Delhi Startup Helps Recycle 100K Tons of Plastic Waste Into Bags, Shirts & More

Delhi Startup Helps Recycle 100K Tons of Plastic Waste Into Bags, Shirts & More

  • World's annual consumption of plastics stands at 300 million tonnes, and India contributes around 16.5 million tonnes according to a 2018 report in Down to Earth that cites PlastIndia Foundation.
  • Alarmed by the mounting plastic crisis, two Delhiites came together and started a scrap management company that aims to promote the collection and recycling of plastics.
  • Founded by Dinesh Parikh and Sachin Sharma, GEM Enviro Management Pvt Ltd is one of the few Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO) registered with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
  • The channelised format of collecting plastic waste that GEM follows has increased the income of rag pickers by 25 per cent, says Sachin.
  • So far, around 3,000 rag pickers have been associated with the waste management company.


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