Bangalore: Bangalore-based Sumadhura Group, one of South India’s leading realty majors, organized a major ‘Waste-to-Energy’ drive near Sumadhura Eden Garden, one of their 14-acre ongoing projects. Through this initiative nearly 3 tonnes of wet-waste would be converted into reusable energy, eliminating almost 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission every year. In lieu of the humongous amount of waste that’s generated in the city of Bangalore, the company as part of their social responsibility to achieve zero waste, took a definitive step towards converting the waste generated at the Sumadhura Community along with the other residents of Whitefield into sustainable energy. Through this initiative, nearly 420 units of electricity would be generated every day, which would further lead to about 1, 50,000 units every year.
The company took the pledge to eliminate waste entirely from their operations and committed to reduce, reuse and recycle; encouraging their staff as well as their residential communities to follow suit and be more responsible as citizens.
Mr. Madhusudhan G., Sumadhura’s MD and Chairman was glad to lead the way and said, “Sumadhura Group is proud to take its environmental commitment seriously and happy to contribute in the betterment of their communities, and everyone else in Whitefield. I believe if we do not make efforts to keep our surroundings clean, we cannot expect others to do that for us.”
“We want to ensure that wet-waste from the communities will not contribute to the landfills, and instead gets converted to energy in a plant close to one of our projects. A city like Bangalore, battling garbage problem daily, needs more Waste-to-Energy initiatives as it could be a viable solution to ease the burden,” he further added.
In this endeavor, Sumadhura Group has partnered with ‘GPS Renewables’, arguably the first viable Waste-to- Energy solution for urban establishment. It is simple to install and feedstock flexibility ensures that there is greater tolerance for uninterrupted operations with no smell or output slurry disposal issues.
The key challenges in waste management in Bangalore has been Garbage segregation at source, collection, transportation and garbage disposal. While decentralized Waste-to-Energy project practically closes the ‘waste generation – landfilling’ loop for all Sumadhura residential projects in Whitefield, it also creates awareness among the inhabitants of these communities that the builder is taking extended responsibility for zero-waste. This can help create a ripple effect in moving towards better segregation, recycling and reducing waste.