Category: Waste Management

The need is for Environmentally Responsible and Socially Inclusive Waste Management

A recent newspaper article stated that, “As prosperity grows, 62 million tonnes of garbage is generated everyday by the 377 million people living in urban India, now the world’s third-largest garbage generator. ~100k acres  land needed to hold trash of a1B Indians for 25 years. The end-point being 80% of India’s urban waste ends up in rivers. What does this mean for collecting and processing – 60% of urban India waste collected and <5% processed!” With the speed at which India’s metro and tier II cities are growing, there is a lot of waste that is being generated directly...

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Come, let us reclaim the Garden City Status

IN CONVERSATION WITH RAMYA SATEESH Giving has been a way for you. What got you interested in the first place and how has it evolved? Bangalore is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. With a population approaching 9 million, it produces around 4000 tonnes of solid waste each day. Most of this is dumped in land fill sites near villages on the city’s outskirts. Being born and brought up in Bangalore, it’s sad to see how the city has gone from being a garden city, to garbage city, traffic city and the likes. I know a lot of people...

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