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We are trying to break through the Non cyclic process of waste management or rather resource management which is currently extraction, production, consumption and dumping or landfilling, resulting in green house gas emissions, ground water pollutions and the ever-increasing natural resource crunch. Mumbai daily labels 8000 tons of perfectly recyclable and re-usable resources into waste and probably hosts the biggest dumping ground in Asia. The waste-pickers mostly consisting of women and their children contributes to some percentages of recycling but are found to be struggling with poverty, serious health issues and vicious cycle of moneylenders.To survive the physical and mental abuse most of the times they would be found on drugs as well.
We envision a world where waste is totally transformed into utilizable resources without exploitation of people or plane. We provide end to end decentralized waste-management solutions ranging from waste audit, designing and setting up of the waste handling system and also providing further operation and maintenance.Decentralized way saves the considerable transportation and the emissions attached to it. Our customers range from townships, corporates, school and college campuses and also municipal corporations.
Wet waste is processed in the biogas plants or composting units. The technologies used has higher biogas and better manure yielding capacities. Paper, plastic, glass, tetrapak waste are further sorted at our dry waste sheds and channelized to recyclers. We also work on a barter system with corporate houses where in return of paper waste collected we return back recycled paper products. The operation and maintenance of the waste handling systems is done by training waste-pickers and involving them in the operations. We have drawn partnerships with federation and co-operatives of waste-pickers with more than 3000 associated waste-pickers. Through our projects we are trying to provide them better working conditions, access to financial and social security and more importantly a dignified life free from exploitation.
Our team consists of people from diverse backgrounds with varied experiences including environmental and technological experts , management graduates, social activists, and even have representation from the waste-pickers. We hope together we can find a solution to this ever-increasing problem of waste-management and also free the waste-pickers from exploitation.