Waste management is one of the greatest problems our country has been facing for a long time. Our country produces around 63 million tons of waste per year. To put an end to this, Wilma Rodrigues came up with 'SAAHAS ZERO WASTE in 2013. The brand's mission is to bring together nature, people, and technology to provide the most impactful waste management solutions that maximize resource recovery.
Saahas to saahas zero waste
SAAHAS ZERO WASTE is a Bangalore-based, socio-economic enterprise approved by the government of India. Inspired by the government rule that supports solid waste management and handling, SAAHAS started as an NGO in 2001. This NGO worked toward exploring and providing practical solutions to the waste problem. Later in 2013, it was launched as a profitable brand and was renamed SAAHAS ZERO WASTE.
What do they do?
Adhering to the principles of circular economics, SAAHAS ZERO WASTE provides end-to-end waste management services. They manage waste sustainability for MNCs, tech parks, residential communities, and other bulk generating organizations and institutions.
Besides hand-holding clients to understand the nitty-gritties of waste management, they design and set up an end-to-end waste management system, comprising infrastructure, segregation, and processing of waste.
Their services include;
Waste management for corporate offices.
Residential waste management by pioneering in providing professional decentralized waste management.
Providing holistic waste management for institutions.
Conducting awareness classes to educate the public about the importance of waste management.
Managing construction and demolishing waste by contacting local vendors and helping to recycle them,
SAAHAS ZERO WASTE is one of the few established e-waste management firms in Bangalore. They do scientific and sustainable disposal of electronic waste. Authorized as a Producer Responsibility Organisation, they assist producers and manufacturers in fulfilling their Extended Producer Responsibility under the law of e-waste management.
They have various collection centres across India.
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Circle up is a brand by SAAHAS which offers functional products made from recycling and upcycling waste materials. As a part of closing up the loop of waste management, waste materials segregated by SAAHAS are upcycled into sustainable and beautiful products. The products include green building materials, furniture, home accessories, masks, bags, stationery, etc. Through this initiative, not only are they reducing the waste problem, but are also helping small-scale industries and labourers, especially women.
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SAAHAS ZERO WASTE has proven that proper waste management may have a substantial environmental impact. One of its measurable impacts is the diversion of 65000 kg of rubbish from landfills per day. In addition, each year, roughly 37400 MT CO2e is reduced. Despite this, 252 employees from lower socioeconomic groups were hired as part of social responsibility.
SAAHAS ZERO WASTE is currently working with more than 80 clients across India and manages more than 77 tonnes of waste a day (www.saahaszerowaste.com). With the vision to create a zero-waste world through a circular economy, they are in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).