Our association with Saahas has helped us to bring in new systems and ideas within the BBMP and its contractors creating a positive step forward towards creating a decentralized scalable solid waste management system in association with BBMP and other stakeholders involved in solid waste management in the city. The experience of Saahas at managing waste at source has helped overcome problems in the field and given the team confidence to work.
We truly appreciate Saahas and their efforts in supplementing our engagement with various stakeholders in creating an environmentally sustainable e-waste supply chain in Bangalore.We should definitely compliment Saahas and their ability in reaching out to the maximum audience through the community contact programmes in spreading the message of hazardous e-Waste, building rapport with the informal sector and also their ability in creating authentic, catchy and attention seeking campaigns on the subject.
Saahas is working in e-Waste management since 2004. Since then they have conducted lots of awareness programmes in companies, apartments and schools. Saahas is the only organization in Karnataka that has a collection centre for household e-Waste. Saahas is doing a good job in the field of Enviromnment.
Saahas and Tetra Pak began working together in 2008, both partners were determined to bring about awareness-among citizens of Bangalore-on the fact that Tetra Pak cartons can be recycled. Through its own staff and army of volunteers, Saahas has painstakingly laid what looks like the beginning of a strong foundation in getting people to act responsibly – by placing empty cartons into a separate bin for eventual recycling. Saahas’s approach has been to create awareness first amongst a select number of schools, institutes and colleges, corporations and commercial complexes, and parlours, parks and residential complexes and then to spread awareness among the waste paper trade community – so that there is a parallel push and pull created.