Yesterday City Spidey had reported that Sleepwell Foundation along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is undertaking a CSR initiative on solid waste management at Mayur Vihar Phase 1. Residents Welfare Associations have already ensured participation from their jurisdictions. This has encouraged random housing societies from the neighborhood too to join the move.
According to Namita Gautam, Director of Sleepwell Foundation, within the last two weeks more than 25,000 individual households have been approached in Mayur Vihar Phase 1. “Convincing households in unorganised colonies to start composting waste is a challenging feat. Therefore, we are initially only trying to convince them to give their daily generated waste to us,” said Gautam.
Now housing societies in Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Extension are also keen for a similar initiative. Talking to City Spidey people from many housing societies said that if waste collectors working under Sleepwell cover every household then the hired municipal waste collectors can be dispensed with.
Kausiki Dureja, an environmentalist and a resident of Sahyog Apartment in Mayur Vihar Phase 1 said, “It is good to know that government authorities have thought about using waste for composting but this should have ideally been started five to seven years back. The situation too is fairly alarming.”
The purpose of this CSR initiative ‘Own the Waste’ is to use maximum possible daily generated waste for composting and reduce the burden of Ghazipur landfill site.