Meet the 'Parivesh Bandhus' - the eco warriors from Tribeni in Hooghly District of West Bengal. They have taken up on themselves to keep Tribeni clean & hygienic. With support from ITC, they work with an NGO partner, the district panchayat and the gram sansad. This 140+ strong team cleans the town's drains & roads and collects household waste from door-to-door. They work as 4-member teams - a road sweeper, a drain cleaner, and two household waste collectors serving 10,000 households everyday. From house to house across Tribeni, solid waste is collected and segregated into bio-degradable and recyclable waste. At the end of the process, the bio-waste is turned into bio-compost manure and the recyclable waste is stored, sorted and sold.
ITC supports such community-led solid waste management projects across Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and West Bengal.