Change Matters


Life extension of products through repair and reuse



Supported By

VMware Software India Pvt Ltd

Focus Areas

Special Waste Streams - e-waste and bulky waste; Awareness & Behavioural change, Repair and Reuse


November 2021 to Ongoing


Pan Bengaluru


Reached out to 47,611 people; Collected 16MT of e-waste and 65MT of bulky waste in 2.5 years. Beneficiaries served till date is 15610 and number of repair campaigns conducted is 50



Key stakeholders

Community, Social Entrepreneurs and Urban Local Body

In most of the cities, there is a system for doorstep collection of municipal solid waste. However, there are items like e-waste, old furniture, mattresses, clothes, toys, books which are not handed over to the municipal waste collector. These can be repaired/refurbished/reused by another citizen.  Moreover, this waste requires proper disposal mechanisms since e-waste has hazardous components and bulky waste takes up huge space in landfills and can affect local ecology. Life extension is a very important component of Circular Economy and through the Change Matters initiative, we demonstrate how this can be done in urban areas.

As part of this initiative, we facilitate doorstep collection of e-waste and other waste streams, and divert the collected items to entrepreneurs who can repair and refurbish them and to NGOs who distribute them for reuse. This helps in reduction of waste going into the landfill  as well as increasing the income of entrepreneurs.

A helpline number +91 8510091213 has been setup to answer queries and facilitate collection in Bangalore.

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