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Recykal lending digital support to waste management

Published: 30th Dec 2021 12:29 am | Updated: 31st Dec 2021 4:33 pm

Hyderabad: Recykal, a digital waste-commerce company, facilitates material flows and transactions across India’s waste management and recycling value-chain through its solutions. It aids in promoting circularity through effective recycling of local waste. The company connects waste generators, collectors, processors, recyclers and brand owners through its digital solutions. Now, it has come to a stage to channelise about 22,000 metric tonne plastic waste a month. Its founder Akshay Deshpande, Manager, Industrial Waste Management at Recykal, tells about the work happening.

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Plastic waste
We are a digital company that helps in waste management and recycling. We facilitate material flows and the movement is traceable. We channelise about 22,000 metric tonne (MT) of plastic waste on a monthly basis across India and aid in transfer of the recyclable waste from collectors to recyclers, preventing the waste from entering landfills and water bodies.

Recykal is an online platform for buying and selling recyclable items like plastics, paper, e-wastes. It connects bulk waste generators, waste aggregators and recyclers. It enables transactions with transparency and traceability. The documentation including of weighbridge bills, delivery challans and other documents are handled online.

EPR loop and smart solutions
We have a software-as-a-solution and other tech-enabled products. One of them is called EPR tool to manage the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR), wherein the brands have a mandate to track the waste that is being generated by them. We digitise the day-to-day activities of local waste collection centres, giving them visibility on the quantum of waste channelled, transactions, employee logs and more. We also provide smart solutions for dry waste collection centres to track inflows and outflows.

Reach and expansion
Our digital footprint for waste collection and channelization connects more than four lakh consumers, 1,000 plus businesses, 500 aggregators, waste management companies and recyclers across 25 States enabling increased plastic waste collection and recycling. We have channelled more than 2,50,000 MT of plastic waste in the past two years and our aim is to channel about 20 lakh MT of plastic waste by 2025. We are expanding pan-India and will set up more than 100 Recykal points. We want to focus on awareness about right disposal methods.

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