Puttenahalli Waste Management Program 

Location : Puttenhalli Lake, Bengaluru
 

Supported By : ThoughtWorks Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Bangalore was once called the city of lakes . For centuries the Puttenahalli Lake in J.P. Nagar had been a pristine water body, playing a vital role in maintaining the fragile ecosystem of the neighbourhood. Like many other lakes in Bangalore, this one too fell prey to indiscriminate exploitation and neglect. The easy availability of packaged food and the ever increasing use of plastics has led to dumping of waste in and around the lake and burning of dry waste. The residents are unaware that they are breathing in deadly dioxins and furans being released by burning of plastic waste.

The Puttenahalli lake waste management project aims to address the problem of waste being dumped and burnt in and around the lake by residences and shops on the periphery. There are low-medium income housing colonies around the lake where no proper door-to-door collection of waste takes place. The objective of the project is to create awareness about the ill effects of burning of non-biodegradable waste and establish source segregation practices and regular door-to-door collection in the areas around the lake with the aim to minimize dumping of waste around the lake and remove the black spots.

Puttenahalli Waste Management Program

Location : Puttenhalli Lake, Bengaluru 

Supported By : ThoughtWorks Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Bangalore was once called the city of lakes . For centuries the Puttenahalli Lake in J.P. Nagar had been a pristine water body, playing a vital role in maintaining the fragile ecosystem of the neighbourhood. Like many other lakes in Bangalore, this one too fell prey to indiscriminate exploitation and neglect. The easy availability of packaged food and the ever increasing use of plastics has led to dumping of waste in and around the lake and burning of dry waste. The residents are unaware that they are breathing in deadly dioxins and furans being released by burning of plastic waste.

The Puttenahalli lake waste management project aims to address the problem of waste being dumped and burnt in and around the lake by residences and shops on the periphery. There are low-medium income housing colonies around the lake where no proper door-to-door collection of waste takes place. The objective of the project is to create awareness about the ill effects of burning of non-biodegradable waste and establish source segregation practices and regular door-to-door collection in the areas around the lake with the aim to minimize dumping of waste around the lake and remove the black spots.