CII Waste Material Exchange
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working on an initiative to facilitate use of urban & industrial waste as Alternate Fuel & Raw Materials (AFR) in Indian cement Industry, the main objective of the initiative is to facilitate waste exchange and promote Sustainable waste management practices and Circular Economy concepts in India. This initiative will support the Nation in reducing its overall Carbon emissions.
CII in partnership with European Union - Resource Efficiency Initiative for India (EU-REI) developed a unique website, which acts as a platform to facilitate material exchange and enable network between buyers and sellers, thereby promoting Resource Efficiency among the Stakeholders of waste management in the Country.
This website will offer a platform for waste generator (Non- Hazardous and Hazardous waste) to register and share the details of waste generated with quantity and quality. Also, offers waste users to access the information on waste generation and Policy framework for managing the waste in the Country. This website will facilitate significant synergies among large industries, Government, ULB's and SMEs, where the waste/ by-product of one may be used as a Resource in other, thereby reducing the use of natural resources & overall Carbon emissions.
As the part of initiative, CII envisaged various activities, which includes
- Release of Best Practices Manual
- Co processing Mission on best operating plants in India
- International Mission -Visit to Switzerland, France and Germany Cement plants with AFR usage
- National Mission to best operating plants in India on Co-Processing
- White paper on increasing Co-processing in Indian cement plants, submitted to MOEF
- Capacity Building Sessions and panel discussions in National seminars like Green Cementech
- Workshop on waste to AFR in Waste management summit 2013, Bangalore
- National AFR Mission to latest technologies on Co-Processing
- Round table discussions on "Opportunities and Barriers in Co-Processing" conducted in eight states including all stake holders, State Pollution Control Board Officials, Cement plants, TSDF, NGO's, Waste Generators and Waste management facilities and technology providers.
- Detailing of CPCB procedures for Co-Processing
- Technical bulletins on AFR Co-Processing
- Inventory of Hazardous waste generated in Eight states
- Data on Co-Processing units approved by CPCB in India
CII is pleased to enclose the documents on waste inventory in various states and list of Co-Processing units approved by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).Procedures to be followed for Co-Processing approvals in cement plants and transportation of Hazardous waste were listed in this section.