Case 26. Waste to Wealth—A Distant Dream?: Challenges in the Waste Disposal Supply Chain in Bangalore, India

M. Ramasubramaniam and P. Chandiran

Loyola Institute for Business Administration, Chennai, India; rams@liba.edu

Loyola Institute for Business Administration, Chennai, India; chandiran@liba.edu

Introduction

Bruhat Bangalore MahanagaraPalike (BBMP), a Karnataka state government authority, had recently set an ultimatum that waste segregation at the source will be compulsory for all Bangalore citizens beginning October 1, 2012. But the mandate received a very poor response. According to BBMP data, 3,281 tons of total waste was generated that day, out of which the segregated garbage accounted for 515 tons. The response was particularly ...

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