Keeping over 50,000 kgs of organic waste out of landfill daily
Cities in India are exploding and so is the waste in them. India’s approach for a long time has been to send waste out of the city because nobody wants waste to be managed in their backyard. We believed that centralised landfills in different corners of a city was the most effective way to clean up cities. Also, technologies that promised mixed waste conversion to energy only cemented this centralised mindset. So our urban planners did not allot land, storage and processing spaces for waste in their vision of the city. The subset of this is that we did not promote recycyling" at the core, but "mixing" waste.
Mixed waste is poison and impossible to recycle and cities spend a lot of money to collect, haul and dump poison. This myopic strategy is the reason for dirty streets, poisoned land, water and air pollution. This approach is no longer sustainable or financially viable.
Daily Dump in 2006 was clear that decentralised waste management was the only way of the future. Born out of a rigorous understanding of the Indian context, the socio-political-economic factors that create the issue of urban waste, our solutions are designed to solve the problem at its origin – in the hands of the individual or communities generating the waste. While a country like ours need many different solutions, we have proved that this way is also something that works. With no cost to Government while building pride in citizens!
Enabling decentralized waste management
Cities are becoming too large and dense for centralised resource recovery systems.
Our individual actions at home matter
When many homes adopt sustainable practices, then the overall impact saves on costs, pollution and increases planet health.
The city of Indore goes door to door with the message of decentralised waste management
A van which has the instructions on how to use the Kambha as part of this program.
50,000 homes targeted to begin home composting in Indore
The Kambha is one of the options that is promoted by the municipality to get citizens to begin composting at home.
Communication material of the Government of India
The Kambha is used as a symbol for home composting and a clean city.
Indore uses the Kambhas as a way to promote home composting
The Kambha appears in different communication posters
Swachh Bharat campaign spreads the word of decentralised waste management
Companies also promote decentralised waste management
Symbol of best practice