Now, solid waste management right at your doorstep!
Solid Waste Management Round Table Bangalore provides free-of-cost assistance on best practices in proper segregation. The team works in educating citizens on managing waste at the source, recycling and even composting the waste.
Are you sick and tired of seeing our green city turning into a garbage city? Wonder just what we can can do about it? Join the Solid Waste Management Round Table Bangalore (SWMRT), a group of like-minded organizations and individuals, who for the past one year have been working tirelessly to build awareness of and promote the adoption of best practices in waste management at houses, apartment complexes, corporations, schools/colleges, and public offices.
The SWMRT believes that everyone needs to exercise their responsibility, be it social, corporate, or otherwise, and start managing waste from the point of generation, whether in houses, apartment complexes, corporations, schools/colleges, or public offices. If you find it difficult to manage waste and keep you neighbourhood clean, then here’s help in the form of Solid Waste Management Round Table Bangalore (SWMRTB), a team comprising experts and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The team works in educating citizens on managing waste at the source, recycling and even composting the waste. SWMRTB has been working on waste management for a year. It has tied up with 15,000 households and 180 institutions for waste management, according to Sandya Narayan, member of Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY), an NGO which is a part of SWMRTB. “Apart from residents, we are also working with kabadiwalas and recyclers to manage the waste,” said Sandya.
In addition to providing advice to residents, SWMRTB also involves area-specific vendors to derive the methodology of managing the waste. The programme, which is free of cost, is endorsed by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and many residents’ welfare associations (RWAs). Sandya said that every home generates 650 grams of waste daily with Bangalore generating 3,000 tonnes every day. “So individuals should better manage waste and we are there to help them. All they have to do is call or email us,” she added.
The SWMRTB’s monthly collection of paper is estimated to make up to nearly 24% of the recyclable household waste. Just over 916 tonnes every year was recycled, saving a staggering 4,633 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. In terms of climate change, this equates to planting 18,532 trees and neutralises the negative impact of 2,895 average Indian citizens. The SWMRTB includes non-governmental organisations like Full Circle, Green Technologies, YIMBY, The Anonymous Indian Trust, Reclaim Bangalore, The Green Cow, Project Green Diamond, Saahas, Green Commandos, Daily Dump, Waste Wise Trust and Radio Active.
The Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) was formed in October 2009 by a group of like-minded organizations and highly skilled individuals who have been working to build awareness of and promote the adoption of best practices in waste management at houses, apartment complexes, corporations, schools/colleges, and public offices across Bangalore. The vision of the SWMRT is to bring the Municipal Waste Management Rules 2000 and its recommendations to life in Bangalore by promoting the all important basic step of segregating waste at source and adoption of the 3R’s - reduce, reuse, recycle.
For details, call 40390999.