Waste No More


Waste No More

‘Waste No More programme is a deeply collaborative and sustainable business model approach conceptualised by Xynteo Vikaasa, a coalition which brings various public and private stakeholders together and gives each of them a distinct role and an incentive to play it, ensuring this unique public-private partnership becomes self-sustainable and financially viable in the long run.

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The story of D Ward: Waste No More model

At the start of 2019, Xynteo Vikaasa came together with key partners Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL), State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF), and Dalmia PolyPro, to build an end-to-end waste management model for Mumbai’s D-Ward called the Waste No More model.

The D-ward end to end waste management model tackles challenges at all levels of waste management. Connecting waste generators, waste pickers, local aggregators and recyclers, our model relies on formalisation of labour and awareness activities to drive segregation and collection rates.

Toolkit overview

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Introduction to
the toolkit

The What? Why? Who? of toolkit. Look through some existing models and what one can learn from them. This chapter establishes the fundamentals, need and importance of this toolkit.
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New approach to waste management

Know more about our D-ward model and understand the business and impact case for your programme. This chapter provides the backbone of this toolkit.
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Building the partnerships

A successful partnership is key to building a successful waste management model. This chapter talks about the partnerships that should be built, their roles and incentives and how they should be onboarded and formalized
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Setting up the MRF (Material Recovery Facility)

How to go about setting up a collection/recovery facility? What policies and safety guidelines one should keep in mind? This chapter talks about the operational and logistical details of setting up a collection site.
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Setting up the sourcing system

What are the mandatory requirements (related to collection centre and its infrastructure) one needs to follow when building partnerships with large corporates? This chapter details out the legal and compliance requirements as well health, safety and labour laws that should be kept in mind
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Strengthening the ecosystemFacility)

How to increase the effectiveness of your model once its built? How do you sustain the workings of this model once it is operational? This chapter highlights the importance of IEC (Information-Education-Communication) activities and how they should be rolled out in a post pandemic world.
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