Our Programmes reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, recover, repair, restore, reclaimWaste Sensitive CommunitiesLess Plastic for MeE-Waste ManagementTetra Pak Collection
Waste Sensitive Communities reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, recover, repair, restore, reclaim Providing professional waste management services to companies, Schools, households and communities. Collectively we recycle 7,000 kgs of waste per day from our clients Providing livelihood opportunities and strengthening the informal Sector involved in collection and recycling of waste.
Our clients reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, recover, repair, restore, reclaim Some of our Corporate Clients Residential complexes Institutions
Recycled products• Paper – recycled paper products• Plastic – used for roads and recycled plastic products such as chairs, raincoats, lower grade plastic bags.• Tetra Pak cartons – recycled paper products and roofing sheets• E-waste – plastic, metals
Pick the least recyclable material• Plastic• Glass• Metal
Pick the least recyclable material• Plastic• Glass• Metal Plastic can be recycled at most 4 to 5 times, while glass and metal can be recycled over and over without loss of quality. Source: CERE, Mumbai
How long does it take to bio-degrade?Vegetables and fruits 3 - 4 weeksPaper 1 monthWood 10-15 yearsAluminum cans 200 -300 yearsPlastic 450 – 1000 yearsThermocol, glass, Never, Unknown
Less Plastic for me reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, recover, repair, restore, reclaim
REFUSE A PLASTIC BAG,CARRY YOUR OWN SHOPPING BAG
United States: The Revis family of North Carolina Food consumption for 1 weekEcuador: The Ayme family of Tingo Food consumption for 1 week
FAQsWill Dry waste smell if I store it for a week?Not if it is clean and dry. Make sure that plastic sachets of milk, curds, oil,idli batter, any food item, are cleaned of all their contents and dried beforebeing put in the dry waste bag. Then they will never stink.What do I do with milk packets, dosa packets, and yoghurtcontainers?Clean them thoroughly. Open out the milk, yoghurt and dosa batter packetscompletely at one end, and wash out all the residue. They can be put towash with the dishes in the sink, then dried, and put into the dry waste bag.What do I do with old clothes/ shoes/ handbags/belts/toys?If they are still in usable condition, they should be given to someorganization that collects them. If they are totally unusable, or verydamaged, they are still categorized as dry waste. If clothes are soiled with body fluids, they become sanitary waste.If they are soiled with paint, or any chemicals, they are HHW (householdhazardous waste).
FAQsWhat do I do with my old furniture/ broken glass table?Old furniture can be recycled, if not, along with broken glass it candisposed of as debris or rubbish (inerts).What do I do with old crockery / non-stick pans etc?If they are not broken, they are recyclable dry waste. If broken, debrisor rubbish (inerts).What do I do with my old brooms/ floor cleaning cloths/ Drymops/ bathroom cleaning brush?Bathroom cleaning brush is sanitary waste.If I don’t use a plastic liner, how do I dispose my food waste inthe bin?Before the advent of the bin liner, we would all put our garbagedirectly in the bin, and wash it everyday. That is what we will have todo now. The bin can be lined with a newspaper liner or a layer ofsawdust if you don’t want to put the wet waste directly into it.What is biomedical waste?This includes used menstrual cloths, sanitary napkins, disposablediapers, bandages and any material that is contaminated with bloodor other body fluids. They should be wrapped in a newspaper, markedwith a red cross, and given everyday to the BBMP.
FAQsWhat are hazardous wastes?HHW or household hazardous wastes include three sub-categories– E-waste; toxic substances such as paints, cleaning agents,solvents, insecticides and their containers, other chemicals; andbiomedical wastes like used syringes, expired medicines,thermometers, used cosmetics etc..How do I dispose human hair/nails?Sanitary waste. Wrap in a newspaper, mark with a red cross, andgive everyday to the BBMP.