Harshad is currently Director of SWaCH Pune, India’s first autonomous cooperative of informal waste pickers, whose 3500 waste-picker members provide waste collection and management services to over 8 lakh properties in Pune. SWaCH’s partnership with PMC has achieved the highest levels of waste-picker integration, segregation at source, diversion to recycling from doorstep while ensuring the lowest municipal costs for solid waste management in Pune City.
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