Monday, March 8, 2021
Home Environment Effective Waste Management Needed For India

Effective Waste Management Needed For India

Recykal powers a digital marketplace and provides smart center solutions for dry waste collection centers all across India and provides end-to-end digital solutions provider, facilitating transactions for all stakeholders across India's waste management and recycling value chain

As environmental concerns gain prominence amid the pandemic, Abhay Deshpande, founder of Recykal, has said that the country requires an effective and automated waste management model.

He has also recommended the implementation of a ‘deposit return system’ to boost waste recycling in the country.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Deposit Return System or DRS, a system that enables users to return their packaging waste, in exchange for a refund on the deposit.

“We have been pitching this concept to different state governments since DRS has a proven record of over 90 percent reverse collection rates wherever it has been implemented so far. Ocean plastics is another aspect where we feel a lot of work is needed,” Deshpande said.

Noting that landfills are growing at a rapid rate across the country and a large chunk of valuable e-waste and plastic waste is being incinerated in them, leading to economic, climatic, and environmental downfall, he said: “What India needs desperately is an effective and automated waste management model.”

Landfills are an increasing environmental problem across India. Pixabay

Three major stakeholders are involved in the e-waste and plastic management value chain — waste generators, waste collectors or aggregators, and recyclers, he said.

He is of the view that each of these stakeholders needs to be incentivized in the right way to maximize collection, minimize dumping and maximize recycling operations.

He said that the waste management and recycling industry has been especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deshpande observed that during lockdowns, fewer than 10 percent of recyclers were operating and many are still not able to return to full capacity.

Coupled with the increased use of single-use plastic, there is a heightened urgency for action to build back better.

Recykal is an end-to-end digital solutions provider, facilitating transactions for all stakeholders across India’s waste management and recycling value chain.

ALSO READ: The Founding Fathers Envisioned An Exclusive Democracy

“We are helping FMCG and electronic brands run their consumer awareness and takeback programs and comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) rules. Our technology, data, and reporting solutions help governments, policymakers, organizations, and communities adopt sustainable practices while creating a positive social, economic and environmental impact at scale,” he said.

The company also powers a digital marketplace and provides smart center solutions for dry waste collection centers to ensure plastic is recycled properly and efficiently. (IANS)



Most Popular

How COVID Pandemic Changed The Nature of Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health

Exercise has for long been recommended as cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with depression, yet new evidence suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic changed the nature...

Know Here Why Most of The Young Women Feel That IT, Tech Jobs Belong To Men

When it comes to the IT and tech industry, only 19 percent of women working in the sector said they were inspired by a...

International Women’s Day 2021: Significance, Importance and Quotes To Celebrate

The dynamic beings who have the most crucial responsibility to carry forward one generation to the other are none other than Women! In every...

10 Off-Beat Beach Destinations in Maharashtra For All Beach-Lovers!

If you really want to explore offbeat destinations then Maharashtra boasts of extensive beaches where you can seek some quiet time or adventure. With...

Consumption of Vegan Food Linked To Poorer Bone Health

People consuming a vegan diet may have poorer bone health, suggested a new study. In a new study, the bone health of vegans, as well...

AI identifies Currently Available Medicines To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have developed a method based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat Alzheimer's disease. The method could represent...

How This Visual Effect Specialist Created Sensation With Tom Cruise’s Deepfakes

A visual effects specialist who created deepfake photos and videos of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise that went viral on various social media platforms, has...

Privatisation May Lead To Increased Charges, Lower Profits For Public: AINBOF

All India Nationalised Banks Officers Federation (AINBOF) has opposed privatisation of public sector banks as it will lead to increase in service charges and...

Recent Comments