Supported By

GRIT: Green Recycling, Inclusive and Transparent


Supported By

Informal sector integration and formalization of reverse supply chain, Material recovery Facility in each of the 4 cities


Chennai, Ghaziabad, Mysore, Greater Noida

Supported By

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Focus Areas

Dry Waste Management,


Jan 2019 to August 2022


Dry waste supply chain in the 4 cities


Divert 8-10TPD dry waste to each of the MRFs


Karnataka, Tamil Naidu, Uttar Pradesh

Key stakeholders

Entrepreneurs, Waste Workers

The G.R.I.T (Green Recycling, Inclusive & Transparent) project focussed on establishing modern material recovery facilities in 4 cities namely Chennai, Mysore, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad. The four facilities have a combined capacity of processing 30 tons of waste per day.  The project reaches out to the waste workers and scrap dealers in the cities and works towards enrolling them on a platform by conducting awareness drives on the benefits and also providing them some incentives. Material recovery needs to be improved mainly due to the existing focus on only high-value categories of waste and Material traceability is almost non-existent. 

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To map the reverse supply chain, including PET in each of the four cities, and identify the problem areas, challenges, and opportunities with a focus on Waste Worker integration.
  • Development of an IT platform for tracking Waste Worker formalization and Material Traceability
  • Informal sector integration through a well-defined stage-wise program 
  • Setting up an MRF (automated & efficient Material Recovery Facility) at each city
  • Handhold an entrepreneur at each location, to operate the MRF