The need for waste management is getting critical day by day. With increasing ease of life; with growing usage of electronic appliances, plastics, and other industrial products including bio-medical substances, the world is being piled up with non-biodegradables, mostly hazardous ones. As these turn into a threat to our lives and Mother Nature, the execution of waste management solutions is indeed a need of the hour. However, even in the era of Swatch Bharat, India faces major environmental challenges due to inadequate waste collection, treatment, and disposal. The systems in India, at present, are unable to cope with the rising demand for waste management. In order to counter the issue, we can find a few responsible initiatives rising as game-changers and Garbotech is a North Star among them. Rooted in the god’s own country, Kerala, the projects promotes the idea that polluted streets, lakes and oceans do not belong to civilized society and are a social evil that needs to be corrected. And has been marching forward by spreading the responsibility to preserve beautiful land for the next generation.
Brought to you from the house of Krishnatheeram Eco Tourism Promoters, Garbotech is a large-scale waste management project that leads to social advancement while partnering with environmental activists around the world. The project, which collects and recycles all types of waste, ensures complete waste disposal.
The Eminence of the Parent Firm
Krishnatheeram Eco Tourism Promoters was started in 2017 as a project designing company with the main objective to create employment opportunities and benefit society. “In the first phase of the launch, we were focusing on responsible tourism, but the floods in the early years and the later Covid affected our tourism plan. But in month of July 2021, we started our own proud project Garbotech Waste Management Project. While our initial goals were employment and innovation, our current aim is to implement a model project that gives direction to the society to utilise our country’s inexhaustible resources properly,” informs Baby D'Cruz, Managing Director.
Accredited by Startup India and registered with the Kerala Startup Mission, the company focuses on Eco-Tourism Activities, Waste Management Activities, Development Programs, Agricultural Development Programs, Entrepreneurial Training, Tribal Development Programs, Public Health Development Activities, Plastic Eradication Programs, Consultancy services, Educational Activities, Woman Empowerment Programs, Industrial Consultancy Services, and Rural Development Training Programs.
The Great Purpose
Garbotech Waste Management Project was not started as an industrial opportunity but also as a solution to a social problem existing in our country. “When we put forward this project, we aim to make local development possible through waste disposal activities. This project, which includes different recycling projects, can also reduce the use of plastic because of the production of environmentally friendly products,” D'Cruz shares, “Besides, we are also organizing several awareness activities in collaboration with the local administration systems. Swap Club is one such activity, which was started by a group of students focusing on creating awareness among school students about waste management.”
Proffers, Process, and Plans
While implementing recycling, awareness activities and manufacturing of substitute products, the company is striving to completely reduce the amount of waste and manage it efficiently. It has been offering a variety of services to both commercial and individual customers while providing waste collection and distribution of small recycling equipment along with training on waste management practices to make it a life habit.
The company is implementing the project in such a way that waste disposal activities are conducive to tourism development, agricultural development and small-scale industrial development. D’Cruz adds, “Going forward, we are planning to implement a project called rural malls as the second part of this. The plastic waste collected from the local panchayats is converted into plastic flakes from the primary processing units and then transferred to the plastic granule unit. The plastic granules produced there are converted into new products in different small industrial units of the company. We look forward to having 186 primary processing units, 14 secondary processing units, 150 small-scale industrial units and 2 medium recycling units in Kerala.”
D’Cruz concludes, “We are indebted to our country for the public capital that the country spends on educating and shaping us. That is why we believe that while profit is the goal of a business, social good should also be the goal. It is these social convictions that give us strength even in the face of many crises and obstacles. Every crisis we have overcome along the way has made us more concerned about our humble efforts to solve a social problem facing the country.”
Join hands with us in this social movement, for a better tomorrow, with care!