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National Games Village - Tungabhadra from Waste to Resource (220 Apartments)



Solid Waste Management in a 220 unit complex in Koramangala, Bangalore

Solid Waste Management in a 220 unit complex in Koramangala, Bangalore



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National Games Village - Tungabhadra from Waste to Resource (220 Apartments) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. A projectsponsored byAssociation for India’s Development (AID) , Seattle , USA Chapterandsupported byKarnataka Housing Boardin consultation withMr. Srinivasan C , Indian Green ServiceUsingVellore model of Zero Waste ManagementPresenterMeera Rajesh , Resident at Tungabhadra Block Oct 2012(meera.rajesh@gmail.com)
  • 2. Integrated SustainabilityEnvironmental , Economic and Social Sustainability
  • 3. Our backyard before Zero Waste ManagementTubelights were burnt posing threat to children playingNGV Residents . Labourers used this space for open Tungabhadra in the vicinity Welfare Tungabhadra NGV Residents Welfare Association, Bangalore Association, Bangalore
  • 4. Segregation at Source using Green and Red Bins . Green bins for wet waste and Red binsfor dry waste . The drums that are kept on trolleys which fit into the lifts for collection
  • 5. Information Board and Waste Management “Kit “
  • 6. Wet waste is segregated and ready for putting into the compost bed COW and its DUNG the magic element for composting
  • 7. LEAF CompostingPlastics and paper are separated from leaf litter . Garden waste is mixed with cow dung slurry and added on the compost bed. Leaf litter is converted into useful leaf mulch!
  • 8. Tertiary Segregation of plastic items from your RED binsIf plastic is mixed with food waste, plastic also starts stinking , difficult to store in our storage units before sending for recycling.
  • 9. Tertiary Segregation of aluminum from your RED binsLet us recycle aluminum and contribute to reduction in bauxite miningdenuding our forests !
  • 10. Tertiary Segregated waste converted into resource for sellingIn six months Tungabhadra has generated an income of close to 1 lakh fromrecyclables, compost, panchagavya for sustaining zero waste management
  • 11. Non Recyclable Plastic Menace  Aluminum coated plastic covers are non recyclables  Out of 650 Kg of plastic covers generated in 8 months, 200 Kg was non recyclable plastic covers from various brands  In summary, 32% of plastic covers generated from 220 apartments need to reach the landfill or burnt !  Why not ban these packaging ?
  • 12. Every month 220 apartments generate approximately 4.5 tonnes of waste. At Tungabhadra, only 10% of 4.5 tonnes reaches the landfills , which is 450 Kg ! Tungabhadra generated Rs.1.86 lakhs as income from Sales (2012-13) Out of which Rs. 93,000 was from recyclables
  • 13. Our Eco Products Egg Shell powder Panchagavya as Bio Fertiliser for plants and Bio Accelarator for faster composting Benefits of Panchagavya: Compost 1. Bigger leaves, denser Canopy 2. Increases biological efficiency thus aiding composting (works like EM ) 3. Trunk produces side shoots (carry Max. fruits) 4. Rooting is profuse and dense and remains fresh for long. Roots spread and grow into deeper layers 5. A thin oily film is formed on the leaves and stems, which helps reducing the evaporation of water. 6. Withstands long dry periods due to deep and extensive roots.Residents can purchase all eco products 7. Irrigation water requirement reduced by 30%. for plants by exchanging newspaper
  • 14. Involvement of Kids
  • 15. Aspects of ZWM Implementation
  • 16. What worked well ? Challenges Support of AID , Seattle  Difficulty in getting land approval from KHB Waste Management Consultant , Vellore Srinivasan  People resistance since we were early adopters before One time setup cost borne by every household BBMP driving waste management Rs.2 per family per day as service charge from every apartment  Labour challenges due to local politics with cleaning for “managing “ waste contractors, Local dumping contractor playing politics to stop Support main office bearers in the Management Committee the fee waiver, Incentive by KHB at the end of 6 months to give a fee waiver  People not complying with 100% segregation at source .. Segregation at the back end was kicked off simultaneously Still a problem after 1.5 years with source segregation  Other operational challenges in the initial phase for labour New ZWM co coordinator after a year (Ensuring the project intake doesn’t depend on individuals , but on processes )  Local politics by residents in the community Latest direction by BBMP Weakness Threats Flooring for the ZWM Segregation Yard …  People within the community turning against Zero Waste 100 % Segregation .. More volunteers , more door to door Management campaigns  Few resistors turning instigators for closureLow selling Items Tender coconut husk , tender coconut shell – Buyers come only if there is tonnage Tube Lights recycling  Slippers ! …. No Takers …  Construction Waste … 
  • 17. Major Milestones : ZWM , Tungabhadra Awareness, Monthly Land Making of Sale of Sale to Labor in Launch First Sale EconomicApproval Centre one cycle* Raddiwala take sustenance Jan Feb Mar Apr Jul Nov Jan Mar 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 Few residents Labour turning Challenge against * One cycle is sale of 9 types of cardboards, 22 types of plastic items, 22 types of plastic covers, 11 types of paper to whole sale market proving the economic value of “waste” through Tertiary segregation and sale in whole sale market .
  • 18. ZWM Income and Expense : Sustenance Model for 220 ApartmentsIncome Head Income Amount Expense Head Expense Amount (Per Month) (Per Month)Service Charge Rs. 13,200 Labour Rs. 18,000from Tungabhadra (For 4 people)Residents’ WelfareAssociationKHB Fee Waiver Rs.9240 Cow Dung Rs.500after 6 months of (Monthly)executionSales Recyclables Rs.4500 Repairs and Rs. 1000 maintenance (Once in 6 months)Sales Organic Rs. 500 Borra Bags Rs. 500Products (Realized (Monthly)once in 2 months)Total Income Rs.27,440 Total Expenses Rs. 20,000 18
  • 19. Thank YouMy Blogs on ZWMhttp://meeresh.blogspot.in/2012/04/zero-waste-journey-3-environmental.htmlhttp://meeresh.blogspot.in/2012/04/zero-waste-journey-4-economic.htmlhttp://meeresh.blogspot.in/2012/04/zero-waste-journey-5-people.htmlhttp://meeresh.blogspot.in/2012/05/waste-and-food-management-our-ancestral.html