How A Bengaluru Startup Managed 40 Tonnes Of Waste At Aero India 2017
Bengaluru-based Reddonatura teamed up with Aero India for effective waste management.
Bigger the event, bigger the trash. At the Aero India 2017, while nearly 2 lakh people enjoyed watching metal birds taking off and carrying out sorties, Bengaluru-based startup Reddonatura was managing the trash that people were leaving behind and helped in reducing the carbon footprint.
Reddonatura, which manufactures machines offering a decentralised process to treat organic waste, voluntarily teamed up with Aero India to manage the waste generated at the Yelahanka Airforce Base, the venue for the 11th edition of aerospace and defence exhibition which concluded on Saturday.
“We had set up a waste processing facility along with the fully automatic waste converter, rNature, at the site where both the dry and wet waste was collected, segregated and was processed on site,” Abhishek Gupta, co-founder of Reddonatura, told BloombergQuint told Sunday.
While the wet waste was processed at site in the compost machines, dry waste was sorted and sent for further recycling.
As the five-day aviation extravaganza ended, the firm managed to process nearly 40 tonnes of waste.
Nearly 10 tonnes of wet waste that consisted of food waste mainly as well as 30 tonnes of dry waste was collected, segregated and processed on site.Abhishek Gupta, Co-founder, Reddonatura
Gupta added that close to 1.5 tonnes of compostable matter that is made into organic manure has been processed and will be used for gardening within the Yelahanka Air Force Station.
This is not the first time the firm volunteered for Aero India. It had participated in the last edition of the event, but only dealt with wet waste then.
Last year, while we were processing only wet waste, we realised that the amount of dry waste being generated is much more than the wet waste, but we did not have a solution at that time, but after two years we are able to manage both the kinds of waste for an event of this scale.Abhishek Gupta, Co-founder, Reddonatura
Reddonatura is currently present in 30 cities and is looking to increase their presence to close to 100 cities by the end of 2017. It also has an international presence with an office is the U.A.E., wants to expand to 7- 8 countries by the end of the year.
Reddonatura monetises by selling the machines it manufactures and also through the sale of dry waste to recyclers.