- Swachha Eco Solutions, an NGO that turns plastic waste into tiles, pipes and more
- The tiles can be recycled later once again
- NGO was awarded Namma Bengaluru Award
A Bengaluru based NGO; Swachha Eco Solutions (SES) has found a new way to recycle plastic. Since its inception in 2012, SES has converted hundreds of tons of plastic waste into recycled tiles, paver blocks, water pipes and other drip irrigation products. Swachha Eco Solutions was recently awarded the Namma Bengaluru Award.
- Phone: +91 77955 71650
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.swachhaecosolutions.com
- Address: Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Rd, Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru – 560065
Swachha Eco Solutions (SES) – An Overview
SES was founded in 2012 by Victoria Joslin D’Souza, Rajesh Babu and Vinay Raghavan. They were driven by a vision to one day see ‘zero landfills’. The NGO has 73 direct employees and an additional 243 impact employees.
Along with recycling plastic, Swachha Eco Solutions provides solar powered products, water and waste management services and a number of green alternatives. Through blogs and Do It Yourself videos, the NGO also encourage participation from the general public.
For this, the NGO collects waste from rag pickers, apartment complexes, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) dry waste collection centers in 54 wards and other stakeholders. It works with women’s self-help group, rural entrepreneurs and small businesses to transform the waste into a usable form.
Swachha Eco Solutions also offers incentives to pourakarmikas to practice waste segregation and organizes programs to educate rag pickers about the demand, materials, and price of different commodities. They provide a minimum support price (MSP) for all the waste collected in a year.
Through their efforts, the SES is able to recycle over 150 tons of plastic on a monthly basis. When they collect waste from apartment complexes, the wet waste is transported to compost to farms on the periphery of Bengaluru.
Recycled Plastic Products
The plastic waste collected is converted into a number of usable products such as water pipes, paver blocks, tiles, etc. The tiles known as Swachha ReTiles are designed in such a way that they can be recycled again. They may be used as flooring, wall cladding, and pavements and even in swimming pools.