A Critical Study of Choke Point in Sustainable Recycling of Household Waste in an Assamese Village Setting

Ji, Shiva and Punekar, Ravi Mokashi (2019) A Critical Study of Choke Point in Sustainable Recycling of Household Waste in an Assamese Village Setting. In: Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 135 (135). Springer, pp. 165-173. ISBN 9789811359774

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Stigma around consumable products and impact on local sustainability has led us to choke point. Paper examines household waste disposal into a small pond called Pukhri. After certain intervals, the pond would be dredged out to clean up the pond, which subsequently ended in agricultural fields. Today, other household waste items including material constituting laminated papers, plastics, inorganic waste etc., are being dumped into Pukhri. In order to establish a familiarity with situation, paper discusses imperative need for new order of waste management in village through data assessment and analysis and finding relations between actors, activities, and dependent phenomenon for a sustainable waste management system. It was found that levels of interconnections between various actors are facing blockage and impacts on domestic fowls, fish, and cattle were noticed. The paper elaborates on vernacular system, change in the system and impacts over stakeholders, etc.

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Ji, Shivahttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2219-6035
Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 10:59
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 09:50
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4790
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5977-4_14
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