The informal waste recycling sector in India is significant in its proportion. Household waste follows the chain of waste picker to aggregator to recycler, and the entire chain operates informally. In this webinar the panelists discuss the existent recycling system, the challenges faced at each of these stages, regulations, administrative support, and what could be done to improve the system, and to make individual lives along the chain better.

Panelists also spoke about the impacts of COVID-19 and the new challenges it has thrown in the work.

  • Shailendra Singh

    Sustainable Development Strategist

    Shailendra describes himself as sustainable development strategist/enthusiast, with keen appreciatio...
  • Haren Sanghavi

    Managing Director, GMS

    Haren Sanghavi is Managing Director of GMS – Plastic Machinery Pvt. Ltd. Under his technical suppo...
  • Harshad Barde

    Director, SWaCH

    Harshad is currently Director of SWaCH Pune, India’s first autonomous cooperative of informal wast...
  • Siddharth Hande

    Spatial Data Analyst, Kabadiwalla Connect

    Siddharth Hande is a spatial data analyst by training, interested in social entrepreneurship, techno...
  • Supriya Bhadakwad

    A waste picker, and a board member of SWaCH

    Supriya Bhadakwad is a waste picker, and a board member of SWaCH, Pune. As a part of the Kagad Kach ...
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