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Systemic design for household waste management

Format: Papers, RSD9, Topic: Methods & Methodology, Topic: Socioecological Design

Harshita Hassani
Dr Naveen Kumar

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore | Unitedworld Institute of Design, Gandhinagar


The abysmal state of municipal solid waste management and its segregation at household level in urban India is the motivation of present study. Segregation of our waste is essential as the amount of waste being generated today has caused an immense problem. Waste segregation is included in law because segregated waste is much easier to recycle. In particular, hazardous wastes can cause long term health problems, so it is very important that they are disposed of correctly and safely and not mixed in with the normal waste coming out of your home or office. The individual component of the existing waste management framework has various challenges and issues. Thus, this research work proposes an efficient framework for household waste management and segregation system. There is a need to cultivate community awareness and change the attitude of people towards waste segregation as this is fundamental step to develop proper and sustainable waste management systems because in a world limited of adequate resources, judicious use of every resource is the fundamental step.

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Author(s): Authors: Harshita Hassani, Naveen Kumar
Title: Systemic design for household waste management
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
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First published: 4 October 2020
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