World bank’s prediction that India’s waste generation will reach 3.77 lakh tonnes by 2025, makes waste management one of the pressing issues in our country. To further contribute to this problem, the world sees India, a country which generates 1.43 lakh tonnes of solid waste per day, as the perfect spot for garbage disposal. Various efforts made by Urban Local Bodies and private stakeholders to educate people on waste segregation were not successful in realising their purpose. Government can’t successfully implement policies unless people actively participate in it. We as citizens should do our bit and take small steps to combat such problems. On World Environment Day, we have compiled a list of green theme apps designed specifically for waste management.
Increased use of electronic gadgets led to a rise in the e-waste generation in India. Lack of awareness among the people about the disposal of electronic waste encouraged JioGiv, a Bengaluru based company to launch an app as a solution for this problem. Ecolekt is designed specially to educate people about e-waste services and also about the harms of neglecting e-waste. You can schedule an e-waste pickup with Ecolekt if you are clueless about what you have to do with your old gadgets. This app rewards loyalty points which can be redeemed for gift vouchers from online/offline stores of their choice. Collected e-waste is exchanged with recycling partners across country. against agreed commercial terms of each product.