V Care aims for a waste-free city

When it comes to waste management, several startups and organisations have mooted innovative ideas to find viable solutions.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When it comes to waste management, several startups and organisations have mooted innovative ideas to find viable solutions. But, Bengaluru-based ‘V Care Environment Solutions Limited’ has gone a step ahead by handling around 20 tonnes of waste on daily basis from the households and corporates in Thiruvananthapuram and recycling it into fertilisers. The company has also started ‘ V Composter’ a mechanism to manage waste at source.

The eight-year-old company run by Subeesh has already joined hands with the city corporation to manage waste in the city in a scientific manner. According to Subeesh, a native of Ottasekharamangalam in the outskirts of the city, they have a strong client base in Thiruvananthapuram alone. “Currently, we manage waste from 150 flats in the city, major hospitals and IT companies based in Technopark. So we have a strong customer base, including the city corporation. More people have expressed interest in availing our service”, said Subeesh.

V Care provides containers to each household and the customers have to segregate the waste into food and human waste. For each waste-filled container, the company charges Rs 200 for organic waste and Rs 100 for inorganic waste.

“Processing waste at source is really a challenge. So we are associating with the corporation to set up aerobic bins at households and offices so that the waste could be treated at source. The idea is to ensure that no waste comes out of these households. On achieving this feat, we will present it as a model for other residents’ associations. The treatment of biodegradable waste at the source will help the corporation save time and money spent on collection, transportation, and disposal of waste,” Subeesh added.

The waste containers would be shifted to the mini-waste treatment plants at Vellarada and adjoining villages by the technicians of the company. From there, the waste would be treated and converted into fertilizer.

A GPS system is being used to track down the technicians who ferry the waste from the source to the destination. A mobile application was also launched so that their customers can alert the technicians on the waste.

“Since the city has been facing severe waste management problems due to lack of a treatment plant, this method will be useful for all. This is the system for future,” an officer of the corporation said. For further queries, contact Subeesh : 9916354389.

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