Solid Waste Management

Pathways for a cleaner economy

India generates over 62 million tonnes of waste every single year. Of these, only 12 million tonnes get treated, and 31 million tonnes make their way to landfills. Our work in this area supports organisations and initiatives that work at the confluence of volunteers, public demand and political will. We support organisations and initiatives that innovate, reduce costs, re-examine social norms, and create scientific communication for behaviour change.

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February 6, 2018

Stop the waste from burying us: State or society is usually blamed, but let’s look upstream at producers of waste

You cannot walk or drive more than a few metres in any Indian city without encountering mounds of rubbish. Even in our villages, you will find garbage billowing around fields,[...]