THE PROBLEM

As the world grapples with the challenges of solid waste management, India decided to tackle this challenge by launching Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014.

The problem we are trying to solve is threefold and interconnected:

Ineffective Waste Collection

They are unplanned and resource intensive, with extremely low efficiency & effectiveness for collection, resource recovery & disposal. For instance, only 70%  of urban solid waste in India is currently collected.

Hazardous Working Conditions

No focus on sanitation staff’s human dignity and safety.

Harmful Disposal of Waste

In India, 77%1 of solid waste is not processed and instead transported to open dumps.

Environmental Degradation

Severe overall negative impact on the environment from a hygiene, sustainability and aesthetic perspective.

To solve this SWM problem, we aspire to:

Our Vision

A world in which inclusive and environmentally sustainable management of solid waste is common practice across cities, towns and villages.

Our Mission

To partner with government bodies and communities in India and the world to establish solid waste management systems grounded in the principles of efficient resource utilisation, environmental sustainability and dignity of labour.

OUR PRINCIPLES

We practice these principles while trying to tackle this problem:

Dignity of Labour and Enhanaced Livelihoods

Stakeholder Integration

Maximum Resource Recovery

Mandatory Source Segregation of Waste

Long Term Monitoring

Focus on Data

OUR SERVICES

SOLID WASTE SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION

We work with Urban Local Bodies(ULBs) and Gram Panchyats to transform solid waste management of cities, towns and villages.  We do this by implementing our inhouse BOTRAM process.

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EXTENDED PRODUCERS REPONSIBILITY

We work with Urban Local Bodies(ULBs) and Gram Panchyats to transform solid waste management of cities, towns and villages.  We do this by implementing our inhouse BOTRAM process.

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TRAINING

AND CERTIFICATION

We work with Urban Local Bodies(ULBs) and Gram Panchyats to transform solid waste management of cities, towns and villages.  We do this by implementing our inhouse BOTRAM process.

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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

Be a part of a unique group of individuals passionate about changing the waste management system of our cities, towns and villages and build your own waste management social enterprise

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COUNTRIES WHERE BOTRAM HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED

14

CITIES AND VILLAGES WHERE SWM SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED

2188

LIVELIHOODS GENERATED / ENHANCED

17

LAKH RESIDENTS TRAINED IN SOURCE SEGREGATION

90

PERCENT WASTE RECOVERY POTENTIAL ACHIEVED

60284

TONS OF DRY WASTE RECOVERED

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

We strive to align our work to the Sustainable Development Goals drafted set by the United Nations