Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. envisions a world where waste is transformed into utilizable resources without exploitation of people or the planet. We are working towards breaking the non-cyclic process of waste management, which currently involves extraction, production, consumption and dumping or landfilling, resulting in green house gas emissions, ground water pollution and an ever-increasing strain on natural resource.
Our Solutions / Services
We provide end-to-end decentralized waste management solutions for housing societies, corporate houses, townships, school and college campuses, etc. A decentralized system saves considerable transportation costs and eliminates the related emissions.
Our services include:
a. Waste Audit
b. Designing a customized Waste Management System
c. Installing the Waste Management System
d. Operation and Maintenance of the system
e. Enhancing environmental awareness
f. Consultancy related to above services
We provide solutions for both biodegradable (food waste, horticulture waste) and non-biodegradable waste. For biodegradable waste we use Biogas Plants (based on the Nisargruna technology developed at BARC) or Composting while the non-bio-degradable waste is channelized to recycling units leaving a very small percentage of waste going to the dumping grounds and creating zero-waste situations.
For clients generating large quantities of dry waste, in appreciation of the responsible, environment friendly initiative, customized products like notepads, envelopes made of recycled paper are supplied.
Realization of the Zero Waste Model involves four parts – Waste Audit, Design of a Waste Management System tailored to the situation, Installation and Commissioning of Operations.
Depending on the context (one-two small buildings / one-two large buildings / residential complex / township / office complex / industrial premises) a waste audit is done for duration of 1 to 7 days. The pattern of waste generation and the existing waste management system is understood. A report is submitted with recommended solutions for both wet waste and dry waste. An awareness session is done as per the requirement, to effectively induct housekeeping staff and residents into the system.
Design of a Waste Management System
A waste management system is designed as per the results of the waste audit. For biodegradable / wet waste, we suggest composting
units for quantities up to 200 kg per day. If the daily waste generation is over 200 kg per day, we suggest installing a biogas plant.
The system is designed keeping in mind the site-specific conditions such as space, garden area, scope for usage of biogas, etc.
For the recyclable dry waste, depending upon the quantity generated daily, we propose that the waste be stored for a certain period of time, following which we will send a vehicle to pick up the waste that we then send to recyclers.
Once the system has been decided upon and approved, we proceed with the installation. This involves installation of buckets / ready-made composters (for daily generation of up to 30 kg) or construction of brick and mortar pits / prefabricated pits (for daily generation of 30 to 200 kg) or the biogas plant (for quantities upwards of 200 kg per day).
Commissioning of Operations
Once the system is in place and segregation is being done, operations are begun. The operations are regularly monitored by us with the frequency high during the initial stage and lower once the system is running smoothly.
Composting involves mixing yard and household organic waste in a pile or bin and providing conditions that encourage decomposition. The decomposition process is fueled by millions of microscopic organisms (bacteria, fungi) that take up residence inside the compost pile, continuously devouring and recycling it to produce a rich organic fertilizer and valuable soil amendment. The compost produced will be purely organic and can be used for internal horticulture. In case there is no garden space or any manure is left over, we can collect it back from your premises, once it reaches a significant volume.
BARC has developed NISARGRUNA Biogas Technology for the treatment of organic waste. The biogas plant works on principle of Biomethanation where microorganisms consume organic waste to generate methane gas and organic manure. The biogas can be used for cooking, heating water, generation of electricity (only when it processes above 1000 kg per day). The organic manure can be used for internal horticulture. In case there is no garden space or any manure is left over, it can be channelized to interested individuals / institutions outside the premises.
We have a network of various recyclers to whom we channelize the recyclable waste collected. For clients generating large quantities of dry waste, in appreciation of the responsible, environment friendly initiative, customized products like notepads, envelopes made of recycled paper are supplied.
We collect E-Waste and send it for recycling. In order to do so, we have tied up with companies who are certified by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to handle E-Waste and process it responsibly according to the proposed guidelines. In appreciation of the responsible, environment friendly initiative, customized products like notepads, envelopes made of recycled paper are supplied to the clients.
To implement our solutions, we work with numerous partners. We work in close collaboration with Stree Mukti Sangathana, a 40 year old reputed NGO based in Mumbai. They have been working with women waste pickers and in waste management since 1999. About 3000 waste-pickers are associated with this NGO in form of waste-picker SHGs and co-operatives. Numerous other initiatives have also been undertaken - awareness programs on health and children's education and training programs on waste management services. It also started its movement for waste management - Parisar Vikas. The SHGs and cooperatives are being facilitated to offer waste management services to housing societies, corporates and institutions.
Our founding team consists of three Post Graduates with Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. We have been working in the waste management sector since 2010 in association with Stree Mukti Sanghatana (SMS). Together with SMS, we have worked on different business models; piloted and tested them. While our focus is on the business development, the role of the NGO involves organizing waste-pickers, training them and making them employable.
Our board of directors and advisors include Ms. Jyoti Mhapsekar, President of Stree Mukti Sanghatana (an Ashoka fellow), Padmashri Dr. Sharad Kale, Head of Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division and developer of the Nisargruna Biogas Technology, Ms. Sulakshana Mahajan, researcher in Urban and Women's issues and visiting lecturer at Sir J. J. School of Art and Architecture and Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, Ms. Sushila Sabale, President of Parisar Bhagini Vikas Sangh.
Awards and Achievements
We have won accolades at several business plan competitions over the past 3 years. The most significant win has been at the Global Social Venture Competition 2014 (www.gsvc.org) organized by the Haas School of Business of the University of California – Berkeley where we emerged as the winners out of about 650 entries from 40 countries. Nationally, we have emerged at the top at competitions organized by the various IITs, IIMs and other business schools.
Our decentralized waste management model has received considerable attention from leading media entities:
We are looking for committed and passionate people interested in working with start up social enterprise in environment/solid waste management sector for the following job profiles:
Mid/Senior Level Positions. 2 or 3 years relevant experience preferred. Position is primarily based in Mumbai. Feel free to connect with us for details/queries. Kindly respond by 8th June 2015 with a Letter of Intent and Resume and mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with an indication of expected salary.
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