Sustainable SWM through a Zero Waste Pilot at Ward 173

Following a detailed proposal (based on a comprehensive mapping and rigorous waste characterisation study conducted in Ward 173) prepared by the Initiative on Waste, Informal Workers and Chennai’s Future and accepted for implementation by the Corporation of Chennai, this project involves assisting and advising the Corporation of Chennai in the implementation of the pilot, as well as promoting sustainable solid waste management practices elsewhere in the city.

Starting in 2013, a series of public consultations anchored by the Initiative on Waste, Informal Workers and Chennai’s Future came to the conclusion that Chennai needed to pursue sustainable and inclusive SWM practices and in order to move the city towards sustainable SWM, a working zero-waste pilot in a single ward was required as a model. This led to the Zero-Waste pilot at Ward 173.