CII to host digital matchmaking event with Swedish waste companies

On December 8, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with  IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and supported by Nordic Innovation is organizing a webinar on ‘Nordic for India’ focused on Clean India Mission and National Water Mission.

The online event is intended to bring together policy-makers, research institutes, Nordic waste management companies, and start-ups to share their perspectives, solutions, and technologies in the waste area. Some of the key discussion points include India’s current situation in sewage, sludge and MSW areas, innovative solutions and emerging business models and policy initiatives in waste management in India. There will also be an opportunity for B2B interactions. Companies participating in the event include Biogassystem Swedish, Vöhlund, Nordic water, Vilokan and Tomra.

The panelists include Mr Ashok Kumar – Additional Secretary & Mission Director at National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. V.K. Chaurasia – CPHEEO Ministry of Urban development India and Clean India Mission, Mr. Hakan Lind – Nordic Innovation, Dr. Sunil Kumar – Head, Technology Development Center CSIR-NEERI and Mr. Östen Ekengren Senior Advisor, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

Says Mr Ekengren, “Nordic countries are world leaders when it comes to waste and wastewater management. This event is a platform where we will introduce the best knowledge and cost-effective technologies from Nordic in waste area appropriate for India.” 

Sweden is a global leader in sustainable solid waste management policy and practice. Waste treatment is an equal mix of recycling and incineration, while landfilling has been diminished to around 1 % of generated MSW. Recycling rates are very high – almost 50 percent of the waste is recycled. A landfill tax which came into force in the year 2000 played a vital role in the diversion of MSW from landfills in favor of recycling and incineration. Consecutive increases in taxations and landfill bans on sorted combustible waste and organic waste were catalysts for the diversion of MSW from landfills and contributed to high recycling levels. In addition to the landfill tax, other instruments such as EPR, milestone targets for food waste recycling, and investments in anaerobic digestion have been particularly important in improving recycling rates.

Register here for the free webinar.

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