focuses Established in 2009 by Anjana Iyer, Anil Derick, Dr Radhika Rao, and Chethan Karanth, Full Circle on solid waste management, ecological sanitation, and water conservation.
Green Technologies is a registered Bangalore based environmental engineering company working in the field of environment friendly and sustainable technologies, with a vast experience in rainwater harvesting and solid waste management.
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A voluntary based organization committed to finding solutions to solid waste management, SAAHAS works towards implementation of the solid waste management handling rules, regulation in the use and disposal of plastic and other hazardous household waste, encourages the composting of organic waste at a local level, and strengthening the recycling industry.
Waste Wise Trust
Waste Wise Trust is a registered, non profit organization that provides a complete end-to-end solution in waste management. Set up as a subsidiary of the Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi, it promotes citizen participation in civic cleanliness, waste segregation, waste minimization, and recycling, working towards the development of people involved in waste picking activities.
Also, ITC, the paper and packaging company, also runs a scheme called WOW - Wealth out of Waste - and work with apartments and institutions to implement dry waste collection schemes. Find out more at http://www.itcgreenpapers.com/Wealth_Out_of_Waste.aspx
Wet and Dry Waste
Simply sorting the garbage into wet and dry waste instead of throwing it into common trash is the first step.
- Get bins for the kitchens and vending facilities which collect only wet waste.
- Find space for a larger scale composting facility suitable for the size of your corporation. To learn more about composting contact us.
The 3 R's
For companies, it's important to try to reduce waste wherever possible. For example, this can be done my moving away from one time use products in the staff restaurant or coffee area. Waste segregation, collection and secondary sorting on site ensures that even low value material gets channelled into recycling. By doing this, companies can achieve considerable reduction in waste generated. They are also able to reach a recycling rate of 80% and more.
Certain items that cannot be recycled or reused, such as medical waste, will need to be handled by a specialist. Contact one of the service providers from this list of recyclers in your area. (see Directory of Recyclers in Information Center)
Plastic bags pose one of the biggest threats to wildlife. In our cities as well, hundreds of stray dogs and cows die each year because of ingesting plastic along with the garbage they feed on. So the next time think before you carelessly toss a plastic bag filled with leftovers on to the street corner. We could all make the wise and eminently practical decision of refusing the plastic bag that is offered free with every purchase we make. As they are non-biodegradable, plastic bags remain in our environment for years and years. Simply get into the habit of carrying your own cloth bag when you set out to buy something. This simple gesture will display your genuine concern for the environment.
For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Management Round Table Hotline on 99161 02848 or email us at
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