Date of Completion


Document Type

Campus Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Advisor

Carol Ann Sharicz


This training program will focus on preparing an actionable solid waste management plan for first time executives in-charge for effective waste management and waste disposal within the service industry. Waste management is a burning topic today, according to the guidelines of solid waste management mentioned in the toolkit for implementation of solid waste management rules, 2016 mentioned that “Solid waste management is one among the important components of Swachh Bharat Mission. It has a direct impact on the health, environment, quality of life of the citizens and on the aesthetics of the urban areas.” During our research, we came across data that highlighted the fact that there exists a gap between the current status on how to create a solid waste management plan and the desired position on what the solid waste management plan should include. During the interview with stakeholders, we learnt from their experiences about the barriers and resistance with regard to waste segregation and adequate disposal. The two-need analyses highlighted that, there are reasonably adequate rules, legislations, policies and technology for implementing waste management; however, the attitude and behavior needs to change to for it to really create an impact. People also need to understand that waste is a resource with a value and not just a burden to be borne which needs to be addressed through education and awareness programs for employees.


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