Reduce, Reuse, Recyle
GARBAGE GURU GREEN NERDS SOLUTIONS, BENGALURU, KARNATAKA
For a start-up providing innovative tech solutions in handling waste, Bengalurubased Green Nerds Solutions has made considerable strides since its birth in 2011. The focus of Green Nerds has been on Tier II and Tier III cities, and large panchayats which generate waste between 10 and 200 tonnes a day. This expertise has enabled it to instal the first decentralised pre-segregation plant under the smart city waste management model through a private entity. “We have tried to fill the big void in terms of waste management education, technologies and solutions within budgets and are helping smaller cities manage their bulging landfills,” says Green Nerds co-founder Abhiman Shetty. Organic waste is converted into compost and used as an alternative energy source. The volume of the non-biodegradable waste is compressed to occupy less space, bringing down operational and transportation costs for supply to recycling industries. Green Nerds started with a pilot one tonne per day plant and increased it to the five tonne per day and 10 tonne per day capacities before finally coming up with 100 tonne per day plants. With its system, civic entities can segregate and convert biodegradable waste into organic compost. To process waste in manageable volumes, they have developed an automatic garbage machine—it takes care of lifting of waste, transportation, shredding, and passing it to compost pits.