WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

Friday, 31st May 2019 17.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs
SCCI Office, New Delhi

Special discussion on Waste Management with Bharati Chaturvedi,

Founder & Director of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

Many of us have become fervent consumers in the last two decades, leading to a quantum leap in the demand for resources and intense pressure on the environment. India produces 42 million tonnes of waste annually, and this is growing. Our waste is today livelihood for others. Most Indian cities are run on the work of the informal sector. Their work helps clean up our cities by recycling approximately 20% of the waste generated. And yet, recyclers lack formal recognition, equal rights, secure and safe livelihoods and dignity. And as consumption patterns change with a growing economy, their work exposes them to ever higher levels of pollution and dangerous toxins, presenting a considerable risk to their health.

Managing waste, ensuring sustainable consumption and a healthy environment for every citizen, and ensuring just and safe working conditions for waste handlers are, therefore, urgent challenges.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce India welcomes you to a special discussion on Waste Management, how it affects each and every one of us and how we can be active parts in closing the loop together.

Join us to hear about this and more from Ms. Bharati Chaturvedi, Founder and Director of the New Delhi-based NGO, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.

Chintan works for environmental justice in partnership with people and groups from diverse sections of society. Their focus is on ensuring equitable and sustainable production and consumption of materials, and improved disposal of waste. An important part of this is ensuring green jobs, security and dignity for the urban poor, many of whom earn a living as waste recyclers.

RSVP: dolly.berry@swedishchamber.in 

Date: May 31

Time: 17:00 – 18:00 followed by a mingle 

Venue: SCCI Office, C/o Business Sweden, Embassy of Sweden, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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