5th National Conference and Awards on
Waste to Wealth

30 March, 2017, New Delhi

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With nearly 17.5% of global population, India is currently the second most populous nation in the world. By 2050 India’s population is expected to touch 1.6 million. Rapid economic growth, urbanization, and industrialization alongside this population explosion continues to generate significant waste and adversely impact our environment. With a population exceeding 377 million, today urban India out numbers the entire population of the US.  While spawning a wave of consumerism, it has also led to an unprecedented waste generation which challenges traditional waste management paradigms in our country. Therein lies a unique opportunity for newer business models and innovations in waste management  in India.


India’s rapid economic growth has resulted in a substantial increase in solid, plastic, industrial, biomedical & other waste generation in urban centers. Indian cities are expected to only intensify their consumption patterns and waste generation in future. Environmental degradation from toxic waste dumps and an omnipresent contamination of soil, water and air remains a major cause of concern. Urban areas in India alone generate more than 100,000 metric tonnes of solid waste per day which is much higher than total daily waste generation in many countries.  Unfortunately there has been a lack of awareness and there persists an unmet demand for more efficient waste handling. New paradigms to improve legal frameworks, effective policy implementation, providing citizenry with cleaner choices, greater public involvement in waste management and environment friendly waste cycling  is the need of the hour.

Waste management till recently has remained a nascent untapped sector. With an unmatched consumer base, India today is an attractive investment destination for waste recycling technologies. Overall the commercial outlay in this sector is expected to touch US$13.62 billion by 2025. Major waste sectors such as municipal solid waste management market, e-waste market and bio-medical waste are expected to grow at CAGR of 7.14%, 10.03% and 8.14% respectively. 

To address the tremendous potential of this sector, ASSOCHAM is holding its “5th National Conference on Waste to Wealth:• Solid Waste • Plastic Waste • Industrial Waste ” on March 30, 2017 in New Delhi.


The aim of the conference is to provide a holistic overview of the current scenario of waste management in India and to explore the enormous potential business opportunities in this sector. This key event seeks to provide a common platform for all stakeholders and solution providers (waste recyclers, dealers, retailers, local authorities and policy makers) to understand the inter-related policy, technological and operational barriers and regulatory frameworks. Effective waste management right from waste-generation profiles, collection, segregation and disposal mechanisms, extended producer responsibilities and best worldwide practices, solid-waste management governance to zero waste and smart technologies will be addressed. We seek to facilitate a goal-directed collaboration for streamlined action to accelerate waste management scenario in India with  a focus on green productivity activities.


  • 5R Approach - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Respond
  • Effective Waste Management Chain – Source Segregation, Collection, Treatment and Disposal to Resource Generation
  • Latest environment protective and cost effective technologies in managing waste through best global practices
  • Revenue models to facilitate and encourage Public Private Partnership
  • Strengthen awareness of waste management, green recycling, promotional schemes, policy framework, law & regulation, awareness programs, its effective implementation and follow-up.
  • Best Technologies & Global Practices, Challenges & Implementation
  • Innovative Technologies & Sustainable Business Models
  • Solid waste disposal methods, methods to reduce waste, resource recovery, recycling and energy generation
  • Awareness on responsible plastic usage & positive attributes of plastics, safe disposal, mechanical recycling & development of biodegradable plastics, energy recovery from plastic waste and holistic solution to plastic reuse and recycling
  • Chemical and hazardous industrial waste - Constructive solutions & updated technology, energy recovery & sustainable options
  • Treating and disposing of plastic, chemical and e-waste through effective waste segregation mechanisms and technology driven solutions
  • Share and market your product, services, ideas and solutions to key stakeholders and audience at large.
  • Meet and network with invited experts from eminent organizations
  • Attract investment across sections of the corporate world
  • Exposure to new innovations, institutional models & updated technologies by industries, government, private sectors and NGOs
  • Recommendations emerged from the conference shall be submitted to the relevant official and non-official stakeholders in state and central ministries
  • Proceedings and media coverage released post conference for publicity


This conference is an important platform to show case products, services and solutions available in waste management. With over 200 participants from all around India, the event offers an unique means for information gathering and networking amongst the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the sector of waste management with a multidisciplinary approach involving scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, national/ regional policy makers and finance experts. The event will provide comprehensive insight into waste management industry – best practices, latest technologies, alternative solutions, emerging opportunities and business prospects.

Crucial aspects to be discussed in the conference are as follows:

  • Showcasing of new innovative technologies, best global practices & institutional models for a sustainable waste management
  • Highlighting of the corporate sector's role and responsibility strengthening of technology development and competitiveness
  • Development of stronger base for workable PPP Models
  • Increasing awareness, capacity building and encouraging budding entrepreneurs about various waste issues and technologies at large
  • Action agenda reflecting on policies, technology, financing and business models needed to realize the potential of implementing latest technologies
  • Enlightenment of concerns like water and soil contamination caused by waste and disposal practices, environmental problems associated with waste transportation by land, air, water and development of strategies to mitigate these


About 200 including dignitaries from the Government, Industry and Corporates.