Crisis: The practice of open-waste dumping is one of the main reasons why health hazards arise. Several countries have adopted this system since centuries which is not ideal for a sustainable environment. Saahas introduced Solid Waste Management practices in 2001 in Bangalore to tackle this issue and develop Zero Waste Communities in India.
Programs: 1) Saahas promotes sustainable solutions that start from - creating awareness, waste segregation and collection, transportation and processing. 2) Advocacy and Sensitization session tailored for specific audiences. 3) Tetra Pack recycling and E-Waste collection and recycling. 4) Conducting waste audits to identify the best sustainable waste solutions for different communities.
Outcome in 2018: 24 villages and 28,000+ households covered under all initiatives. 30 tons of waste and 1.5 tons of E-Waste handled per month. 300,000+ individuals reached out to through Zero Waste Awareness Campaigns and social media.
Income Rs5 cr
Expense Rs4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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