Treatment, Recycling and Utilisation of C&D waste in India (Indo-Norwegian C&D waste program) is a collaboration between Central Public Works Department (Ministry of Housing and Urban
Affairs), Goa Waste Management Corporation (Department of Science, Technology and Waste Management) and SINTEF. It also enables joint activities with Indian construction industry and
The project objective is to raise awareness, build capacity, share knowledge of best practice internationally, and provide technical support and disseminating information to industry and authorities. The development of C&D waste management in Norway started at late
1990s and is well implemented today.
The program is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi and the second phase of the program (Phase II) will be implemented in the period 2023-2026. It will emphasise on the environmental benefits by developing technical specifications for certification of recycled materials, develop life cycle analysis documentation that includes the CO2 reduction and demonstrate the benefits in full scale pilots. The Norwegian R&D organisation SINTEF is coordinating the program.
Sound management of C&D waste is decisive for society and environment in particular in urban areas where space is limited and population is dense. In addition, increased C&D waste recycling
reduces significantly both the outtake of natural resources and the CO2 emission, because the recycled materials are used in the construction of new buildings and infrastructure.
The binding of CO2 to concrete materials due to carbonation is significant and the binding potential can be further utilised by recycling of C&D waste, thus reducing the CO2 emission by millions of tons.
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)
Goa Waste Management Corporation
Research Triangle Institute (RTI India)
Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi