The ceremony will be presided by Mr. Siddaiah, Commissioner, BBMP. Guests of Honour include: Mr. A.S Sadashiviah, IFS (Retd.) Chairman, KSPCB; Mr. A.N Yellappa Reddy , Environmentalist, Bangalore; and Mr. R Chenraj Jain , President, Jain University .
The two week Recycling Habba was organized by The Solid Waste Management Round Table Bengaluru (SWMRT), supported by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Pailke (BBMP) and the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee. It aimed at attracting attention to the issues of Solid Waste Management in Bangalore. With its slogan of ‘Think before you Throw’, the Recycling Habba encouraged Bangalore citizens to recycle more, highlight best practices in handling waste responsibly, discuss current issues related to Extended Producer Responsibility, and facilitate introduction of new initiatives by BBMP such as proposals to set up Bio Methanisation plants in 17 markets or setting up dry waste collection centres in all 198 wards of the city.
The SWMRT, organizers of the first Bengaluru Recycling Habba, 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 in Government offices, public spaces, homes, offices, industries and educational institutions across Bengaluru. In just over two years, the SWMRT has made many significant achievements:
To find out more visit www.swmrt.com or follow the Recycling Habba updates on Facebook at Bengaluru Recycling Habba 2011 and Twitter @RecyclingHabba.
Notes to Editors:
Reporters and Photographers are welcome at The Chancery Pavillion, Residency Road, at 7 pm on Sunday 13th November.