Turning waste into wealth for 1000 households

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Engaging 1000 households in solid waste management, thereby improving the living environment for poor people as well as rejuvenating soil and safeguarding agricultural biodiversity.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With industrialisation and urbanisation, the quantity of waste is increasing and the composition of waste is becoming more diversified. Today, waste in India is being burnt or dumped; either producing hazardous smoke or leeching into the soil and water. Implementing solid waste management schemes in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, would mobilise entire communities around the waste-issue, while offering a simple solution for how to turn "waste into wealth" - e.g. vermicomposting and recycling.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will implement solid waste management schemes where the community is mobilised and learns the importance of segregating their household waste. The waste will be collected and processed through e.g. composting, biogas, recycling, etc.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will manage the waste of 1000 households in an environmentally sustainable manner, thereby improving the local environment. It will also give employment to 10-15 individuals, and especially to women, from marginalised sections of society.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Hand in Hand India

Little Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Project Leader

Sandip Mookerjee

COO - Partnerships & Alliances
Nacka, Nacka Sweden

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