The coastal town of Alappuzha, famous for its backwaters and intricate network of canals and lagoons, has found a spot in a United Nations (UN) report of five global cities that have successfully tackled solid waste management.
The UN Environment report lists Alappuzha, also called Aleppey, alongside cities like Osaka in Japan, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Penang in Malaysia and Cajica in Colombia.
By separating of biodegradable waste at the ward level, the municipality was able to treat it in ‘small composting plants’ and ensuring it was supplied in the form of biogas to its 1.74 lakh population, the report mentioned.
May be such models can be replicated elsewhere too.
Read more in a report published in The Indian Express...