French IT services firm Capgemini today said it has set up a new Waste Management Centre in Whitefield here, in partnership with an NGO named Saahas
and the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
This is the first such centre in Whitefield and the third in the city, the company said, adding, it is expected reach out to about 4000 households (approx. 20,000 people) in the area and also cater to about 10-15 bulk waste generators.
Launched as a part of Capgemini’s CSR efforts towards the environment, the primary aim of the waste management plant is to demonstrate the concepts of decentralised waste management driven by segregation at source.
This has been taken up under PPP model where Capgemini has set up the entire infrastructure of the centre including equipment such as material handling system and shredder and a building of around 3750 sq. Feet., while BBMP has provided the land. It said these decentralised waste management units will process wet/biodegradable waste into compostor generate bio gas and dry/recyclable.