Waste management is the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of solid wastes. There are various types of solid waste including, municipal, agricultural, and special like hazardous and household etc.
The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment, or aesthetics.
The initiative was first done by Waste Management Inc. in 1971. It is mainly based in North America. The major services include the Waste, recyclables, yard debris, and hazardous materials collection, hauling, treatment and disposal, Dumpster rental, Portable toilet rental, and security services. The company is headquartered in the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. The company includes 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 273 active landfill disposal sites, 16 waste-to-energy plants, 134 recycling plants, 111 beneficial use landfill gas projects, and six independent power production plants. Today, not only abroad, but, even India has several start-ups for waste management. Here, presenting some of them:
Headquartered at Noida, India. Ecowise waste management provides comprehensive waste management services to a variety of establishments including residential, commercial and industrial entities. They ensure that, the waste collected by them are treated and disposed in accordance with MSW Rules 2000. Ecowise is an ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 Certifications. It is currently collecting waste from Center Stage Mall,Noida, Haldiram, ATS.,etc.
Vermigold is an on-site organic waste recycling Systems Company which combines advanced vermiculture biotechnology with cutting edge engineering to enable end users to Recycle organic waste in a trouble free and eco friendly manner. Vermigold ecotech has won the 2013 Energy Globe award from India. It is India’s first and only Internationally certified waste management system that certifies their system as best in class and kindest to the environment.
It is one of the leading service providers for Bio-Medical waste management in India. Promoters are the Rawalwasia Group. They are generally operators of Common Bio-medical waste treatment facilities, part of urban infrastructure in India. Areas of operations are New Delhi, Meerut, Lucknow, Hisar, Bhagalpur and Gaya. It is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications. Also, it is the largest Indian home grown operator of CBWTFs.
Timarpur-Okhla Municipal Solid waste management project is the first commercial waste-to-energy facility in India that aims to convert one-third of the Delhi garbage into the much needed electricity, enough to serving 6 lakh homes. The project is CDM is registered with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for earning Carbon Credits.
Attero is India’s largest integrated end-to-end electronics asset management company. Attero aims to increase value for all electronic inventories, right from end of life electronics to surplus and seconds electronics, while ensuring a safer and more secure future for the planet. It is mainly concerned with E-waste mining. Acc to U.C. Dubey, IFFCO Tokio, Attero recycling has proved that there is never a shortage of people who are…
A2Z Group is a versatile business group with 30000 employees that contribute to its Pan India Geographic presence. Incepted in 2002, the turnover for the Financial year 2013 is ? 934.3 Crores. The group had a CAGR of 100.69% over the past 10 years from FY04-FY13.
Antony waste handling cell, an offshoot of Antony group of companies, Mumbai is one of the leading players in the field of Solid waste management services in the country, since the past 8 years. It has features as Engineered Sanitary land filling., Refuse Transfer stations, etc.
UPL has always made conscious efforts in maintaining and improving standards of environmental care. This group roofed the experts in environmental care. The name includes, Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Enviro Technology Ltd., Gharpure Engineering and Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Shivalik Solid waste management Limited as offshoot of UPL group of companies, Mumbai. Areas under which Shivalik Solid waste management Ltd. Is providing services are Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities, Multiple effect evaporator, Empty used drums, Environmental monitoring and laboratory analytical services, Waste oil/used oil, Paint Sludge, e-waste and CFL, Used lead acid batteries, Environment Impact Assessment(EIA), Environmental consultancy, Environment statement, Energy audit, Waste water management consultancy.
It is a Gurgaon based startup that is focussed on collecting paper waste and market the same to paper recycling plants for further use. Its services include, Office Recycling, Security Shredding, Recycling bins. The start initially focuses on Corporate offices, followed by school/colleges and households as primary customers. Greenobin offers free service as well as Premium services. (which includes, training, customized bins, etc.)
Green Power Systems (GPS Renewables Pvt. Ltd.) is a waste management technology firm. GPS custom builds units for an unsegregated waste ecosystem. The inaugural products, BioOrja and Biowaste Shredder, are arguably the first waste-to-energy solution for urban India. GPS intends to enable any urban establishment to have an economically viable waste-to-energy solutions.
It is an initiative of NEPRA Resource management Pvt. Ltd., a social enterprise that operates in segment of Dry Waste Management and Recycling, where it collects Dry Waste from Waste generators and segregates the recyclables and sends to authorized recyclers. It currently provides employment to 302 employees, comprising of 76 women. It has ragpickers of 1076. It provides environmental benefit- diverted over 3000+ MT towards recycling.
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