Dry Waste means any solid waste including, but not limited to construction and demolition waste, plastics, rubber, lumber, trees, stumps, vegetative matter, asphalt pavement, asphaltic products incidental to construction/demolition debris, or other materials which have reduced potential for environmental degradation
MSWM now focuses on Dry Waste area and it begins by identifying the dry waste categories generated from commercial and household activities
Plastic - Plastic recycling is an important part of our step towards innovation and sustainability. Recycling has been drastically developed in the area of plastic. Most of the plastics (PE-Polyethylene, PP-Polypropylene, PVC Polyvinyl Chloride, PET-Polyethylene Terephthalate) etc. could be recycled via mechanical route.
Paper - Informal sector - 95% of the collection of waste paper in India is mainly performed through door-to-door collectors, kabadi system, and waste pickers.
Glass - Reuse of glass containers is preferable to recycling. The glass component in municipal waste is usually made up of bottles, broken glassware, light bulbs and other items.
Metals – It can be recycled repeatedly without degrading its properties, which is why it’s an mportant waste commodity. Scrap metal value motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations
Other Waste – Waste from textiles constitutes to approximately 1% of the MSW composition Clothing is rarely discarded, Owing to significant social meaning held by textiles. Instead, it is frequently recycled for both the domestic and global markets. Shoes and Footwear - There has been negligible response of the footwear industry to the increasing problems associated with shoe waste