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TrashCon’s waste management technology is a step towards India’s ‘zero waste’ goal

Deepak G Pawar

With growing urbanisation, the issue of solid waste management is becoming grimmer. Is the mere announcement of the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ enough to deal with the situation? Nivedha RM, founder of TrashCon, a Bengaluru-based start-up, thinks it isn’t. “To attend the goal of ‘zero waste’, micro-level waste segregation and management is necessary,” she explains.

To achieve the same, TrashCon came up with a micro-level waste segregator which is economical, easy-to-maintain and provides a real-time solution compared with existing options in the market. The R&D for the machine started back in 2016 but the company launched the product only in August 2017. The start-up received a grant of Rs.10lakh from the Karnataka government for being


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