The city of Bengaluru generates 3,500 tons of garbage everyday and spends nearly Rs 402 CR per annum simply to dump that waste, rather than manage it. As a result, the environment is highly polluted, from soil to ground water to farm products, but a simple change in mindset can curtail and drastically reduce the amount of garbage that needlessly makes its way into landfills or worse still, onto the city’s streets.
Myriam Shankar, Program Manager, Bengaluru Recycling Habba, says: “We want the first Bengaluru Recycling Habba to be a huge success and to pave the way for bigger and better events every year. It’s up to all of us as citizens of Bengaluru to support the event through our own actions - by adopting the three R’s at home, at work, at our place of study; by attending featured events; by volunteering their time; or even just by making a donation. Find out more on our website at www.swmrt.com or follow us on Facebook at Twitter.”
The Bengaluru Recycling Habba will feature high profile events and initiatives targeted at a wide range of audiences, including:
“Alternate Current”: A traveling exhibition of Lamps and Fashion Accessories created from waste material, spearheaded by designer Jenny Pinto and showcasing at Olive Bar & Kitchen and Recycling Mela in the Mall.
“Recycling Designer Mela”: Sale of fashion accessories made from recycled materials, appearing at Olive Bar & Kitchen Flea Market and Recycling Mela in the Mall.
“Extended Producers’ Responsibility”:
“Recycling Mela in the Mall”: Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram will showcase the work of the SWMRT and its partners to present gear and tools to facilitate segregation of waste and encourage waste reduction.
The SWMRT comprises 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 Bengaluru. It is hosted by The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust, which aims to give social and environmentally active citizens a legal platform to operate in.
In just over two years, the SWMRT has made many significant achievements:
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