Plastic waste management is a deep rooted urban problem. Telangana state government along with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on world environment day 2018 pledged to make Hyderabad “single use plastic free city” by 2022 and focus to reduce use of plastics and enhance recycling. This project aims to develop a roadmap to achieve this target.
The project aims at preparing a status report of plastic waste management in GHMC, identifying existing gaps in the system, making applicable recommendations and preparing a waste management strategy and action plan.
1. Status report of plastic waste management in GHMC
2. Summary reports of 2 multi-stakeholder workshops
3. Holistic plastic waste management strategy for GHMC
Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact
ICLEI’s ‘Holistic strategy and action plan for plastic waste management in GHMC’ will act as a guideline for various stakeholders for reducing the use of plastic waste in the city with the focus of making the city single-use plastic free by 2022.
The project also includes design and implementation of a pilot project and dissemination of policy implications by developing guidelines for plastic waste management which can be used as a model case for development of state level plastic waste management policy. The experience will later be shared with central government ministries and other stakeholders to consider as a model for implementing national guidelines on plastic waste management.