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According to a poll conducted by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon’s (MCG) solid waste management concessionaire Ecogreen, just 36% of families in the city separate their waste. In spite of the corporation starting source separation seven months ago, 64 percent of homeowners are still not segregating their waste.
On November 11, 2021, MCG unveiled its ambitious plan to only collect segregated waste. By the end of the month, about 32% of families had begun to separate their waste, and that number increased to 35% in December, according to the firm. There hasn’t been much of an increase in this number since then.
The information was gathered from the 310 routes that Ecogreen travels every day to collect waste from doors. The main barriers to waste segregation in the city, according to environmentalists, are problems in the collection system and payment to the concessionaire based on the weight of waste transferred to the dump site. MCG has not yet issued any challans for failing to follow the rules on garbage segregation, reports The Times of India.