Waste Pickers Increase Recycling & Cut Landfill

VIDEO: Short Films on Waste & Recycling in Bangalore, India

Singapore based environmental communications specialist, Gone Adventurin has published a two short documentaries looking at the issue waste management in India.

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Singapore based environmental communications specialist, Gone Adventurin has published a two short documentaries looking at the issue waste management in India.

The film makers travelled to Bangalore, which over recent years has gone from being a green city to one beset by environmental problems associated with poor waste management and increased consumption and waste generation.

However, in a bid to tackle the issues the city has become the first in India to implement waste segregation in households.

Wet waste including kitchen scraps, dry waste including recyclables such as paper and plastic, and residual waste which including sanitary products and glass etc. are now processed separately.

One former waste picker explains a how he became successful entrepreneur managing one of Bangalore's 180 Dry Waste Collection Centres.

He explains why it’s important for houses to segregate waste and land why it should be the responsibility of all individuals to help manage it in the most environmentally sound fashion.

Shekar Prabhakar, co-founder of Hasiru Dala, discusses how the organisation is changing the way Bangalore manages its wastes, increasing its recycling and achieving up to 90% diversion from landfill.

The short film can be watched below.

https://youtu.be/q-SM037KCDA?list=PLm55eZKS0TjbOI7S1Cdkh8a5RX5_-xVnX

The second film in which goes into more detail about the role of Hasiru Dala in providing waste management, urban gardening services and products for sustainable living, empowering over 7,500 - a number that is ever growing. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfRFeHXn2TE

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