Capgemini, a French IT services firm, together with Saahas, a Bengaluru based NGO and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has announced the establishment of a new Waste Management Center in Whitefield. This is the first one in Whitefield and the third in Bengaluru.
Capgemini states that the center would reach out to around 4,000 families and it can accommodate nearly 10 to 15 bulk waste generators. The plant is a part Capgemini’s CSR initiative. Through this, they intend to exemplify the notion of decentralised waste management directed by segregation at source.
This plant has been set up under a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The complete framework of the plant with all the equipments, like material handling system, shredder and a building of 3750sq. ft. were managed by Capgemini whereas the land was given by BBMP.
The decentralised waste management module will be processing biodegradable wet waste and thereafter sending it into the composter to generate biogas. During the process, the left over dry and recyclable waste will be sent out for recycling.
Source – Sustainability Next | 13 July 2016