In keeping with Solid Waste Management Rules of 2000 and the guidelines stipulated thereof by the Karnataka State Pollution Control board (KSPCB) for institutions, the Indian institute of Science has put in place a sustainable and smart solid waste management system. An initiative called SWaMII (Solid Waste management initiative for IISc) has been started by the Center for Infrastructure Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) for the comprehensive management of solid waste generated within the campus. In developing this model, several national and international case studies and best practices are reviewed. Further, surveys and interviews were conducted with the faculty, staff and students at the Indian Institute of Science.
The Program developed has two main objectives:
- To create a Comprehensive Solid Waste Managenet (SWM) system for the collection, Storage, treatment, disposal of solid waste generated on campus.
- To segregate and channelize the waste being generated on campus for recycling, composting, energy production and incineration (of inerts) instead of land filling.