Projects

Current Ongoing Projects

Neigbourhood Awareness Program – Capgemini

  • Implementing segregation at source at household level
  • Create resource from waste rather than dispose it in a landfill.
  • Demonstrate effective neighborhood waste management.

Status :

  • A dedicated decentralized waste management center called “Kasa-Rasa 3” with a capacty of managing 2 Tons of Wet waste and 1 Ton of dry waste per day has been setup.

Tetra Pak Carton Recycling – TetraPak

  • Create awareness around waste pickers on recycling potential of Tetra Pak cartons to improve collection.
  • Strengthening the PCC & PPC collection.
  • Capacity building of scrap dealers.
  • Closing the loop by resource recovery from waste and bringing it back into mainstream economy.

Status :

  • 2015 :  Chennai – 9 Tonnes, Hyderabad – 8 Tonnes, Mysore – 62 Tonnes
  • 2016 :  Chennai – 16 Tonnes of PPC,   Kengeri   –  16 Tonnes
Recycled Tetrapack

Madiwala Vegetable Market Waste Management – BOSCH

  • Implementing segregation at source at shop level for Madiwala Market
  • Enabling collection of segregated waste
  • Processing of wet waste at Bio-Gas plant
  • Diverting 10 Tons of waste from landfill everyday.

Status :

  • Waste Audit Completed, Waste flow fluctuations during weekends / festivals measured.
  • Detailed Project Proposal submitted to BOSCH and in conversation with BBMP is going on for collaboration.

Beyond the Broom : Rural Waste Management Project – JSW

  • Implementing a waste management solution to sensitize the rural community about the growing problem of waste.
  • Bringing behavioral changes in rural masses and walking the sustainable path.

Status :

  • Pilot Phase : 3 Villages, ~3500 Households, ~300 Shops Covered. 5.5 T collected
  • Phase 2 : 9 Villages, ~10,300 Households Reached (In Progress, Target of 30,000 Households in 30 villages in 3 Talukas)
Reaching Bellary

e-Waste Management

Responsible e-Waste Management

The ever growing technology in the electrical and electronic sector has resulted in increase of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Safe disposal of WEEE is important since it contains over a thousand materials, much of which are highly toxic. At present 95% of e-Waste continues to be recycled informally with little or no safeguards to human health and the environment. The new e-Waste guidelines from the Ministry of Environment and Forests seeks to introduce regulations and responsibilities to all the stakeholders.

e-Waste Management in Bangalore: Our initiatives

Saahas has worked closely with several partners including the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, GIZ (formerly GTZ or German Technical Cooperation) and EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) to study various issues related to generation of e-Waste; its flow through the system, recycling and final disposal.

Informal sector up-gradation

Saahas worked in association with the Indo-German-Swiss initiative to upgrade the informal sector which is actively engaged in e-Waste recycling. Saahas is the implementing partner for ‘Establishing e-Waste Channels to Enhance Environment Friendly Recycling (WEEE-Recycle)’ programme. The WEEE Recycle programme is a GIZ-ASEM initiative with partners Adelphi, Toxic Links, and MAIT. It is implemented across four cities Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, and Pune. In Bangalore, the programme supports small scale authorized e-waste recyclers (who earlier worked in the informal sector) to strengthen their capacities. It also looks at establishing an e-Waste collection system.

Establishing a collection system

We have established a collection channel for households and organizations to dispose e-Waste to authorized recyclers. Saahas has an authorized e-waste collection centre in Jayanagar 1st Block and at the Kasa Rasa Centre in Ejipura, where your e-Waste can be dropped off. The material collected is sent to authorized e-waste recyclers.

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e-Waste Management

Responsible e-Waste Management

The ever growing technology in the electrical and electronic sector has resulted in increase of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Safe disposal of WEEE is important since it contains over a thousand materials, much of which are highly toxic. At present 95% of e-Waste continues to be recycled informally with little or no safeguards to human health and the environment. The new e-Waste guidelines from the Ministry of Environment and Forests seeks to introduce regulations and responsibilities to all the stakeholders.

e-Waste Management in Bangalore: Our initiatives

Saahas has worked closely with several partners including the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, GIZ (formerly GTZ or German Technical Cooperation) and EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) to study various issues related to generation of e-Waste; its flow through the system, recycling and final disposal.

Informal sector up-gradation

Saahas worked in association with the Indo-German-Swiss initiative to upgrade the informal sector which is actively engaged in e-Waste recycling. Saahas is the implementing partner for ‘Establishing e-Waste Channels to Enhance Environment Friendly Recycling (WEEE-Recycle)’ programme. The WEEE Recycle programme is a GIZ-ASEM initiative with partners Adelphi, Toxic Links, and MAIT. It is implemented across four cities Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, and Pune. In Bangalore, the programme supports small scale authorized e-waste recyclers (who earlier worked in the informal sector) to strengthen their capacities. It also looks at establishing an e-Waste collection system.

Establishing a collection system

We have established a collection channel for households and organizations to dispose e-Waste to authorized recyclers. Saahas has an authorized e-waste collection centre in Jayanagar 1st Block and at the Kasa Rasa Centre in Ejipura, where your e-Waste can be dropped off. The material collected is sent to authorized e-waste recyclers.

Contact us for more details

Visit our Social Media page for informative articles on eWaste