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ROKA – Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association Implementing Good Waste Management Practises

Introduction

ROKA – Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association ­conduct campaigns to spread effective individuals’ centric waste management practises amongst its residents.

Product or concept

Implement source segregation of waste, door-to-door collection and proper disposal of the segregated waste through composting, bio-methanation, recycling etc.

Problem being solved

Reduce the amount of biodegradable and recyclable waste reaching landfills in urban regions.

Process or technology involved

Volunteers in Kasturibai Nagar formed a core group to conduct the following activities:

  • Door-to-door campaign — helping resident complexes get their color-coded bins, addressing resident meetings on how to segregate, going around with garbage collectors to ensure that both the residents and the collectors were following the protocol and that there was no mixing.
  • Arranged for gloves and aprons to handle hazardous waste.
  • Arranged joint meeting with the municipal corporation to resolves issues related to waste collection in the locality.
  • Arranged a zero-waste campaign along with Civic and Consumer Awareness Group (CAG) and obtained pledges from residents to follow SWM practices. 

Sustainability benefits

ROKA - Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association could achieve 60% compliance of waste segregation practises in some parts of Kasturibai Nagar through collective awareness efforts.

User segments that will benefit

  • Resident Welfare Organisations
  • Municipal Corporations

People or organizations involved

  • Namma Ooru Foundation
  • ROKA - Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association
  • Civic and Consumer Awareness Group (CAG)

Innovations or USPs

Dedicated volunteer team who spread the norms of waste segregation and collection in the neighbourhood.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Waste Management
  • Sociology
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Supply Chain Management


Resident Welfare Organisation located at:

Kasturibai Nagar

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Janani Venkitesh : For more information regarding the association and the awareness programs conducted by them, you can contact Janani through her Facebook profile.

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ROKA - Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association : For more information regarding the events organised by ROKA - Residents of Kasturibai Nagar Association, you can contact them through their Facebook page.

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