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"Total waste generated was 6,652 tons. Summary of our performance on solid waste management (SWM)
Organic Waste: Our goal is to maintain or better our current inhouse recycling rate of 80%. Inorganic Waste: Close to 100% of the waste is recycled through approved partners. 65% of the total mixed solid waste and scrap (7% of total waste generated) is currently recycled and the rest sent to landfills. Our target is to improve this to 80% by 2021. Biomedical and hazardous waste is incinerated as per approved methods. All our E-waste is currently recycled by approved vendors. Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris, which amounts to 24% of total waste is currently sent to approved landfills. C&D debris has shown an increase over the last 2 reporting years due to higher number of renovations in older campuses.
Others: We monitor diesel generator stack emissions (NOX, SOX and SPM), indoor air quality (CO, CO2, VOC’s, RSPM), treated water quality and ambient noise levels across 25 key locations every month. These meet the specified regulatory norms.
We started working with partners for certain categories of waste where the recycler ecosystem has not matured – thermocol, styrofoam, used oil. The revised operating procedures and recycler requirements for electronic end-oflife products enable better materials recovery, traceability and disclosure of downstream recycler practices. We will continue to work with our partners and vendors in driving better practices and behaviours keeping in mind both human and ecological impacts of any changes.
We continue to work with Electronic City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) in Bengaluru on SWM issues. We continue to be part of the sub-committee on ‘Waste’ in the CII National Environment Committee. We are associated with “Reimagine Waste” hackathon for the past two years, being conducted in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Waste Ventures and other partners."
Have updated source to correct 2017 report
"Pollution of air and water poses one of the most serious threats to community health and welfare. Our waste management strategies include (i) recycling the waste for further use or (ii) arranging for safe disposal. To operationalize our strategy, we follow segregation of waste into organic, inorganic, e-waste, hazardous, packaging, and biomedical and other categories, which is then either recycled in-house or through outsourced vendor arrangements.
We have set 4 ambitious goals for pollution and waste management and we have achieved 3 goals so far. The details of our performance against the goals are given below. • Goal 1: Reduce Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) intensity to half by 2017 as compared to 2013-14 • MSW intensity decreased from 3.26 Kg to 1.55 Kg per employee per annum. • Goal 2: Reduce landfill intensity to half by 2017 as compared to 2013-14 • Landfill intensity halved from 3.12 to 1.55 Kg per employee per annum. • Goal 3: 100% of paper, cardboard, hazardous and e-waste, mixed metals/scrap and plastics to be recycled/ handled as per approved methods by 2017 • 100% recycling of inorganic waste. Waste segregation at source is implemented as a standard practice at all locations and extensive communication with active involvement of employees and our partners has been key to achieving the goal. • Goal 4: 100% of organic waste to be handled inhouse at owned locations by end of 2017 • Presently, 80% of organic waste is handled incampus. 20% is sent as animal feed to farms. The total quantum of waste collected was 7484 tonnes in 2016-17, against 6368 tons in 2015-16. This increase of 17% is primarily due to increase in Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris from extensive renovation/retrofit work at some of our campuses."