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Aero India 2017: Not only skies, they think about land too

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHAN RAMESH
Published Feb 19, 2017, 12:54 am IST
Updated Feb 19, 2017, 7:10 am IST
Out of 30 tonnes of dry waste at Aero India, 29.5 tonnes recycled.
Reddonatura workers segregate waste during Aero India 2017 (Photo: DC)
 Reddonatura workers segregate waste during Aero India 2017 (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: Nealy 30 tonnes of dry waste was generated at Aero India 2017 this year and out of that almost 29.5 tonnes was recycled! Led by Reddonatura’s segregation team, the company ensured that only a minimal amount of dry waste went to landfills.

Abhishek Gupta, MD & CEO of Reddonatura told Deccan Chronicle, “The five-day event generated 30 tonnes of dry waste and 7.5 tonnes of wet waste. Once our teams segregated the  garbage, we found that we could recycle up to 29.5 tonnes of dry waste, ensuring only 500 kg of waste went to the landfills.”

 

When asked about the wet waste, Gupta said, “All the 7.5 tonnes of wet waste has been processed and converted into compost, which can be used as manure for plants.”

Gupta said they were proud to be associated with Aero India and this was second time they were managing waste at the event since 2015. When asked if the waste generated was manageable, Gupta said, “We had set our targets at 45 tonnes of dry waste and 12 tonnes of wet waste. The waste generated was within our estimates.”

He also said there was a remarkable change in the attitude of the public. Gupta said, “Earlier we had seen people eating on the floor at Aero India 2015. They would leave their plates on the ground when done. This year there was a noticeable change in the way people disposed waste. Though many of them had to eat seated on the floor, they ensured that the trash was thrown into the bin.”

 

Reddonatura’s had established a waste processing facility at Yelahanka Air force base along with its fully automatic waste converter rNature, where both dry and wet waste was collected – segregated – processed on site.  Pre event waste and post event waste was not taken into consideration.

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