sheet

Wastepickers Fact Sheet

Waste Segregation Fact Sheet

Did You Know?

  • In many countries of the developing world, the urban poor form the backbone of recycling programs
  • About 15 lakh people across India depend on waste for their livelihoods
  • On a per capita basis, individual middle-class residents in Delhi and other big cities in India generate nearly .8 kg of waste per person per day
  • From a culture of being frugal, Indians are wasting huge amounts. Every year, 42 million tons of waste is generated, which is the same as the amount of wheat Australia produces annually
  • In 1996, Indian waste comprised 0.60% plastics. In 2005, this shot upto 9.22%

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