Panel Discussion | Waste: a problem or a resource?

About the event
13 Jul 2018

TARQ is proud to present in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Waste Land curated by Birgid Uccia, a panel discussion. This event is organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai as a special contribution to the exhibition Waste Land and part of the event series celebrating 70 years of Swiss-Indian Friendship.

Waste: a problem or a resource?

In conversation with Deepali Sinha Khetriwal & Ritu Thakur, moderated by Andrin Fink

Date: Friday, 13th July 2018
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue: TARQ
RSVP: info@tarq.in
(The event is free but we request you to RSVP)


Mumbai is the world’s fifth largest city in terms of waste generation. India generates over 150,000 tons of municipal solid waste every day. Only 80% of the waste is collected, less than 30% is treated. Rapid urbanization adds to the existing challenges. Until 2025, India’s waste generation is expected to more than double. How will India tackle the ever-growing amount of waste? Is waste segregation and recycling the solution to pollution? And can art change our negative perception of waste?

Waste management experts – Ms Deepali Sinha Khetriwal (Sofies) and Ms Ritu Thakur (ICLEI South Asia) – will discuss some of the challenges and potential solutions around waste management in India. Mr Andrin Fink of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will moderate the session.