Waste management in rural India

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Waste management in rural India
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Author:L.F. Vestergaard (DTU Design and Innovation, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

The project takes place in the village Joygopalpur in West Bengal in India. Today there is no waste management system present to deal with the continuous increase of plastic that comes into the village every day and therefore no means to handle the waste. By making a collection system it becomes possible to give the plastic value. By melting it into building blocks in a sun grill using solar power, the plastic is recycled. This concept solves the waste problem in the village, creates local jobs and gives the inhabitants houses that are able to withstand the monsoon.