Approximately 7.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste is generated every year. In
addition to this industries discharge about 150 million tons of high volume low
hazard waste every year which is mostly dumped on open ground & low lying areas.
Research shows that at current rate 1 Sq.Km of additional landfill area is needed
every year to accommodate the waste that is being generated.
About 0.1 million tons of municipal solid waste is generated in India every day.
That is approximately 36.5 million tons annually. Municipalities spend approximately
Rs.500 to Rs.1500 per ton on solid waste for collection, transportation, treatment
and disposal. About 60-70% of this amount is spent on collection, 20-30% on transportation
and less than 5% on final disposal Out of the total municipal waste collected, on
an average 94% is dumped on land and 5% is composted.
Mission: Hoga Clean India!!
Through Swachh Bharat Recycle machine one aims to become a Global Corporate Citizen,
committed to recycling every PET bottle that is thrown into waste. In the recent
year’s, with the amount of untreated waste growing at an alarming rate, the demand
for recycling solutions like Swachh Bharat Recycle Machines has consistently increased.
These machines have been designed to dispose and recover products effectively and
are used for cost effective means for recycling and disposal of waste.
The recycler places the empty bottle/can into the receiving aperture; the horizontal
in-feed system allows the user to insert containers one at a time. The bottle/can
is then automatically rotated; scanned by an Omnidirectional UPC Scanner, which
scans the beverage container's UPC.
Once a container is scanned, identified (matched to database) and determined to
be a participating container, it is processed and typically crushed (for one-time-use
Containers) to reduce its size, to avoid spillages of liquid and to increase storage
capacity. Re-fillable containers are collected and sorted by hand to be brought
back to the bottling company. The machines can use material recognition instead
of/as well as a bar code scanner when needed.
1. Users get an instant reward when returning used containers, motivating repeated
2. Water usage is reduced by 80%.
3. Increases recycling rates and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Creates Job opportunities.
5. Creates awareness and educates people on the pressing issue of waste management.
6. Better for business:
* Offers a proven solution that keeps litter off the streets and reduces the need
for other expensive waste programs.
* Creates labor savings in stores by automating manual tasks.
* Yields space and logistics savings as the material is compressed reducing storage
space in stores and on-board trucks.
7. Better for the environment:
* Maximizes material value and maintains material properties as the containers are
sorted by material type.
* This keeps the material fractions so clean they can even be recycled into new
containers thus closing the material loop and avoiding downgrading.
* Decreases transportation needs as the material is sorted and compressed on site,
optimizing transportation capacity and avoiding transport for sorting.
8. Convenient and engaging for users:
* Makes recycling easy as the RVS typically is stationed inside or in the entrance
of grocery retail stores.
* Makes recycling convenient as it is fast and clean. The instant reward motivates
people for repeated use.
* RVS- potentially powerful tool that can be used for sales-promotions and branding.
* Incorporating RVS into operations makes the company/business a model of sustainable
Dr. Hrishikesh Vishe -
Senior Manager Operations - Mobile 1000
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E)
Mumbai 400051, India