The Adar Poonawalla Clean City is an initiative of the Serum Institute of India and Mr. Adar Poonawalla to responsibly remove wet food waste from the city in collaboration with the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Wet food waste is the primary root cause of health hazards and disease out breaks like dengue, malaria etc. Also, wet waste produces toxic effluents that pollutes the air, penetrates soil and ground water and leads severe challenges related to hygiene and sanitation for citizens.
Pune generates about 1700 tons of waste per day, of which 50-55% is wet / organic waste. So about 800-850 tons of wet waste is generated every day which is an alarming number.
APCCM will ensure the organic waste is collected, transported and processed scientifically and environmentally sustainable manner. The organic waste thus collected will be diverted to a state of the art facility designed, built and operated by Technology partners - NobleExchange and other Inorganic waste will be diverted to PMC transfer hubs to be further processed or scientifically recycled.
Presently, Pune generates about 800-850 tons of wet food waste per day. Out of this, about 40% (300-350 tons) will get processed in Phase 1.
The APCCM will generate employment opportunity for about 2,500-3000 Safai Volunteers who collect dry and wet waste from bulk generators like malls, restaurants, schools, IT Companies as well as from housing societies etc. It will also create jobs for technically qualified people at the Talegaon processing plant.
Pune is the first city in India to adopt this movement and we will be looking to other urban cities following suit.
You can participate by starting to responsibly segregate & bin dry and wet waste. If your ward is not covered in Phase 1, your society can write to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the APCCM to add your ward in Phase 2.