Chockalingam Muthiah, a resident of Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore lives in a house that uses solar energy and rain water for its everyday needs. All the electronic devices including the washing machine, refrigerator, television and water pump runs on solar power. “We try to use recycled and rain water as much as possible: I am trying to get rid of our BWSSB connection too,” says Muthiah.
Rosenbaum used a collection of recycled plastic bottles to transform a corridor outside a colorful home in Sao Paulo into a sprawling vertical garden. The garden was made by stringing the bottles horizontally in a grid along an interior wall and then filling them with soil and herbs for the family to use in day-to-day cooking.
Rajesh Shah and Vallari Shah wanted to ensure that they lived a life as close to nature as possible. Their home in Laughing Waters, Whitefield, is intensely smart about water use and recycling, gets 90% of its vegetables from its own backyard, uses the power of the sun and has extended the philosophy to a thriving community garden project right inside their layout.
Vinay Janardhanchari, resident of Madivala lives in an eco-friendly house. Some of the important features of his house include a biogas plant, rain water harvesting system and solar panels. The biogas plant in the house converts all the organic waste into gas – a 5 kg plant which is sufficient for the family of five. Excess waste left over from feeding the biogas plant is composted and used as manure in the garden.
The Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust plants trees for free to anyone who offers a place for planting and is willing to look after the sapling that has been planted. The Trust has planted 11,650 saplings in Bangalore so far. They cover a distance of 25 kms from the city centre. Whenever trees are planted on the roadside, the BBMP provides the Trust with tree guards.
Ted K Das, an active resident of Horamavu started a campaign to save lakes in Horamavu. He mobilized the crowd of citizens with a common public interest. One of the residents living in an apartment complex overlooking the Jayanthinagar Horamavu Lake witnessed massive dumping of construction debris. This incident propelled the residents to take up the issue in a more serious manner.
’Koppala Model’’ This model has been developed by Koppal City Municipal Council (KCMC) for Solid waste management. A Simple Processing Unit (SPU) has been installed at the solid waste management campus on the outskirts of the city. The unit is capable of sorting out un-separated garbage into plastics, bottles and other non-degradable items and degradable waste. The latter is conveyed into pits, where vermi-compost is generated.
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Sterling Brookside is a 150-flat complex located on ITPL Main Road. The apartment manages their waste to an 80% efficiency level, simply with the help of residents segregating their own wet and dry waste. Are you doing the same?
Waste management is not limited to residents; even companies of Bangalore take part in it. A small NGO named Saahas has been able to convince a few large corporate enterprises to begin electronic waste (e-waste) collection and recycling activities. Apart from e-waste, Saahas took up the challenging task of organic waste composting and dry waste recycling in corporate offices. B.PAC supports Sahaas for its e-waste management initiatives.