What We Do

It is a registered charitable trust (E3989/2003) that has been working on various projects. For more than last two and half years, the trust has been involved in creating awareness of segregation at source as well as collection of waste plastic from various areas in Pune city and its surrounding areas. For any waste management to succeed it's utmost importance to create the awareness and system of segregation at source.

For the further process on plastic, the trust has tied up with Rudra Environmental Solution (India) Ltd in offering the solution for plastic waste management. Rudra converts collected waste plastic in to POLY FUEL by process of Thermo Catalytic De-Polymerisation.

Keshav Sita trust has been connecting with many societies by creating awareness of segregation at source by personally conducting meetings with flat holders and society committee as well as various hotels/offices.

This personal contact has helped the trust create awareness but the willing army of people who have started segregation and giving the plastic to trust as well as spreading the word in their respective areas.

At present, the collection happens from almost 20,000 hoseholds, hotels and businesses.

Scenario in Rural Area

Women living in rural area have access to cooking gas but even today, they do not use the gas for boiling water for bathing. These women use either wood or burn plastic to generate the heat. This creates the more pollution because of burning of plastic and the tree cover is reducing which in turn adding to greeh house effect. Trust collects waste plastic from various villages.

Taking a step, further the trust has tied up with villages in around Pune where the fuel offered to villagers at reasonable cost. This tie-up has duel advantage i.e. encourging the villagers not to burn the plastic as heating source; thus reducing the pollution.

Awareness & Training

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Women Empowerment
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Distribution of Fuel Shindewadi Pune
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Village Meet
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Training–Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

The trust is looking to increase the life cycle of waste plastic bags and wrappers at the same time creating a platform that offers income generation source to women. Trust along with its partners Rudra has been successful in developing a machine that helps bind the thin plastic in to the meter long sheets and which in turn is cut in to desired sizes to make folders and files.

This process not only helps in generating the employment to person working on the machine but also creates employment to women who help in cutting the plastic sheets and stitching plastic envelops and files. The sale of such recycled envelops and files help the organisation as well as many women in empowering them as being the earner in the family.

Files and Folders stitched by Self Help Group

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How We Do It

Our Current Working Model

  • * Create awareness of Segregation at source by meetings,seminars,one to one interaction
  • * Collection the waste plastic from various area according to route (it happens weekly,fortnightly or monthly)
  • * The van ( currently we have two vehicles) goes to designated address and picks up bags and if needed leave the bags for segregation

Team

There are Four people who do the collection (this inclues 2 drivers) and One Co-Ordinator

1) Chief Trustee Dr Medha Tadpatrikar.

2) Mr Shirish Phadtare Who creates awareness by seminars/one to one interaction and helps in collection. This operation entirely self-funded by trustees.

Environmental Impact of plastic waste

1) Disposal of plastic in water is a risk for marine life, while burning of plastic releases toxic chemicals in to air. Soil fertility also gets affected due to plastic waste.

2) It requires around 2 kg of crude oil to produce 1 kg of plastic. The carbon footprint of plastic (LDPE or PET, Polyethylene) is about 6 kg CO2 per kg of plastic.

How we spread the word?

We regularly conduct seminars, workshops that create the awareness of plastic waste and the importance of segregation at source.

One of our team members conducts half an hour to one-hour session that

Team Members Conducting Session

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Why There Is a Need to Segregate Plastic?

  •   Plastic being an inevitable part of our life which plays important role in domestic & industrial utility.
  •   It is a Non Degradable/non perishable. But It becomes a biggest disadvantage after it’s’ use, which causes pollution.Due to plastic bags and bottles rivers are getting clogged and polluted and the nature is suffering because of the thrown plastic on the road, hills. Many animals die by eating plastic.
  •   Poses a Risk on human health and environment due using of toxic chemicals in plastic products.

What we do?

  •   We provide recycled plastic bags to people.
  •   We ask them to collect their household plastic waste.
  •   Once it is full we collect it for FREE...!!!
  •   We then send the waste plastic to Rudra’s plant in Jejuri MIDC for the process of waste plastic to polyfuel.
  • Erandwane & Prabhat Road
  • model Colony
  • Part of Aundh
  • Viman nagar
  • Kalyani Nagar
We have started from this places & also working of more areas in pune

Gentle Note

  •   We Collect the Plastic Weekly / Fortnightly / Monthly.
  •   Please wash the milk bags before putting them in bag; and also take care that no food is left in plastic bags; otherwise they will attract flies etc.

Accepted Plastic Waste

  • Milk Bags / Oil Bags

  • Food Bags

  • Yogurt containers/ Plastic Glasses

  • Cooking Oil Canisters

  • Laminate Tubes (Tooth paste, Medicines )

  • Carry Bags ( all micron thickness)

  • Blister Packing, Bubble wraps

  • PET bottles (Bisleri, soft drinks, Toilet cleaning material, )

  • Shampoo/ powder bottles / empty sachet

  • Detergent Bags (Surf Excel, Tide, Nirma etc.)

  • Food Item Bags (Wafer, Kurkure, Farsan, etc.) wrappers

  • Plastic flowers, Buckets, toys

  • Plastic covers, table mats, shower curtains etc

  • Casseetts covers, and CD covers

We Do Not Accept

  • Ball pens, Metallic tubes

  • Melamine crokery, Cloth bags

  • Velvet bags

  • Anything made of glass and paper.