India’s first Online Waste Exchange launched

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the first online waste exchange programme. The programme was launched for safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes.

Highlights

The online waste exchange programme was launched on the occasion of World Environment day. The platform is to track, audit, scrutinize the waste and encourage proper utilization of the waste.

The platform launched is to comply the principles of 6Rs namely Reuse, Recycle, Reduce, Redesign, Refurbish and Remanufacture.

During the launch of the programme, it was announced that the AP Environment Improvement Act, 2020 is to be enacted soon.

APEMC

The Andhra Pradesh Environment Management Corporation or APEMC was set up to handle industrial wastes. The Corporation will take over the responsibility of the online platform.

According to environment Rules and Regulations, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board is to make necessary changes in order to hand over the waste to the APEMC.

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